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Christel Kemke <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 18 Jul 2006 11:57:32 -0500
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**                          COMMUNICATION                          **
**                             BETWEEN                             **
**                   HUMAN AND ARTIFICIAL AGENTS                   **
**                            (CHAA'06)                            **
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Workshop at the 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-06)

Workshop Description
The ability to communicate in a complex manner with others, to
exchange ideas and thoughts, to convey factual information as
well as wishes, goals, and plans, to issue commands, instructions
and questions, and to express emotions and interact on a social level,
is one of the most important and distinguishing aspects of humankind.
If artificial agents want to progress to the next level, and truly
and deeply interact with human users, they must possess expanded
communicative abilities.

This workshop focuses on methods and models to describe and implement
communication between human and artificial agents, in all forms and
on all levels.

The ultimate goal of this endeavour is to bridge the gap between the
richness, complexity and expressiveness of human communication, and
the (in)ability of artificial agents to (inter)act adequately in
cooperations with humans.

Topic Areas
   * models of communicative behaviour, communication languages
   * natural language processing, interpretation by agents
   * dialogue structures
   * action representation, action theory, action ontology
   * knowledge representation, ontologies
   * physical, spatial, temporal and semantic contexts
   * gestures and facial expressions
   * multi-modal communication
   * speech and speech characteristics in communication
   * cooperative behaviour, negotiation, judgement
   * social norms and roles, social behaviours, social interaction
   * learning of interactive behaviours,
   * learning in interactions, imitation learning
   * distant communication, wireless communication

Paper Submission
   * Full papers can have up to 4 pages
   * Accepted papers will be included in the Workshop Proceedings
     published by the IEEE Computer Society Press

Important Dates
   * July 30th, 2006: Due date for full paper submission
   * September 11th, 2006: Notification of acceptance
   * September 29th, 2006: Submission of camera-ready version
   * December 18th, 2006: Workshop (half day)

Program Committee
   * Elisabeth Andre, University of Augsburg, Germany
   * Klaus Fischer, DFKI, Germany
   * Hans W. Guesgen, University of Auckland, New Zealand
   * Karin Harbusch, University of Koblenz, Germany
   * Stephen Helmreich, CRL, USA
   * Pourang Irani, University of Manitoba, Canada
   * Steffen Knoop, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
   * Stefan Kopp, University of Bielefeld, Germany
   * Geert-Jan Kruijff, DFKI, Germany
   * Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, and
       University of Windsor, Canada
   * Xin Lu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
   * Lilia Moshkina, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
   * Helmut Prendinger, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
   * Kevin Russell, University of Manitoba, Canada
   * Lorenz Sichelschmidt, University of Bielefeld, Germany
   * Tran Cao Son, New Mexico State University, USA
   * Andre Trudel, Acadia University, Canada
   * Robert Trypuz, Institute for Applied Ontology, Italy
   * Sven Wachsmuth, University of Bielefeld, Germany
   * Christine Wu, University of Manitoba, Canada

Workshop Chair and Organization
   Dr. Christel Kemke, University of Manitoba, Canada
   e-mail: [log in to unmask]


For more information on the workshop see:

IAT-06 conference home page:


Dr. Christel Kemke
Department of Computer Science
University of Manitoba

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