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        1.    Manish Mehta, AAMAS 2010 Workshop on Collaborative Human/AI Control for Interactive Experiences

Message 1: AAMAS 2010 Workshop on Collaborative Human/AI Control for Interactive Experiences
Date: 06-Jan-2010
From: Manish Mehta <Manish.Mehtadisney.com>
Subject: AAMAS 2010 Workshop on Collaborative Human/AI Control for Interactive Experiences
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Full Title: AAMAS 2010 Workshop on Collaborative Human/AI Control for
Interactive Experiences

Date: 10-May-2010 - 11-May-2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
Contact Person: Manish Mehta
Meeting Email: Manish.Mehtadisney.com
Web Site: http://sites.google.com/site/chacie10/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 02-Feb-2010

Meeting Description:

The AAMAS 2010 Workshop on Collaborative Human/AI Control for Interactive
Experiences
- in collaboration with Disney Research -

Call for Papers

As the visual quality of interactive experiences has continued to improve in
both virtual and physical settings, the interactions that make up each
experience have remained very simple; video games offer violence and shallow
conversations with artificial characters, while theme parks offer brief
opportunities for pictures and autographs with live actors in costume. In the
pursuit of creating interactive experiences which are both engaging and robust,
there is great potential for semi-autonomous agents to leverage the intelligence
and creativity of a human operator. While some current interactive systems
transfer control from an AI agent to a human operator to guarantee robustness,
the operator is rarely made aware of the user's prior interactions, and control
is rarely returned to the AI agent. We believe that a means to seamlessly
transfer control between semi-autonomous agents and a human operator could make
significant progress towards improving both operator efficiency and user
satisfaction.

Hosted at AAMAS 2010, the international workshop on Collaborative Human/AI
Control for Interactive Experiences aims to foster a new community to explore
how the control of engaging interactive experiences might be transferred back
and forth between AI agents and a human operator, while constantly maintaining
the illusion that each agent is independent and self-consistent. We invite
contributions from (but not limited to) researchers and practitioners in the
following fields, both to share their ideas and techniques for addressing all or
part of this challenge, and to identify and discuss new concerns as they arise:

- Autonomous Agents
- Human/Computer Interaction
- Natural Language Understanding and Generation
- Human/Robot Interaction
- Spoken Dialogue Systems
- Knowledge Representation, and
- Interactive Entertainment

Submissions are welcome in the form of 3-5 page position papers, concerning
designs and/or theories of how human and AI control might be seamlessly balanced
in an interactive system. Papers will be reviewed by program committee and
evaluated on the basis of originality, soundness, significance, presentation,
the overall quality of their technical contribution, and their relevance to the
workshop's goals. For further instructions, please see the workshop's website:
http://sites.google.com/site/chacie10/

Important Dates
February 2, 2010 Submission of contributions to workshops
March 2, 2010 Notification of paper acceptance
March 10, 2010 Submission of camera-ready papers
May 10-11, 2010 CHACIE 2010 (exact date TBA)

Organizing Committee
Manish Mehta - College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
Christina Strong - Department of Computer Science, University of California:
Santa Cruz
David Thue - Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
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