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7th Annual International Workshop on Presence

Polytechnic University of Valencia,
Valencia, Spain, 13-14-15 October 2004.

[ ISBN 84-9705-649-3 ]


PRESENCE 2004 took place October 13-14-15, 2004 in Valencia, Spain and was hosted by the Technical University of Valencia, Medical Image Computing Laboratory (MedICLab). It was organized by ISPR, the International Society for Presence Research and the Medical Image Computing Laboratory, and supported by the European Commission's FET Presence Research Initiative through the IST EMMA and IST OMNIPRES projects and by the Technical University of Valencia.

A list of the papers and presentations from the conference with links to Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files containing each paper, is below. Click here to view or download the complete conference proceedings in a large (6.9 mb) file.

If you have questions or problems, please send an e-mail message to help@ispr.info.


Wednesday, October 13:

09.00-09.15 Conference Opening by Conference Chair.

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.
Title: Exploring the informational nature of presence.
Chair: Cristina Botella.

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

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

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

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

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

17.45 Social event: Reception at "Jardín Botánico".


Thursday, October 14:

Session 6: Special Panel.
Title: Empirical results of Presence Research.

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.

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

Mel Slater
Frank Biocca
Jonathan Freeman
Chair: Wijnand IJsselsteijn

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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


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

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

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

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

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.

17.45-18.00 Concluding remarks and closing session.

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