ISPR News: Proceedings from ISPR 2011 available at

The official Proceedings for ISPR 2011, the International Society for Presence Research Annual Conference held October 26-28, 2011 at Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland, are now available on the ISPR web site, The direct link to the Proceedings is here.

Each paper is available in a separate pdf file and there is a small gallery of photos from the event.

For the first time the conference included the presentation of top paper awards. Congratulations to the winners:

Top Long Paper:

The Cyborg Habitus: Presence, Posthumanism and Mobile Technology
Julia Czaja

Top Short Paper:

Choosing Buddy Icons that Look Like Me or Represent My Personality: Examining the Effect of the Appearance and Psychological Homophily of Buddy Icons on Social Presence
Kristine Nowak and Samantha Gomes

Great thanks to everyone who participated in the successful and enjoyable conference, especially Conference Chair and Proceedings Editor Phil Turner; Programme Co-Chairs David Benyon, Susan Turner and Matthew Lombard; and the peer reviewers of the telepresence community.

Watch this space for news about this year’s conference, ISPR 2012, in Philadelphia.


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