Take Part in the Intelligent Virtual Agents Conference (IVA) 2011

The IVA 2011 annual conference will be hosted by Reykjavik University in Iceland, from September 15 – 17, 2011. IIIM lends its support as an official sponsor of IVA ’11, with the Institute’s CEO Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson and Associate Director Dr. Stacy Marsella residing as two of the conferences’ chairs. 

Intelligent Virtual Agents 2011

This will be the 11th conference on intelligent virtual agents and as noted on the IVA 2011 official website:

it is an interdisciplinary annual conference and the main forum for presenting research on modeling, developing and evaluating intelligent virtual agents with a focus on communicative abilities and social behavior.

The deadline for submitting papers to IVA is April 26, 2011. A special topic this year is Language and Culture, therefore submissions that deal with spoken language interaction with agents, including dialog and story-telling agents will be especially encouraged. For more detailed information please visit IVA 2011 official web site.

GALA 2011

The GALA 2011 Video Festival is held in conjunction with IVA and its main purpose is to “…showcase the latest Animated Lifelike Agents created by university students and academic or industrial research groups.

More information on GALA 2011 can be found at the IVA GALA 2011 website.