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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:42:12 +0000
Willem-Paul Brinkman - EWI <[log in to unmask]>
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IVA 2015 Doctoral Consortium, August 24th in Delft, The Netherlands

The Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) 2015 Doctoral Consortium will be held on
Monday, the 24th of August, two days before the main IVA conference (26th of
August - 28th of August, 2015). We invite and encourage PhD students working in
the area of virtual agents to present and discuss their work. PhD students
working on human-human and human-robot interaction with a relevance to
intelligent virtual agents are also encouraged to apply.

The doctoral consortium offers PhD students the opportunity to discuss and
present their research plans and progress to peers and experts in an interactive
way. During the doctoral consortium, several distinguished researchers will
provide feedback and guidance on the students' current research and future
research directions. Students who would like to benefit from this feedback and
guidance are welcome to apply. Students who have a clear topic and have already
made some progress are especially encouraged to apply.

Based on the student's application, the organizing committee will select a group
of students that will be invited to participate. The students selected are
expected to attend and to give an oral presentation at the Doctoral Consortium.
Students will also be given the possibility to present a poster during the
poster session of the main conference.

Submission Guidelines and Instructions
In order to apply for the doctoral consortium, the PhD student should follow
these submission guidelines and instructions:

1. An application describing the studentís current and planned research should
be submitted in the IVA paper format (see
2. Applications should be submitted as PDF documents (not exceeding 6 pages)
through the IVA submission system (select the
doctoral consortium option).

Applications should be well written and organized. They should clearly describe:

* Aim(s) and objective(s) of the research
* The challenge(s) that the student's research is addressing
* The approach and method(s) used by the student to address the objective(s) and
* The current status of the student's research and future directions
* Optional: Specific issues or questions the student seeks feedback on at the

Important dates
* Submission deadline: 15th of March 2015
* Notification date: 6th of April 2015

* Cost: 25 EUR

Contact and questions
Khiet Truong, University of Twente, [log in to unmask]
Hannes Vilhjalmsson, Reykjavik University, [log in to unmask]

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