[CFP]Call for LBR@IVA 2021



9月に開催される擬人化会話エージェントに関する国際会議 21st ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2021)でLate Breaking Reports (LBR)の論文募集を開始したので、CFPをアナウンスさせていただきます。
LBRは通常の論文と違い、ACM Digital Libraryに掲載されませんが、

IVA 2021 Call for Late Breaking Reports
(apologies for multiple postings)

The Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) Annual Conference is the premier international event for interdisciplinary research on the design, application, and evaluation of Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) with a specific focus on the ability to socially interact. IVAs are interactive characters that exhibit human-like qualities including communicating using natural human modalities such as facial expressions, speech and gesture.

IVA 2021 will be held ONLINE as a Virtual Conference and is organized by the University of Fukuchiyama.

The special theme of IVA 2021 is: Intelligent Virtual Agents in a Global Pandemic. COVID-19 has shown that interaction between users and socially intelligent agents is essential to improve the design of interactive applications and to support technology that aims at user-friendly socially competent solutions. Through deeper understanding of the mechanisms that underlie human cognition, emotion, and action in various human-human and human-agent multimodal interactive situations, it is possible to advance the state of the art, gain knowledge, and develop applications that address socially important issues such as how to counter feelings of loneliness or break information bubbles.

We invite submissions on cutting-edge research on the design, application, and evaluation of IVAs, as well as basic research on social perception, dialog modeling, and social behavior planning. We also welcome submissions on central theoretical issues, uses of virtual agents in psychological research and showcases of working applications. For a longer list of topics see the IVA 2021 website. Special theme topics include but are not limited to: experiments and methodological issues with Socially Interactive Agents (SIA) and HRI research when interaction is restricted (such as during Covid-19), IVAs for behavior change, IVAs for social inclusion/feelings of loneliness, mental helper IVAs, IVA’s for deliberation and information understanding, Cognitive aid IVA’s, and IVA aided education (remote) education.

IVA 2021 offers the opportunity to submit late breaking reports this year. These are 2 pages, excluding 1 optional extra page for references only. LBR should present latest results, new ideas, or preliminary research that would benefit from discussion at the conference.


LBR submissions will be assessed for novelty and suitability for presentation at the conference during a special LBR session. Accepted LBR submissions will not be published in the IVA ACM proceedings. They will be collected and published online at the IVA website. For each accepted LBR contribution at least one of the authors must register for the conference. The presentation type will be either a poster or talk format depending on what is the most appropriate format for the contribution. All posters have to be pitched during a plenary poster booster session (poster madness).

LBR Deadlines (anywhere on earth)

LBR Submission deadline: August 15, 2021
LBR acceptance notification: September 1, 2021.
Conference: September 14-17, 2021

Website and submission instructions

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