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Department of Spatial Planning

RAM Colloquium with Dr Franz-Benjamin Mocnik

Franz-Benjamin Mocnik © Franz-Benjamin Mocnik

Title: SDGs, Siri, and Everyday Behaviour – Platial Information as an Interdisciplinary Research Challenge

Time and venue: Friday, 29 April 2022, 11 am CET, 10 am BST, 5 pm Hong Kong Time; online event

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Everyday behaviours unfold in places and are thus decisively shaped by them. Therefore, platial information plays an important role in addressing challenges including achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals and the future development of Question Answering Systems like Siri, Cortana, and Alexa, as these are linked to everyday behaviour. In his talk, Dr Mocnik takes stock of current research to then develop a vision of Theories of Platial Information and corresponding Platial Information Systems. In particular, he addresses the representation of as well as the reasoning about places and platial qualities. The theoretical considerations are illustrated by numerous examples and provide a long-term research perspective.