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IVA 2009 : International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents

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Conference Series : Intelligent Virtual Agents
 
Link: http://iva09.dfki.de/
 
When Sep 14, 2009 - Sep 16, 2009
Where Amsterdam, Netherlands
Submission Deadline Apr 17, 2009
Notification Due May 22, 2009
Final Version Due Jun 12, 2009
Categories    artificial intelligence   HCI   computer graphics
 

Call For Papers

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 real-time perception, cognition and action that allows them to participate in a dynamic social environment.

IVA-09 is an interdisciplinary annual conference and the main forum for presenting research on modeling, developing and evaluating intelligent virtual agents with a focus on commu-nicative abilities and social behavior. In addition to pre-sentations 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.

Co-location with ACII-09

IVA-09 will be co-located in Amsterdam with the complemen tary Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction International Conference (ACII-09), held 10-12 Sep 09. While this is a great opportunity to make the most of a trip to Amsterdam, the same paper should not be submitted to both conferences: papers with a primary focus on intelligent virtual agents are encouraged to be submitted to IVA, papers with a focus on emotion are encouraged to be submitted to ACII.

Topics

Design and modeling of IVAs

* design criteria and design methodologies
* evaluation methodologies and user studies
* ethical considerations and social impact
* applicable lessons from other fields (e.g. robotics)
* 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 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 of IVAs

* future role and/or current experience in various fields including:
o computer games
o art and entertainment
o education and training
o simulation and visualization
* delivery platforms:
o desktop
o single/multi-user
o virtual/augmented/mixed reality

Conceptual frameworks for IVAs

* learned, evolved or emergent behavior
* improvisational or dramatic interaction
* stages of autonomy (from avatars to agents)
* massive simulations of crowds

Special topic: Games

IVA-09 particularly encourages submissions on this year’s special topic of games. Read more.

Papers and Posters

* Submission of all papers: 17 April 09
* Notification of acceptance: 22 May 09
* Camera-ready copies: 12 June 09
* GALA video submission: 01 June 09
* Conference: 14-16 September 09

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