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Rome, Perugia:
September 12-15, 2006


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Tuesday 12, 2006 - Rome

09.00  12.00  Registrations     

Aula Magna

12.00  12.20  Welcome from the ICSC 2006 Organizers     

12.20  13.20  Keynote     

   Finding and losing your way in the world: Neurocognitive studies on spatial memory
  Albert Postma         
  Psychological Laboratory, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

13.20  14.20  Lunch & Poster Session (Odd numbers)     

Room 3

14.20  15.40  Symposium    The cognition of geographic space and cognitive mapping in disabled persons 
Convenor: Marcia Scherer

14.20  14.40 Spatial knowledge acquisition: Using technology, training, and techniques to enhance spatial learning for two special populations
  James R. Marston         
  Department of Geography, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA

14.40  15.00 Wayfinding tasks in visually impaired people: the role of tactile maps
  P. Caddeo, F. Fornara, Anna M. Nenci, A. Piroddi      
  University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy

15.00  15.20 Assistive technologies in spatial environments
  Cathy Bodine         
  Health Sciences Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA

15.20  15.40 Selecting the most appropriate technology: The need to assess the match of person and device
  Marcia Scherer         
  Institute for Matching Person & Technology, Webster, New York, USA

16.00  16.40  Coffee Break     

16.40  18.00  Symposium    Spatial Representations in Human Factors / Ergonomics Research 
Convenor: Francesco Di Nocera

16.40  17.00 Spatial Representations in Human Factors / Ergonomics Research
  Francesco Di Nocera         
  Department of Psychology, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy

17.00  17.20 Improving spatial awareness in the aircraft cockpit: Partially supporting evidence for the concept of scene-linking
  Bernd Lorenz, Anthea Kuritz-Kaiser, Sven Schmerwitz, Helmut Többen
  German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Flight Guidance, Braunschweig, Germany

17.20  17.40 An overview of spatial auditory displays
  Nandini Iyer, Brian Simpson, Douglas Brungart       
  Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, USA

17.40  18.00 Shifting attention across spaces while driving: are hands-free mobile phones really safer?
  Sabrina Fagioli, Fabio Ferlazzo        
  Cognitive Ergonomics Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy

Room 4

14.20  15.00  Session    Spatial cognition in environmental psychology 
Chair: Terence Lee

14.20  14.40 Space syntax in a wayfinding task
  Anna M. Nenci, Renato Troffa        
  LUMSA University, Rome, Italy

14.40  15.00 Spatial Cognition as a Tool for the Design of Mediated Spaces
  Marianthi Liapi         
  School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

15.00  15.20 Aesthetic, perception and preference for historical and modern buildings
  Marina Mura, Renato Troffa        
  University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

16.00  16.40  Coffee Break     

16.40  18.20  Session    Navigating in real world environments 
Chair: Francesca Pazzaglia

17.00  17.20 A Framework for Assessing the Salience of Landmarks for Wayfinding Tasks
  David Caduff, Sabine Timpf        
  University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

17.20  17.40 CADMUS: Use of affordances in cognitive modeling for wayfinding
  Pierre-Emmanuel Michon, David Duguay, Geoffrey Edwards       
  Centre de Recherche en Géomatique, Pavillon Louis Jacques Casault, Université Laval, Quebec City,Canada

17.40  18.00 Promoting Successful Indoor Traveling in Persons with Multiple Disabilities through the Use of Electronic Orientation Systems
  Giulio Lancioni         
  University of Bari, Bari, Italy

18.00  18.20 Spatial cognition and wayfinding strategy during building fire
  L. Hajibabai, M. R. Delavar, M. R. Malek, A. U. Frank      
  Center of Excellence in Geomatics Engineering and Disaster Management, Dept. of Surveying and Geomatics Engineering, Engineering Faculty, University of Teheran, Teheran, Iran

Made: September 2006