10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents

September 20-22, 2010

Intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) are interactive characters that exhibit human-like qualities and communicate with humans or with each other using natural human modalities such as behavior, gesture and speech. IVAs are capable of real-time perception, cognition and action that allow them to participate in a dynamic social environment.

IVA-2010 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 conference encourages a spectrum of presentations from theoretical issues to working applications. Researchers in human-human and human-robot interaction are also welcome to share work relevant to intelligent virtual agents.

This year MIT Presence Journal has enthusiastically agreed to publish a Special Issue containing "Best Papers" from IVA 2010. This is an exciting venue for such papers and places the IVA conference at a high level of visibility for potential authors as well as for the IVA field at large.

Important Dates*

7 May 2010, 23:59 GMT: Paper submission deadline
1 June 2010: GALA submission
14 June 2010: Notification of acceptance
5 July 2010: Camera-ready copies
16 July 2010: Early registration
20-22 September 2010: Conference!
*These have been changed as of 4/29/2010

IVA is pleased to announce that the 2010 Proceedings will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI) series. (www.springer.com/lncs)

Philadelphia's Restaurant Week is also happenning at the same time IVA-2010 will take place. Make sure to check it out and try some of Philly's best restaurants while you're here!

If you have any questions or comments, email us at iva2010@seas.upenn.edu