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AISB event Bulletin Item

Call for proposals to host IVA2008 (Intelligent Virtual Agents)

Call for proposals to host IVA2008

Since its conception as a small ECAI workshop in 1998, IVA has become
a central event for researchers in synthetic characters, intelligent
virtual agents, conversational characters, and virtual animals. Since
2005 IVA has become an annual event, and in 2007 is taking place in
Paris, France.

This call asks for proposals to host the event in 2008. In keeping
with past events the aim is to hold the event in September 2008, with
an attendance of around 100. IVA has become a truly truly international
event that, after being held in Europe in this year, should preferably
take place in Asia, Australia or the US.

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

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

If you think you'd like to host IVA, please submit a brief (3 pages at
most) 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 2008 for the meeting.

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").

Please send the proposal to:,,, and by JUL 1 2007. The result will be announced at IVA2007.