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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR HOSTS: Intelligent Virtual Agents workshop, Sep 2012


Contact: r.s.aylett@hw.ac.uk

IVA - International Conference

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 agents, and virtual animals. It also has links to work in
social robots. Since 2005 IVA has become an annual event, and in 2011 is
taking place in Reykjavk, Iceland.

In keeping with past events the aim is to hold the event in September 2012, with an  attendance
of around 100.  We are happy to consider proposals both in locations in
Europe, and outside of it.

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:
http://iva07.ntua.gr/ (2007, Paris)
http://research.nii.ac.jp/~iva2008/ (2008, Tokyo)
http://iva09.dfki.de/ (2009, Amsterdam)
http://iva2010.seas.upenn.edu/ (2010, Philadelphia)

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. We would encourage new
groups to include someone with previous experience of the IVA event.

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

3. An outline budget (likely costs and expenditure) and estimate of
registration cost.

4. Exact dates in September 2012 for the meeting. Note we would like to
avoid clashes with other conferences in related areas and you should
indicate which you have checked.

5. Any special theme or topic: for example the special topic for IVA2011 is
Language and Culture.

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 www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~ruth/IVA2010

Please send the proposal to: r.s.aylett@hw.ac.uk,
skopp@techfak.uni-bielefeld.de, Ana.Paiva@inesc-id.pt,
d.k.j.Heylen@ewi.utwente.nl, hannes@ru.is, andre@informatik.uni-augsburg.de,
c.pelachaud@iut.univ-paris8.fr, marsella@ict.usc.edu, badler@seas.upenn.edu

***by Aug 8th 20011***

The result will be announced at IVA2011.