IVA 2015 program

IVA 2015 Program

See the full program here: IVA2015 Program
The summary can be found below.


Science Centre Delft
Mijnbouwstraat 120
2628 RX Delft
The Netherlands

Monday 24 August 2015 (Doctoral Consortium & Tutorials)

09.45 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 13.00 Doctoral Consortium, including lunch
12.30 – 13.00 Registration
13.00 – 14.45 Parallel Session 1 Tutorials

Tutorial A: Using Annotations for Virtual Human Research
Tutorial B: Social Signal Interpretation for Virtual Agents: Basic Concepts and Implementation in the SSI Framework
Tutorial C: Design and Use of Questionnaires in HCI: An introductory tutorial
Tutorial D: Introduction to the Virtual Human Toolkit

14.45 – 15.00 Coffee break
15.00 – 16.45 Parallel Session 2 Tutorials

Tutorial A: Using Annotations for Virtual Human Research
Tutorial B: Social Signal Interpretation for Virtual Agents: Basic Concepts and Implementation in the SSI Framework
Tutorial C: Design and Use of Questionnaires in HCI: An introductory tutorial
Tutorial D: Introduction to the Virtual Human Toolkit

18.00 – 20.00 Doctoral Consortium Dinner

Tuesday 25 August 2015 (Workshops)

09.00 – 9.30 Registration

All day Parallel workshops
Workshop A: Virtual Health Agents
Workshop B: Engagement in Social Intelligent Virtual Agents

09.30 Start workshops
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
17.00 End workshops

Wednesday 26 August 2015 (Conference day 1)

09.00 – 09.45 Registration + Coffee
09.45 – 10.00 Welcome
10.00 – 11.00 Keynote 1 – Page Anderson
11.00 – 12.15 Paper session 1 – Turn-Taking

Regulating Turn-taking in Multi-Child Spoken Interaction
Samer Al Moubayed, Jill Lehman
Conversational Behavior Reflecting Interpersonal Attitudes in Small Group Interactions
Brian Ravenet, Angelo Cafaro, Beatrice Biancardi, Magalie Ochs, Catherine Pelachaud
A Continuous Model for the Management of Turn-Taking in User-Agent Spoken Interactions Based on the Variations of Prosodic Signals.
Mathieu Jégou, Liv Lefebvre, Pierre Chevaillier

12.15 – 13.45 Lunch and guided tour science centre exhibition
13.45 – 15.00 Paper session 2 – Tools and Frameworks

Automated Generation of Plausible Agent Object Interactions
Tim Balint, Jan M. Allbeck
A Platform for Building Mobile Virtual Humans
Andrew Feng, Anton Leuski, Stacy Marsella, Dan Casas, Sin-hwa Kang, Ari Shapiro
Narrative Variations in a Virtual Storyteller
Stephanie M. Lukin and Marilyn A. Walker
Context-Awareness in a Persistent Hospital Companion Agent
Timothy Bickmore, Reza Asadi, Aida Ehyaei, Harriet Fell, Lori Henault, Stephen Intille, Lisa Quintiliani, Ameneh Shamekhi, Ha Trinh, Katherine Waite, Christopher Shanahan, Michael K. Paasche-Orlow

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 17.00 Paper session 3 – Adaptive Dialogue and User Modeling

Towards a Socially Adaptive Virtual Agent
Atef Ben Youssef, Mathieu Chollet, Hazaël Jones, Nicolas Sabouret, Catherine Pelachaud, Magalie Ochs
An Ontology-based Question System for a Virtual Coach Assisting in Trauma Recollection
Myrthe Tielman, Marieke van Meggelen, Mark Neerincx, Willem-Paul Brinkman
Adaptive Grounding & Dialogue Management for Autonomous Conversational Assistants for Elderly Users
Ramin Yaghoubzadeh, Karola Pitsch, Stefan Kopp
Opponent Modeling for Virtual Human Negotiators
Zahra Nazari, Gale Lucas, Jonathan Gratch
Adapting Virtual Patient Interviews for Interviewing Skills Training of Novice Healthcare Students
Stephanie Carnell, Shivashankar Halan, Michael Crary, Aarthi Madhavan, Benjamin Lok

17.00 – 20.00 Social event – Canal boat tour Delft, with visit and reception the Vermeer Center

Thursday 27 August 2015

10.00 – 11.00 Keynote 2 – Gerben van Kleef
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee
11.30 – 12.30 Paper session 4 – Pedagogical Agents in Health and Training I

Generation of Non-Compliant Behavior in Virtual Medical Narratives
Alan Lindsay, Fred Charles, Jonathon Read, Julie Porteous, Marc Cavazza, Gersende Georg
Virtual Role-Models: Using Virtual Humans to Train Best Communication Practices for Healthcare Teams
Andrew Cordar, Andrew Robb, Adam Wendling, Samsun Lampotang, Casey White, Benjamin Lok
Improving Social Awareness through Thought Bubbles and Flashbacks of Virtual Characters
Jeroen Linssen, Mariët Theune, Thomas de Groot, Dirk Heylen

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.45 Paper session 5 – Cognitive, Affective and Social Models

Virtual Suspect William
Merijn Bruijnes, Rieks op den Akker, Arno Hartholt, Dirk Heylen
Modeling a Social Brain for Interactive Agents: Integrating Mirroring and Mentalizing
Sebastian Kahl and Stefan Kopp
Modeling Sensation for an Intelligent Virtual Agent's Perception Process
Tobias Haubrich, Sven Seele, Rainer Herpers, Christian Bauckhage, Peter Becker
Towards Adaptive, Interactive Virtual Humans in Sigma
Volkan Ustun, Paul Rosenbloom
Beyond Believability: Quantifying the Differences between Real and Virtual Humans
Celso De Melo, Jonathan Gratch

14.45 – 15.15 Coffee
15.15 – 16.15 Paper session 6 – Virtual Agent Perception Studies I

Offscreen and in the chair next to you: Conversational agents speaking through actual human bodies
Kevin Corti, Alex Gillespie
On the Trail of Facial Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Diana Arellano, Ulrich Max Schaller, Reinhold Rauh, Volker Helzle, Marc Spicker, Oliver Deussen
Virtual Blindness – A Choice Blindness Experiment with a Virtual Experimenter
Martin Lingonblad, Ludvig Londos, Arvid Nilsson, Emil Boman, Jens Nirme, Magnus Haake

16.15 – 16.45 Plenary Poster – Demo booster session
16.45 – 18.30 Poster and Demo
18.30 – 19.00 Walk to conference dinner location
19.00 – 23.00 Conference dinner at Stadsherberg De Mol

Friday 28 August 2015 (Conference day 3)

10.00 – 11.00 Keynote 3 – Michaël Bas
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee
11.30 – 12.30 Paper session 7 – Pedagogical Agents in Health and Training II

Negotiation as a Challenge Problem for Virtual Humans
Jonathan Gratch, David DeVault, Gale Lucas, Stacy Marsella
Exploring the Effects of Healthcare Students Creating Virtual Patients for Empathy Training
Shivashankar Halan, Isaac Sia, Michael Crary, Benjamin Lok
Automated Explanation of Research Informed Consent by Virtual Agents
Timothy Bickmore, Dina Utami, Shuo Zhou, Candace Sidner, Lisa Quintiliani, Michael Paasche-Orlow

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.15 Paper session 8 – Nonverbal behavior and gestures

Real-time Visual Prosody for Interactive Virtual Agents
Herwin van Welbergen, Yu Ding, Kai Sattler, Catherine Pelachaud, Stefan Kopp
Predicting Co-verbal Gestures: A Deep and Temporal Modeling Approach
Chung-Cheng Chiu, Louis-Philippe Morency, Stacy Marsella
Modeling Warmth and Competence in Virtual Characters
Truong-Huy Nguyen, Elin Carstensdóttir, Nhi Ngo, Magy Seif El-Nasr, Matthew Gray, Derek Isaacowitz, David DeSteno
Storytelling Agents with Personality and Adaptivity
Chao Hu, Marilyn Walker, Michael Neff, Jean Fox Tree

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee
15.45 – 16.45 Paper session 9 – Virtual Agent Perception Studies II

Game experience when controlling a weak avatar in full-body enaction
Roberto Pugliese, Klaus Förger, Tapio Takala
Comparing behavior towards humans and virtual humans in a social dilemma
Rens Hoegen, Giota Stratou, Gale M. Lucas, Jonathan Gratch
A Feminist Virtual Agent for Breastfeeding Promotion
Lin Shi, Timothy Bickmore, Roger Edwards

16.45 – 17.00 Closing session

Posters and Demos

On Conversational Agents with Mental States
Tibor Bosse and Simon Provoost

From one to many: Simulating groups of agents with Reinforcement Learning controllers
Luiselena Casadiego, Nuria Pelechano

An Experience-Based Approach to Simulate Virtual Crowd Behaviors Under the Influence of Alcohol
Vinícius Jurinic Cassol, Cliceres Mack Dal Bianco, Alexandre Carvalho, Jovani Brasil, Maristela Monteiro, Soraia Raupp Musse

Modelling Group Behaviour in Autonomous Synthetic Characters
Naziya Hussaini, Ruth Aylett

A Framework for Exogenous and Endogenous Reflexive Behavior in Virtual Characters
Ulysses Bernardet, Steve DiPaola

Gestural coupling between humans and virtual characters in an artistic context of imitation
Elisabetta Bevacqua, Céline Jost, Alexis Nédélec, Pierre De Loor

Linking aetiology with social communication in a virtual stroke patient
Harry Brenton, Peter Woodward, Marco Gillies, Jonathan Birns, Diane Ames, Fernando Bello

Adapting a Geriatrics Health Counseling Virtual Agent for the Chinese Culture
Zhe Zhang, Ha Trinh, Qiong Chen, Timothy Bickmore

Breathe with Me: A Virtual Meditation Coach
Ameneh Shamekhi, Timothy Bickmore

LOITER-TB: Thought Bubbles that Give Feedback on Virtual Agents' Experiences
Jeroen Linssen, Thomas de Groot, Mariët Theune and Dirk Heylen

Design and Implementation of Home-Based Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy System with a Virtual eCoach
Dwi Hartanto, Willem-Paul Brinkman, Isabel L. Kampmann, Nexhmedin Morina, Paul G.M. Emmelkamp and Mark A. Neerincx

A Motion Style Toolbox
Klaus Förger, Tapio Takala

A Collaborative Human-robot Game as a Test-bed for Modelling Multi-party, Situated Interaction
Gabriel Skantze, Martin Johansson, Jonas Beskow

The Affective Storyteller: Using Character Emotion to Influence Narrative Generation
Frank Kaptein, Joost Broekens

Prototyping User Interfaces for Investigating the Role of Virtual Agents in Human-Machine Interaction: A Demonstration in the Domain of Cooperative Games
Nikita Mattar, Herwin van Welbergen, Philipp Kulms, Stefan Kopp

An Interaction Game Framework for the Investigation of Human–Agent Cooperation
Philipp Kulms, Nikita Mattar, Stefan Kopp

From non-human to human: Adult’s and children’s perceptions of agents varying in humanness
Eva Krumhuber, Arvid Kappas, Colette Hume, Lynne Hall, Ruth Aylett

Smart Mobile Virtual Humans: “Chat with Me!”
Sin-Hwa Kang, Andrew W. Feng, Anton Leuski, Dan Casas, Ari Shapiro

The Partial Poker-Face: When Affective Characters Try to Hide Their True Emotions
Christopher Ritter and Ruth Aylett

Emotionally Augmented Stroytelling Agent: The Effects of Dimensional Emotion Modeling for Agent Behavior Control
Sangyoon Lee, Andrew E. Johnson, Jason Leigh, Luc Renambot, Steve Jones and Barbara Di Eugenio

Effect of a Virtual Agent’s Contingent Smile Response on Perceived Social Status
Maryam Saberi, Ulysses Bernardet, Steve DiPaola

Doctoral Consortium Posters and Demos

Decision Making for Affective Agents in Assistive Environments
Konstantinos Tsiakas

Emergence of synchrony in an Adaptive Interaction Model
Kevin Sanlaville, Frédéric Bevilacqua, Catherine Pelachaud

Building a Dynamic and Continuous Model of Turn-Taking based on Human Prosodic Signals
Mathieu Jégou

Cultural Negotiating Agents
Elnaz Nouri

Virtual e-Coaching for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment
Myrthe Tielman

Virtual Agent Scenario Generation through Natural Language Understanding
Tim Balint