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GALA Event (http://di.ncl.ac.uk/publicweb/gala2011/) at IVA 2011 (http://iva2011.ru.is/) Reykjavik 15th - 17th September.



GALA IN A NUTSHELL:

GALA is an annual festival to showcase the latest Animated Lifelike Agents created by university students and academic or industrial research groups. GALA was launched in 2005. GALA provides:

-	The GALA Final event, to demonstrate the state-of-the-art in the technology of virtual humans.

-	The GALA Jury Award for student projects and the GALA Public Award for any entry.

-	The permanent GALA Gallery on the web with the best entries exhibited for further study.

-	The possibility of an optional short paper (2 pages) publication in the proceedings of the annual IVA conference, published by Springer.



There are 2 participant tracks:

1. Student  - Students from any university, individually or as a group

2. Other – non-student work from academic institutions and industry, as well as from multi-party national or international projects, is welcome.



SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:

1. Communication – How do IVAs communicate?

2. Animated Lifelike Agent Application - I.e. Tools used in the creation of IVAs

3. Other Animated Lifelike Agent Creation



SUBMISSION FORMAT:

The animated lifelike agent is to be described in an optional 2 page paper (with the possibility of inclusion in the IVA2011 proceedings) and a (.flv) movie of 2-4 minutes. Successful applicants will be able to submit a higher quality video later.



The submission deadlines are:

26th April - GALA short paper deadline.

23rd May - GALA flash video submission deadline.



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