Spatial Cognition IV. Reasoning, Action, Interaction

International Conference Spatial Cognition 2004, Frauenchiemsee, Germany, October 11-13, 2004, Revised Selected Papers

  • Christian Freksa
  • Markus Knauff
  • Bernd Krieg-Brückner
  • Bernhard Nebel
  • Thomas Barkowsky
Conference proceedings Spatial Cognition 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3343)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3343)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Route Directions, Wayfinding, and Spatial Behavior

    1. Christoph Hölscher, Tobias Meilinger, Georg Vrachliotis, Martin Brösamle, Markus Knauff
      Pages 1-23
    2. Urs-Jakob Rüetschi, Sabine Timpf
      Pages 24-41
    3. Jan M. Wiener, Gerald Franz
      Pages 42-57
    4. Kai-Florian Richter, Alexander Klippel
      Pages 58-78
  3. Descriptions of Space – Prepositions and Reference

    1. Kenny R. Coventry, Angelo Cangelosi, Rohanna Rajapakse, Alison Bacon, Stephen Newstead, Dan Joyce et al.
      Pages 98-110
    2. Michele Burigo, Kenny Coventry
      Pages 111-123
    3. Koshiro Suzuki, Yoshiki Wakabayashi
      Pages 147-164
  4. Mental Models, Diagrams, and Maps

    1. Alexander Klippel, Lothar Knuf, Bernhard Hommel, Christian Freksa
      Pages 204-213
    2. Julie Heiser, Barbara Tversky
      Pages 214-226
    3. Kohei Okamoto, Kei-ichi Okunuki, Toshibumi Takai
      Pages 227-244
    4. Marios N. Avraamides, Jonathan W. Kelly
      Pages 245-258
  5. Spatio-Temporal Representation and Reasoning

    1. Marco Ragni, Stefan Wölfl
      Pages 323-343
    2. Bernd Krieg-Brückner, Udo Frese, Klaus Lüttich, Christian Mandel, Till Mossakowski, Robert J. Ross
      Pages 390-412
  6. Robot Mapping and Piloting

    1. Margaret E. Jefferies, Michael Cree, Michael Mayo, Jesse T. Baker
      Pages 434-454
    2. Robert J. Ross, Hui Shi, Tillman Vierhuff, Bernd Krieg-Brückner, John Bateman
      Pages 478-499
    3. Lía García-Pérez, María C. García-Alegre, Ángela Ribeiro, Domingo Guinea, Jose María Cañas
      Pages 500-517
  7. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This is the fourth volume in a series of books dedicated to basic research in spatial cognition. Spatial cognition is a field that investigates the connection between the physical spatial world and the mental world. Philosophers and researchers have p- posed various views concerning the relation between the physical and the mental worlds: Plato considered pure concepts of thought as separate from their physical manifestations while Aristotle considered the physical and the mental realms as two aspects of the same substance. Descartes, a dualist, discussed the interaction between body and soul through an interface organ and thus introduced a functional view that presented a challenge for the natural sciences and the humanities. In modern psych- ogy, the relation between the physical and the cognitive space has been investigated using thorough experiments, and in artificial intelligence we have seen views as diverse as ‘problems can be solved on a representation of the world’ and ‘a representation of the world is not necessary. ’ Today’s spatial cognition work establishes a correspondence between the mental and the physical worlds by studying and exploiting their interaction; it investigates how mental space and spatial “reality” join together in understanding the world and in interacting with it. The physical and representational aspects are equally important in this work. Almost all topics of cognitive science manifest themselves in spatial cognition.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Freksa
    • 1
  • Markus Knauff
    • 2
  • Bernd Krieg-Brückner
    • 3
  • Bernhard Nebel
    • 4
  • Thomas Barkowsky
    • 5
  1. 1.SFB/TR 8 Spatial CognitionUniversität BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Center for Cognitive ScienceFreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Universität Bremen and DFKI-Lab BremenGermany
  4. 4.Institut für InformatikAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  5. 5.SFB/TR 8 Spatial CognitionUniversität BremenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25048-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-32255-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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