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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Spatial Cognition, 31 Aug - 3 Sep 2012, Kloster Seeon, GERMANY

Bavaria, Germany

Spatial Cognition 2012 (SC 2012) will bring together researchers working on spatial cognition, 
biological inspired systems, spatial learning, communication, robotics, and perception.  The 
conference is single-track and 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. Every effort is being made to keep conference expenses affordable, particularly 
for student attendees. All papers presented at the conference will be published by Springer.

Important Dates
Paper Submission: February 11, 2012, 23:59:59 PST (extended) Paper Notification: April 22, 2012 
Conference Dates: August 31 - September 3, 2012

Conference Location
Abbey "Kloster Seeon" in Germany, south-east of Munich

Papers containing original and unpublished work are solicited in all areas of spatial cognition, 
including (but not limited to) the following:

  * Spatial development
  * Spatial education
  * Spatial learning
  * Spatial language  and communication
  * Spatial problem solving  and reasoning
  * Spatial assistance systems and applications
  * Geospatial information systems
  * Representations and processing of spatial information
  * Biology-inspired agents
  * Robotic and human localization, navigation, way finding
  * Mapping and exploration
  * Motion and path planning
  * Robot perception
  * Estimation and learning for robotic Systems
  * Human-Robot Interaction

Paper Format
Authors can submit there different types of contributions until Feb 11:
* A REGULAR paper (up to 20 pages)
* A SHORT paper (up to 10 pages) f
Submission instructions and a LaTeX template are available at

Organizing Committee
Program Chairs
Kerstin Schill, University of Bremen
Cyrill Stachniss, University of Freiburg David Uttal, Northwestern University

Workshop Chair
Udo Frese, University of Bremen

Local Arrangements Chair
Carsten Rachuy, University of Bremen

Publication Chair
Gian Diego Tipaldi, University of Freiburg

Publicity Chairs
Carsten Rachuy, University of Bremen
Cyrill Stachniss, University of Freiburg

Area Chairs
John Bateman, University of Bremen
Giorgio Grisetti, La Sapienza Rome
Mary Hegarty, UC Santa Barbara
Alycia Hund, Illinois State University
Alexander Klippel, Pennsylvania State University Achim Lilienthal, rebro University Hanspeter 
Mallot, University of Tbingen Terry Regier, UC Berkeley Stefan Woelfl, University of Freiburg