Conference

CFP for Presence 2009

Please note these important dates:

Submissions deadline (on-line): July 1, 2009
Early registration (on-line): July 1 – October 1

OVERVIEW

Academics and practitioners with an interest in the concept of (tele)presence are
invited to PRESENCE 2009, the 12th Annual International Workshop on Presence, to be held in Los Angeles, California on November 11-13, 2009. Often described as a sense of “being there” in a mediated environment, telepresence is broadly defined as a psychological state or subjective perception in which a person fails to accurately and completely acknowledge the role of technology in an experience. It is a rich, fascinating subject of scientific investigation, artistic exploration and diverse application, with increasingly important implications for the ways in which people work, play and live, and technologies are developed.

The PRESENCE conferences provide a relaxed and enjoyable forum for presentation of presence scholarship and applications and (especially in the planned format this year), discussion sessions that allow attendees to join together in synthesizing and expanding our collective knowledge and visions for the future regarding this compelling topic.

PRESENCE 2009 is co-organized by the International Society for Presence Research
(ISPR; http://ispr.info) and The University of Southern California Institute for
Creative Technologies (ICT; http://ict.usc.edu).

VENUE

The conference will be hosted by The The University of Southern California Institute for
Creative Technologies (ICT) in Los Angeles, California. The conference events will
take place at The Marina del Rey Hotel (http://www.marinadelreyhotel.com) in the beautiful Marina del Rey area. Only 4 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and easily accessible from all major Southern California freeways, the Marina del Rey/Venice Beach area offers waterfront beauty with shopping, dining, great recreation and miles of beautiful beaches.

IMPORTANT DATES

July 1, 2009 – Submissions due; early registration opens

August 15, 2009 – Acceptance/Rejection notifications

September 15, 2009 – Finished, camera-ready papers due (electronic submission)

October 1, 2009 – Early registration closes

November 11-13, 2009 – Conference (onsite registration)

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