[Eurchap] Second Call: The Philosophy of Identity in the Virtual. Symposium 23/04/2009 -paper deadline 30/11/08

Colin T. SCHMIDT colin.schmidt at univ-lemans.fr
Mon Oct 20 04:15:50 EDT 2008

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-Colin Schmidt
ps: Professor Ioan ROXIN  (Professor of Information and Communication Sciences) has now joined 
our Scientific Committee.


The Philosophy of Identity in the Virtual

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


For information on the venue and related Symposiums:

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**

Symposium chair: Colin Schmidt colin.schmidt at univ-lemans.fr

For more information, see the Call for Paper

Scientific Committee
Jean-Paul BAQUIAST, Expert in Politics of Information Technologies. Editor
of AutomatesIntelligent.com & 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

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)

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

Website: http://www.laval-virtual.org

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,

contact at laval-virtual.org

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
Spread the word!

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 Virtual - Salle Polyvalente (Exhibition Hall) - Place de Hercé,

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