Appel: IVA 2007

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Nov 28 16:27:21 UTC 2006

Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 23:26:15 +0100
From: Catherine Pelachaud <pelachaud at>
Message-ID: <456B6606.6060901 at>


7th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA'07)
   Plus GALA - Gathering of Life-like Agents
           17th - 19th September 2007
               Paris, France

           1st Call for Papers


Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) are autonomous, graphically embodied
agents in an interactive, 2D or 3D virtual environment. They are able
to interact intelligently with the environment, other IVAs, and
especially with human users.

The conference is an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and
practitioners in computer graphics, animation, computer games, virtual
environments, artificial intelligence, natural language processing,
cognitive modeling, human-computer interaction and artificial life.
Since the first IVA back in 1999 firm lines of research have been
established and there is much that the graphics and AI communities can
learn from each other.

The domain of Intelligent Virtual Agents has become much more diverse
and now encompasses a wide range of disciplines; cognitive and social
psychology, communication models (conversational skills, interaction
loops, conversational analysis), non-verbal communication, sociology
(modeling human / IVA societies), HCI (intelligent user interfaces,
gesture/body tracking interfaces), design and arts (e.g., interactive
installations with IVAs), and numerous application domains.

While initial research often focused on the use of IVAs in virtual
environments, they are now increasingly used in web-based interfaces,
personal computing devices and interactive television. The rapid
advances in the field have enabled it to be applied in both in
research and industrial contexts. IVAs can provide appealing
characters for games and entertainment. They can also be used in novel
user interfaces or even as tools of psychological research.

IVA'07 will be a multidisciplinary forum for researchers and
practitioners from academia and industry with an interest in the
design, implementation, and evaluation of IVAs and IVA
applications. We aim for a lively program of timely, high-quality
presentations and demonstrations to discuss the state of the art and
future of Intelligent Virtual Agents. Papers will be published in the
Springer-Verlag LNAI (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence)

This year, IVA'07 and ACII'07 ( are
happening close to each other. While we do encourage submitting to
both conferences we do highlight there are differences in topics of
interest in each conference. We highly advise authors to read them
carefully.  Papers submitted to both conferences should be clearly
different in their scope and topic.

IVA'07 will also host GALA - The Gathering of Life-like Agents - see

Design and modeling of IVAs
- design criteria and methodologies
- nature inspired IVAs/A-life for IVAs
- dimensions of intelligence in IVAs
- models of personality, culture for IVAs
- models of awareness of  social context
- models of social agents/robots
- models of conversational skills and multi-modal interaction
- non-verbal expressiveness in IVAs
- IVAs with physical embodiment: lessons from and for robotics
- ethical considerations
- Application fields for IVA and experience reports
- Evaluation methodologies and user studies of IVAs

Software engineering issues
- standards / measures to support interoperability, portability, and reuse
- tools and toolkits for building IVAs
- advanced 3D modeling and animation technologies for IVAs
- real-time integrated system

Conceptual architectures
- learning IVAs
- improvisational IVAs
- multi-user /multi-IVA interaction
- crowd simulations with IVAs


- Paper Submission: 15th April 07
- Authors Notification: 15th May 07
- Camera-Ready: 12th June 07


- Long submissions: 12 pages
- Short submissions: 7 pages
- Poster submissions: 1 page

- Papers should be submitted in PDF format via the web site
- Please format your paper according to Springer-Verlag's Guidelines:,10735,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html. 

- We would appreciate it if you could compress the files using zip, rar 
or ace compression.


- Catherine Pelachaud, University of Paris 8
- Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI-CNRS
- Elisabeth André, University of Augsburg
- Kostas Karpouzis, ICCS, National Technical University of Athens
- Danielle Pelé, France Telecom

- Ruth Aylett, Heriot-Watt University
- Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California
- Patrick Olivier, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Stefan Kopp, University of Bielefeld

- Gérard Chollet, ENST

Catherine Pelachaud: pelachaud at


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