Spatial Cognition 2018: Call for Papers

The Spatial Cognition Conference 2018 (SC 2018) will be held in Tuebingen, Germany, 5-8 September 2018. Spatial Cognition is a transdisciplinary conference that will bring together researchers working on a diverse set of topics using a plethora of methods addressing, for example, biologically inspired systems, spatial learning, communication, interaction, robotics, perception or place. In the finest tradition of fostering transdisciplinary exchange, the conference is organized as a single-track. The final program and the associated proceedings will be the result of a selective review process and will include invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed submissions. The main conference will be accompanied by one day of workshops and tutorials, poster presentation sessions, as well as a doctoral student session. Every effort is being made to keep conference expenses affordable, particularly for student attendees. Papers presented at the conference will be published Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.


General Chair:

Prof Alexander Klippel, The Pennsylvania State University

Program Co-Chairs:

Prof Sarah Creem-Regehr, The University of Utah, USA
Prof Johannes Schöning, University Bremen, Germany

Local Organization:

Prof Hanspeter Mallot, University of Tübingen, Germany
Prof Heinrich Bülthoff, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
Dr. Tobias Meilinger, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany

Workshop and Tutorial Chair:
Dr. Heather Burte, Tufts University, USA

Doctoral Colloquium Chair:
Dr. a/prof Liz Chrastil, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA


Prof. Nira Liberman, The Gershon G. Gordon Tel Aviv University, Israel

Prof. Willian H. Warren, Brown University, USA

Prof. Luc van Gool, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Conference Topics

Papers containing original and unpublished work are solicited in all areas of spatial cognition, including (but not limited to) the following:

* Development of spatial knowledge
* Spatial education and learning
* Aging and spatial performance
* Spatial language and communication
* Spatial problem solving and reasoning
* Spatial assistance systems and applications
* Geospatial information science and systems
* Representations and processing of spatial information
* Virtual and augmented spaces
* Biology-inspired agents
* Robotic and human localization, navigation, way finding
* Mapping and exploration
* Motion and path planning
* Learning for robotic Systems
* Human-Robot Interaction
* spatial interaction and collaboration

Important Dates and Details


Tuebingen, Germany


Workshops: September 5th 2018

Main conference: September 6th to September 8th 2018


Submission deadlines:

— Workshops and tutorials: November 31st, 2017 (see website for details)

— Full Papers: February 2nd, 2018

— Notification for full papers: March 23rd, 2018

— Posters (abstracts): March 31st, 2018

— Notification for posters: May 1st, 2018

— Doctoral Colloquium: tba

Information for Authors

Full paper track: All papers submitted will be thoroughly peer reviewed by a minimum of three members of the international program committee. A selection of high quality papers will be accepted for both presentation at the conference and published as Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence by Springer. It is essential that manuscripts must describe origial work that has neither been published nor should it currently be under review in a different outlet. The language of the conference, including the proceedings, is English and papers should be written in an acceptable style. Papers need to be formatted according to Springer Lecture Note Style and paper length should not exceed 15 pages. For more details refer to the formatting instructions below.

Posters: Poster submissions in form of extended abstracts are welcome to showcase work in progress, polished ideas, or emerging themes. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should be formatted in the same way as full papers (see below). Poster abstracts will be made available as unpublished poster proceedings.

Proceedings: Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

Submission Information

Submission for review. Spatial Cognition 2018 is using easy chair as its conference management system. Formatted papers should be submitted as PDF through the corresponding website:

Final submission. Accepted papers that have undergone revisions should be submitted through easy chair.

Formatting Instructions (all submissions)

Formatting instructions for all submissions (full paper, poster, workshop proposals, and doctoral colloquium) are following Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Detailed instructions can be found on the corresponding Springer Website.