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CFP: The Philosophy of Identity in the Virtual


The Philosophy of Identity in the Virtual 

Symposium n° 6 (of 6), April 23, 9-12 AM / 2-5 PM


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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** (the jan 19 deadline is firm)
Notification of acceptation **February 27, 2009**
Deadline for final revisions **March 16, 2009**

Symposium chair: Colin Schmidt

For more information, see the Call for Paper 

*Scientific Committee *

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

/Mark BISHOP, /Reader in Computing, 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)

/Serge PROULX/, Professor at UQAM Montréal, Director of GRM, Director of LabCMO, LCP-CNRS Paris, ENST Telecom ParisTech (CA)

/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 ROUSSEAUX, /Professor of Computer Science, IRCAM Paris & IEEE Computer France Section (FR)

/Ioan //ROXIN/, Professor of Information and Communication Sciences, LaSéLDI, Besançon University (FR)

/Peter-Paul VERBEEK/, Assoc. Professor, Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society, University of Twente & Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT) (NL)

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

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22 - 24 APRIL 2009 LAVAL, FRANCE

Important Dates
Online papers submission opens November 10, 2008
Submission of full papers January 19, 2009
Notification of acceptation February 27, 2009
Deadline for final revisions of full papers March 16, 2009
Office : Laval Virtual - 6 rue Léonard de Vinci - BP 0119 - 53001 LAVAL Cedex, T +33 (0)2 43 49 75 57, F +33 (0)2 43 49 75 98,

Recognized or Potential Virtual Reality User, The most renowned international specialists and the principal users of Virtual Reality technology share the very latest techniques from their fields of expertise.
VRIC'09 - Virtual Reality International Conference - will be held during the 11th edition of Laval Virtual,
first European event devoted to Virtual Reality, Realtime 3D and Interactive Techniques.
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Prof. Simon RICHIR
VRIC Conference Chair

Program: . Digital Factory - April 22, 9-12 AM / 2-5 PM
. Digital Art - April 22, 9-12 AM / 2-5 PM
. Virtual Humans in Psychological Science and Therapy: How, When and Why? - April 23, 9-12 AM / 2-5 PM
. Mixed and Augmented Reality - April 23, 9-12 AM / 2-5 PM
. The Philosophy of Identity in the Virtual - April 23, 9-12 AM / 2-5 PM
. Laval Virtual Awards Ceremony & Best Paper Award - April 24, 12.30 PM (Exhibition Hall)
. Laval Virtual, Professional Exhibition & Demonstration Forum - April 22-24 (Exhibition Hall)
Location: . VRIC - Théâtre de Laval (Conference Hall) - 32 rue de la Paix, LAVAL
. Laval Virtual - Salle Polyvalente (Exhibition Hall) - Place de Hercé, LAVAL