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International Society for Presence Research Annual Conference
October 26 - 28, 2011
Academics and practitioners interested in presence (short for
telepresence) are invited to participate in the Annual International
Conference on Presence, to be held in Edinburgh on October 26-
28, 2011. The presence community comprises researchers in
communication, computer science, psychology, entertainment,
philosophy, the arts, education and other fields.
Presence exists in two overlapping flavours - social presence and
Social presence is the sense, the feeling and the experience of
being with other people mediated by technologies such as
teleconferencing, collaborative virtual environments, social
networking, mobile communications and so on.
In contrast, spatial presence is the sense, the feeling and the
experience of being in another place by way of technologies such
as immersive and non-immersive virtual reality, movies, games,
mixed reality systems and books.
ISPR 2011 follows a series of 12 successful PRESENCE
conferences (see http://ispr.info) and provides an ideal forum for
presentation of presence scholarship and applications that allow
attendees to join together in synthesizing and expanding our
collective knowledge and visions for the future regarding this
ISPR 2011 is co-organized by the International Society for
Presence Research and the Centre for Interaction Design at
Edinburgh Napier University (http://www.napier.ac.uk/).
Issues of prominent interest include (but are not limited to):
o Mobile & ubiquitous presence
o Philosophical perspectives on presence
o Presence applications
o Measures of presence
o Presence in entertainment
o Presence in games
o Presence in medicine and therapy
o Presence in the arts and humanities
o Presence in mixed reality
o Presence technologies
o Presence theory
o Psychological perspectives on presence
o Neuropsychology of presence
o Educational aspects of presence
o The ethics of presence
o Presence in the next 25 years
We seek original, high quality papers that make substantial
contributions to the field. All accepted papers will be collected in
the official conference proceedings (with ISBN) and will also be
permanently available for download on the ISPR conference
archive (at http://ispr.info).
We expect to have all accepted papers included in the ACM
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. Please
visit the conference web site (http://ispr.info) soon for more
information on the conference program, local accommodation,
registration and so forth.
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. 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.
We invite researchers and practitioners to submit work in the
Papers: Comprehensive descriptions of research or design work
and/or theoretical investigation within the scope of the
conference. Papers must relate to existing literature on presence
and make an original contribution to it. Papers may be up to 10
pages in length including references in the ISPR 2011 template
format (see http://ispr.info). Accepted papers will be included in
the Proceedings and will be allocated time for oral presentation.
Panels: Sets of presentations on a single theme or topic within
the scope of the conference. Submitters are encouraged to be
creative regarding both the topic or theme and the format for
panel proposals (formats that encourage guided discussion are
particularly welcome). Panel proposals must identify and provide
contact information for all proposed participants and be a
maximum of 10 pages in length. Accepted panels will be included
in the proceedings.
Posters: Visual display presentations. Poster proposals are
limited to 4 pages including references in the ISPR 2011 template
format. Accepted poster proposals will be published in the
conference proceedings. Posters will be displayed on an
approximately 70×40 cm board during a dedicated session of the
conference and will be allocated a 2 minute oral preview.
Demonstrations/Exhibitions: Step-by-step audiovisual
demonstrations and/or hands-on experiences of non-commercial
work within the scope of the conference. Proposals for
demonstrations/exhibitions are limited to 4 pages in the ISPR
2011 template format. Accepted demonstration/exhibition
proposals will be included in the conference proceedings and will
be presented during a dedicated session of the conference. For
the exhibitions of commercial products, please contact ISPR
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All submissions will be made through the EasyChair conference
online submission system and will undergo a double-blind peer-
review process by at least two selected reviewers.
May 15, 2011 - Submissions due
August 15, 2011 - Notification of acceptance/rejection
September 15, 2011 - Finished, camera-ready papers due
August 15, 2011 - Early registration opens
September 15, 2011 - Early registration closes
October 26 -28, 2011 - Conference
Conference Chair: Phil Turner (Edinburgh Napier University)
David Benyon (Edinburgh Napier University)
Susan Turner (Edinburgh Napier University)
Matthew Lombard (Temple University)
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Matthew Lombard, Ph.D.
International Society for Presence Research (ISPR)
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