8th Annual International Workshop on Presence
September 21-23, 2005
London, UK

[ PROCEEDINGS ISBN: 0-9551232-0-8 ]

PRESENCE 2005 took place in London and was hosted by University College London September 21-23, 2005. The conference was organized by ISPR and supported by the European Commission’s FET Presence Research Initiative through the Presencia project and by University College London.

Below is a list of the papers and presentations from the conference, in alphabetical order by author name, with links to Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files containing each paper.

The complete conference proceedings are available in a large (15.8 mb) .pdf file here.

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The Effect of Behavioral Realism and Form Realism of Real-Time Avatar Faces on Verbal Disclosure, Nonverbal Disclosure, Emotion Recognition, and Copresence in Dyadic Interaction
Jeremy N. Bailenson, Nick Yee, Dan Merget, and Ralph Schroeder

A Comparison of the Effect that the Visual and Haptic Problems Associated with Touching a Projection Augmented Model Have on Object-presence
Emily Bennett and Brett Stevens

Are We Persuaded by Feeling “Part of the Action”? Exploring the Similarities between the Transportation Imagery Model and Presence
Cheryl Campanella Bracken

Play Therapy Utilizing the Sony Eye Toy
Anthony Brooks and Eva Petersson

Neural Processing of Spatial Information: What we know about place cells and what they can tell us about presence
Jorge Brotons, Shane O’Mara and Mavi Sanchez-Vives

Using Virtual Reality to Provide Nutritional Support to HIV+ Women
Sarah Brown, David Nunez and Edwin Blake

An Investigation of Collective Human Behavior in Large-scale, Mixed Reality Spaces
Kynan Eng, Matti Mintz, and Paul F.M.J. Verschure

Providing High Social Presence for Mobile Systems via an Unobtrusive Face Capture System
Miguel A. Figueroa-Villanueva, Frank A. Biocca, Chandan K. Reddy, Jannick P. Rolland, and George C. Stockman

When Presence and Emotion are Related and When They are Not
Jonathan Freeman, Jane Lessiter, Katherine Pugh and Ed Keogh

Sharing and Analysing Presence Experiments Data
Doron Friedman, Andrea Brogni, Angus Atley, Christoph Guger and Mel Slater

Non-verbal Communication for Correlational Characters
Marco Gillies and Mel Slater

“Being There” in New Media Art: Evaluating the Feeling of Presence During Mediated Art Experiences
Jeanne Figueira Grossetti and Cheryl Campanella Bracken

Integration of a Brain-Computer Interface into Virtual Environments
Christoph. Guger, Gunter Edlinger, Robert Leeb, Angus Antley, Doron Friedman and Mel Slater

Social Presence in Two- and Three-dimensional Videoconferencing
Joerg Hauber, Holger Regenbrecht, Aimee Hills, Andrew Cockburn and Mark Billinghurst

Multi-Modal Stimulation, Response Time and Presence
David Hecht, Miriam Reiner, and Gad Halevy

Agency and Presence: A Common Dependence on Subjectivity?
Gerardo Herrera, Rita Jordan and Lucía Vera

Culture Matters – A Study on Presence in an Interactive Movie
Jun Hu and Christoph Bartneck

Is this My Hand I see before me? The Rubber Hand Illusion in Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality
Wijnand IJsselsteijn, Yvonne de Kort, and Antal Haans

An Augmented Reality System for the Treatment of Acrophobia
M. C. Juan, D. Pérez, D. Tomás, B. Rey, M. Alcañiz, C. Botella and C. Baños

Individual Differences in the Sense of Presence
Ivan Alsina Jurnet, Cristina Carvallo Beciu, and José Gutiérrez Maldonado

The Value of Reaction-Time Measures in Presence Research: Empirical Findings and Future Perspectives
Christoph Klimmt, Tilo Hartmann, Andre Gysbers, and Peter Vorderer

The Role of Content Preference on Thematic Priming in Virtual Presence
Ilda Ladeira, David Nunez and Edwin Blake

Walking from Thoughts: Not the Muscles are Crucial, But the Brain Waves!
Robert Leeb, Claudia Keinrath, Doron Friedman, Christoph Guger, Christa Neuper, Maia Garau, Angus Antley, Anthony Steed, Mel Slater and Gert Pfurtscheller

The Big Picture: Gaining Perspective by Examining Patterns in the (Tele)Presence Literature
Matthew Lombard and Matthew T. Jones

Using Visual Augmentations to Influence Spatial Perception in Virtual Representations of Real Scenes
Claus B. Madsen and Lisbeth W. Lorentzen

Self-Induced Footsteps Sounds in Virtual Reality: Latency, Recognition, Quality and Presence
Rolf Nordahl

Exploring the Relationships Between the Usability of a Medium and the Sense of Spatial Presence Perceived by the User
Andreas Nosper, Katharina-Maria Behr, Tilo Hartmann and Peter Vorderer

Learning, Experience and Cognitive Factors in the Presence Experiences of Gamers: An Exploratory Relational Study
David Nunez and Edwin Blake

A Study of Influential Factors on Effective Closely-Coupled Collaboration Based on Single User Perceptions
Oliver Otto, David J. Roberts, and Robin Wolff

Towards a Model for a Virtual Reality Experience: The Virtual Subjectiveness
Narcís Parés and Roc Parés

Phasic Heart Rate Response in Virtual Environments
Gert Pfurtscheller, Robert Leeb, Christoph Guger and Mel Slater

Schemata, Narrative and Presence
Dan Pinchbeck and Brett Stevens

Spatial Presence and Emotions during Video Game Playing: Does it Matter with Whom You Play?
Niklas Ravaja, Timo Saari, Marko Turpeinen Jari Laarni, Mikko Salminen, and Matias Kivikangas

Social Presence as Presentation of Self
Ruth Rettie

Influence of Auditory Cues on the Visually Induced Self-Motion Illusion (Circular Vection) in Virtual Reality
Bernhard Riecke, Jörg Schulte-Pelkum, Franck Caniard, & Heinrich H. Bülthoff

BASIC: A Believable, Adaptable, Socially Intelligent Character for Social Presence
Daniela Romano, Gary Sheppard, James Hall, Adam Miller, Zhinan Ma

A Virtual Playground for the Study of the Role of Interactivity in Virtual Learning Environments
Maria Roussou and Mel Slater

Virtual Encounters. Creating Social Presence in Net-based Collaborations
Sabine Rüggenberg, Gary Bente, and Nicole C. Krämer

The Impact of Personality Factors on the Experience of Spatial Presence
Ana Sacau, Jari Laarni, Niklas Ravaja, and Tilo Hartmann

Being There Together and the Future of Connected Presence
Ralph Schroeder

Analysis of Subject Behavior in a Virtual Reality User Study
Jurgen P. Schulze, Andrew S. Forsberg, and Mel Slater

Interaction with Haptic Feedback and Co-Location In Virtual Reality
David Swapp, Vijay Pawar and Céline Loscos

Reliving VE Day with Schemata Activation
Phil Turner, Susan Turner, and Dimitrios Tzovaras

The Influence of Lip Animation on the Perception of Speech in Virtual Environments
Johan Verwey and Edwin Blake

Difficulties Using Passive Haptic Augmentation in the Interaction within a Virtual Environment.
R. Viciana-Abad, A. Reyes-Lecuona, F.J. Cañadas-Quesada

Creating a Virtual Window Using Image Based Rendering
Jonas M. Weikop, Rasmus Stenholt, Rune E. Laursen and Erik Granum

Virtual Presence for the Web
Heiner Wolf

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