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Spatial Cognition V Reasoning, Action, Interaction

International Conference Spatial Cognition 2006, Bremen, Germany, September 24-28, 2006, Revised Selected Papers

  • Thomas Barkowsky
  • Markus Knauff
  • Gérard Ligozat
  • Daniel R. Montello
Conference proceedings Spatial Cognition 2006

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4387)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 4387)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Spatial Reasoning, Human-Robot Interaction, and Assistance

    1. Peter Bogaert, Nico Van de Weghe, Anthony G. Cohn, Frank Witlox, Philippe De Maeyer
      Pages 20-38
    2. Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Lutz Frommberger, Diedrich Wolter, Frank Dylla, Christian Freksa
      Pages 39-58
    3. Sylvia Fitting, Gary L. Allen, Douglas H. Wedell
      Pages 59-75
  3. Visuo-Spatial Reasoning and Spatial Dynamics

    1. Joana Hois, Michael Wünstel, John A. Bateman, Thomas Röfer
      Pages 107-126
    2. Jim Davies, Janice Glasgow, Tony Kuo
      Pages 127-139
    3. Markus Huff, Stephan Schwan, Bärbel Garsoffky
      Pages 140-155
    4. Inga Mau, Kathleen Stewart Hornsby, Ian D. Bishop
      Pages 156-174
  4. Spatial Concepts, Human Memory, and Mental Reasoning

    1. Marco Ragni, Thomas Fangmeier, Lara Webber, Markus Knauff
      Pages 175-190
    2. Holger Schultheis, Sven Bertel, Thomas Barkowsky, Inessa Seifert
      Pages 191-209
    3. Amitabha Mukerjee, Mausoom Sarkar
      Pages 210-228
    4. Carsten Winkelholz, Christopher M. Schlick
      Pages 229-248
    5. Björn Rump, Timothy P. McNamara
      Pages 249-269
    6. Marios N. Avraamides, Melina-Nicole Kyranidou
      Pages 270-287
    7. Glenn Gunzelmann, Don R. Lyon
      Pages 288-307
  5. Navigation, Wayfinding, and Route Instructions

    1. Shazia Haque, Lars Kulik, Alexander Klippel
      Pages 308-326
    2. Hui Shi, Christian Mandel, Robert J. Ross
      Pages 327-345

About these proceedings


This is the fifth volume in a series of book publications featuring basic interdisciplinary research in spatial cognition. The study of spatial cognition is the study of knowledge about spatial properties of objects and events in the world. Spatial properties include location, size, distance, direction, separation and connection, shape, pattern, and so on. Cognition is about the structures and processes of knowledge: its acquisition, storage, retrieval, manipulation, and use by humans, nonhuman animals, and machines. Broadly construed, cognitive activities include sensation and perception, thinking, attention, imagery, attitudes, memory, learning, language, and reasoning and problem-solving; the interaction of these activities with motoric (body movement) and affective (emotional) processing is recognized as critically important, as well. Cognition is typically considered to make up much of the activity of the mind. But though the mind is an expression of the structures and processes of the brain and nervous system, it is also an expression of an organism or agent with a physical body that typically exists in a physical and socio-cultural world. Researchers study spatial cognition for several reasons. Spatial cognition plays important roles in most of the domains of knowledge and behavior of sentient beings, including activities associated with biological survival, social interaction, cultural practice, and economic exchange. Attempts to describe, predict, and explain the basic components of spatial cognition and their interrelationships stimulate a host of interesting basic questions about how important parts of reality work.


DOM Human Memory Human-Robot Interaction Mental Reasoning and Assistance Navigation Spatial Concepts Spatial Dynamics Spatial Reasoning Visuo-Spatial Reasoning Wayfinding algorithms cognition ontology robot topology

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Barkowsky
    • 1
  • Markus Knauff
    • 2
  • Gérard Ligozat
    • 3
  • Daniel R. Montello
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computer SciencesUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyJustus-Liebig University GießenGiessenGermany
  3. 3.LIMSI-CNRSUniversité de Paris-SudOrsayFrance
  4. 4.Department of GeographyUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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