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"Presence: Present and Future Markets"
12-13th November 2008, Turin, Italy

This event is focused on assessing future market trends and 
opportunities for presence technologies and applications, and addresses 
both market actors and the research community. The event is co-located 
with the VIEW 9 Conference, “Digital Convergence”, which will be held on 
11-14 November 2008. There is no registration fee, however, participants 
are required to register in advance.
Peach is an EU FP6 Coordination Action on Presence. Its objective is to 
stimulate, structure and support the presence research community.

Candidates are invited to submit an extended abstract (up to 2 pages) in 
English within 13 June 2008. Potential authors are encouraged to submit 
their proposal both for an oral Presentation and/or a Technical Demo. 
Instructions are given in the abstract template All 
submissions will be refereed by experts in the field based on 
significance, quality and clarity and reviewed by members of the Peach 
consortium. Notification of acceptance will be given within 18 July 
2008. Presentations or papers are due by 10 October 2008.

Candidates to deliver a presentation are expected to be active in the 
following application areas where Presence plays a role:
Medical: Augmented Reality Assisted Surgery, Virtual Reality Therapy, 
Medical Simulation and Training; Entertainment: 3-D Films and Theme 
Parks, Interactive Games, Online virtual world; Telecommunications: 
Mediated Communications, Systems for Collaboration, Communication 
Agents; Education & Training; Military; Marketing; Manufacturing & 
Design; Architecture & Constructions.
Topics are encouraged, but not limited to:

- Presence technologies: Speech Recognition, Handwriting Recognition, 
Fabric Sensor, Eye tracking, Emotion detection, Gesture recognition, 
Brain-Computer Interfaces, Microprojectors, 3D LCD Displays, Headmounted 
displays, Haptics and tactile interfaces, Video Tele-presence, 
Tele-presence (Tele-operation), Augmented/ Mixed Reality, Virtual 
Reality, Virtual Environments /Virtual Worlds, Natural-language search, 
Virtual Agents/ Chatbots, Speech-to-Speech Translation and Machine 
Translation, Artificial Intelligence, Social Artificial Intelligence.
- Presence solutions, services and products in the mentioned application 
areas or technological fields: augmented/3D visualization; immersive 
environments; haptics applications; social presence applications.

We intend to demonstrate presence technologies and applications and we 
encourage your company or lab to show its solutions at the event. 
Applications to the exhibition will be accepted within 10 October 2008. 
If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact us.

13 June 2008: Extended Abstract submission deadline
18 July 2008: Notification of Contribution acceptance
10 October 2008: Exhibition application deadline
24 October 2008: Presentation/Paper/Demo submission deadline

For detailed information and instructions please visit:

Dr Rod McCall, Research Scientist
Collaborative, Virtual and Augmented Environments Department
Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin, Germany

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