IVA: Intelligent Virtual Agents



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Event When Where Deadline
IVA 2023 Intelligent Virtual Agents
Sep 19, 2023 - Sep 23, 2023 Würzburg, Germany Apr 18, 2023 (Apr 14, 2023)
IVA 2022 Intelligent Virtual Agents
Sep 6, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022 University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal May 16, 2022
IVA 2021 ACM 21th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Sep 14, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021 Fukuchiyama, Kyoto, Japan May 1, 2021
IVA 2020 ACM 20th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Nov 19, 2020 - Nov 23, 2020 Glasgow (Virtual), United Kingdom Jun 15, 2020
IVA 2019 Intelligent Virtual Agents
Jul 2, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019 Paris, France Mar 1, 2019
IVA 2018 Intelligent Virtual Agents
Nov 5, 2018 - Nov 8, 2018 Sydney, Australia May 15, 2018
IVA 2017 Intelligent Virtual Agents
Aug 27, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017 Stockholm Apr 24, 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 : 2023

The annual ACM Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) is the premier international event for interdisciplinary research on the development, application, and evaluation of Intelligent Virtual Agents with the specific focus on the ability to socially interact. Such agents can be embodied graphically (e.g. virtual characters, embodied conversational agents) or physically (e.g. robots). They are capable of real-time perception, cognition, emotion and action allowing them to participate in dynamic social environments. This includes human-like interaction qualities such as multimodal communication using facial expressions, speech, and gesture, conversational interaction, socially assistive and affective interaction, interactive task-oriented cooperation, or social behaviour simulation. IVAs are highly relevant and widely applied in many important domains including health, tutoring, training, games, or assisted living.

We invite submissions of research on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to: theoretical foundations of intelligent virtual agents, agent and interactive behaviour modelling, evaluation, agents in simulations, games, and other applications. Please see the detailed list of topics below.

IVA 2023 will take place in Würzburg, Germany. Würzburg is a vibrant town located by the river Main in northern Bavaria, between Frankfurt and Nuremberg. The mix of stunning historical architecture and the young population is what makes the atmosphere so unique, including 35,000 students from three different universities. The mild and sunny climate is ideal to enjoy the many activities Würzburg has to offer: visiting a beer garden next to the river, attending a sporting or cultural event or taking a stroll through one of the parks.

IVA is targeted to be an in-person conference. In case of extraordinary circumstances, such as visa problems or health issues, video presentation will be possible. However, there is no digital or hybrid conference system planned, thus it is not possible to attend this year’s IVA conference remotely.

Abstract submission: April 14, 2023
Paper submission: April 18, 2023
Review notification / start of rebuttal: May 31, 2023
Notification of acceptance: June 23, 2023
Camera ready deadline: July 18, 2023
Conference: September 19-22, 2023

All deadlines are anywhere on earth (UTC−12).

This year’s conference will highlight a special topic on “IVAs in future mixed realities”, e.g., in social VR and potential incarnations of a Metaverse. Immersive and potentially distributed artificial virtual worlds provide new forms of full-size embodied human-human interaction via avatars of arbitrary looks, enabling interesting intra- and interpersonal effects. They also enable hybrid avatar-agent interactions between humans and A.I.s, unlocking the full potential of non-verbal behavior in digital face-to-face encounters, significantly enhancing the design space for IVAs to assist, guide, help but also to persuade and affect interacting users. We specifically welcome all kinds of novel research on technological, psychological, and sociological determinants of such immersive digital avatar-agent encounters.

- Full Papers (7 pages + 1 additional page for references):
Full papers should present significant, novel, and substantial work of high quality.

- Extended Abstracts (2 pages + 1 additional page for references)
Extended abstracts may contain early results and work in progress.

- Demos (2 pages + 1 additional page for references +1 one page with demo requirements)
Demos submissions focus on implemented systems and should contain a link to a video of the system with a maximum length of 5 minutes.

All submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed by a group of external expert reviewers. All accepted submissions will be published in the ACM proceedings.

Accepted full papers will be presented either in oral sessions or as posters during the conference (depending on the nature of the contribution), extended abstracts will be presented as posters, and demos will be showcased in dedicated sessions during the conference. For each accepted contribution, at least one of the authors must register for the conference.

IVA 2023 will also feature workshops and a doctoral consortium. Please visit the website (https://iva.acm.org/2023) for more details and updates.

For full paper submissions, IVA will have different paper tracks with different review criteria. Authors need to indicate which one of the following tracks they want to submit their paper to:

1. Empirical Studies
• criteria: methodology, theoretical foundation, originality of result etc.
2. Computational Models and Methods
• criteria: technical soundness, novelty of the model or approach, proof of concept, etc.
3. Operational Systems and Applications
• criteria: innovation of the application, societal relevance, evaluation of effects, etc.

IVA invites submissions on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:

- Cognition (e.g. task, social, other)
- Emotion, personality and cultural differences
- Socially communicative behaviour (e.g., of emotions, personality, relationship)
- Conversational and dialog behavior
- Social perception and understanding of other’s states or traits
- Machine learning approaches to agent modeling
- Adaptive behavior and interaction dynamics
- Models informed by theoretical and empirical research from psychology

- Verbal and nonverbal behavior coordination (synthesis)
- Multimodal/social behavior processing
- Face-to-face communication skills
- Interaction qualities engagement, rapport, etc.)
- Managing co-presence and interpersonal relation
- Multi-party interaction
- Data-driven modeling

- Design criteria and design methodologies
- Engineering of real-time human-agent interaction
- Standards / measures to support interoperability
- Portability and reuse
- Specialized tools, toolkits, and toolchains

- Evaluation methodologies and user studies
- Metrics and measures
- Ethical considerations and societal impact
- Applicable lessons across fields (e.g. between robotics and virtual agents)
- Social agents as a means to study and model human behavior

- Applications in education, skills training, health, counseling, games, art, etc.
- Virtual agents in games and simulations
- Social agents as tools in psychology, neuroscience, social simulation, etc
- Migration between platforms

Paper submissions should be anonymous and prepared in the “ACM Standard” format, more specifically the “SigConf” format. Please consult https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template for the Latex template, word interim template, or connection to the overleaf platform.
All papers need to be submitted in PDF-format.

By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.

Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022. We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

This event is sponsored by SIGAI.

Please visit the conference website for detailed information on how to submit your paper.



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