IVA 2018 - The 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents

Event Name
IVA 2018 - The 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
5 November 2018
Parramatta Campus

Address (Room): Western Sydney University, Parramatta City Campus, 169 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia

IVA 2018 - The 18th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents NOVEMBER 5-8, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. IVA 2018 is the 18th meeting of an interdisciplinary annual conference and the main leading scientific forum for presenting research on modeling, developing and evaluating intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) with a focus on communicative abilities and social behavior. This year, the conference focus topic is “Virtual Agents in Games and Simulations”. IVAs are interactive digital characters that exhibit human-like qualities and can communicate with humans and each other using natural human modalities like facial expressions, speech and gesture. They are capable of real-time perception, cognition, emotion and action that allow them to participate in dynamic social environments. In addition to presentations on theoretical issues, the conference encourages the showcasing of working applications. Students, academics and industry professionals with an interest in learning about and presenting the most cutting-edge research conducted today in the multi-disciplinary field of intelligent virtual agents. Advances in IVA research are enabling increasingly autonomous agents that are now being utilized across a growing number of fields, including counseling, entertainment, medicine, the military, psychology and teaching. Researchers from the fields of human-human and human-robot interaction are also encouraged to share work with a relevance to IVAs.

Speakers: Hiroshi Ishiguro, Professor of Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University; Liko-Paul Pinsonnault, Technical Director at Wargaming Sydney; Mark Sagar, CEO of Soul Machines and Associate Professor at The University of Auckland; Mike Seymour, Co-founder of FxGuide and FxPhd, Lecturer at The University of Sydney.

Web page: https://iva2018.westernsydney.edu.au/

Name: Anton Bogdanovych, Western Sydney University


Phone: (02) 9685 9180

School / Department: School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics