Final Paper Submission

How to Submit Your Final Version


For preparing the final version of your SC 2012 submission, we need all source files in order to include your submission into the proceedings to printed by Springer. Please create a ZIP File that includes the relevant files (see below) and submit that ZIP file via EasyChair. The deadline is June 3. For any questions, please contact the publication chair Diego Tipaldi (

Here your todo list:

  • Please make sure your document matches the following criteria:
    • Use full names of authors, without academic titles.
    • All figures must be readable in B&W (they are printed in B&W).
    • No stretching lines or vertical spaces.
    • Only Type 1 fonts should be used (all fonts to be embedded in the PDF).
    • Make sure your overall paper is in the Springer format (as done for the initial submission). Use the Springer LNCS/AI style. You find LaTeX and Word templates at the Spinger website.
    • Make sure the name and e-mail address of the contact author in EasyChair is correct. This person will receive the proof of the paper. You will be contacted by Springer to get the ok for the final papers.
    • The page limit is 20 pages.
  • Create a local directory with your paper id (e.g. "08") and place the following files in this directory:
    • PDF file of your paper. This file is used by springer to verify the paper to be printed.
    • The source files:
      • Microsoft Word users: simply add your Word document to the directory.
      • LaTeX users: create a subdirectory "src" and add all your source files (tex, bib, images, etc.) into "src".
    • Create a text file called info.txt that contains the following information:
      • A suggestion for an abbreviated running head (if appropriate).
      • Full name of authors, without academic titles. Clearly state first name and surname. For multiple surnames, state which should be the main one for indexing.
      • Authors email which will appear in the meta data of online versions.
  • Create a ZIP Archive of the whole directory (e.g. "") and upload it using EasyChair.
  • Send the copyright form directly to Diego Tipaldi ( with scanned signature or digitally signed. You find the copyright form here.

Submission for the Doctoral Colloquium

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 Please include the words “Doctorial Colloquium Submission” in the subject of the email. Questions can be addressed to the same email.

Paper Submission

How to Submit Your Paper


When preparing your paper, use the Springer LNCS/AI style. You find LaTeX and Word templates at the Spinger website.
Authors can submit three different types of contributions until Feb 11:

  • A REGULAR paper (up to 20 pages). The paper will be listed as a regular paper in the proceedings.
  • To support discussions about preliminary work at SC2012, authors have the possibility to submit an EXTENDED ABSTRACT only (max. 2 pages). Extended abstracts will be presented as posters but they will not be published in the proceedings.


Call for Papers

About SC 2012


Spatial Cognition 2012 (SC 2012) will bring together researchers working on spatial cognition, biological inspired systems, spatial learning, communication, robotics, and perception. The conference is single-track and the final program will be the result of a selective review process. The program will include invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed papers. The main conference will be preceded by one day of workshops and tutorials. Every effort is being made to keep conference expenses affordable, particularly for student attendees. All papers presented at the conference will be published by Springer.

Important Dates


Conference paper submission deadline: February 11, 2012
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
Early registration ends: June 30, 2012
Camera ready copy deadline: June 3, 2012
Conference: August 31, 2012 - September 03, 2012

Conference Location


Abbey "Kloster Seeon" in Germany, south-east of Munich, see here.



Papers containing original and unpublished work are solicited in all areas of spatial cognition, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Spatial development
  • Spatial education
  • Spatial learning
  • Spatial language and communication
  • Spatial problem solving and reasoning
  • Spatial assistance systems and applications
  • Geospatial information systems
  • Representations and processing of spatial information
  • Biology-inspired agents
  • Robotic and human localization, navigation, way finding
  • Mapping and exploration
  • Motion and path planning
  • Robot perception
  • Estimation and learning for robotic Systems
  • Human-Robot Interaction

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.

Organizing Committee


Program Chairs
Cyrill Stachniss, University of Freiburg
Kerstin Schill, University of Bremen
David Uttal, Northwestern University

Workshop Chair
Udo Frese, University of Bremen

Local Arrangements Chair
Carsten Rachuy, University of Bremen

Publication Chair
Gian Diego Tipaldi, University of Freiburg

Publicity Chairs
Carsten Rachuy, University of Bremen
Cyrill Stachniss, University of Freiburg

Area Chairs
John Bateman, University of Bremen
Giorgio Grisetti, La Sapienza Rome
Mary Hegarty, UC Santa Barbara
Alycia Hund, Illinois State University
Alexander Klippel, Pennsylvania State University
Achim Lilienthal, Örebro University
Hanspeter Mallot, University of Tübingen
Terry Regier, UC Berkeley
Stefan Woelfl, University of Freiburg