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My recent paper ‘Identifying Landmark Candidates Beyond Toy Examples‘ to be published in the journal KI – Künstliche Intelligenz has just appeared online. You can read it here. And since it is published as Open Access, you can also happily … Continue reading
Umeå University makes a massive effort on autonomous systems for industry and society of the future, with eight postdoctoral stipends in eight separate subprojects. These stipends are funded by the Kempe Foundation, and will offer funding for a two-year postdoc … Continue reading
I have the pleasure of being a small part of a new ITN on Social Cognitive Robot Agents in the European Society (SOCRATES), coordinated here in Umeå by Thomas Hellström. SOCRATES is a training program for 15 PhD students, created to … Continue reading
Springer just published ‘online-first’ a new Encyclopedia of GIS (edited by Shashi Shekhar, Hui Xiong, and Xun Zhou), covering a large range of topics from 3D to spatial statistics. I contributed an entry on Indoor Wayfinding Tools.
We have two short papers accepted for GIScience 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Both papers look at how the use of navigation services (negatively) influences the users’ acquisition of spatial knowledge and some conditions under which this detrimental effect may be … Continue reading
Our paper “Not all anxious individuals get lost: Trait anxiety and mental rotation ability interact to explain performance in map-based route learning in men” (breathe now) written by John C. Thoresen, Rebecca Francelet, Arzu Coltekin, myself, Sara I. Fabrikant, and Carmen … Continue reading
Our paper ‘Mining the Co-Existence of POIs in OpenStreetMap for Faulty Entry Detection‘, written by Alireza Kashian, myself, Abbas Rajabifard, and Yiqun Chen, has been accepted for the academic research stream ath this year’s Locate conference. The paper outlines Alireza’s … Continue reading
Our paper ‘Are We There Yet? Spatial Cognitive Engineering for Situated Human-Computer Interaction‘, authored by myself, Martin Tomko, and Arzu Coltekin, has been accepted for the workshop on Cognitive Engineering for Spatial Information Processes, which will be held with COSIT in … Continue reading
Our paper ‘Defensive Wayfinding: Incongruent Information in Route Following’ written by Martin Tomko and me has been accepted for this year’s Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT). The conference will be held on October 12-16 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Department of Geography, University of Zurich, is offering a new specialized Master’s program in Geographic Information Science (GIScience) as of this fall semester. A bit of short notice maybe, but more information including how to apply can be found … Continue reading