Call for Workshop Papers


Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT) 2017
L'Aquila, Italy, 4 September 2017

It is typically assumed that the only function of modern wayfinding support systems is to provide the minimum of required spatial information at the most relevant time and place. This approach relies on offloading cognitive activity to external aids and has shown to be threatening to our spatial abilities in ways that were uncommon before. As our understanding of these new issues develops, it is now a question of how to make the cognitive experience of following computerised wayfinding support: enriching and not diminishing, incremental and not reiterative, embedded and not distractive, intuitive and not artificial. The aim of this workshop is to consolidate emerging work on those wayfinding systems, which support and prioritise aspects of navigation other than its sole speed and efficiency.

Topics of interest include:

- Context-driven and task-specific wayfinding support.
- Alternative metrics for evaluating wayfinding performance and wayfinding support.
- Pervasive, ubiquitous, and distributed wayfinding support systems.
- Wayfinding instructions alternative to 'turn-by-turn' and 'actions-at-decision-points'.
- Visualisation and communication of wayfinding instructions integrated into everyday tasks and contexts.

Submission Deadline (5-8 pages): May 12

Workshop website (incl. broader description and submission requirements):


Jakub Krukar, Angela Schwering, Heinrich Löwen, Marcelo Galvao & Vanessa Joy Anacta

Spatial Intelligence Lab
Institute for Geoinformatics
University of Muenster, Germany

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