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Confs: CSSI Conference on Spatial Cognition

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  • Mary Hegarty, CSSI Conference on Spatial Cognition

    Message 1: CSSI Conference on Spatial Cognition

    Date: Mon, 29 Jun 98 8:49:35 PDT
    From: Mary Hegarty <hegartypsych.ucsb.edu>
    Subject: CSSI Conference on Spatial Cognition




    MIND III: Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society of Ireland Theme: Spatial Cognition

    Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland August 17-19, 1998

    You are invited to participate in the Annual Conference of the CSSI, on the Theme of Spatial Cognition, at Dublin City University from August 17-19, 1998. This conference will bring together researchers from different Cognitive Science disciplines (Psychology, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Cognitive Geography) who are studying different aspects of spatial cognition. The conference will provide a forum for researchers to share insights about different aspects of spatial cognition and from the perspective of different disciplines.

    The academic programme will begin at 9:00 a.m. on August 17th and end on 19th. The social programme will include a barbecue and ceili (traditional Irish Dance) on Tuesday 18th and a tour and concert on Wednesday after the end of the academic programme.

    For information on registration and accommodation, please visit the web page at:

    http://www.psych.ucsb.edu/~hegarty/cssi/

    The deadline for early registration is July 15th (after that the price increases significantly).

    For questions about the programme, contact Mary Hegarty: hegartypsych.ucsb.edu

    For questions about registration and local arrangements, contact Sean O Nuallain: sonuallacompapp.dcu.ie

    PROGRAMME

    KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

    Michel Denis, Groupe Cognition Humaine, LIMSI-CNRS, Universite de Paris-Sud

    Andrew Frank, Department of Geoinformation, Technical University Wien

    TALK PRESENTATIONS:

    ENVIRONMENTAL SPATIAL COGNITION

    G. Allen, University of South Carolina Men and women, maps and minds: Cognitive bases of sex-related differences in reading and interpreting maps

    C. Christou & H. Bulthoff, Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tubingen Using virtual environments to study spatial encoding

    D. Jacobson, R. Kitchin, T. Garling, R. Golledge & M. Blades, University of California, Santa Barbara, Queens University of Belfast, Gotenborg University Learning a complex urban route without sight: Comparing naturalistic versus laboratory measures

    P. Peruch, F. Gaunet, C. Thinus-Blanc, M-D. Giroudo, CNRS, Marseille & CNRS-College de France, Paris Real and imagined perspective changes in visual versus locomotor navigation

    M. J. Sholl, Boston College The accessibility of metric relations in self-to-object and object-to-object systems

    LANGUAGE AND SPACE

    T. Baguley & S. J. Payne, Loughborough University and Cardiff University of Wales Given-new versus new-given? An analysis of reading times for spatial descriptions

    K. C. Coventry & M. Prat-Sala, University of Plymouth The interplay between geometry and function in the comprehension of spatial propositions

    J. Gurney & E. Kipple, Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD Composing conceptual structure for spoken natural language in a virtual reality environment

    S. Huang, National Taiwan University Spatial Representation in a language without prepositions

    S. Taub, Gallaudet University Iconic spatial language in ASL: Concrete and metaphorical applications

    C. Vorwerg, University of Bielefeld Production and understanding of direction terms as a categorization process

    COMPUTATION AND SPATIAL COGNITION

    M. Eisenberg & A. Eisenberg, University of Colorado Designing real-time software advisors for 3-d spatial operations

    J. Gasos & A. Saffiotti, IRIDIA, Universite Libre de Brruxelles Fuzzy sets for the representation of uncertain spatial knowledge in autonomous robots

    R. K. Lindsay, University of Michigan Discovering Diagrammatic Demonstrations

    P. McKevitt, Aalborg University and University of Sheffield CHAMELEON meets spatial cognition

    D. R. Montello, M.F.Goodchild, P. Fohl & J. Gottsegen, University of California, Santa Barbara Implementing fuzzy spatial queries: Problem statement and behavioral science methods

    S. O Nuallain & J. Kelleher, Dublin City University Spoken Image meets VRML and JAVA

    SPATIAL REASONING AND PROBLEM SOLVING

    M. Gattis, Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munich Mapping relational structure in visual reasoning

    J. N. McGregor, T. C. Ormerod & E. P. Chronicle, University of Victoria and Lancaster University Spatial and conceptual factors in human performance on the traveling salesperson problem

    P.D.Pearson, R. H.Logie & K.J. Gilhooly, University of Aberdeen Verbal representations and spatial manipulation during mental synthesis

    L. Rozenblit, M. Spivey & J. Wojslawowicz Mechanical reasoning about gear-and-belt systems: Do eye-movements predict performance?

    C. Sophian & M. Crosby, University of Hawaii at Manoa Ratios that even young children understand: The case of spatial proportions

    THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES:

    R. H. Logie, Department of Aberdeen Constraints on visuo-spatial working memory

    N. H. Narayanan, Auburn University Exploring virtual information landscapes: Spatial cognition meets information visualization

    A. Smith, National Research Council, Canada Spatial cognition without spatial concepts

    C. Speed & D. G.Tobin, University of Plymouth Space under stress: Spatial understanding and new media technologies

    M. Tiressa, A. Caressa and G.Geminiani, Universita di Torino & Universita di Padova A theoretical framework for the study of spatial cognition

    POSTER PRESENTATIONS

    M. Betrancourt, A. Pellegrin & L. Tardif, Research Institut, INRIA Rhone-Alpes Using a spatial display to represent the temporal structure of multimedia documents

    M. Bollaert, LIMSI-CNRS, University de Paris-Sud A connectionist model of mental imagery

    K Borner & C Vorwerg, University of Bielefeld Applying VR technology to the study of spatial perception and cognition

    A. Caressa, A. Abrigliano & G. Geminiani, Universita de Padova & Universita di Torino. Describers and explorers: A method to investigate cognitive maps.

    E. P. Chronicle, T. C. Ormerod & J. McGregor. Lancaster University and University of Victoria When insight just won't come: The failure of visual cues in the nine-dot problem.

    R. Coates, C.J. Hamilton & T. Heffernan, University of Teeside and University of Northumbria at Newcastle In Search of the visual and spatial characteristics of visuo-spatial working memory

    G. Fernandez, LMSI-CNRS Individual differences in the processing of route directions

    R. Hornig, B. Claus & K. Eyferth, Technical University of Berlin In search for an overall organizing principle in spatial mental models: A question of inference

    M-C. Grobety, M. Morand & F. Schenk Cognitive Mapping across visually disconnected environments

    N. Gotts, University of Wales, Aberystwyth Describing the topology of spherical regions using the "RCC" formalism

    X. Guilarova, Moscow M.V. Lomosonov State University Polysemy of adjective "round" via Lakoff's radical category structuring

    J. S. Longstaff, Laban Center, London Cognitive Structures of Kinesthetic Space: Reevaluating Rudolph LabanUs Choreutics

    U. Schmid, S. Wiebrock & F. Wysotzki, Technical University of Berlin Modeling spatial inferences in text understanding

    PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

    Ruth Byrne, Trinity College Dublin Jerome Feldman, University of California, Berkeley Mary Hegarty, University of California, Santa Barbara (Program Chair) Christopher Habel, University of Hamburg George Lakoff, University of California, Berkeley Robert H. Logie, University of Aberdeen Jack Loomis, University of California, Santa Barbara Paul Mc Kevitt, Aalborg University and University of Sheffield Daniel R. Montello, University of California, Santa Barbara N. Hari Naryanan, Auburn University and Georgia Institute of Technology Patrick Olivier, University of Wales, Aberystwyth Sean O Nuallain, Dublin City University (Co-Chair) Terry Regier, University of Chicago Keith Stenning, Edinburgh University Michael Spivey, Cornell University Arnold Smith, National Research Council, Canada Barbara Tversky, Stanford University