Conference On Spatial Information Theory

September 14-18, 2005

Ellicottville, New York


Sept 14: Workshops   *   Sept 15-17: Technical Program   *   Sept 18: Doctoral Consortium



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Key Dates:

March 7 2005: Full Papers Due

May 16 2005:   Notify authors of decisions

May 31 2005:   Doctoral Consortium Proposals Due

May 31 2005:   Poster Session Proposals Due

June 27 2005: Final camera-ready electronic manuscripts due

June 27 2005: Author Registration Deadline

June 27 2005: Early Registration Deadline

Sep 14-18, 2005: COSIT'05 Conference!


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The seventh international Conference On Spatial Information Theory, COSIT '03, is concerned with theoretical aspects of space and spatial information. Of special interest are aspects of "large-scale" space, i.e. spaces too large to be apprehended at once without technological aid. These include spaces of geographic and environmental scales in which humans make decisions and carry out actions. Spatial information theory also deals with the formal and natural description of processes and events in spatial environments, thus providing a foundation for the design and construction of geographic information systems (GIS) and for spatial information systems (SIS) in general. Empirical investigations, formal models, and the use of spatial information technologies reveal a large number of interesting research questions which require an interdisciplinary approach for their solution. The COSIT conference series brings together researchers from many disciplines, in particular:

An idea of the conference's orientation can be gained from the previous COSIT proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The following (non-exclusive) topics (listed alphabetically) are indicative of the field of interest:

At the conference, results from recent research are presented and discussions about advanced work in progress take place. The conference program is established by an international and multidisciplinary program committee. Papers are selected through a rigorous review of full paper contributions by internationally renowned reviewers, based on relevance to the conference, intellectual quality, scientific significance, novelty, relation to previously published literature, and clarity of presentation. The proceedings are published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series before the conference. Before the conference, half-day Tutorials on topics relevant to the conference are offered. Topical meetings ("birds-of-a-feather sessions") can be organized, and proposals from conveners are welcome at any time before or during the conference. A "Doctoral Colloquium", facilitated by a small panel of experienced researchers, will conclude the conference. It is intended as a forum where Ph.D. students can meet, present their research, and hold discussions with others at a similar stage in their careers.

Prospective authors must submit full papers
, not abstracts, in pdf format by the deadline below. Papers must be in English. Papers submitted for review should be formatted using the Springer "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" style. For formatting instructions, please refer to the information for authors of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science ( by Springer. The total length of the paper should not exceeed 18 pages, including figures and bibliography; this is approximately 6000 words. The Program Committee will evaluate the papers based on scientific significance, relevance to the conference, novelty, relation to previously published literature, and clarity of presentation.

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Deadline for receiving full papers


March 7, 2005

Information on acceptance sent out


May 16, 2005

Doctoral Consortium Proposals Due


May 31, 2005

Poster Session Proposals Due


May 31, 2005

Revised papers (camera-ready) due


June 27, 2005

Author Registration Deadline


June 27, 2005

Early Registration Fee Deadline


June 27, 2005



September 14-18, 2005

The conference will be held at The Inn at Holiday Valley, near Ellicottville, NY, which is located at 42° 16' 02"N, 78° 40' 00"W, about one hour's drive south of Buffalo, NY.  Shuttle transportation is available from Buffalo airport to the site by advance booking (details to follow). More information on the site, including room booking procedures, will be available on this site soon. Sleeping Rooms:  $92.00 per night flat rate (for one or two persons) plus taxes (currently at 13.25%). Rooms have one King-Size bed (limited number) or two Queen-Size beds, a very few do have two twin beds.

Please address all correspondence about the conference to:

David M. Mark
Department of Geography
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14261
Fax: +1 716 645 5957
Phone: +1 716 645 2545 ext 48



Submit a Manuscript to COSIT'05