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KI 2007 Workshop "Applications of Spatial Cognition...": Deadline Extension

Due to several requests we decided to extend the submission deadline for the following  workshop:

Applications of Spatial Cognition for Intelligent Assistance Systems

KI 2007 -- 30th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence 10 September 2007, Osnabrueck, Germany

Call for Contributions

Workshop Description:
Artificial Intelligence is one of the main contributors to the interdisciplinary field of spatial cognition. In the last decade or so, large progress has been made in the AI related research fields in spatial cognition (e.g. in cognitive computational modeling, in autonomous robots, in spatial reasoning and planning, in geographic information and navigation systems, and in language processing). This workshop is dedicated to possible (fields of) applications that may result from the achievements in basic spatial cognition research in AI.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on approaches that are or may be employed for intelligent spatial assistance and that take into account and/or integrate results of cognitive science. We are particularly interested in applications, i.e. 
computational systems already being developed, or on current approaches that may end up in computational spatial assistance systems.

Topics and questions of interest include (but are not limited to):

Wayfinding / navigation assistance: intelligent route planners or navigation systems capturing a user's previous knowledge, aspects of personalization, integration of environmental information (e.g., landmarks), path selection based on cognitive considerations, etc.
Service robotics / (semi-)autonomous machines as assistance systems: support for the elderly, aspects of human-robot interaction, safety and security issues, etc.
Applications in design and architecture: 
cognitive approaches to computer-aided
architectural design, (semi-)automatic spatial design, systems supporting creativity and innovation, etc.
Spatial planning and scheduling: decision support tools for spatial planning, spatial reasoning (e.g., in under-/over-constrained systems), representation and communication of solution spaces, etc.

Typical questions to be discussed may be:

What are the options for intelligent
computational support of humans in spatial tasks?
How can cognitive principles and mechanisms in AI systems be conceived of as a fruitful approach for representation of, reasoning about, and communication of spatial information?
How can these mechanisms be implemented efficiently, both with respect to runtime and performance?
When do we need to model cognitive processes (strong cognitive adequacy), and when is a cognitively plausible output sufficient (weak cognitive adequacy)?
How do findings from spatial cognition may enhance approaches from (classical) AI?

Participants are asked to submit extended abstracts of 2-4 pages to describe their ideas and work with respect to the workshop topic and to their current scientific work.

Important Dates:
01 July 07: deadline for submitting contributions 20 July 07: notification of acceptance
04 Aug 07: final paper versions due
10 Sept 07: workshop

Workshop Organizers:
Thomas Barkowsky, Universitaet Bremen
Kai-Florian Richter, Universitaet Bremen Michael Schellenbach, MPI for Human Development