IVA 2018 : Intelligent Virtual Agents

  in Conferences   Posted on February 15, 2018

Conference Information

Submission Deadline Tuesday 15 May 2018
Conference & Submission Link http://iva2018.westernsydney.edu.au/
Conference Dates Nov 5, 2018 - Nov 8, 2018
Conference Address Sydney, Australia
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Conference Ranking & Metrics (This is a TOP Conference)

Google Scholar H5-index: 20
CORE 2017 Rating: B
Guide2Research Overall Ranking: 242
Category Rankings
Machine Learning & Arti. Intelligence 60
Software Engineering & Programming 59

Conference Call for Papers

Workshop proposals April 20, 2018
Demo submissions May 15, 2018
Industry Track Submissions May 15, 2018
Submission deadline May 15, 2018
GALA Video Submissions October 29, 2018
Topics: Theoretical foundations of virtual agents, agent modelling and evaluation, agents in games and simulations applications of virtual agents

IVA 2018 is the 18th meeting of an interdisciplinary annual conference and the main leading scientific forum for presenting research on modeling, developing and evaluating Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) with a focus on communicative abilities and social behavior. IVAs are interactive digital characters that exhibit human-like qualities and can communicate with humans and each other using natural human modalities like facial expressions, speech and gesture. They are capable of real-time perception, cognition, emotion and action that allow them to participate in dynamic social environments. In addition to presentations on theoretical issues, the conference encourages the showcasing of working applications.

Special Topic

IVA 2018’s special topic is ‘Virtual Agents in Games and Simulations’, which are agents that act as non-player characters (NPCs) in video games and agents that participate in game-like simulations and serious games. With this topic in mind we are seeking closer engagement with the gaming industry and expect submissions sharing industry wisdom in relation to building non-player characters in video games. We are also interested in papers discussing practical applications of virtual agents and technical details in relation to creating those for various types of simulations that feature virtual environments and avatars. Examples of such simulations are military training environments, historical simulations, educational simulations, medical simulations, etc.
Submission Guidelines
Full Papers, Short Papers and Poster Submissions : Research Track

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers, short papers, or poster papers. The details about the maximum number of pages for each paper type will be provided at a later stage (around March 2018). All submissions should be anonymous. Detailed paper author instructions will be available on the IVA 2018 website (http://iva2018.westernsydney.edu.au/) around March 2018. All submissions should be made through the conference review system. Page limit for full paper is 8 pages, for short papers 7 pages. Please follow submission instructions.

Submission Deadline: Full papers, short papers and posters must be submitted by May 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

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