COSIT paper I

Presenting one’s own research to the scientific community is a particularly important thing to do for all scientists. I am currently working on a paper which will hopefully get accepted at the 16th Conference on Spatial Information Theory to be hosted in Québec City, Quebec, Canada.

Over the years this has turned out to be a particularly important conference series in my career. Starting with a full paper I authored for the conference in 2017, I was given the honor to be a general co-chair (together with Kathleen Stewart and Bernd Ludwig) of the conference in 2019, when the conference took place in my hometown, Regensburg. In 2022 (the meeting was hosted in Kobe, Japan) I was given the opportunity to reshape the doctoral mentoring program as a chair for this important part of COSIT.

My paper, which I am co-authoring together with Dan Montello, Martin Raubal, and Ioannis Giannopoulos is about how spatial familiarity is reflected in sketchmaps. At the end of the trial of my in-situ study at UCSB campus, participants had to draw a sketchmap of the route they had taken through the environment.

It is a very interesting dataset to work on – stay tuned for major results.