IVA: Intelligent Virtual Agents



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Event When Where Deadline
IVA 2017 Intelligent Virtual Agents
Aug 27, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017 Stockholm Apr 14, 2017
IVA 2016 Intelligent Virtual Agents Conference
Sep 20, 2016 - Sep 23, 2016 Los Angeles, CA, USA May 2, 2016
IVA 2015 Fifteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Aug 26, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015 Delft, The Netherlands Mar 22, 2015
IVA 2014 Fourteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2014)
Aug 27, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014 Boston Apr 7, 2014
IVA 2013 Thirteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2013)
Aug 29, 2013 - Aug 31, 2013 Edinburgh, UK Apr 14, 2013
IVA 2012 Twelfth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Sep 12, 2012 - Sep 14, 2012 Santa Cruz, California, USA Apr 30, 2012
IVA 2011 Intelligent Virtual Agents
Sep 15, 2011 - Sep 17, 2011 Reykjavik, Iceland Apr 26, 2011
IVA 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Sep 20, 2010 - Sep 22, 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US Apr 15, 2010
IVA 2009 International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Sep 14, 2009 - Sep 16, 2009 Amsterdam, Netherlands Apr 17, 2009
IVA 2008 8th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Sep 1, 2008 - Sep 3, 2008 Tokyo, Japan Apr 11, 2008
IVA 2007 International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Sep 17, 2007 - Sep 19, 2007 Paris, France TBD

Present CFP : 2017

1st Call for Papers

17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2017)

August 27-30
Stockholm, Sweden




Paper, Poster and Demo Submissions

Submissions Deadline: 14 April 2017
Author Notification: 5 June 2017
Camera Ready Version: 10 July 2017

IVAs are interactive digital characters that exhibit human-like qualities and can
communicate with humans and each other using natural human modalities like facial
expressions, speech and gesture. They are capable of real-time perception, cognition,
emotion and action that allow them to participate in dynamic social environments.

The International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) is an
interdisciplinary annual conference and the main leading scientific forum for presenting
research on modeling, developing and evaluating intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) with
a focus on communicative abilities and social behavior.


IVA 2017's special topic is 'Situated Intelligent Agents', that is, agents that
have awareness of and/or make use of their environment (physical or virtual). The
theme will address the synergies between agents with different embodiments, from
embodied virtual characters to social robots. Advances in both domains require the
development of computational capabilities that allow robots and virtual characters
to engage in those direct, unstructured and dynamically evolving social interactions
that characterise humans.

We will particularly welcome contributions that address the cross-fertilization of
state-of-the-art insights and methods from the domains of embodied virtual
characters, computer games, social robotics, and social sciences in order to support
the development of skills necessary to enable the vision of designing better machines
capable of achieving better action, better awareness and better interaction to engage
in intuitive, lifelike, sustained encounters with individuals and groups.


Design, Modeling and Evaluation

* design criteria and design methodologies
* evaluation methodologies and user studies
* ethical considerations and societal impact
* applicable lessons from other fields (e.g. robotics)
* improvisational or dramatic interaction
* dimensions of intelligence, cognition and behavior
* models of multimodal perception and action
* models of emotionally communicative behavior
* models of conversational behavior
* models of narrative and storytelling
* theoretical foundations and formal models
* learned, evolved or emergent behavior

Implementation and Applications of IVAs

* software engineering issues
* real-time integrated systems
* portability and reuse standards / measures to support interoperability
* specialized tools, toolkits and tool chains
* specialized modeling and animation technologies
* applications in games, education, art, etc.
* delivery platforms: desktop, single vs. multi-user, virtual or augmented or
mixed reality, robots
* future or current experience in various fields, e.g. Interactive narrative
and story-telling, computer games, art and entertainment, education and training,
simulation and visualization


Paper, Demo and Poster Submissions

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers (12 pages), short papers
(8 pages), or poster papers (4 pages). We also welcome demonstrations (please
submit a short description including any requests for space or equipment).
Submissions should be anonymous and in Springer LNCS format. Detailed paper
author instructions will be available on the IVA 2017 website (http://iva2017.org).
All submissions should be made through the conference review system.

Tutorials, Workshops and Video Gala

IVA will also feature tutorials, workshops and a video Gala, which is a video
showcase of projects involving animated like-life agents. See this link for
examples of the Gala entries from IVA 2016: http://iva2016.ict.usc.edu/video-gala/.
The respective submission details for these events will be available nearer to the
conference date and will be announced in upcoming calls for papers on the conference
website (http://iva2017.org).


Conference Chairs

Jonas Beskow, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Christopher Peters, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Ginevra Castellano, Uppsala University

Program Chairs

Carol O'Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin
Iolanda Leite, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stefan Kopp, University of Bielefeld

Workshop Chairs

Candace Sidner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Bjorn Thuresson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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