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AISB event Bulletin Item

Call for proposals to host IVA2008

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.

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 2007, with  an  attendance of
around 100.  Given AAMAS 2008 runs in Lisbon in May 2008 with a  special track in synthetic characters, organizing the event outside  of Europe would be favoured.

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: (2001) (2003) (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 2007 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:,,,,
***by SEPT 1 2007***
the result will be announced at IVA2007.