Welcome to Spatial Cognition 2014

Bremen, Germany, 15-19 September 2014

Post-conference notes: 

  • The proceedings volume of Spatial Cognition 2014 is now available as Springer LNAI 8684.
  • The Spatial Cognition 2014 best student paper award provided by the Cognitive Science Society has been awarded to Linsey Smith, Northwestern University, for her paper "Mechanisms of spatial learning: Teaching children geometric categories" (co-authored by R. M. Ping, B. J. Matlen, M. B. Goldwater, D. Gentner, and S. Levine). We gratefully acknowledge the support by the Cognitive Science Society. 

Spatial Cognition is concerned with the acquisition, organization, and utilization of knowledge about spatial objects and environments, be it real, virtual, or abstract, human or machine. Spatial Cognition comprises research in different scientific fields insofar as they are concerned with cognitive agents and space, such as cognitive psychology, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, and education. Research issues in the field range from the investigation of human spatial cognition to mobile robot navigation, including aspects such as wayfinding, spatial planning, spatial learning, internal and external representations of space, and communication of spatial information. SC 2014 will bring together researchers working on spatial cognition from all of these perspectives. The conference is single-track, and the final program will be the result of a selective review process. The program will include invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed papers. 

The main conference will be preceded by one day of workshops and tutorials and one day that is dedicated to the final colloquium and presentation of the Spatial Cognition Research Center SFB/TR 8.

Every effort is being made to keep conference expenses affordable, particularly for student attendees. Moreover, we offer a number of student grants to support attendance of Spatial Cognition 2014. 

All full papers presented at the conference will be published by Springer.

Spatial Cognition 2014 is supported by: