We have several goals for this workshop. First we want to gather researchers to gain insights into a number of central questions important for spatial cognition, including but not limited to:

  • what are the current understandings about spatial representations?
  • what are the challenges and limitations?
  • how and what can modeling techniques (not) help? Why?
  • What other methodologies are available and helpful?

  • Second, we are interested in whether we can identify emerging themes that can lead to unified theories and models of spatial cognition, to which researchers can continually gather, discuss, and share the progress along these themes

    Finally, we will explore the possibilities of extending this workshop to an annual event -- what are the challenges?