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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: IVA-08 Intelligent Virtual Agents

We are pleased to announce
The Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA-08)
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