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                     CALL FOR PAPERS

                          IVA2003
      Fourth International Working Conference on
            INTELLIGENT VIRTUAL AGENTS
                   http://www.sigmedia.org/iva03

                   September 15-17, 2003
                   Kloster Irsee, Germany


1.  SCOPE OF IVA
2.  TOPICS OF INTERET
3.  PAPER & DEMO SUBMISSION CATEGORIES
4.  IMPORTANT DATES
5.  CONFERENCE VENUE
6.  CONTACT
7.  COMMITTEESS

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1. SCOPE OF IVA
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Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) are autonomous, graphically embodied
agents in an interactive, 2D or 3D virtual environment. They are able to
interact intelligently with the environment, other IVAs, and especially with
human users. Previous IVA workshops brought together people studying
computer graphics, animation and virtual environments on the one hand, and
the other hand people working in AI, and A-life.

Since the first IVA back in 1999 firm lines of research have been
established but there is much that the graphics and AI communities have to
learn from each other. Moreover, the domain of Intelligent Virtual Agents
has become much more diverse and now encompasses a wide range of disciplines
including in particular psychology (emotion modelling, non-verbal
communication), sociology (modelling human / IVA societies), HCI
(intelligent user interfaces, gesture/body tracking interfaces), design and
arts (e.g., interactive installation with IVAs), and all kinds of
application fields. While initial research often focussed on the use of
IVA's in virtual environments,  they are now increasingly used across many
media such as the web, wireless devices and interactive television. IVAs can
provide appealing characters for games and entertainment. They can be novel
user interfaces for software or guides in factual and e-commerce web sites.
Some see them as the key to engaging educational software or as an exciting
new way for us to communicate with each other on the web. The rapid advances
in the field have enabled it to be applied in practice to these areas both
in research and industrial contexts.

The IVA series of workshops originated from a successful workshop on
Intelligent Virtual Environments held in Brighton at the 13th European
Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI'98). This workshop was followed
by a second in Manchester in 1999 with the theme of Intelligent Virtual
Agents, and a third held in Madrid in 2001.

As the previous events, IVA 2003 aims to bring together researchers from
diverse areas that can provide insights into the development of IVA's and
applications with IVA's. The target audience for IVA'03 includes people from
multiple disciplines,  coming from academia or industry with an interest in
the design,  implementation, and evaluation of IVA's and IVA applications.
We aim for a lively programme of timely, high-quality presentations and
demonstrations to discuss the state of the art and future of Intelligent
Virtual Agents.

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2. TOPICS OF INTERET  (include, but are not limited to):
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o  IVA design and modelling
    * design criteria and methodologies
    * nature inspired IVAs/A-life for IVAs
    * models of affect and personality for IVAs
    * models for IVAs with awareness of their social context
    * modelling conversational skills and multi-modal interaction
    * non-verbal expressiveness in IVAs - gesture, facial expression,
       posture
    * media-specific design considerations, e.g., IVAs for VR, AR, web,
       and mobile applications
    * deployment of novel interaction modalities (e.g., vision, touch,
       phycons etc.)
    * IVAs with physical embodiment: lessons from and for robotics
    * ethical considerations, e.g., what human-qualities can /
       should IVAs have / never have

o  Conceptual architectures, e.g. for
    *  learning IVAs
    *  improvisational IVAs
    *  multi-user /multi-IVA interaction
    * crowd simulations with IVAs

o   IVA application fields, pilot systems, and evaluation
     *  education and training with IVAs
     *  games
     *  interactive narrative with IVAs
     *  telepresence
     *  case studies and evaluation reports on IVA pilots etc.

o  Software engineering issues
    * standards and measures to support interoperability,
       portability, and reuse
    * tools and toolkits for building IVAs and IVA applications
    * advanced 3D modelling and animation technologies for IVAs

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3.  PAPER & DEMO SUBMISSION CATEGORIES
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Proposals for contributions to the IVA'03 program should be made
electronically, in PDF format only (no paper copy will be accepted).
Authors may choose between the following submission categories:

o  Long Research Papers - reserved for reports on mature research
    results. Expected length of a long paper is about 6-8 pages.

o   Short Research Papers -  to report on smaller case studies or
     ongoing but interesting and original research efforts.
     Short papers should not exceed 4 pages in total.

o  Demo Submissions /  System Papers - to provide a short
    description of a system / installation / demo that will be shown
    during IVA'03. System papers should not exceed 4 pages in total.

o  Poster Submissions - Authors who wish to display a poster should
    submit either a one-page description of the poster content, or
    a one-page sketch of the poster.

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4.  IMPORTANT DATES
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Anytime :  Indication of interest in participation
                  (mailto: [log in to unmask])

16. May 2003  - Deadline for Submissions
                        (All submission categories cf. 3.)

16. June 2003  - Authors Notification

4.  July 2003    -  Deadline for camera-ready papers
                        (All submission categories cf. 3.)

18. July 2003   - Deadline for early registration

15-17 September 2003: IVA Conference


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5.  CONFERENCE VENUE
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IVA'03 will be hosted by Kloster Irsee, a former monastery that is now used
as a convention venue. The baroque-style Kloster is situated in Bavaria,
about two hours south-west of the Munich International Airport.

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6.  CONTACT
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Thomas Rist
DFKI,  Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
D-66123 Saarbruecken,  Germany,
Tel.: (+49 681) 302-5266,
Fax: (+49 681) 302-5020
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

MORE INFORMATION is available at the IVA03
website: http://www.sigmedia.org/iva03/

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7.  COMMITTEESS
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o   Conference Chairs

    Ruth Aylett
    e-mail: [log in to unmask]

    Daniel Ballin
    e-mail: [log in to unmask]

    Jeff Rickel
    e-mail: [log in to unmask]

    Thomas Rist (Local Chair)
    e-mail: [log in to unmask]


o   Organisation Committee

     Marco Gillies  - Organisation
     e-mail: [log in to unmask]

     Patrick Gebhard - Local Arrangements / Technical Assistance
     e-mail: [log in to unmask]

     Martin Klesen - Local Arrangements / Technical Assistance
     e-mail: [log in to unmask]

     Matthias Rehm - Local Arrangements / Technical Assistance
     e-mail: [log in to unmask]

o  Programme Committee

    Elisabeth André
    Yasmine Arafa
    Norman Badler
    Josep Blat
    Bruce Blumberg
    Joanna Bryson
    Lola Cañamero
    Justine Cassell
    Marc Cavazza
    Elizabeth Churchill
    Kerstin Dautenhahn
    Angelica de Antonio
    Fiorella de Rosis
    Patrick Gebhard
    Jonathan Gratch
    Barbara Hayes-Roth
    Randy Hill
    Adrian Hilton
    Kristina Höök
    Katherine Isbister
    Mitsuru Ishizuka
    Ido Iurgel
    Lewis Johnson
    Martin Klesen
    Jarmo Laaksolahti
    John Laird
    Brian Loyall
    Craig Lindley
    Andrew Marriot
    Stacy Marsella
    Alexander Nareyek
    Anton Nijholt
    Gregori O'Hare
    Sharon Oviatt
    Ana Paiva
    Catherine Pelachaud
    Paolo Petta
    Tony Polichroniadis
    Helmut Prendinger
    Matthias Rehm
    Anthony Steed
    Daniel Thalmann
    Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
    Kris Thorisson
    Demetri Terzopolous
    Hannes Vilhjalmsson
    John Vince
    Michael Young

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