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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CFP: 8th Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) Conference


Second Call for Papers 


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