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Spatial Information Theory. Foundations of Geographic Information Science

International Conference, COSIT 2003, Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland, September 24-28, 2003. Proceedings

  • Walter Kuhn
  • Michael F. Worboys
  • Sabine Timpf
Conference proceedings COSIT 2003

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2825)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Ontologies of Space and Time

    1. Femke Reitsma, Thomas Bittner
      Pages 13-27
    2. Maureen Donnelly, Barry Smith
      Pages 46-60
  3. Reasoning about Distances and Directions

    1. Michael D. Hendricks, Max J. Egenhofer, Kathleen Hornsby
      Pages 75-92
  4. Spatial Reasoning: Shapes and Diagrams

    1. Lars Kulik, Max J. Egenhofer
      Pages 118-135
    2. Ronald W. Ferguson, Joseph L. Bokor, Rudolph L. Mappus IV, Adam Feldman
      Pages 136-150
  5. Computational Approaches

    1. Bernard Moulin, Walid Chaker, Jimmy Perron, Patrick Pelletier, Jimmy Hogan, Edouard Gbei
      Pages 151-168
  6. Reasoning about Regions

    1. Roderic Béra, Christophe Claramunt
      Pages 204-220
    2. Thomas Vögele, Christoph Schlieder, Ubbo Visser
      Pages 239-252
    3. Anthony J. Roy, John G. Stell
      Pages 253-269
  7. Vagueness

    1. Thomas Bittner, John G. Stell
      Pages 270-286

About these proceedings


COSIT,theseriesofConferencesonSpatialInformationTheory,hasbeenaround for more than ten years. Its hallmarks are a fruitful interdisciplinary dialogue between computational and human perspectives on spatio-temporal information and a thorough review process that selects the best papers while giving all - thors detailed feedback on how to develop their work. A clear pro?le of the COSIT community has emerged from the series of conference proceedings, all published as Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and from the per- nent web site at http://www. cosit. info, containing links to the conference web sites and proceedings, a history and program of the series, an impact study, interviews with participants, and pictures. The proceedings of this sixth conference provide ample evidence that COSIT is healthy and maturing, while retaining its youth. Out of the 61 submissions, the program committee selected 26 papers for presentation, in discussions based on at least three double-blind reviews and one or more meta-review from PC members for each paper. Classical COSIT themes, such as spatial reasoning (about distances and directions, regions and shapes) or vagueness are being f- ther re?ned; topics like way?nding and landmarks are boosted by new synergies betweencognitiveandcomputationalapproaches;andthestudyofontologiesfor space and time, a subject since the ?rst COSIT, is gaining more depth.


GIS Geoinformationssysteme Navigation classification data mining information theory ontology robot spatial cognition spatial information retr spatial information theory spatio-temporal databases spatio-temporal geo-ontologies spatio-temporal information processing visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Kuhn
    • 1
  • Michael F. Worboys
    • 2
  • Sabine Timpf
    • 3
  1. 1.Austrian Research Centers Department of Information Technology and Telematics 
  2. 2.Department of Spatial Information Science and EngineeringUniversity of MaineOronoUSA
  3. 3.Department of GeographyUniversity of Zürich 

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