Wednesday, October 13, 2010

AAG 2011 Call for Participation

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 2011

Seattle, Washington

Call for Participation

Sessions: Cognition, Behavior, and Representation

Organizers: Sarah Battersby (University of South Carolina), Sara Irina Fabrikant (University of Zurich), Amy Griffin (University of New South Wales), Scott Bell (University of Saskatchewan), and Kirk Goldsberry (Michigan State University)

Specialty Group Sponsors: Cartography, GIS, and Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography


We invite papers on cognitive aspects of geographic research to be included in a series of sessions at the 2011 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. Specifically of interest are theoretical and empirical contributions exploring computation, geovisualization, navigation and wayfinding, cartography, education, and methods specific to cognitive research. This includes (but is not limited to):

~ geovisualization design, implementation and use (technical and/or cognitive issues)

~ application of geovisualization displays & tools to understanding spatial cognition

~ methods for and application of cognitive theories and methods to understanding issues in geographic research (including fMRI)

~ human-geovisualization interaction research

~ cognition of space-time representations
~ wayfinding and navigation

~ cognitive map design research

~ usability of digital geographic displays


In addition to geographers, GIScientists, cartographers, and cognitive or behavioral geographers we are also looking for speakers from a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to psychology, cognitive science, education, HCI, etc.

To be included in this session, please:

1. Register and submit your abstract online following the AAG Guidelines (

2. Email your presenter identification number (PIN), paper title, and abstract to Sarah Battersby by October 13, 2010.