Deadline extended to Dec 31st 2007
In the interest of gathering more ideas, we have decided to extend the deadline one month.
Remember: The winners of the Contest will be selected by the Peach team. The first price will be an iPod touch, and the 2nd and 3rd, iPod Shuffles.
Although many interesting research lines in Presence are presently being pursued, it is apparent that it would be beneficial for the field today to focus community efforts on a Grand Challenge in core science and technology of Presence. Presence research lies at the intersection of human perception and cognition research, machine intelligence, and human-machine intelligence, and as such it needs contributions from a wide variety of fields. The goal of the field is to develop science and technology to achieve successful replacement/interaction (i.e., presence, being there) and open up a wide range of powerful applications. We ask here contribution of ideas for a Grand Challenge project with a 5 to 10 year horizon addressing the key objectives and questions in Presence while enabling powerful applications.
Join us and provide your ideas here
Such a project should be at core objective of Presence: producing measurably "real" experiences through sensorial hacks: replacement (or augmentation) and interaction with "bits". Should be ambitious, hard, medium to long term (e.g., ~10 year horizon with 3 year milestones say). It should engage the needed communities in Human Cognition, Human-Machine Interaction and Machine Cognition around a focal problem.
Finally, should a project should lead to major advancement in Presence Theory, Experiment and Technology, and result in major positive social impact.
A panel session to address the future research lines of Presence was organized as part of Presence 2007 (Oct 26th 2007, Barcelona, Spain). The summary of the discussion are being posted here, and the floor is open to the community for comments and new ideas.