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LINGUIST List 18.3550

Tue Nov 27 2007

Calls: Computational,Applied Ling/Japan

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Anton Nijholt, The Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents

Message 1: The Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Date: 27-Nov-2007
From: Anton Nijholt <A.Nijholtewi.utwente.nl>
Subject: The Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
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Full Title: The Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Short Title: IVA-08

Date: 01-Sep-2008 - 03-Sep-2008
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact Person: Anton Nijholt
Meeting Email: A.Nijholtewi.utwente.nl
Web Site: http://research.nii.ac.jp/~iva2008/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General
Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 11-Apr-2008

Meeting Description

September 1-3, 2008
Tokyo, Japan

Call for Papers

Conference Chairs:
Helmut Prendinger, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
James Lester, North Carolina State University, USA
Mitsuru Ishizuka, The University of Tokyo, Japan

IVA-08 is the major annual meeting of the intelligent virtual agents community,
attracting interdisciplinary minded researchers and practitioners from embodied
cognitive modeling, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, animation,
virtual worlds, games, natural language processing, and human-computer interaction.

IVA topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Multimodal interaction with intelligent virtual agents
- Affective interaction and emotion models
- Models of personality and culture
- Conversational and non-verbal behavior
- Architectures for virtual agents and robotic agents
- Embodied cognitive modeling
- Authoring tools for building intelligent virtual agents
- Markup and representation languages
- Agents and avatars in metaverse, virtual worlds, narrative, and games
- Advanced 3D modeling and animation technologies
- Applications and user studies

The proceedings will appear in the Lecture Notes of Artificial Intelligence
(LNAI) series of Springer.

We are inviting submissions of long and short papers, and posters.

Key Dates:
Friday, April 11, 2008: Electronic submissions due
Friday, May 16, 2008: Author notification
Tuesday, June 10, 2008: Camera ready

Senior Programme Committee:
Elisabeth Andre, University of Augsburg, Germany
Ruth Aylett, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Marc Cavazza, University of Teesside, UK
Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California, USA
Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI-CNRS, France
Stefan Kopp, Bielefeld University, Germany
Patrick Olivier, Newcastle University, UK
Catherine Pelachaud, University of Paris 8, France
Seiji Yamada, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Best Paper Chair:
W. Lewis Johnson, Alelo, Inc., USA

Anton Nijholt
University of Twente
Publicity Chair of IVA-08

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