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GENEA 2024 : Generation and Evaluation of Non-verbal Behaviour for Embodied Agents Workshop 2024

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Link: https://genea-workshop.github.io/2024/workshop
 
When Nov 4, 2024 - Nov 4, 2024
Where Costa Rica
Abstract Registration Due Jul 8, 2024
Submission Deadline Jul 10, 2024
Notification Due Jul 31, 2024
Final Version Due Aug 14, 2024
Categories    virtual agents   gesture generation   animation   machine learning
 

Call For Papers

GENEA 2024 is the fifth GENEA Workshop and an official workshop of ACM ICMI ’24, which will take place in San José, Costa Rica. Accepted paper submissions will be included in the adjunct ACM ICMI proceedings.

Generating non-verbal behaviours, such as gesticulation, facial expressions and gaze, is of great importance for natural interaction with embodied agents such as virtual agents and social robots. At present, behaviour generation is typically powered by rule-based systems, data-driven approaches, and their hybrids. For evaluation, both objective and subjective methods exist, but their application and validity are frequently a point of contention.

This workshop asks, “What will be the behaviour-generation methods of the future? And how can we evaluate these methods using meaningful objective and subjective metrics?” The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on the generation and evaluation of non-verbal behaviours for embodied agents to discuss the future of this field. To kickstart these discussions, we invite all interested researchers to submit a paper for presentation at the workshop.



Paper topics include (but are not limited to) the following
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* Automated synthesis of facial expressions, gestures, and gaze movements
* Audio- and music-driven nonverbal behaviour synthesis
* Closed-loop nonverbal behaviour generation (from perception to action)
* Nonverbal behaviour synthesis in two-party and group interactions
* Emotion-driven and stylistic nonverbal behaviour synthesis
* New datasets related to nonverbal behaviour
* Believable nonverbal behaviour synthesis using motion-capture and 4D scan data
* Multi-modal nonverbal behaviour synthesis
* Interactive/autonomous nonverbal behavior generation
* LLMs and foundation models in the context of non-verbal behaviour synthesis
* Subjective and objective evaluation methods for nonverbal behaviour synthesis
* Guidelines for nonverbal behaviours in human-agent interaction



Submission guidelines
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We will accept long (max 8 pages) and short (max 4 pages) paper submissions, all in the same double-column ACM conference format as used by ICMI (https://icmi.acm.org/2024/guidelines/). Pages containing only references do not count toward the page limit for any of the paper types. Submissions should be formatted for double-blind review made in PDF format through OpenReview (https://openreview.net/group?id=ACM.org/ICMI/2024/Workshop/GENEA).
To encourage authors to make their work reproducible and reward the effort that this requires, we have introduced the GENEA Workshop Reproducibility Award.
We will also host an open poster session for advertising your late-breaking results and already-published work to the community. No paper submission is needed to participate in the poster session, and these posters will not be part of any proceedings (non archival). Submission guidelines for the poster session will be available on the workshop website.

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