17th International Conference on

Intelligent Virtual Agents        

(IVA 2017), Aug 27-30, Stockholm

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Welcome to IVA 2017, hosted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Tekniska Museet  (the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology). About the IVA Conferences IVA 2017 is the 17th meeting of an interdisciplinary annual conference and the main  leading scientific forum for presenting research on modeling, developing and evaluating  intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) with a focus on communicative abilities and social  behavior. 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.   In addition to presentations on theoretical issues, the conference encourages the  showcasing of working applications. Who Should Attend? Students, academics and industry professionals with an interest in learning about and  presenting the most cutting-edge research conducted today in the multi-disciplinary field  of intelligent virtual agents. Advances in IVA research are enabling increasingly  autonomous agents that are now being utilized across a growing number of fields,  including counseling, entertainment, medicine, the military, psychology and teaching.  Researchers from the fields of human-human and human-robot interaction are also  encouraged to share work with a relevance to IVAs.  What Can I Expect This Year? 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 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. Sponsors IVA 2017 is now seeking sponsorships from industry and institutional partners looking to  strengthen collaborative opportunities with this vital and growing community.  Please  contact us for more details. 
IVA2017 August 27-30, Stockholm
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