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IVA 2011 : Intelligent Virtual Agents


Conference Series : Intelligent Virtual Agents
When Sep 15, 2011 - Sep 17, 2011
Where Reykjavik, Iceland
Submission Deadline Apr 26, 2011
Notification Due Jun 10, 2011
Final Version Due Jun 24, 2011
Categories    artificial intelligence   intelligent agents   human-computer interaction   virtual characters

Call For Papers

----------------------- IVA 2011 CFP -----------------------
Ninth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
September 15-17, 2011
Reykjavik, Iceland

Intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) are interactive characters that exhibit human-like qualities and communicate with humans or with each other using natural human modalities such as speech and gesture. They are capable of realtime perception, cognition and action that allows them to participate in dynamic social environments.

IVA 2011 is an interdisciplinary annual conference and the main 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 welcome to share work which has a bearing on intelligent virtual agents.

SPECIAL TOPIC: "Language and Culture"

In 2011 the IVA conference will focus on Language and Culture. This topic will touch on many aspects of Intelligent Virtual Agent theory and application. To name a few areas, we will especially encourage submissions that deal with spoken language interaction with agents, including dialog and story-telling agents. Application areas include language and culture training, heritage preservation and entertainment. Interesting issues include how systems deal with a variety of languages, linguistic and cultural modeling, and cultural differences in human-agent interaction.


Conceptual Frameworks for IVAs
* learned, evolved or emergent behavior
* improvisational or dramatic interaction
* stages of autonomy (from avatars to agents)
* simulations of groups and crowds
* face-to-face human-agent interaction

Design and Evaluation of IVAs
* design criteria and design methodologies
* evaluation methodologies and user studies
* ethical considerations and social impact
* dimensions of intelligence, cognition and behavior
* models of personality and cultural awareness
* models of social competence
* models of multimodal perception and action
* models of emotional communicative 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 on various platforms

Special Topic: Language and Culture
* conversational and story-telling agents
* spoken and multimodal dialog interaction
* language and culture training agents
* applications for heritage preservation
* multi-lingual and cross-cultural issues


Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers (12 pages), short papers (6 pages), or poster papers (1-2 pages) in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format. For details on how to submit your paper, consult the conference web site:

Important Dates
* Submission of all papers: April 26
* Notification of acceptance: June 10
* Camera-ready copies: June 24
* Conference: September 15-17


Conference Chairs

* Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson, Reykjavík University, Iceland
* Kristinn R. Thórisson, Reykjavík University, Iceland
* Stefan Kopp, Bielefeld University, Germany
* Stacy Marsella, University of Southern California, USA

Local Conference Secretariat

* RS Travel Solutions LP
Att: Ms. Ragnheiður Stefánsdóttir
Phone/Fax: (354) 568 7939 or (354) 892 7073


Please visit the conference web site at:
Or contact the conference chairs at:

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