International Society for Presence Research Annual Conference

International Society for Presence Research Annual Conference
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 (All day) to Friday, October 28, 2011 (All day)

ISPR 2011
International Society for Presence Research Annual Conference

Edinburgh, Scotland
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
spatial presence. 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 is the 13th international conference on presence and
is co-organized by the International Society for Presence
Research ( and the Centre for Interaction Design at
Edinburgh Napier University (

The provisional programme and full details regarding the
conference are available at

** Note that next year's conference, ISPR 2012, will take place in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA) October 24-26; call for papers
and more details coming soon! **

ISPR 2011 programme highlights are listed below. We hope you
can join us!

Professor Steve Benford, Nottingham University, England
Professor Guiseppe Riva, University of Milan, Italy

The Influence of 3D Screenings on Presence and Perceived
S. Sobieraj and Nicole C. Kr?mer

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

Teaching Presence - Reflections from ten years teaching on
presence design and production
L. Handberg, C. Gullstr?m and A. Jonsson

Understanding Social Presence
Daniel Gooch and Leon Watts

Why Telepresence Matters: A Personal Answer to the "So What?"
Matthew Lombard

Developing a Study-Site on Witnessed Presence
Caroline Nevejan

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

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

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

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

Influence of shifting attention and absorption on spatial presence
M. Lukowska

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

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

Let?s do the Time Warp again - Subjective and Behavioral
Presence Measurement in the Augmented Reality Game
J. Klatt, S. Ten Broeke, A. Von Der P?tten, A.-C. Sch?tz, Jens
Vervoort, Roderick Mccall, Nicole Kr?mer, Richard Wetzel, Lisa
Blum and Leif Oppermann

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

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

The Cyborg Habitus: Presence, Posthumanism, and Mobile
J. Czaja

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

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

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

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

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

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

PANEL: Digital Tourism
Chair: David Benyon, Edinburgh Napier University
Panelists: Aaron Quigley, St Andrews University; others tbc

PANEL: A Project for the Presence Community: The
Telepresence Timeline
Chair: Matthew Lombard
Panelists: Wijnand Ijsselsteijn, Frank Biocca


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