12th Annual International Workshop on Presence
November 11-13, 2009
Los Angeles, California, USA

[ PROCEEDINGS ISBN: 978-0-9792217-3-6 ]

PRESENCE 2009 was hosted by the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) in Los Angeles, California, USA November 11-13, 2009.

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 program for the PRESENCE 2009 conference can be viewed here.

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Perceived Affordances: Why do people wear virtual cooking pots on their heads?
Kirsten Albrecht, Kristopher J. Blom and Steffi Beckhaus

The Meaning of Being There is Related to a Specific Activation in the Brain Located in the Parahypocampus
Stéphane Bouchard, Jeanne Talbot, André-Anne Ledoux, Jennifer Phillips, Matteo Cantamese and Geneviève Robillard

Social Presence in Virtual World Surveys
Elizabeth Dean, Joe Murphy and Sarah Cook

“I’m Always Touched by Your Presence, Dear”: Combining Mediated Social Touch with Morphologically Correct Visual Feedback
Antal Haans and Wijnand IJsselsteijn

The Role of Realism and Anthropomorphism in the Selection of Avatars
Mark A. Hamilton and Kristine L. Nowak

Attention, Spatial Presence and Engagement: Implications for Virtual Environment Learning Platforms
Steven Hornik

Social And Spatial Presence: An Application to Optimize Human-Computer Interaction
Karl Horvath and Matthew Lombard

Tangible Presence in Blended Reality Space
Kei Hoshi and John A Waterworth

Advertising Effects through Virtual Violence
Eui Jun Jeong, Frank Biocca and Corey Bohil

Presence and the Meaning of Life: Exploring (Tele)Presence Simulation Scenarios and their Implications
Matthew T. Jones, Matthew Lombard, and Joan Jasak

Moderating Effects of Social Presence on Behavioral Conformation in Virtual Reality Environments: A Comparison between Social Presence and Identification
Younbo Jung

Presence and the Victims of Cybercrime in Virtual Worlds
Grainne Kirwan

Measuring Telepresence: The Temple Presence Inventory
Matthew Lombard, Theresa Ditton and Lisa Weinstein

Second Life as a Learning & Teaching Environment
Minhua Ma, Andreas Oikonomou and Huiru Zheng

Outsiders, Interlopers, and Employee-Identified Avatars
Victoria McArthur and Melanie Baljko

The Effect of Avatar Perception on Attributions of Source and Text Credibility
Rory P. McGloin, Kristine L. Nowak, Stephen C. Stifano and Gretta Flynn

On the Use of Adjustable Distraction as a Measure to Determine Sustained Attention during Movie Clips
Rolf Nordahl and Dannie Korsgaard

Exploring Sonic Interaction Design and Presence: Natural Interactive Walking in Porto
Rolf Nordahl, Stefania Serafin and Federico Fontana

Exploring the Role of Latency and Orchestra Placement on the Networked Performance of a Distributed Opera
Adriana Olmos, Mathieu Brulé, Nicolas Bouillot, Mitchel Benovoy, Jeff Blum, Haijian Sun, Niels Windfeld Lund and Jeremy R. Cooperstock

Self-presence Standardized: Introducing the Self-Presence Questionnaire (SPQ)
Rabindra Ayyan Ratan and Béatrice Hasler

Image vs. Sound: A Comparison of Formal Feature Effects on Presence, Video Game Enjoyment, and Player Performance
Paul Skalski, Rob Whitbred and Pete Lindmark

The Effects of Competition on Intrinsic Motivation in Exergames and the Conditional Indirect Effects of Presence
Hayeon Song, Jihyun Kim, Kelly Elizabeth Tenzek and Kwan Min Lee

Who´s there? Can a Virtual Agent Really Elicit Social Presence?
Astrid M. von der Pütten, Nicole C. Krämer and Jonathan Gratch

When Richer is Poorer: Understanding the Influence of Channel Richness and Presence on the Introduction of a Mission Statement
Robert Whitbred, Paul Skalski, Evan Lieberman and Cheryl Bracken

Spatial Presence in Dynamic Environments: Tracking the Visual Attention Allocation During Exposure
Bartholomäus Wissmath, David Weibel, Daniel Stricker and Fred W. Mast

Presence, Participation, and Political Text-on-Television: Pilot Testing a Converged Technology
Asta Zelenkauskaite and Erik Bucy

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