Submission deadline: May 22, 2017

Extended to: June 5, 2017 – Notification: June 12, 2017

COSIT 2017 Doctoral Colloquium will take place on the last day of the conference and provides PhD students the opportunity to present their relevant research to international and interdisciplinary researchers and fellow students to gain important feedback. Students are encouraged to apply who are at any stage of their PhD from the early stages all the way to nearing completion. Typically, presentation topics are related to a PhD student’s doctoral dissertation research, but any research topic appropriate for COSIT may be presented, as long as the student is the primary author of the work.

Space permitting, all graduates who meet the deadline, format, and topic requirements will be invited to participate and give a brief oral presentation of their work. If the number of submissions exceeds the time available, the summaries will be screened by the COSIT Chairs for acceptance.  The selection process will be based on the usual criteria of originality, scientific importance and relevance to the COSIT themes.

Note that contributions to the Doctoral Colloquium will not be published in a proceeding. They will only be printed as a small booklet and distributed to the attendees of the DC.

Students are required to submit a brief summary of their work (no more than 1500 words in PDF format), along with a brief biography (no more than 300 words in plain text format) to The summary should be prepared using the Springer LNG&C Template (contributed books), either for Word or Latex. We suggest the following approximate structure for the summary:

Abstract (optional, max 100 words)
Research Question
Expected/Actual Outcomes
Further work

The biography should outline the academic background and research interests of the doctoral student submitting the abstract, and should indicate the current stage of the student’s PhD. The biographies and summaries will be distributed at the conference.

»  Topics

The following (non­exclusive) topics are indicative of the fields of interest:

Activity-­based models of spatial knowledge
Cartography and geographic visualization
Cognitive structure of spatial knowledge
Cognitive aspects of geographic information
Cooperative work with spatial information
Events and processes in geographic space and time
Human sensors in space and time
Incomplete or imprecise spatial knowledge
Knowledge representation for space and time
Languages of spatial relations
Naive geography/behavioral geography
Navigation and wayfinding, including robot navigation
Ontology of space and time
Presentation and communication of spatial information
Qualitative and commonsense spatial representation
Quality issues in geographic information
Semantics of geographic information
Social and cultural organization of space
Spatial and temporal language
Spatial aspects of social networks
Spatial data integration/interoperability
Spatial decision­-support
Structure of geographic information
Theory and practice of spatial and temporal reasoning
Time in geographic information
User-­interface design/spatialization of interfaces
Virtual spaces
Volunteered geographic information