From: Vanja Kljajevic <vanja.kljajevicgmail.com>
Subject: Aspects of Self in Virtual Reality
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Full Title: Aspects of Self in Virtual Reality
Date: 29-Jul-2009 - 29-Jul-2009
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact Person: Vanja Kljajevic
Meeting Email: vanja.kljajevicgmail.com
Web Site: http://www.selfinvr.org
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Call Deadline: 31-May-2009
Workshop to be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Cognitive
Science Society, COGSCI 2009
Call for Papers
Aspects of the Self in Virtual Reality: Implications for Design
Information on the primary location of the conscious self is typically derived
from information about one's body and one's actions. However, VR technology
enables virtual presence elsewhere, creating multiple simultaneous locations of
the self. This full day workshop intends to open a discussion on how the most
recent theoretical approaches and empirical findings pertaining to the self may
help with practical design challenges related to improving our sense of self in VR.
The main goal of the workshop is to explore how the self functions when it is
virtually displaced and how these different locations/ aspects of the self
function together to create the defining feature of VR - presence. The workshop
is open to researchers working on aspects of the self in any field as well as to
VR designers who are interested in communicating their experiences on the role
of the self in achieving presence in VR.
We invite researchers on the self from disciplines such as philosophy of mind,
cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, social psychology, and related disciplines,
and VR designers to take part in the workshop. There are three possible
categories for participation at the workshop:
(1) 20 minutes talk,
(3) 5 minutes report or demo-presentation.
Abstract submissions should be prepared as a 500-word pdf file with a clearly
stated topic of the work to be presented. The authors should indicate the
desired category of presentation (talk, poster, brief report, or demonstration).
The authors' names and affiliations should be included. Submissions should be
sent by email to selfinvirtualrealitygmail.com, with the subject line: Workshop
Abstract Submission. Selected papers will be published by an internationally
Sessions and Confirmed Speakers
(1) The Minimal Self in VR
Invited speaker: Shaun Gallagher, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL, USA
(2) Navigation by Thought and the Displaced Self
Invited speaker: Robert Leeb, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
(3) Presence and the Sense of Self: Some Open Issues in VR Design Invited
speaker: Jörg Schulte-Pelkum, Max-Plank Institute for Biological Cybernetics,
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: June 10, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: June 26, 2009
Workshop Date: July 29, 2009
Companies and individuals interested in sponsoring the workshop should contact
the workshop organizers for details.
Vanja Kljajevic, PhD
Kamilla Johannsdottir, PhD
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