Appel: 8th Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) Conference

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Feb 26 10:09:41 UTC 2008

Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 08:42:44 +0100
From: A.Nijholt at
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Second Call for Papers

The Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents

September 1-3, 2008
Tokyo, Japan

Conference Chairs:

Helmut Prendinger, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
James Lester, North Carolina State University, USA
Mitsuru Ishizuka, The University of Tokyo, Japan


IVA-08 is the major annual meeting of the intelligent virtual agents
community, attracting interdisciplinary minded researchers and
practitioners from embodied cognitive modeling, artificial
intelligence, computer graphics, animation, virtual worlds, games,
natural language processing, and human-computer interaction.


IVA topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Multimodal interaction with intelligent virtual agents
- Affective interaction and emotion models
- Models of personality and culture
- Conversational and non-verbal behavior
- Architectures for virtual agents and robotic agents
- Embodied cognitive modeling
- Authoring tools for building intelligent virtual agents
- Markup and representation languages
- Agents and avatars in metaverse, virtual worlds, narrative, and games
- Advanced 3D modeling and animation technologies
- Applications and user studies


The proceedings will appear in the Lecture Notes of Artificial
Intelligence (LNAI) series of Springer.

We are inviting submissions of long and short papers, and posters.

Key Dates:

Friday, April 11, 2008: Electronic submissions due
Friday,   May 16, 2008: Author notification
Tuesday, June 10, 2008: Camera ready

Senior Programme Committee:

Elisabeth Andre, University of Augsburg, Germany
Ruth Aylett, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Marc Cavazza, University of Teesside, UK
Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California, USA
Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI-CNRS, France
Stefan Kopp, Bielefeld University, Germany
Patrick Olivier, Newcastle University, UK
Catherine Pelachaud, University of Paris 8, France
Seiji Yamada, National Institute of Informatics, Japan


Best Paper Chair:

W. Lewis Johnson, Alelo, Inc., USA
Anton Nijholt
University of Twente
Publicity Chair of IVA-08

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