Call for Workshops & Tutorials

Workshop Proposals
IMPORTANT DATES
Workshop Proposals: February 19, 2016
Workshop Notifications: February 26, 2016

IVA 2016 will host workshops in current and emerging topic areas related to Intelligent Virtual Agents. The goal of the IVA workshops is to provide a forum for informal and lively discussions and research presentations on emerging applications, technologies, concepts or ideas related to Intelligent Virtual Agents. Workshops will be held one day prior to the conference, on September 20 at the IVA 2016 conference venue.

We invite workshop proposals on topics of relevance to the IVAs in general, as well to this year’s special theme of “Entertaining Virtual Agents.” We welcome workshop proposals on not just fundamental areas of IVA research, but also on the increasingly diverse domains of IVA applications, such as human-robot interaction, e-learning, assistive technology, computer games, and interactive entertainment.

Workshop proposals should consist of a 2-page description containing:
* Title
* Abstract
* Organizers’ names, affiliations, contact information and short bios.
* Preference for half or full day.
* Proposed content: Description of the workshop, format, why it is appropriate for the IVA conference series, and why the topic is timely and relevant.
* List of potential contributors.
* Tentative schedule of paper submission and acceptance.
* Any special facilities needed (beyond Internet and projector).
Please send proposals or questions to the IVA 2016 Workshops & Tutorial Chair, contact below.

Tutorial Proposals
IMPORTANT DATES
Tutorial Proposals: April 1, 2016
Tutorial Notifications: April 8, 2016

IVA 2016 invites proposals for tutorials to be held on September 20, immediately before the main conference. Tutorials should serve one of the following objectives:
* Introduce novices (or expert non-specialists) to major topics of IVA research, or established practices and methodologies.
* Motivate and explain an IVA topic of emerging importance, or an external topic that can motivate or use IVA research.

Tutorial proposals should consist of a 2-page description containing:
* Title
* Abstract
* Organizers’ names, affiliations, contact information and short bios.
* Preference for half or full day.
* Suggested content: Description of the tutorial, format, why it is appropriate for the IVA conference series, and why the topic is timely and relevant.
* Any special facilities needed (beyond Internet and projector).

Please send proposals or questions to the IVA 2016 Workshops & Tutorial Chair:

David V. Pynadath
pynadath@usc.edu
Institute for Creative Technologies
University of Southern California