IVA: Intelligent Virtual Agents

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Event When Where Deadline
IVA 2020 ACM 20th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Sep 9, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020 Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom May 10, 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 : 2020

Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) Annual Conference is the premier international event for interdisciplinary research on the design, application, and evaluation of Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) with a specific focus on the ability to socially interact.

*** IVA 2020 will be the 20th Annual Conference. It will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, 9- 12th September 2020. ***

IVAs are interactive characters that exhibit human-like qualities including communicating using natural human modalities such as facial expressions, speech and gesture. IVAs are also capable of real-time perception, cognition, emotion and action that allows them to participate in dynamic social situations.

IVA 2020 aims to showcase cutting-edge research on the design, application, and evaluation of IVAs, as well as the basic research underlying the technology that supports human-agent interaction such as social perception, dialog modeling, and social behavior planning. We also welcome submissions on central theoretical issues, uses of virtual agents in psychological research and showcases of working applications.

IVA 2020 offers two submission tracks: Papers (8 pages, including references) and Extended Abstracts (3 pages, including references).

All submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed by external expert reviewers. All accepted submissions will be published in the proceedings. Accepted papers will be presented at a talk. Accepted extended abstracts will be presented as a talk or a poster, depending on the outcome of the review process.

SCOPE AND LIST OF TOPICS

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

Agent design and modeling of:
- Cognition
- Emotion (including personality and cultural differences)
- Socially communicative behavior (e.g., of emotions, personality traits)
- Conversational behavior
- Social perception
- Machine learning approaches to agent modeling
- Approaches to realizing adaptive behavior
- Models informed by theoretical and empirical research from psychology

Multimodal interaction:
- Verbal and nonverbal behavior coordination
- Face-to-face communication skills
- Engagement
- Managing co-presence and interpersonal relation
- Multi-party interaction
- Data driven multimodal modeling

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

Evaluation methods and studies:
- Evaluation methodologies and user studies
- 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:
- Applications in education, skills training, health, counseling, games, art, etc.
- Virtual agents in games and simulations
- Social agents as tools in psychology
- Migration between platforms

SPECIAL IVA 2020 TOPIC:
Exploring Connections between Computer Science, Robotics and Psychology.

Across computer science, robotics, psychology and the commercial world, there has been a rapid growth in the research, development and application of artificial social agents. Computer scientists and roboticists are researching graphics-based and physical social agents. Psychologists and neuroscientists are using these artifacts in laboratory experiments in order to study our interaction with them as well as to use them as confederates in the study of human behavior. Companies are actively developing similar technologies. However, these communities too rarely interact even though there are close synergies between psychology, the study of human behavior, and artificial social agents, the engineering of human behavior. The design of an artificial social agent involves the formalization of theories and data about human behavior, integration of resulting models into an agent and evaluation of its behavior, leveraging techniques derived from psychology. Each of these steps can in return be of fundamental value to psychological research. For example, formalization and integration forces one to concretely specify theoretical constructs and thereby expose hidden assumptions and gaps in theories. IVA 2020’s Special Topic provides an invitation to researchers and developers across disciplines to share their work on the challenges and uses of social agent research, in the hope to further trans-disciplinary collaboration.
 

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