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SG_AVH 2014 : SIGGRAPH ASIA 2014 International Workshop on Autonomous Virtual Humans and Social Robot for Tele-presence


When Dec 3, 2014 - Dec 3, 2014
Where Shenzhen
Submission Deadline Jul 5, 2014
Notification Due Aug 15, 2014
Final Version Due Sep 8, 2014
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Call For Papers

Call for papers
International Workshop on Autonomous Virtual Humans and Social Robot for Tele-presence
(in conjunction with SIGGRAPH Asia)
Shenzhen, China, Dec.3 2014
Sophisticated systems are developed with 3D capturing and rendering leading to a true 3D TelePresence experience. If the 3D avatar is distantly guided by the real participant, it is possible to replace this real participant by its autonomous virtual or artificial counterpart. It is supposed to give a partial illusion that the real person is present. This implies that it should look the same as the real human, speaks with the same intonation, and be somehow aware of the real situation, the real participants, and the task currently performed. It should react at the right time based on the perception he/she has from the real participants. Autonomous social robots and autonomous virtual humans have a lot in common, but, the main difference is that the social robots exist physically while autonomous Virtual Humans are software-based visual agents. In terms of research, the problems to solve for both social robots and virtual humans are very similar.
This workshop will bring to the SIGGRAPH community the last developments in this up-to-date area of research.
We are seeking full papers with the following topics, but which are not limited to:
• Teleoperation and telepresence
• 3D interaction for VR/AR/MR
• Tracking and sensing
• User studies and evaluation
• Perception, presence, and cognition
• Navigation
• Gesture recognition, hand recognition, face recognition
• Sound classification, sound localization
• Multiparty dialogs and dialogue management
• Affective computing
• Decision making
• Personality
• Expressive behavior generation
• Short-term and long-term memory
• Groups and collective behavior
• Locomotion
• Learning (e.g. by example)
• Emotion models
• Gaze Animation and attention
• Cooperation between humans and social robots
Proceedings of the workshop will be included in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author of each accepted workshop paper has to register for SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 (full conference pass) by 15 September 2014, and give a presentation at the workshop
All workshop research papers must be original, unpublished work, written and presented in English.
To recognize the contribution of workshop paper presenters, the presenters can apply for a 25% discount per accepted paper submission.

Important Dates
Submission of full papers: July 5, 2014
Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2014
Camera ready copy: September 8, 2014
Workshop date: December 03, 2014

Organizing Committee:
Daniel Thalmann, NTU, SG
Junsong Yuan, NTU, SG

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