Spatial Cognition III

Routes and Navigation, Human Memory and Learning, Spatial Representation and Spatial Learning

  • Christian Freksa
  • Wilfried Brauer
  • Christopher Habel
  • Karl F. Wender
Conference proceedings Spatial Cognition 2002

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2685)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Routes and Navigation

    1. Barbara Tversky
      Pages 1-10
    2. Alexander Klippel, Heike Tappe, Christopher Habel
      Pages 11-33
    3. Axel Lankenau, Thomas Röfer, Bernd Krieg-Brückner
      Pages 34-61
    4. Sibylle D. Steck, Horst F. Mochnatzki, Hanspeter A. Mallot
      Pages 62-76
    5. Sabine Timpf, Werner Kuhn
      Pages 77-88
    6. Ladina B. Tschander, Hedda R. Schmidtke, Carola Eschenbach, Christopher Habel, Lars Kulik
      Pages 89-111
  3. Human Memory and Learning

    1. Doris Höll, Bernd Leplow, Robby Schönfeld, Maximilian Mehdorn
      Pages 143-156
    2. Bernhard Hommel, Lothar Knuf
      Pages 157-173
    3. Karin Schweizer
      Pages 192-208
    4. Karl F. Wender, Daniel Haun, Björn Rasch, Matthias Blümke
      Pages 209-231
  4. Spatial Representation

    1. Anthony G. Cohn, Derek R. Magee, Aphrodite Galata, David C. Hogg, Shyamanta M. Hazarika
      Pages 232-248
    2. Merideth Gattis
      Pages 249-262
    3. Reinhard Moratz, Thora Tenbrink, John Bateman, Kerstin Fischer
      Pages 263-286
    4. Eric Pederson
      Pages 287-304
    5. Florian Röhrbein, Kerstin Schill, Volker Baier, Klaus Stein, Christoph Zetzsche, Wilfried Brauer
      Pages 305-320
    6. Constanze Vorwerg
      Pages 321-347
  5. Spatial Reasoning

    1. Philippe Balbiani, Jean-François Condotta, Gérard Ligozat
      Pages 348-371
    2. Markus Knauff, P. N. Johnson-Laird
      Pages 372-384
    3. Reinhard Moratz, Bernhard Nebel, Christian Freksa
      Pages 385-400
    4. Christoph Schlieder, Anke Werner
      Pages 401-414
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 415-415

About these proceedings


Spatial cognition is an interdisciplinary research area involving artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, computational linguistics, geography, mathematics, biology, theoretical computer science, architecture, design, and philosophy of mind. As these different disciplines gain a deeper understanding of their fellow disciplines and their research approaches, they increasingly find ways to combine their insights and to conceive powerful mechanisms to analyze and synthesize cognitive systems. Spatial cognition has now reached a point where we can see how different pieces of the puzzle may fit together to form integrated systems of specialized cognitive components. The research triggers new quests for basic issues of cognition and sparks ideas for the development of technological applications that make use of spatial structures and spatial computation. Potential applications can be found in such diverse areas as autonomous robotics, geographic information systems, locati- based services, spatial task assistance, multi-agent communication, to name but a few. This third volume on Spatial Cognition marks the final phase of the German Spatial Cognition Priority Program. It augments the results presented in the two precursor volumes published in 1998 and 2000, respectively. The interdisciplinary 1 research program was established by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in 1996 and terminated after six years, the maximum duration of DFG priority programs. The Spatial Cognition Priority Program consists of 17 research projects at 13 research institutions throughout Germany. Besides carrying out research in individual projects and joint research between projects, the program organized ‘topical colloquia’ and annual plenary colloquia, largely with international participation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Freksa
    • 1
  • Wilfried Brauer
    • 2
  • Christopher Habel
    • 3
  • Karl F. Wender
    • 4
  1. 1.FB 3 - Mathematik und InformatikUniversität BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät für InformatikTechnishe Universität MünchenGarching bei MünchenGermany
  3. 3.Fachbereich InformatikUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany
  4. 4.FB 1 - PsychologieUniversität TrierTrierGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-40430-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45004-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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