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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: VRIC'09 (Virtual reality)

http://www.laval-virtual.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=113&Itemid=209

 Virtual Reality International Conference

Symposium 6, April 23, 9-12 AM / 2-5 PM

Symposium chair: Colin Schmidt, \n colin.schmidt@univ-lemans.fr
SITE: http://www.laval-virtual.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=113&Itemid=209

Topic:
Difference, Relation and Identity are three notions that are fundamentals for the success of Virtual Reality technologies (VR and AR). The aim of this symposium is to conceptualise the Identity of an individual as a scientific concept whilst acknowledging the fact that Identity cannot be studied without considering the other two notions. The pros and cons of designing identities for or within VR become obvious upon admitting that representing any Self will be interpreted at some point by someone having his own values, opinions and experience in life. Members of our society that self-procure, attribute or redistribute Identity in the Virtual World bring about psychological enquiries in relation to user intentionality, specific uses of VR applications or general modifications to our ways of communicating. Usability issues addressing the problem of Identity have not yet been integrated into long-term visions of society and our needs. The Chair of the session is thus open to all existential, ethical and epistemological issues having to do with Identity in Virtual Communities.

Important Dates
Online papers submission opens       November 30, 2008
Submission of full papers                  January 19, 2009
Notification of acceptation                 February 27, 2009
Deadline for final revisions                March 16, 2009

For more information, see the Call for Paper

Advanced Program
Coming soon...

Scientific Committee

Jean-Paul BAQUIAST, Expert in Politics of Information Technologies. Editor of AutomatesIntelligent.com & Member of PanEurope France (FR)

Mark BISHOP, Computer Science, Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)

Kerstin DAUTENHAHN, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Adaptive Systems Research Group, University of Hertfordshire (UK)

Charles ESS, Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies (Ethics, Global Perspectives), Drury University USA & President of the Association of Internet Researchers (USA)

Viorel GULICIUC, Professor of Ancient Philosophy, Semiotics and Digital Aesthetics, Stefan cel Mare University, Romania (RO)

Pierre LIVET, Director of CEPERC & Professor of Epistemology, Aix-Marseille University (FR)

Lorenzo MAGNANI, Professor & Director of the Computational Philosophy Laboratory, University of Pavia (IT)

Nadia MAGNENAT-THALMANN, Professor & Director of MIRALab, University of Geneva (CH)

Maria-Caterina MANES-GALLO, Professor of Information and Communication Sciences, Bordeaux University (FR)

Philippe QUEAU, Imagina & Director of the Information and Computing Division at UNESCO (CH)

Shahid RAHMAN, Professor of Logic and Epistemology, MSH du Nord-Pas de Calais & Lille III University (FR)

Francis ROUSSEAU, Professor of Computer Science, IRCAM Paris & IEEE Computer France Section (FR)

Kevin WARWICK, Professor of Cybernetics, Reading University (UK)