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Intelligent Virtual Agents conference 2015 (IVA2015)

26 – 28 August

Delft, The Netherlands






Papers and Poster Submissions

Submissions deadline:               15 March 2015

Author notification:                16 May 2015

Camera ready version:               31 May 2015


Workshop Submissions

Workshop proposals:                 16 January 2015

Workshop notifications:             16 February 2015


IVA 2015

Doctoral consortium:                Monday 24 Aug 2015

Workshops:                          Tuesday 25 Aug 2015

Main conference:                    Wednesday 26 Aug – Friday 28 Aug 2015





Intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) are interactive characters that exhibit human-like qualities and communicate with humans or with each other using natural human modalities such as facial expressions, speech and gesture. They are capable of real-time perception, cognition and action which allows them to participate in dynamic social environments. 


IVA is an interdisciplinary annual conference and the main leading scientific forum for presenting research on modeling, developing and evaluating intelligent virtual agents with a focus on communicative abilities and social behavior. In addition to presentations on theoretical issues, the conference encourages the showcasing of working applications. Researchers from the fields of human-human and human-robot interaction are also encouraged to share work with a relevance to intelligent virtual agents.





This year’s special topic is Social Training. Increasingly more research aims at utilizing potential benefits of using intelligent virtual agents in automated training systems in domains with a strong emphasis on the social dimension of human-human interaction. Examples of such training domains are:  negotiation, job interviewing, interrogation, aggression or conflict management, patient or customer conversation, but also social environments used for treatment of people with social anxiety or autism.  The conference will encourage contributions (workshops, paper, demo’s, posters, and keynotes) that address this special topic.





Design, Modeling and Evaluation


* design criteria and design methodologies

* evaluation methodologies and user studies

* ethical considerations and societal impact

* applicable lessons from other fields (e.g. robotics)

* improvisational or dramatic interaction

* dimensions of intelligence, cognition and behavior

* models of multimodal perception and action

* models of emotionally communicative behavior

* models of conversational behavior

* models of narrative and storytelling

* theoretical foundations and formal models

* learned, evolved or emergent behavior


Implementation and Applications of IVAs


* software engineering issues

* real-time integrated systems

* portability and reuse standards / measures to support interoperability

* specialized tools, toolkits and tool chains

* specialized modeling and animation technologies

* applications in games, education, art, etc.

* delivery platforms: desktop, single vs. multi-user, virtual or augmented or mixed reality, robots

* future or current experience in various fields, e.g. Interactive narrative and story-telling, computer games, art and entertainment, education and training, simulation and visualization





Paper and Poster Submissions

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers (12 pages),short papers (8 pages), or poster papers (4 pages). We also welcome demonstrations (please submit a 4 page description). Submissions should be anonymous and in Springer LNCS format. Detailed author instructions will become available on the conference website (


Workshop Submissions

Workshop proposals should consist of a 2 page description that clearly indicates what the workshop is about and what the format will be, why the workshop fits the IVA conference series, why the workshop topic is timely and relevant, as well as potential contributors to the workshop.


All submissions should be made through the conference review system (see


Conference co-chairs

* Willem-Paul Brinkman        Delft University of Technology

* Joost Broekens              Delft University of Technology

* Dirk Heylen                 University of Twente
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