Welcome to Spatial Cognition 2012

Conference Program


Here the final conference programm as a PDF file.

Notes for the Conference


A few last notes for your trip to SC 2012.

  • We will have an emergency phone +49 176 859 650 64 in case you need assistance.
  • Please remember to bring cash (Euro) or withdraw it at an ATM at the airport for your travel from Munich to Seeon.
  • You will have to bring your own notebook computer for your paper presentation.
  • Remember that we are close to a beautiful lake, so you may bring sunscreen and a bathing suit with you and maybe an umbrella in case of bad weather.

Registration has been closed


August, 2: please note that the registration for SC'2012 has been closed, please visit the registration page for details.

Program Online


The conference program is online.

Travel Information


Information about reaching Koster Seeon is now available.

Register until July 29


Please register until July 29 for Spatial Cognition 2012. On July 30, the pre-reserved rooms (if any are left) will be canceled. The registration will be closed around August, 1 (or even earlier in case all places are booked out before).

Accepted Contributions


The list of accepted contributions is online.

Final Versions due June 3


Submit the final version of your paper, including all source files, until June 3. See the submission page for details. Authors of extended abstracts only need to update their PDF files (2 page limit, Springer style). Extended abstracts will be published online and will be presented as posters at SC 2012.



The registration is online. Early registration ends June 30. For every paper, at least one authors needs to be registered by June 15. Otherwise, the paper is not considered for publication.

Preliminary Program


The preliminary program is online.

Notification have been sent out


The notifications have been sent out. We accepted 27 papers for oral presentations and 4 papers are conditionally accepted.

Call for Contributions for the Doctoral Colloquium at Spatial Cognition 2012


Current Ph.D. students are invited to submit a contribution for inclusion in the doctoral colloquium which will be held during the Spatial Cognition 2012. The conference will be held from August 31, 2012 - September 03, 2012 in Abbey Kloster Seeon close to the Chiemsee Lake in Bavaria, Germany.

The doctoral colloquium will involve short (20 minute) presentations by students and discussion by a panel of faculty from universities in the U.S. and Europe. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their work with each other.

Doctoral colloquium presentations will be listed in the conference program but will not be published in the proceedings (and hence may be published elsewhere)

Submissions should be brief abstracts of the work, describing the theoretical motivation for the work, the primary methods, and a short summary of the results. Submissions should be no longer than 400 words. The student’s name, email address, and website URL should be provided. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2012.

Submissions for the doctoral colloquium should be sent in an email attachment (in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf format) to duttal@northwestern.edu. Please include the words “Doctorial Colloquium Submission” in the subject of the email. Questions can be addressed to the same email.

Submission system has been closed on Feb, 12


  • Feb, 12: We received 62 submissions for Spatial Cognition 2012.
  • Feb, 18: 58 of the 62 submissions for Spatial Cognition 2012 survived the first inspection.

Important Dates


Declaration of intent of submitting a workshop and tutorial poposals: January 7, 2012 (send email to WS chair)
Conference paper submission deadline: February 11, 2012 (submission system has been closed)
Workshop proposal submission deadline: March 1, 2012 (or earlier; reviewing process on a rolling basis)
Doctoral Colloquium submission deadline: April 1, 2012
Notification of workshop proposal acceptance: April 2, 2012
Notification of conference paper acceptance: April 23, 2012
One author per paper registered: June 15, 2012
Camera ready copy deadline: June 3, 2012
Early registration ends: June 30, 2012
Late registration ends: August 1, 2012
Conference: August 31, 2012 - September 03, 2012

Information for Authors


Instructions for preparing your document can be found here.
All submissions will be handled using EasyChair. Click here to submit your paper.



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