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COSIT 2022:: Third Circular—Call for Short Papers
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The 15th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT 2022, is now opening our call for short paper submissions.


The conference will be held in Kobe, Japan, September 5–9, 2022. Established in 1993, COSIT is a biennial international conference series concerned with theoretical aspects of space and spatial information, aimed at advancing geographic information science. Spatial information theory is concerned with all aspects of space and spatial environments as experienced and represented by humans and also by other animals and artificial agents. The scope of the conference includes both the development of general theories of space and spatial information and the testing of these theories in applications to specific domains. Short papers may address aspects of spatial information from the viewpoint of any discipline including (but not limited to):

- Geography and Geographic Information Science
- Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
- Cognitive Science, Vision Science, Environmental and Behavioral Psychology
- Engineering, Human Factors, and Cognitive Ergonomics
- Cognitive Robotics and Cognitive Informatics
- Mathematics, Logic, Philosophy, and Ontology
- Cognitive Anthropology, Psycholinguistics, and Linguistics
- Neurosciences
- Architecture, Planning, and Environmental Design

Hence, we welcome contributions covering a broad set of conference-relevant themes such as (but not limited to):

- activity-based models of spatial knowledge
- cartography and geographic visualization
- cognitive aspects of geographic information
- cognitive-behavioral geography, naive geography
- events and processes in geographic space and time
- geographic information visualization and geovisual analytics
- knowledge representation for space and time
- navigation and wayfinding of sentient beings and robots
- ontology of space and time
- quality and interoperability of geographic information
- social and cultural organization of space
- spatial and temporal language
- spatial aspects of social networks, volunteered geographic information
- spatial decision support, impact of model design
- spatial (digital) humanities
- theory and practice of spatial and temporal reasoning
- user interfaces, virtual spaces, and collaborative spaces

Short papers

Short papers of 7 pages (max.) present ongoing research that might not yet be mature enough for a full publication. Submissions will be reviewed for acceptance by the program committee. Accepted submissions will be presented at the conference either as a short presentation or as a poster. They will also be published in the open-access Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) Series, available at http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publications/lipics.

Short papers must be written in English suitable for an interdisciplinary audience and conform to LIPIcs formatting guidelines (available at https://submission.dagstuhl.de/series/details/5#author). Indicated maximum page numbers include the title page, figures and tables, and references. In the first round, short papers must be submitted to the COSIT 2022 EasyChair System, available at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cosit2022, in PDF format.

Short papers must be submitted by 8 April 2022. Decisions will be made by 9 May 2022. The final version will be due on 15 May 2022. Registration deadlines for one author per paper is 15 May 2022.


Toru Ishikawa (INIAD Toyo University) — General Chair
Sara Irina Fabrikant (University of Zurich) and Stephan Winter (University of Melbourne) — Program Chairs
Crystal Bae (University of Chicago) — Themed Sessions Chair
Markus Kattenbeck (Vienna University of Technology) — Doctoral Mentoring Chair
Toru Ishikawa (INIAD Toyo University), Kei-ichi Okunuki (Gunma University), Masashi Sugimoto (Kwansei Gakuin University), and Kazuko Takahashi (Kwansei Gakuin University) — Local Organizing Committee

To contact

Feel free to contact the Co-Chairs at
for any inquiries.

31 March 2022