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PRESENCE 2004 Programme            Download this document here (PDF file, size: 34Kb).

Organized by ISPR, the International Society for Presence Research and MedICLab/UPV Spain.

Technical University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain - October 13, 14, 15.

This is the preliminary version of the programme. This information will be periodically updated.

Wednesday, October 13:


08.30-09.00 Registration
.

09.00-09.15 Conference Opening by Conference Chair.

09.15-09.30
Welcome.
Speaker: L. Anania - Eur. Commission - Project Officer INFSO-FET.

09.30-10.15 Keynote.
Invited keynote speaker: Prof. Luciano Floridi
.
Associate Professor of Logic and Epistemology, Department of Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Bari, Markle Foundation Senior Research Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford.
Conference title: Exploring the informational nature of presence.
Chair: Cristina Botella.

10.15-10.30 Break.

10.30-11.30 Session 1: Theory I.
Chair: Frank Biocca.

  • Andre Gysbers, Christoph Klimmt, Tilo Hartmann, Andreas Nosper & Peter Vorderer: Exploring the Book Problem: Text Design, Mental Representations of Space, and Spatial Presence in Readers.
  • Sungkil Lee, Gerard J. Kim, Albert Rizzo, Hyungjin Park: Formation of Spatial Presence: By Form or Content?
  • Luciano Gamberini, Anna Spagnolli: The Sense of Being 'There': a Model for the Space of Presence.

11.30-12.30 Session 2: Exploring the sense of presence I.
Chair: Cristina Botella
.

  • Younbo Jung, Kwan Min Lee: Effects of Physical Embodiment on Social Presence of Social Robots.
  • Ruth Rettie: Using Goffman´s Frameworks to explain Presence and Reality.
  • Gary Bente, Sabine Rüggenberg, Nicole C. Krämer: Social Presence and Interpersonal Trust in Avatar-Based, Collaborative Net-Communications.

12.30-14.00 Lunch.

14.00-15.00 Session 3: Applications I.
Chair: Gary Bente
.

  • Maria Spante, Ralph Schroeder, Ann-Sofie Axelsson, Michael Christie: How putting yourself into the other person´s virtual shoes enhances collaboration.
  • Shigeru Wesugi, Yoshiyuki Miwa: Facilitating Interconnectedness Between Body and Space for Full-bodied Presence - Utilization of "Lazy Susan" Video Projection Communication System.
  • Arthur Tang, Frank Biocca, Lynette Lim: Comparing Differences in Presence during Social Interaction in Augmented Reality versus Virtual Reality Environment.

15.00-16.00 Session 4: Measurement I.
Chair: Rosa Baños.

  • Jeremy N. Bailenson, Eyal Aharoni, Andrew C. Beall, Rosanna E. Guadagno, Aleksandar Dimov, Jim Blascovich: Comparing Behavioral and Self-Report Measures of Agents' Copresence in Immersive Virtual Environments.
  • Espen Nystad, Angelia Sebok: A Comparison of Two Presence Measures Based on Experimental Results.
  • Chad Harms, Frank Biocca: Internal Consistency and Reliability of the Networked Minds Measure of Social Presence.

16.00-16.15 Break.

16.15-17.30 Session 5: Exploring the sense of presence II.
Chair: Giuseppe Riva.

  • Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy, Andrea Brogni, Marco Gillies, Mel Slater, Anthony Steed: An Investigation of Presence Response across Variations in Visual Realism.
  • Masaki Emoto, Kenichiro Masaoka, Masayuki Sugawara, Fumio Okano: Quantitative Evaluation of Sensation of Presence in Viewing the "Super Hi-Vision" 4000-scanning-line Wide-field Video System.
  • Shaleph O'Neill, Rod McCall, Michael Smyth, David Benyon: Probing the Sense of Place.
  • Annie Luciani: Dynamics as a Common Criterion to Enhance the Sense of Presence in Virtual Environments.
17.45 Social event: Reception at "Jardín Botánico".
Thursday, October 14:


09.00-10.30
Session 6: Special Panel.
Title: Empirical results of Presence Research.
Description:

The panelists will present the results of empirical studies (over many years) that have tried to understand the factors involved in the formation of presence.

Format:
Longer format presentations (25-30 minutes).
Active questions from a chair discussant and audience questions.

Panelists:
Mel Slater
Frank Biocca
Jonathan Freeman
Chair: Wijnand IJsselsteijn
.

10.30-10.45 Break.

10.45-11.30 Session 6: Poster session and exhibition activities.

11.30-12.30 Session 7: Applications II.
Chair: Wijnand IJsselsteijn.

  • Beatriz Rey, Mariano Alcañiz, Jose Antonio Lozano, Rosa Baños, Cristina Botella, Nuria Lasso, Jorge Osma: Emotionally controlled Virtual Environments: A New Tool for Enhancing Presence through Media Content Manipulation.
  • Anne-Mie Sponselee, Yvonne de Kort, Anneloes Mejinders: Healing Media: The Moderating Role of Presence in Restoring from Stress in a Mediated Environment.
  • Rosa Baños, Cristina Botella , Victor Liaño, Belén Guerrero, Beatriz Rey, Mariano Alcañiz: Sense of Presence in Emotional Virtual Environments.

12.30-14.00 Lunch.

14.00-15.00 Session 8: Measurement II.
Chair: Matthew Lombard.

  • Guger C., Edlinger G., Leeb R., Pfurtscheller G., Antley, A., Garau, M., Brogni A., Friedman D., Slater M.: Heart-Rate Variability and Event-Related ECG in Virtual Environments.
  • Maia Garau, Hila Ritter Widenfeld, Angus Antley, Doron Friedman, Andrea Brogni, Mel Slater: Temporal and Spatial Variations in Presence: A Qualitative Analysis.
  • Tassos A. Mikropoulos, Evangelos Tzimas, Georgios El. Dimos: Objective Presence Measures through Electric Brain Activity.

15.00-16.00 Session 9: Exploring the sense of presence III.
Chair: Mel Slater.

  • Niklas Ravaja, Jari Laarni, Kari Kallinen, Timo Saari, Mikko Salminen, Jussi Holopainen, Aki Järvinen: Spatial Presence and Emotional Responses to Success in a Video Game: A Psychophysiological Study.
  • Freeman, J., Lessiter, J., Keogh, E., Bond, F.W., Chapman, K.: Relaxation Island: Virtual, and Really Relaxing.
  • Jari Laarni, Niklas Ravaja, Timo Saari and Tilo Hartmann: Personality-related Differences in Subjective Presence.

16.00-16.15 Break.

16.15-17.30 Session 10: Theory II.
Chair: John Waterworth.

  • Blair MacIntyre, Jay David Bolter, Maribeth Gandy: Presence and the Aura of Meaningful Places.
  • David Nuñez : Working Memory and Presence: Reconsidering the Role of Attention in Presence.
  • Antonella Carassa, Francesca Morganti, Maurizio Tirassa: Movement, Action, and Situation: Presence in Virtual Environments.
  • Matthew Lombard, Matthew T. Jones: Presence and Sexuality.

17.30-18.30 Session 11: Omnipres Board meeting.
Chair: Wijnand IJsselsteijn
.

18.30 Social event: Workshop opening dinner.

Friday, October 15:


9.00-10.30 Session 11: Special Panel.
Title: Presence as a support for the development and understanding of applications.

Description:
The panelists will present how presence can support the development of practical applications in several domains and the relationship between presence and these domains.

Format:

Longer format presentations (25-30 minutes).
Active questions from a chair discussant and audience questions.

Presentations:
Psychology : Cristina Botella
Neuroscience: Maria Sánchez-Vives / Michael Harvey
Training: Richard Walker
Chair: Jonathan Freeman.

10.30-10.45 Break.

10.45-11.45 Session 12: Measurement III.
Chair: Jonathan Freeman.

  • Pontus Larsson, Daniel Västfjäll, Mendel Kleiner: Perception of Self-motion and Presence in Auditory Virtual Environments.
  • Saskia Böcking, Andre Gysbers, Werner Wirth, Christoph Klimmt, Tilo Hartmann, Holger Schramm, Jari Laarni, Ana Sacau & Peter Vorderer: Theoretical and Empirical Support for Distinctions Between Components and Conditions of Spatial Presence.
  • Jari Takatalo, Jukka Häkkinen, Jeppe Komulainen, Heikki Särkelä, Göte Nyman: The Experiental Dimensions of two Different Digital Games.

11.45-12.45 Session 13: Applications III.
Chair: Jane Lessiter.

  • Doron Friedman, Robert Leeb, Angus Antley, Maia Garau, Christoph Guger, Claudia Keinrath, Anthony Steed, Gert Pfurtscheller, Mel Slater: Navigating Virtual Reality by Thought: First Steps.
  • Timo Saari, Niklas Ravaja, Jari Laarni, Kari Kallinen, Marko Turpeinen: Towards Emotionally Adapted Games.
  • Gary Marsden & Shih-min Yang: Eliminating Design and Execute Modes from Virtual Environment Authoring Systems.

12.45-16.00 Social event: special lunch (Restaurant at the beach).

16.30-17.45 Session 14: Exploring the sense of presence IV.
Chair: Luciano Gamberini.

  • Anne-Cecile Jeandrain: Why and How Do the Telepresence Dimensions Influence Persuasive Outcome?.
  • Timo Saari, Jari Laarni, Niklas Ravaja, Kari Kallinen, Marko Turpeinen: Virtual Ba and Presence in Facilitating Learning from Technology Mediated Organizational Information Flows.
  • Bernhard E. Riecke, Jörg Schulte-Pelkum, Marios N. Avraamides, Heinrich H. Bülthoff: Enhancing the Visually Induced Self-Motion Illusion (Vection) under Natural Viewing Conditions in Virtual Reality.
  • Aleksander Väljamäe, Pontus Larsson, Daniel Västfjäll, Mendel Kleiner: Auditory Presence, Individualized Head-Related Transfer Functions, and Illusory Ego-Motion in Virtual Environment.

17.45-18.00 Concluding remarks and closing session.

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