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Call for Papers

International Workshop on Interfacing Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

To be held at GIScience 2014
September 23, 2014, Vienna, Austria

The interaction of indoor and outdoor spaces, how they connect and 
separate, is an under-researched topic in GIScience. This is true for 
many aspects, from human behavior and cognitive processes to formal 
models and location-based services. Seamless navigation, evacuation of 
people, or services provided by autonomous robots or drones require a 
model of the surrounding environment, usually a combination of outdoor 
and indoor spaces. However, moving from indoor to outdoor spaces or vice 
versa provides a range of physical, cognitive, and technical challenges.

This full-day workshop will address these issues, approaching them from 
an interdisciplinary perspective. We welcome contributions from anyone 
who is interested in better understanding and integrating the interface 
between indoor and outdoor spaces. A particular focus will be on 
information processing and presentation under time pressure and/or high 
cognitive load (e.g., in evacuation situations).

We invite three different kinds of submissions: 1) research papers and 
2) position statements of up to four pages describing recent findings or 
arguing for particular research directions, and 3) demonstration papers 
of up to two pages proposing the demonstration of applications in the 
context of the interfacing indoor and outdoor spaces. An international 
committee of experts will review all submissions, and participants will 
be selected based on the reviews we receive.

The workshop itself will be an interactive day with a mixture of 
presentations and demonstrations aiming at lively discussions and 
fostering collaboration amongst the participants.

Topics relevant (but not limited) to the workshop include:
• Cognitive principles involved in switching from indoor to outdoor 
spaces (and vice versa)
• Cognitive effects of sudden changes of environmental visibility and 
accessibility, as they typically occur in changes from indoor to outdoor 
• Ways to guide people across the two environments, e.g., services that 
can assist in both environments
• Ways to guide people with special needs, e.g. route descriptions for 
visually impaired or wheelchair users
• Efficient communication in evacuation situations
• Visualizations of indoor/outdoor transitions
• Data structures, algorithms and modeling tools that allow for bridging 
between the two types of environments (e.g., for routing)
• that match the user’s cognitive model of indoor and outdoor spaces
• Modelling indoor, outdoor and transition spaces for machine and human use
• Seamless positioning mechanisms that allow for localization in in- and 
outdoor environments
• Frameworks that allow mobile navigation systems to connect to the 
buildings’ infrastructure to access doors, lights, and elevators. This 
is particularly relevant for accessibility issues
• On-mobile navigation between indoors and outdoors
• Crowdsourcing indoor and outdoor maps and routes, including routes 
between indoors and outdoors

Please use the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines for your contributions:
Research papers and position statements can have up to four (4) pages; 
demonstration papers up to two (2) pages describing the nature of the 
demo and its relation to the workshop. Demos can be anything running, 
e.g., a website, a mapping tool, a navigation app.
Submit your paper via EasyChair using the following URL:

Important Dates
Jun 1 Submission deadline
Jul 15 Notification of acceptance
Aug 11 End of GIScience early bird registration
Aug 15 Revised papers due
Sep 23 Workshop day at GIScience

Kai-Florian Richter, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, 
Falko Schmid, Cognitive Systems, Dept. for Informatics, University of 
Bremen, Germany.
Seng W. Loke, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, 
La Trobe University, Australia.
Christoph Stahl, DFKI, Bremen, Germany.

Kai-Florian Richter:[log in to unmask]
Falko Schmid:[log in to unmask]

Dr. Christoph Stahl
Forschungsbereich Cyber Physical Systems
Cartesium, Raum 2.47
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
D-28359 Bremen
Tel.: +49-421-218-64259

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Dr. Walter Olthoff
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrates:
Prof. Dr. h. c. Hans A. Aukes
Amtsgericht Kaiserslautern, HRB 2313

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