17th International Conference on

Intelligent Virtual Agents        

(IVA 2017), Aug 27-30, Stockholm


Note: Presentations marked (*) have been nominated for the best paper award.
IVA2017 August 27-30, Stockholm
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Wednesday Monday Tuesday Sunday Back to top Our Sponsors Interested in sponsoring IVA? Contact  sponsorship@iva2017.org for more details. 9:00 9:30 Registration 9:30 17:00 Workshops 17:30 20:30 Pizza beer and robots - sponsored by Furhat Robotics (link)       8:00 9:00 Registration 9:00 9:30 Welcome  Remarks 9:30 10:30 Keynote Talk  -   Bilge Mutlu 10:30 11:00 Coffee  break   Paper Session 1: Dialogue Interaction 11:00 11:25 Who, Me ?   How Virtual Agents Can Shape Conversational  Footing in Virtual Reality     Tomislav Pejsa, Michael Gleicher and Bilge Mutlu 11:25 11:50 Learning and Reusing Dialog for Repeated Interactions with a  Situated Social Agent     James Kennedy, Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Ming Sun, Boyang Li, Rishub Jain,     Ricson Cheng, Eli Pincus, Elizabeth Carter and Jill Fain Lehman 11:50 12:15 Pragmatic Multimodality: Effects of Nonverbal Cues of Focus  and Certainty in a Virtual Human        (   *    )     Farina Freigang, Sören Klett and Stefan Kopp 12:15 12:30 Talk About Death: End of Life Planning with a Virtual Agent     Dina Utami, Timothy Bickmore, Asimina Nikolopoulou and Michael Paasche-Orlow  - 12:30 13:30 Lunch  - sponsored by Disney Research   Paper Session 2: Negotiation and Collaboration 13:30 13:55 Multiparty Interactions for Coordination in a Mixed Human- Agent Teamwork       Mukesh Barange, Julie n Saunier and Alexandre Pauchet 13:55 14:20 A Computational Model of Power in Collaborative Negotiation  D ialogues   ( * )     Ould Ouali Lydia, Rich Charles and Sabouret Nicolas 14:20 14:45 Fixed-pie Lie in Action     Zahra Nazari, Gale Lucas and Jonathan Gratch 14:45 15:00 Virtual reality negotiation training system with virtual  cognitions     Ding Ding, Franziska Burger, Willem-Paul Brinkman and Mark Neerincx 15:00 15:30 Coffee break 15:30 16:30 Demos 16:30 17:30 Pan el Session 18:30 19:00 Vasa Museum tour 19:00 22:3 0 Banquet    Sunday, August 27 , 2017             (KTH Campus) Monday, August 28, 2017
(Tekniska Museet)
(Tekniska Museet)   Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:00 9:00 Registration 9:00 10:00 Keynote Talk  -   Petra Wagner 10:00 10:30 Coffee break 10:30 11:30 Poster Session A    (link)   Paper Session 3: Affective Agents 11:30 11:4 5 Giving Emotional Contagion Ability to Virtual Agents in  Crowds       Amyr Borges Fortes Neto, Soraia Raupp Musse and Catherine Pelachaud 11:45 12:00 Interacting with a Semantic Affective ECA      Joaquín Pérez, Yanet Sánchez, Fransisco J. Serón and Eva Cerezo 12:00 12:25 Do We Need Emotionally Intelligent Artificial Agents? First Results of Human Perceptions of Emotional Intelligence in 12:30 13:30 Lunch  - sponsored by Disney Research   Paper Session 4: Pedagogical Agents and Behavior Change 13:30 13:55 Cubus: Autonomous Embodied Characters to Stimulate  Creative Idea Generation in Groups of Children       André Pires, Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Carlos Martinho and Patrícia Arriaga 13:55 14:20 Negative Feedback In Your Face: Examining the Effects of  Proxemics and Gender on Learning     David C. Jeong, Dan Feng, Nicole C. Krämer, Lynn C. Miller and Stacy Marsella 14:2 0 14:45 Pedagogical Agents to Support Embodied, Discovery-based     Ahsan Abdullah, Mohammad Adil, Leah Rosenbaum, Miranda Clemmons, Mansi  Shah, Dor Abrahamson and Michael Neff 14:45 15:00 That’s  a Rap: Increasing Engagement with Rap Music  Performance by Virtual Agents     Stefan Olafsson, Everlyne Kimani, Reza Asadi and Timothy Bickmore 15:00 15:30 Coffee break 15:30 16:30 Poster Session B   (link)   Paper Session 5: Personality and Mental States 16:30 16 :55 Generation of Virtual Characters from Personality Traits     Fabrizio Nunnari and Alexis Heloir 16:55 17:10 Effect of Visual Feedback Caused by Changing Mental States  of the Avatar based on the Operator's Mental States using  Physiological Indices     Yoshimasa Ohmoto, Seiji Takeda and Toyoaki Nishida 17:10 17:25 Integration of Multi-modal Cues in Synthetic Attention   Processes to Drive Virtual Agent Behavior     Sven Seele, Tobias Haubrich, Tim Metzler, Rainer Herpers, Marcin Grzegorzek and  Jonas Schild 17:30 19:30 Video Gala and Awards
Humans Compared to Robots
Lisan Fan, Matthias Scheutz, Monika Lohani, Marissa McCoy and Charlene Stokes
(Tekniska Museet)   Wednesday, August 30, 2017 8:30 9:00 Registration 9:00 10:00 Keynote Talk  -   Iain Matthews 10:00 10:30 Coffee break   Paper Session 6: Application and Effects 10:30 10:55 Effects of Social Priming on Social Presence with Intelligent   Virtual Agents     Salam Daher, Kangsoo Kim, Myungho Lee, Ryan Schubert, Gerd Bruder, Jeremy  Bailenson and Gregory Welch 10 :55 11:10 A Categorization of  Virtual Agent Appearances and a  Qualitative Study on Age-Related User Preferences  -       Carolin Straßmann and Nicole C. Krämer 11:10 11:25 Get One or Create One: The Impact of Graded Involvement in a Selection Procedure for a Virtual Agent on Satisfaction and  Suitability Ratings     Charlotte Diehl, Birte Schiffhauer, Friederike Eyssel, Jascha Achenbach, Sören Klett,   Mario Botsch and Stefan Kopp 11:25 11:40 Prestige Questions, Online Agents and Gender-Driven    Differences in Disclosure     Johnathan Mell, Gale Lucas and Jonathan Gratch. 11:40 11:55 Selecting and expressing communicative functions in a  SAIBA - Compliant Agent Framework     Ang elo Cafaro, Merijn Bruijnes, Jelte B. van Waterschoot, Catherine Pelachaud,  Mariët Theune and Dirk Heylen 11:55 12:10 WalkNet: A Neural-Network-Based Interactive Walking    Controller     Omid Alemi and Philippe Pasquier 12:10 12:25 To Plan or Not to Plan: Lessons Learned from Building Large  Scale Social Simulations     Anton Bogdanovych and Tomas Trescak 12:30 13:30 Lunch  - sponsored by Disney Research   Paper Session 7: Nonverbal and Multimodal Behavior 13:30 13:55 Joint Learning of Speech-Driven Facial Motion with   Bidirectional Long - Short Term Memory     Najmeh Sadoughi and Carlos Busso 13:55 14:10 Predicting Head Pose in Dyadic Conversation     David Greenwood, Stephen Laycock and Iain Matthews 14:10 14:25 Development and Perception Evaluation of Culture-specific   Gaze Behaviors of Virtual Agents     Tomoko Koda, Taku Hirano and Takuto Ishioh 14:25 14:40 Towards Reasoned Modality Selection in an Embodied  Conversation Agent     Carla Ten Ventura, Roberto Carlini, Stamatia Dasiopoulou, Gerard Llorach Tó and  Leo Wanner 14:40 14:55 A Dynamic Speech Breathing System for Virtual Characters     Ulysses Bernardet, Steve Dipaola, Sin-Hwa Kang and Ari Shapiro 15:00 15:30 Closing Remarks