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We are pleased to announce


The Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents


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 Paris8, INRIA, France

Seiji Yamada, National Institute of Informatics, Japan


Best Paper Chair:

W. Lewis Johnson, Alelo, Inc., USA



Anton Nijholt

University of Twente

Publicity Chair of IVA-08


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