Second International Workshop on


Models and Representations in Spatial Cognition

Tübingen, Germany, April 6 – 7, 2017


Venue: The Workshop will take place in the historic Tübingen castle, Schloss Hohentübingen, Burgsteige 11, 72076 Tübingen, Germany

Organizers: Hanspeter A. Mallot (Univ. Tübingen) and Tobias Meilinger (MPI for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen),

Workshop: The workshop is a follow-up of an event held at the Hanse Wissenschafts­kolleg, Delmenhorst, in March 2016 ( It gathers researchers from the neuro- and cognitive sciences, psychology, linguistics, computer science, geo-information systems, and mathematics. It addresses common themes and problems in the employed models of space and spatial representation. Topics include cognitive models of space and spatial behavior, geometry and graph-theory in space representation, neural networks and machine learning approaches, the role of spatial language, and the ontology of space and object representations.


 Program  Overview

Thu   9:00 – 11:00

Session I: Processes       

Marios  Avraamides   –   Holger Schultheis   –   Jan Wiener

Thu 11:30 – 12:00

Poster Blitz (2 minutes, slides possible)

Lunch Break

Thu 13:00 – 15:00

Session II: Representations

Andrew Glennerster  –   John  Kelleher   –    Bernhard Nebel

Thu 15:00 – 17:00

Posters (with Coffee)

Thu 17:00 – 19:00

Session III: Usage of Space                

Franz-Benjamin Mocnik  –  Hans Skov-Petersen  – Tyler Thrash  


Fri    9:00 – 11:00

Session IV: Language and Space

Michel Denis    –    Simon Dobnik    –    Thora Tenbrink

Fri  11:00 – 12:00

Tour of the University Museum

 End of Workshop


Posters: Please send titles and a brief abstracts (ca 300 words) by March 5 to hanspeter.mallot[at]