Spatial Information Theory. Foundations of Geographic Information Science: International Conference, COSIT 2003, Ittingen, Switzerland, September 24-28, 2003, Proceedings (Google eBook)

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Werner Kuhn, Michael F. Worboys, Sabine Timpf
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 15, 2003 - Computers - 398 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Desiderata for a Spatiotemporal Geoontology
1
Scale in Object and Process Ontologies
13
Ontology Environment and Language
28
A New Approach to Locating Objects in Space
46
Spatial Reasoning about Relative Orientation and Distance for Robot Exploration
61
Structuring a Wayfinders Dynamic SpaceTime Environment
75
The North American West Coast vs the West Coast of Israel
93
Tripartite Line Tracks Qualitative Curvature Information
101
Representing Extension and Extended Objects
221
Intuitive Modelling of Place Name Regions for Spatial Information Retrieval
239
Convexity in Discrete Space
253
Stratified Rough Sets and Vagueness
270
A Collaborative Dialogue Approach
287
Wayfinding Choremes
301
Testing the First Law of Cognitive Geography on PointDisplay Spatializations
316
Constructing Semantically Scalable Cognitive Spaces
332

Languages for Silhouette Representations
118
Maintaining Spatial Relations in an Incremental Diagrammatic Reasoner
136
Multiagent GeoSimulation and Crowd Simulation
151
Automated Route Selection for Navigation
169
A Classification Framework for Approaches to Achieving Semantic Interoperability between GI Web Services
186
Relative Adjacencies in Spatial PseudoPartitions
204
Route Adaptive Selection of Salient Features
349
What Difference Does It Make?
362
Extracting Landmarks with Data Mining Methods
375
A Look at Selection and Engagement
390
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