With the additional theme "Technology for Presence"
The 6th Annual International Workshop on Presence
Aalborg University, Denmark, 6-7-8 October 2003
Submission Deadline Extended to August 11th
PRESENCE 2003 is organized by the International Society for
Presence Research (ISPR) and supported by the European Union’s
FET Presence Research Initiative through the IST BENOGO and IST
OMNIPRES projects, and by Aalborg University.
Extended Submission Deadline: 11 August 2003
Notification of acceptance: 1 September 2003
Registration start: 5 July 2003 (low fee for early registration)
Conference dates: 6-7-8 October 2003
Academics and practitioners with an interest in research,
theory, technologies, and applications related to the concept of
presence are invited to submit their work for presentation at
PRESENCE 2003 at Aalborg University, October 6-7-8, 2003.
PRESENCE 2003 is the sixth in a series of highly successful
International Workshops on Presence, which this year adds
emphasis on "Technology for Presence" regarding presentations as
well as exhibitions and demonstrations.
PRESENCE 2003 will provide an open discussion forum to share
ideas regarding concepts and theories, measurement techniques,
technology, and applications regarding presence, the
psychological state or subjective perception in which a person
fails to accurately and completely acknowledge the role of
technology in an experience, including the sense of 'being there'
experienced by users of advanced media such as virtual reality.
Presence and philosophical issues (e.g., the nature of
The ethics of presence
Presence in the future: Media experiences in the 21st
century and beyond
The goal of the PRESENCE 2003 conference is to bring together
academic researchers in the area of media and presence, content
and technology developers, and interested commercial parties so
they can meet, share experiences, present research, and exchange
Following the format of the earlier succesful PRESENCE
workshops, we envision an informal, highly interactive
conference with a number of distinguished invited speakers, paper
presentations, special sessions on specific topics, poster
sessions, technology and project demonstrations and exhibitions,
and moderated discussions. The facilities allow for plenary as
well as parallel sessions on individual topics. Of course, ample
time will be reserved for informal interactions between all
participants, and a social event will be organised that will
How To Submit Work To Be Presented
Potential contributors are invited to submit an extended
abstract (no more than 4 pages when printed) until August 11. The
abstracts should be in HTML or pdf format and submitted online at
the conference website.
The abstracts will be blind-reviewed through the
http://ispr.info/ web site. At least two selected reviewers will read each submission and contributors will be notified regarding acceptance on or before September 1.
Authors and Exhibitiors will be invited to provide a one page
summary of their presentation for inclusion in the printed
A collection of documents based on the workshop presentations and
discussions will appear as an electronic publication. Authors of
presentations may also be invited to write up full papers for
submission to a special issue of the journal Presence:
Teleoperators and Virtual Environments.
Exhibition: Projects and commercial parties are invited to
exhibit in the foyer of the conference site. Contact
via email. Space is limited, but in close contact
The Workshop will be hosted by Aalborg University in Denmark.
See: http://www.auc.dk/english/index.htm. Founded by the Vikings,
Aalborg is today Denmark’s fourth largest city with 160.000
inhabitants. It is located at the centre of North Jutland, a
region blessed by nature with the most hours of sunshine. Aalborg
is a charming, lively, green city on the Lim Fjord, well-known
for its specialities in the Danish Distilleries (for more
information on Aalborg see:
Local currency is the Danish Krone (DKK). 1 EUR = about 7.5 DKK.
Local time is Central European Time (one hour ahead of GMT).
Registration begins July 5, 2003, with low fee for early
registration. Please visit the PRESENCE 2003 web site for the
registration and payment forms and procedures.
For further information on Exhibition and local arrangements
email (below), or write to the Local Chair, Erik
Granum, firstname.lastname@example.org, of Computer Vision and Media Technology Lab.
For more information regarding the scientific programme, please
contact Wijnand IJsselsteijn, email@example.com.
Local Chair, Erik Granum
Computer Vision and Media Technology Lab
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