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AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

Call for proposals to host IVA2010

Call for proposals to host IVA2010
Since its conception as a small ECAI workshop in 1998, the International Conference Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) has become a central event for researchers in synthetic characters, intelligent virtual agents, embodied conversational agnets, and virtual animals. It also has links to work in social robots. Since 2005 IVA has become an annual event, and in 2009 is taking place in Amsterdam.

This call asks for proposals to host the event in 2010. In keeping with past events the aim is to hold the event in September 2010, with an  attendance of around 100.  Given IVA2009 is running in Europe, proposals located outside of Europe are encouraged.

An important goal is to facilitate the participation of students and young researchers, so keeping the cost of attendance low is also an important criterion.

Details of recent events can be seen at: (2003) (2006) (2007) (2008) (2009)

If you think you'd like to host IVA, please submit a brief (3 pages) proposal including:

1. Who you are (the organising team) and any previous experience you have of running workshops in IVA-related and other fields.

2. A description of the proposed venue, including meeting facilities, accommodation and travel access.

3. An outline budget (likely costs and expenditure).

4. Exact dates in September 2010 for the meeting. Note we would like to avoid clashes with other conferences in related areas.

5. Any special theme or topic: for example the special topic for IVA2009 is Games.

The evaluation criteria will include:
(1) cost effectiveness;
(2) professionalism of proposal and track record of the proposers;
(3) accessibility of the location(i.e. access to airports, etc);
(4) venue attractiveness (e.g. quality of facilities and support of  "togetherness").

You can find some past successful bids at

Please send the proposal to:,,,,
***by Aug 1st 2009***
The result will be announced at IVA2009.