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Magalie Ochs <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:42:51 +0200
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Apologies for any cross-postings. Below is the call for papers for GALA Event, part of the Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA) Conference being held inAugust 29-31  this year.

GALA, Gathering of Animated Lifelike Agents, is an annual festival to showcase the latest Animated Lifelike Agents created by university students, academic or industrial research groups. The goals of GALA are manifold:
- To provide a forum to present and evaluate the state-of-the-art in the technology of virtual humans and innovative applications;
- To disseminate research, by establishing an ever evolving GALA Gallery (a repository at a permanent web location) of virtual humans for study and re-use;
- To stimulate students to work on virtual humans.
An international jury will select entries for the GALA Gallery. The presentation of the best entries and announcement of the awards will take place at the GALA Final, which is coupled with a prestigious conference each year. This year the GALA Final will take place at the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents - IVA 2013, 29-31 August 2013, in Edinburgh, UK.

The GALA event is primarily a video showcase of "short" projects involving animated lifelike agents (under one of the topics of the main conference). The main submission is a video, with an optional short paper. It is open to students and industry as well as academic institutions.
Researchers are also encouraged to submit demos, which will feature particular applications of Intelligent Virtual Agents, as well as tools for their development. The submission should include a short paper explaining the main contributions of the demo, and a small video illustrating the demo to be done at IVA.

*Important Dates
Submission Deadline: July 8, 2013*
Notification Date: July 19, 2013
Final Video/Camera ready paper: July 26, 2012

Submission Guidelines
Submit a 1 page PDF with description of the video with details of the encoding, author names and affiliations, and a download link. The international jury will invite the selected entries to be demonstrated at the GALA Final in public, as well as a high quality version of the video for the GALA presentation.
PDF papers and Links to videos should be sent to magalie.ochs(at)
The GALA event will have a jury award as well as an audience award.

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