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The Las Navas 20th Anniversary Meeting on Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space
The Las Navas 20th Anniversary Meeting on Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space
05.07.2010 - 09.07.2010
Palacio-Castillo Magalia - Las Navas del Marqués, Ávila, Spain


Almost 20 years ago, from July 8 to 20, 1990, 60 researchers gathered for two weeks at Castillo-Palacio Magalia in Las Navas del Marques (Avila Province, Spain) to discuss cognitive and linguistic aspects of geographic space. This meeting was the start of successful research on cognitive issues in geographic information science, produced an edited book , and led to a biannual conference (COSIT), a refereed journal (Spatial Cognition and Computation), and a substantial and still growing research community.


It appears worthwhile to assess the achievements and to reconsider the research challenges twenty years later. What has changed in the age of computational ontologies and cyber-infrastructures? Consider that 1990 the web was only about to emerge and the very first laptops had just appeared! The 2010 meeting will bring together many of the original participants, but is open to others, and invites contributions from all who are researching these topics. Early-career scientists, engineers, and humanists working at the intersection of cognitive science and geographic information science are invited to help with the re-assessment of research needs and approaches.


The meeting will compare the research agenda laid out in the 1990 book with achievements over the past twenty years and then turn to the future: what are the challenges today? What are worthwhile goals for basic research? What can be achieved in the next 20 years? What are the lessons learned?




Palacio-Castillo Magalia   -   Website
Plaza Nueva, 1
Las Navas del Marqués, Ávila, Spain
Country: es


Built as a result of the awarding of the marche to señor de Las Navas, D. Pedro Dávila and Zúñiga by Emperor Carlos V. The Castle of Magalia is from the 16th century but built on top of the remains of the former castle (13th century). There is a two-floor Renaissance courtyard.Recently reformed by the State.