Spatial Cognition and Computation 1: 325–328, 1999.
Call for papers
COSIT ’01 – CONFERENCE ON SPATIAL INFORMATION THEORY
Morro Bay / near San Luis Obispo, California USA September 19–23, 2001
Topic and target group
The ﬁfth international Conference On Spatial Information Theory, COSIT ’01, is
concerned with theoretical aspects of space and spatial information. Of special
interest are aspects of “large-scale” space, i.e. spaces too large to be apprehended
at once without technological aid. These include spaces of geographic and environ-
mental scales in which humans, animals, or autonomous robots navigate and carry
out other activities.
Spatial information theory also deals with the formal and natural description of
objects, ﬁelds, processes and events in spatial environments, thus providing a found-
ation for the design and construction of geographic information systems (GIS) and
for spatial information systems (SIS) in general.
Empirical investigations, formal models, and the use of spatial information tech-
nologies reveal a large number of interesting research questions which require an
interdisciplinary approach for their solution. The COSIT conference series brings
together researchers from many disciplines, in particular:
* Geography and Geoinformation Science
* Computer Science, Artiﬁcial Intelligence, and Cognitive Science
* Cognitive, Perceptual, and Environmental Psychology
* Engineering and Human Factors
* Architecture, Planning, and Environmental Design
* Administration and Law
* Cognitive Anthropology and Psycholinguistics
* History, Sociology, and Philosophy of Mind
* Social and Cultural Studies
The conference organizers welcome all contributions on Spatial Information Theory.
An idea of the conference’s orientation can be gained from the previous COSIT
proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
series (see web pages).