IVA: Intelligent Virtual Agents

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Event When Where Deadline
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 : 2016

Intelligent Virtual Agents conference 2016 (IVA2016)
September 20-23, 2016
University of Southern California, Institute for Creative Technologies
Los Angeles, California

http://iva2016.ict.usc.edu

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IMPORTANT DATES
Paper, Poster and Demo Submissions
Submissions deadline: May 2, 2016
Author notification: July 5, 2016
Camera ready version: August 2, 2016

CONFERENCE
Intelligent virtual agents are interactive characters that exhibit human-like qualities and communicate with humans or with each other using natural human modalities such as facial expressions, speech and gesture. They are capable of real-time perception, cognition 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 with a focus on communicative abilities and social behavior. In addition to presentations on theoretical issues, the conference encourages the showcasing of working applications. Researchers from the fields of human-human and human-robot interaction are also encouraged to share work with a relevance to intelligent virtual agents.


SPECIAL TOPIC
Befitting IVA 2016's Los Angeles location, this year’s special theme is "Entertaining Virtual Agents." IVA 2016 seeks to emphasize the synergy between intelligent virtual agents and entertainment. The increasing capabilities of intelligent virtual agents are bringing attention from the entertainment community, from NPCs in video games to developing agents that immortalize famous people.

Our focus on entertainment cuts across a number of research areas in intelligent virtual agents, spanning serious games to agents who mirror emotional expressions. For our special theme of IVA 2016 we encourage submissions in the following non-exclusive submission areas:

- Entertaining Pedagogical Agents
- Entertaining Agents for Companionship
- Advancements in the Entertainment Value of Intelligent Agents
- Narrative Story-telling With Virtual Agents
- The Role of Entertainment in Virtual Applications.

The conference encourages a wide range of contributions (workshops, paper, demos and posters) that address this special topic.


GENERAL TOPICS OF INTEREST

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 Intelligent Virtual Agents
* 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

SUBMISSION DETAILS
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 4-page description). Submissions should be anonymous and in Springer LNCS format. Detailed author instructions will become available on the conference website (http://iva2016.ict.usc.edu) shortly. All submissions should be made through the conference review system (see http://iva2016.ict.usc.edu).

For information about the doctoral consortium please see the conference website (http://iva2016.ict.usc.edu).


ORGANIZATION
Conference Chairs
David Traum, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Bill Swartout, USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Program Chairs
Peter Khooshabeh, Army Research Lab
Stefan Kopp, University of Bielefeld
Stefan Scherer, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
 

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