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Presence 2011 - Wednesday Oct 26th - 31st - Edinburgh, Scotland - Conference of the International Society for Presence Research

September 16, 2011 | Hogan Keyser
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ISPR 2011 will have an interactive format in which all participants (attendees, presenters, invited speakers) attend each of the sessions as well as social events, allowing participants to exchange ideas and build knowledge together as the conference progresses. The language of the conference is English.

The conference will be hosted by Edinburgh Napier University. The conference events will take place at Craighouse Campus which is a fine example of the Scottish Baronial (you can have a look here). Craighouse is only 2 miles (3km) and a short bus ride from Edinburgh's medieval Old Town and Georgian New Town both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The provisional program for the upcoming ISPR 2011 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland has been announced and can be found below and on the conference web site here). Full details about the conference are here. Please join us!

- Wednesday October 26 -


0830   Registration

0945   Welcome

1000   Keynote I: Professor Steve Benford, Nottingham University, England

1130   coffee

SESSION I: That's Entertainment

1200-1230
The Influence of 3D Screenings on Presence and Perceived Entertainment
S. Sobieraj and Nicole C. Krämer

1230-1300
The Pleasure of Being (There?). An Explorative Study into the Effects of Presence and Identification on the Enjoyment of an Interactive Theatrical Performance using Omni-Directional Video
J. Decock, J. Van Looy, Lizzy Bleumers and P. Bekaert

 

1300 - 1400    Lunch

 

SESSION II: In Practice

1400-1430
Teaching Presence - Reflections from ten years teaching on presence design and production
L. Handberg, C. Gullström and A. Jonsson

1430-1450
Understanding Social Presence
Daniel Gooch and Leon Watts

1450-1510
Why Telepresence Matters: A Personal Answer to the "So What?" Question
Matthew Lombard

1510-1530
Developing a Study-Site on Witnessed Presence
Caroline Nevejan

 

1530-1600   Tea

 

SESSION III:  Being with Others


1600-1630
Contested Staring: Issues and the use of mutual gaze as an on-line measure of social presence
S. Dalzel-Job, Jon Oberlander and  T.J. Smith

1630-1650
Social Psychological Effects of Eye Contact in Mediated Communication: A Literature Review
A. Bober and W. Ijsselsteijn

1650-1720
Choosing Buddy Icons that Look Like me or Represent My Personality
K. Nowak and S. Gomes

 

1730   Close

1930   Ghost / literary walk round the Old Town (numbers permitting)

 

- Thursday October 27 -

 
SESSION IV: Psychological Perspectives

0900-0930
Telepresence and Attention: Secondary Task Reaction Time and Media Form
C. Campanella Bracken, G. Pettey and M. Wu

0930-1000
Influence of shifting attention and absorption on spatial presence formation
M. Lukowska

1000-1020
From Sensory Dream to Television Format: Gathering User Feedback on the Use and Experience of Omnidirectional Video-based Solutions
Lizzy Bleumers, B. Lievens and J. Pierson

1020-1040
Historical Provocations: Postal Presence, Intimate Absence and Public Privacy
E. Milne

 

1040-1100   coffee

 

SESSION V: Games

1100-1130
Let's do the Time Warp again - Subjective and Behavioral Presence Measurement in the Augmented Reality Game TimeWarp
J. Klatt, S. Ten Broeke, A. Von Der Pütten, A.-C. Schütz, Jens Vervoort, Roderick Mccall, Nicole Krämer, Richard Wetzel, Lisa Blum and Leif Oppermann

1130-1200
Measuring Telepresence: The Validity of The Temple Presence Inventory (TPI) in a Gaming Context
Matthew Lombard, Lisa Weinstein and Theresa Ditton

1200-1230
Watching vs. Playing: Effects of Violent Media on Presence, Physiological Arousal and Aggressive Cognitions
Y. Jung, M. Skoric, J. Huem Kwon and B. Detenber

 

1230-1330   lunch

 

SESSION VI: Theoretical Perspectives

1330-1400
The Cyborg Habitus: Presence, Posthumanism, and Mobile Technology
J. Czaja

1400-1430
A Qualitative Investigation into the Dissociation of Source From Content under Narrative Conditions
W. Weaver, C. Campanella Bracken, G. Pettey and E. Babin

1430-1500
The Book Problem Is All In The Mind
P. Turner and S. Turner

 

1500-1530   Tea

 

1530   Keynote II: Professor Guiseppe Riva, University of Milan, Italy

1700   close

2000   dinner

 

- Friday October 28 -

 

PANEL I: Digital Tourism

0930-1030
Chair: David Benyon, Edinburgh Napier University

Panelists:
Prof. Aaron Quigley, St Andrews University
Other panelist tbc

Digital Tourism -- by which we mean tourist activities augmented with, or facilitated by, digital technologies -- is a growing area for research and commercial organisations. A key feature of a high quality experience for digital tourism is the sense of presence that tourists feel for both the place they are visiting and for the people who are connected with the place. In this panel experts in the field will discuss how to provide tourists with a real sense of presence to enhance their experiences.

 

1030-1100   coffee

 

SESSION VII:  Being There

1100-1130
Self-Presence in Online Gamers: Differences in Gender and Genre
Rabindra Ratan

1130-1200
"Being (t)here": the Presence of Place during sessions in Second Life
Maeva Veerapen

1200-1230
Time.deltaTime: The Vicissitudes of Presence in Visualizing Roman Houses with Game Engine Technology
David Fredrick

1230-1250
Do you Feel As If You Are There? Measuring Presence in Cybertherapy
Anna Spagnolli and Cheryl Campanella Bracken

 

1250   lunch

 

PANEL II: A Project for the Presence Community: The Telepresence Timeline
(to be run concurrently with lunch)

1315-1430
Chair: Matthew Lombard

Panelists:
Wijnand Ijsselsteijn
Frank Biocca

The chair and panelists will present a timeline for telepresence-related events of different types and then lead a discussion regarding which events and categories the community believes should be added or removed from the timeline. The final interactive, multi-media, searchable product will be published on the ISPR web site as a resource for the presence community.

 

1500   close







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