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IVA 2024 : Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents

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Conference Series : Intelligent Virtual Agents
 
Link: https://iva.acm.org/2024/
 
When Sep 16, 2024 - Sep 19, 2024
Where Glasgow, UK
Abstract Registration Due Mar 28, 2024
Submission Deadline Apr 5, 2024
Notification Due Jun 7, 2024
Final Version Due Jul 7, 2024
 

Call For Papers

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 2024, the 24th Annual Conference, will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, September 16-19, 2024.

Note IVA 2024 will be co-located with the conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), with select joint sessions and social events and the ability to attend ACII paper sessions.

IVAs are interactive characters that exhibit human-like capabilities 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 interactions.

IVA 2024 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 2024 offers two submission tracks: Papers (8 pages, not including references) and Extended Abstracts (3 pages, not including references).

All submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed by expert reviewers. All accepted full paper submissions will be presented orally and published in the proceedings. Accepted extended abstracts will be presented as a talk or a poster, depending on the outcome of the review process. Accepted extended abstracts will also be published in the proceedings, unless the authors do not want it published.

Interdisciplinary Format: IVA is traditionally a highly interdisciplinary conference. As part of ensuring that, IVA 2024 will account for different publication norms across disciplines. For example, conference publication is a norm in Computer Science whereas journal publications are the norm in Psychology. To accommodate these differences while fostering trans-disciplinary interaction, accepted extended abstracts may be selected for oral presentation in addition to the standard of a poster presentation. Also, authors of extended abstracts will have the option of whether their abstract publication is archival.

Special Theme: A special theme this year at IVA will be on the use of multimodal machine learning and large language/foundation models in agent design and implementation, as well as comparison of these techniques to alternative approaches. These advances promise to make virtual agents more robust, human-like and capable of autonomous open-ended interaction. At the same time these advances can raise critical ramifications for the design process’s ability to ensure the behavior of the agent is appropriately circumscribed for an application.

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IMPORTANT DATES

Preliminary abstract submissions (mandatory, to assign reviewers)
Submission Deadline: 28th March 2024 (23:59 UTC-12)
Papers and Extended Abstracts Submission
Submission Deadline: 5th April 2024 (23:59 UTC-12)
Review Process
Initial Review Notification/Start Rebuttal Phase: 10th May 2024
Rebuttals Due: 17th May 2024 (23:59 UTC-12)
Notification of acceptance: 7th June 2024
Camera Ready Due: 7th July 2024 (23:59 UTC-12)

More information: https://iva.acm.org/2024/call-for-papers/

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