17th International Conference on

Intelligent Virtual Agents        

(IVA 2017), Aug 27-30, Stockholm

Call for Papers     (link on WikiCFP)

August 27-30 Stockholm, Sweden http://iva2017.org ----------------------------------------------------------------------- IMPORTANT DATES Paper and Poster Submissions Submission Deadline: 14 April 2017  24 April 2017 (NEW DEADLINE)   11:59PM Howland & Baker Islands Time (UTC – 12 hours)    Closed Author notification: 5 June, 2017             16 June, 2017 Camera ready version: 10 July, 2017      20 July, 2017 Workshop Paper Submissions See respective workshop websites Demo Submissions Submissions deadline: 14 April, 2017  26 May, 2017 (extended) Author Notification: 3rd July, 2017 Camera ready version: 10th July, 2017 CONFERENCE IVAs are interactive digital characters that exhibit human-like qualities and can communicate with humans and each other using natural human modalities like facial expressions, speech and gesture. They are capable of real-time perception, cognition, emotion and action that allow them to participate in dynamic social environments. The International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) is an interdisciplinary annual conference and the main leading scientific forum for resenting research on modeling, developing and evaluating intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) with a focus on communicative abilities and social behavior. SPECIAL TOPIC IVA 2017's special topic is 'Situated Intelligent Agents', that is, agents that have awareness of and/or make use of their environment (physical or virtual). The theme will address the synergies between agents with different embodiments, from embodied virtual characters to social robots. Advances in both domains require the development of computational capabilities that allow robots and virtual characters to engage in those direct, unstructured and dynamically evolving social interactions that characterise humans. We will particularly welcome contributions that address the cross-fertilization of state-of-the-art insights and methods from the domains of embodied virtual characters, computer games, social robotics, and social sciences in order to support the development of skills necessary to enable the vision of designing better machines capable of achieving better action, better awareness and better interaction to engage in intuitive, lifelike, sustained encounters with individuals and groups. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA Iain Matthews, Oculus Research, USA Petra Wagner, Bielefeld University, Germany GENERAL TOPICS OF INTEREST Design, Modeling and Evaluation * design criteria and design methodologies * evaluation methodologies and user studies * ethical considerations and societal impact * applicable lessons from other fields (e.g. robotics) * improvisational or dramatic interaction * dimensions of intelligence, cognition and behavior * models of multimodal perception and action * models of emotionally communicative behavior * models of conversational behavior * models of narrative and storytelling * theoretical foundations and formal models * learned, evolved or emergent 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 platforms: desktop, single vs. multi-user, virtual or augmented or mixed reality, robots * future or current experience in various fields, e.g. Interactive narrative and story-telling, computer games, art and entertainment, education and training, simulation and visualization SUBMISSION DETAILS Paper, Demo and Poster Submissions Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers (12 pages), short papers (8 pages), or poster papers (4 pages). We also welcome demonstrations (4 pages; please submit a short description including any requests for space or equipment). Submissions should be anonymous and in Springer LNCS format. Detailed paper author instructions will be available on the IVA 2017 website (http://iva2017.org). All submissions should be made through the conference review system. Workshops and Video Gala IVA will also feature workshops and a video Gala, which is a video showcase of projects involving animated like-life agents. See this link for examples of the Gala entries from IVA 2016: http://iva2016.ict.usc.edu/video-gala/. The respective submission details for these events will be available nearer to the conference date and will be announced in upcoming calls for papers on the conference website (http://iva2017.org). ORGANIZATION Conference Chairs Jonas Beskow, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Christopher Peters, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Ginevra Castellano, Uppsala University Program Chairs Carol O'Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin Iolanda Leite, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stefan Kopp, University of Bielefeld Workshop Chairs Candace Sidner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Björn Thuresson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sponsorship Chair André Pereira, Furhat Robotics Posters & Demo Chair Catharine Oertel, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Gala Chair Jens Edlund, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Publications Chairs Maurizio Mancini, Università degli Studi di Genova Giovanna Varni, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Publicity Chair Maike Paetzel, Uppsala University Webmaster Fangkai Yang, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Senior Program Committee Elisabeth André, University of Augsburg Ruth Aylett, Heriot-Watt University Timothy Bickmore, Northeastern University Joost Broekens, Delft University of Technology Dirk Heylen, University of Twente Jill Lehman, Disney Research Pittsburgh James Lester, North Carolina State Stacy Marsella, Northeastern University Yukiko Nakano, Seikei University Michael Neff, UC Davis Ana Paiva, INESC-ID and University of Lisbon Catherine Pelachaud, CNRS - ISIR, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Laurel Riek, UC San Diego Stefan Scherer, University of Southern California Gabriel Skantze, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Hannes Vilhjálmsson, Reykjavík University Michael Young, University of Utah
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