© 2006

Intelligent Virtual Agents

6th International Conference, IVA 2006, Marina Del Rey, CA, USA, August 21-23, 2006. Proceedings

  • Jonathan Gratch
  • Michael Young
  • Ruth Aylett
  • Daniel Ballin
  • Patrick Olivier
Conference proceedings IVA 2006

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4133)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 4133)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Social Impact of IVAs

    1. H. C. van Vugt, E. A. Konijn, J. F. Hoorn, J. Veldhuis
      Pages 1-13
    2. Jonathan Gratch, Anna Okhmatovskaia, Francois Lamothe, Stacy Marsella, Mathieu Morales, R. J. van der Werf et al.
      Pages 14-27
  3. IVAs Recognizing Human Behavior

    1. Mohammed E. Hoque, Mohammed Yeasin, Max M. Louwerse
      Pages 42-53
    2. Li Zhang, John A. Barnden, Robert J. Hendley, Alan M. Wallington
      Pages 68-79
  4. Human Interpretation of IVA Behavior

    1. Stacy C. Marsella, Sharon Marie Carnicke, Jonathan Gratch, Anna Okhmatovskaia, Albert Rizzo
      Pages 80-92
    2. Stéphanie Buisine, Sarkis Abrilian, Radoslaw Niewiadomski, Jean-Claude Martin, Laurence Devillers, Catherine Pelachaud
      Pages 93-106
    3. Zhigang Deng, Jeremy Bailenson, J. P. Lewis, Ulrich Neumann
      Pages 107-120
  5. Embodied Conversational Agents

    1. Ronakkumar Patel, Anton Leuski, David Traum
      Pages 121-131
    2. Lee McCauley, Sidney D’Mello
      Pages 132-144
    3. Jean-Paul Sansonnet, David Leray, Jean-Claude Martin
      Pages 145-156
    4. Sabarish Babu, Stephen Schmugge, Tiffany Barnes, Larry F. Hodges
      Pages 169-180
  6. Characteristics of Nonverbal Behavior

    1. Nicolas Ech Chafai, Catherine Pelachaud, Danielle Pelé, Gaspard Breton
      Pages 181-192
  7. Behavior Representation Languages

    1. Stefan Kopp, Brigitte Krenn, Stacy Marsella, Andrew N. Marshall, Catherine Pelachaud, Hannes Pirker et al.
      Pages 205-217
    2. Michael Nischt, Helmut Prendinger, Elisabeth André, Mitsuru Ishizuka
      Pages 218-229
  8. Generation of Nonverbal Behavior with Speech

About these proceedings


The origin of the Intelligent Virtual Agents conference dates from a successful workshop on Intelligent Virtual Environments held in Brighton, UK at the 13th European Conference on Arti?cial Intelligence (ECAI’98). This workshop was followed by a second one held in Salford in Manchester, UK in 1999.Subsequent events took place in Madrid, Spain in 2001, Isree, Germany in 2003 and Kos, Greece in 2005. Starting in 2006, Intelligent Virtual Agents moved from being a biennial to an annual event and became a full ?edged international conference, hosted in California. This volume contains the proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2006, held in Marina del Rey, California, USA from August 21–23.For the second year in a row,IVA also hosted the Gathering of Animated Lifelike Agents (GALA 2006), an annual festival to showcase the latest animated lifelike agents created by university students and academic or industrial research groups. IVA 2006 received 73 submissions from Europe, the AmericasandAsia.Thepaperspublishedherearethe24fullpapersand11short papers presented at the conference, as well as one-page descriptions of posters and the featured invited talks by Brian Parkinson of Oxford University, Rod Humble of Electronic Arts, and Michael Mateas of the University of California, Santa Cruz and Andrew Stern of Procedural Arts.


Alignment MAS Serious Games animation systems behavior description cognition emotional agents intelligent agents intelligent interfaces intelligent tutoring systems learning machine learning mobile agents modeling robot

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Gratch
    • 1
  • Michael Young
    • 2
  • Ruth Aylett
    • 3
  • Daniel Ballin
    • 4
  • Patrick Olivier
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute for Creative TechnologiesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaMarina Del ReyUSA
  2. 2.Music DepartmentGoldsmiths, University of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.School of Mathematical and Computer SciencesHeriot Watt UniversityEdinburghScotland
  4. 4.BT plcIpswichUK
  5. 5.School of Computing Science, Culture LabNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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