A tight coupling of simulation and optimization methods in evacuation planning provides a better informed, more realistic picture of what would happen in case of a disaster than any of the two methods would provide on its own.
See how we (aka Heng-Soon Gan, Kai-Florian Richter, Mingzheng Shi, Stephan Winter) have done it in our latest paper Integration of simulation and optimization for evacuation planning, which has just been published in Simulation Modeling Theory and Practice.
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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 alleviated. The papers are: Annina Brügger, Kai-Florian Richter, Sara Irina Fabrikant: Walk and Learn: An Empirical Framework for Assessing Spatial Knowledge Acquisition during Mobile Map Use. Patrice Frei, Kai-Florian Richter and Sara Irina Fabrikant: Stress Supports Spatial Knowledge Acquisition during Wayfinding with Mobile Maps.
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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 Sandi (breathe again) has just been published in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. In this paper we show that trait anxiety negatively affects participants with low (but not high) mental rotation ability in a map-based route learning task. The study contributes to a growing body of evidence that individual differences are a major driving force in explaining task performance.
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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 approach to identifying how plausible a newly registered POI is based on how other POIs of the same type are embedded within an environment.
The conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia, from April 12 to 14.
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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 Santa Fe, October 2015.
Also, Mark Simpson will present a poster at COSIT on Measuring Space and Behavior: A Visual Summary Approach, which is a joint project of him, Alexander Klippel, Jan Oliver Wallgrün, and me.
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.
Our paper A Mobile Application for a User-generated Collection of Landmarks, written by Marius Wolfensberger and myself, has been accepted for the upcoming conference on Web and Wireless Geographic Information Systems to be held in Grenoble, France, on May 21st and 22nd.
We are currently looking for two new PhD candidates (doctoral researchers) associated with the newly SNF-funded EMOtive project.
Click links for more details on position 1 and position 2 [this will open PDFs].
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