UMaine Has Most Accepted Papers at the Upcoming 12th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory

The 12th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT) in October in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will have strong participation of University of Maine researchers in the School of Computing and Information Science.

COSIT is a biennial meeting focusing on recent, innovative and significant contributions in spatial information theory. Full 20-page manuscripts were reviewed by four COSIT program committee members. Based on their assessment, 22 submissions were selected for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings as a volume in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

In the highy competitive paper selection process, it is a great accomplishment that UMaine researchers were successful with four submissions. With four lead-authored papers, UMaine is the top institution with the most accepted papers at this year’s COSIT.

Christopher Dorr, Longin Latecki and Reinhard Moratz
Shape similarity based on the qualitative spatial reasoning calculus eOPRA

Matthew Dube, Jordan Barrett and Max Egenhofer
From Metric to Topology: Determining Relations in Discrete Space

Matthew Dube, Max Egenhofer, Joshua Lewis, Shirly Stephen and Mark Plummer
Swiss Canton Regions: A Model for Complex Objects in Geographic Partitions

Torsten Hahmann and Lynn Usery
What is in a Contour Map? A Region-based Logical Formalization of Contour Semantics

These accepted papers involve five graduate students in Spatial Information Science and Engineering — Chris Dorr, Matt Dube, Joshua Lewis, Mark Plummer and Shirly Stephen. A third student author, Jordan Barrett, now at Syracuse University, was an Upward Bound student at UMaine in summers from 2012–14, mentored by Matt Dube. Barrett’s project is the result of his work during summer 2014.