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C O S I T ' 9 5
21-23 September
Semmering, near Vienna


THURSDAY, 21st September 1995
Registration from 8:30h

9:30 - 10:30 Opening Session
Kuhn/Mark/Frank Opening words, Aims of the conference
Egenhofer/Mark Naive Geography

11:00 - 12:30 Qualitative Spatial Reasoning I
=46altings Qualitative Spatial Reasoning using Algebraic Topo=
Gehagen Proximity Operators for Qualitative Spatial Reasoning
Hern=E1ndez/Clementini/Di Felice
Qualitative Distances
Zimmermann Measuring Without Measures: The D-Calculus

14:00 - 15:30 User Interfaces and Metaphors
Rennison/Strauss The Millennium Project: Constructing a dynamic 3+D
Virtual Environment for exploring
geographically, temporally and
categorically organized historical information
Dieberger Providing spatial navigation for the World
Wide Web
Yuan/Albrecht Structuring Geographic Information and GIS
Operations: From a User's Perspective
Peloux A Loosely Coupled Interface to an
Object-Orientated Geographic Database

16:00 - 17:10 Generalization
Overcoming the Knowledge Acquisition Bottleneck in Map
Generalisation: The Role of Interactive
Systems and Computational Intelligence
=46ritsch Frequential representations of linear features for
Ware/Jones/Bundy A Triangulated Spatial Model for Cartographic
Generalisation of Areal Objects

=46RIDAY, 22nd September 1995

9:00 - 10:20 Wayfinding
Object Orientation and Location Updating During
Nonvisual Navigation: The Characteristics and
Effects of Object- versus Trajectory-Centered
Processing Modes
Golledge Path Selection and Route Preference in Human Navigation:
A Progress Report.
Maa=DF How Spatial Information Connects Visual Information and
Natural Language Generation in Dynamic
Environments: Towards a Computational Model
Stefanakis On The Determination of the Optimum Path in Space

11:00 - 12:10 Multiple Representations
Magillo/De Floriani Updating Visibility Information on Multiresolution
Terrain Models
Marzano/De Floriani/Bertolotto
A Unifying Framework for Multilevel
Description of Spatial Data
Br=FCgger Theory for the Integration of Scale and
Representation Formats - Major Concepts and
Practical Implications

14:00 - 15:10 Qualitative Spatial Reasoning II
Cohn A hierarchical representation of qualitative shape based
on connection and convexity
Hirtle Representational Structures for Cognitive Space: Trees,
Ordered Trees and Semi-Lattices
Schlieder Ordering information reasoning

15:40 - 16:30 Spatial Analysis
Bucher/Vckovski Strategies for Improved Interpolation of Continuous Fie=
Yue-Hong Chou Spatial Patterns and Spatial Autocorrelation

16:30 - ??? Birds of a feather sessions

SATURDAY, 23rd September 1995

9:00 - 10:30 Temporal Reasoning
Galton Towards a Qualitative Theory of Movement
Qualitative Causal Modeling in Temporal GIS
A design support environment for spatio-temporal
database applications
Benenson Internal vs. External Spatial Information and Cultural
Emergence in a self-organising City

11:00 - 12:30 Cultural, Social, and Linguistic Aspects of Space
Broschard The social perception of space. Non-spatial determinants of the
use of directionals in Tongan
Keating Spatial Conceptualizations of Social Hierarchy in Pohnpei,
Smith On Drawing Lines on a Map
Montello Cultural Differences in Spatial Cognition?

14:00 - 15:30 Spatial Relations
Glasgow A Formalism for Model-Based Spatial Planning
Gapp Object Localization: Selection of optimal Reference Objects
Range Queries Involving Spatial Relations: A
Performance Analysis
Evaluating and Refining Computational Models of Spatial
Relations Through Cross-Linguistic
Human-Subjects Testing

16:00 - ??? Panel discussion and closing session


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COSIT=B495 (Conference on Spatial Information Theory)
September 21 - 23, 1995
Semmering, near Vienna (Austria)

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