Schedule

Day 1:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

8:00 Registration desk opens
9:00-9:10 Welcome
9:10-10:10 Keynote 1: Rolf Pfeifer
10:10-10:40 Coffee break
10:40-12:00 Session 1: IVAs for Learning Environments
  Chair: Ruth Aylett, Heriot Watt University
20 Fully Automated Generation of Question-Answer Pairs for Scripted Virtual Instruction 
Pascal Kuyten, Timothy Bickmore, Svetlana Stoyanchev, Paul Piwek, Helmut Prendinger, and Mitsuru Ishizuka
20

The Virtual Apprentice 
Weizi Li and Jan M. Allbeck

10 The City of Uruk: Teaching Ancient History in a Virtual World
Anton Bogdanovych, Kiran Ijaz, and Simeon Simoff
10 An Analysis of the Dialogic Complexities in Designing a Question/Answering Based Conversational Agent for Preschoolers
Anuj Tewari, Ingrid Liu, Carrie Cai, and John Canny
10 Building Autonomous Social Partners for Autistic Children
Sara Bernardini, Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, Tim J. Smith, and Katerina Avramides
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Session 2: Emotion and Personality
  Chair: Radislaw Niewiadowski, France Telecom
20 The Effect of Virtual Agents' Emotion Displays and Appraisals on People's Decision Making in Negotiation
Celso M. de Melo, Peter Carnevale, and Jonathan Gratch
20 First Impressions: Users' Judgments of Virtual Agents' Personality and Interpersonal Attitude in First Encounters
Angelo Cafaro, Hannes Hogni Vilhjalmsson, Timothy Bickmore, Dirk Heylen, Kamilla Run Johannsdottir, and Gunnar Steinn Valgardsson
10 A Study of Emotional Contagion with Virtual Characters
Jason Tsai, Emma Bowring, Stacy Marsella, Wendy Wood, and Milind Tambe
10 Longitudinal Affective Computing: Virtual Agents That Respond to User Mood
Lazlo Ring, Timothy Bickmore, and Daniel Schulman
10 Generating Norm-Related Emotions in Virtual Agents
Nuno Ferreira, Samuel Mascarenhas, Ana Paiva, Frank Dignum, John Mc Breen, Nick Degens, and Gert Jan Hofstede
10 Virtual Agents in Conflict
Henrique Campos, Joana Campos, Carlos Martinho, and Ana Paiva
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Session 3: Evaluation and Empirical Studies (1)
  Chair: Dominic Massaro, UCSC
20 How Do You Like Me in This: User Embodiment Preferences for Companion Agents
Elena Marquez Segura, Michael Kriegel, Ruth Aylett, Amol Deshmukh, and Henriette Cramer
20 A Second Chance to Make a First Impression? How Appearance and Nonverbal Behavior Affect Perceived Warmth and Competence of Virtual Agents over Time
Kirsten Bergmann, Friederike Eyssel, and Stefan Kopp
10 Spatial Misregistration of Virtual Human Audio: Implications of the Precedence Effect
David M. Krum, Evan A. Suma, and Mark Bolas
10 Virtual Human Personality Masks: A Human Computation Approach to Modeling Verbal Personalities in Virtual Humans
Vaishnavi Krishnan, Adriana Foster, Regis Kopper, and Benjamin Lok
10 The Effect of Visual Gender on Abuse in Conversation with ECAs
Annika Silvervarg, Kristin Raukola, Magnus Haake, and Agneta Gulz
10 A Formal Architecture of Shared Mental Models for Computational Improvisational Agents
Rania Hodhod, Andreya Piplica, and Brian Magerko
17:15-20:00 Opening Reception / Posters / Demos
1 Synthesising and Evaluating Cross-Modal Emotional Ambiguity in Virtual Agents
Matthew P. Aylett and Blaise Potard
2 Immersive Interfaces for Building Parameterized Motion Databases
Yazhou Huang, Carlo Camporesi, and Marcelo Kallmann
3 Creating Personalized and Distributed Virtual Learning Spaces through the Use of i-Collaboration 3.0
Eduardo A. Oliveira, Patricia Tedesco, and Thun Pin T.F. Chiu
4 Eliciting Gestural Feedback in Chinese and Swedish Informal Interactions
Jia Lu
5 Locus of Control in Conversational Agent Design: Effects on Older Users' Interactivity and Social Presence
Veena Chattaraman, Wi-Suk Kwon, Juan Gilbert, and Shelby Darnell
6 Online Behavior Evaluation with the Switching Wizard of Oz
Ronald Poppe, Mark ter Maat, and Dirk Heylen
7 Modeling the Multi-modal Behaviors of a Virtual Instructor in Tutoring Ballroom Dance
Hung-Hsuan Huang, Yuki Seki, Masaki Uejo, Joo-Ho Lee, and Kyoji Kawagoe
8 Hospital Buddy: A Persistent Emotional Support Companion Agent for Hospital Patients
Timothy Bickmore, Laila Bukhari, Laura Pfeifer Vardoulakis, Michael Paasche-Orlow, and Christopher Shanahan
9 Towards Assessing the Communication Responsiveness of People with Dementia
Yuko Nonaka, Yoichi Sakai, Kiyoshi Yasuda, and Yukiko Nakano
10 A Conversational Agent for Social Support: Validation of Supportive Dialogue Sequences
Janneke M. van der Zwaan, Virginia Dignum, and Catholijn M. Jonker
11 Rich Computational Model of Conflict for Virtual Characters
Reid Swanson and Arnav Jhala
12 A Model for Embodied Cognition in Autonomous Agents
Marco Vala, Tiago Ribeiro, and Ana Paiva
13 Evaluation of an Affective Model: COR-E
Sabrina Campano, Etienne de Sevin, Vincent Corruble, and Nicolas Sabouret
14 Evaluation of the Uncanny Valley in CG Characters
Vanderson Dill, Laura Mattos Flach, Rafael Hocevar, Christian Lykawka, Soraia R. Musse, and Marcio Sarroglia Pinho
15 Full-Body Gesture Interaction with Improvisational Narrative Agents
Andreya Piplica, Christopher DeLeon, and Brian Magerko
16 Understanding How Well You Understood. Context-Sensitive Interpretation of Multimodal User Feedback
Hendrik Buschmeier and Stefan Kopp
17 Toward a Computational Model for the Automatic Generation of Character Personality in Interactive Narrative
Julio César Bahamón and R. Michael Young
18 Efficient Cultural Models of Verbal Behavior for Communicative Agents
Alicia Sagae, Jerry R. Hobbs, Suzanne Wertheim, Michael H. Agar, Emily Ho, and W. Lewis Johnson
   
  A list of the demos that will be shown can be found here.
   

Day 2:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

8:30 Registration desk opens
9:00-10:30 Session 4: Multimodal Perception and Expression
  Chair: Jan Allbeck, George Mason University
20 Modeling Speaker Behavior: A Comparison of Two Approaches
Jina Lee and Stacy Marsella
20 An Incremental Multimodal Realizer for Behavior Co-Articulation and Coordination
Herwin van Welbergen, Dennis Reidsma, and Stefan Kopp
10 Thalamus: Closing the Mind-Body Loop in Interactive Embodied Characters
Tiago Ribeiro, Marco Vala, and Ana Paiva
10 Lip-Reading: Furhat Audio Visual Intelligibility of a Back Projected Animated Face
Samer Al Moubayed, Gabriel Skantze, and Jonas Beskow
10 Subjective Optimization
Chung-Cheng Chiu and Stacy Marsella
10 Understanding the Nonverbal Behavior of Socially Anxious People during Intimate Self-disclosure
Sin-Hwa Kang, Albert (Skip) Rizzo, and Jonathan Gratch
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Keynote 2: Jeremy Bailenson
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Session 5: Narrative and Interactive Applications
  Chair: Reid Swanson, UCSC
20 Virtual Reality Negotiation Training Increases Negotiation Knowledge and Skill
Joost Broekens, Maaike Harbers, Willem-Paul Brinkman, Catholijn M. Jonker, Karel Van den Bosch, and John-Jules Meyer
20 Towards Multimodal Expression of Laughter
Radosław Niewiadomski and Catherine Pelachaud
10 Ada and Grace: Direct Interaction with Museum Visitors
David Traum, Priti Aggarwal, Ron Artstein, Susan Foutz, Jillian Gerten, Athanasios Katsamanis, Anton Leuski, Dan Noren, and William Swartout
10 Spatial Cues in Hamlet
Christine Talbot and G. Michael Youngblood
10 Interactive Stories and Motivation to Read in the Raft Dyslexia Fluency Tutor
Arthur Ward, Margaret McKeown, Carol Utay, Olga Medvedeva, and Rebecca Crowley
10 Integrating Backchannel Prediction Models into Embodied Conversational Agents
Iwan de Kok and Dirk Heylen
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:50 Session 6: Social Interaction
  Chair: Dirk Heylen
20 Incremental Dialogue Understanding and Feedback for Multiparty, Multimodal Conversation
David Traum, David DeVault, Jina Lee, Zhiyang Wang, and Stacy Marsella
20 Designing Relational Agents as Long Term Social Companions for Older Adults
Laura Pfeifer Vardoulakis, Lazlo Ring, Barbara Barry, Candace L. Sidner, and Timothy Bickmore
10 A Cognitive Model for Social Role Compliant Behavior of Virtual Agents
Jeroen de Man, Annerieke Heuvelink, and Karel van den Bosch
10 A Cognitive Social Agent Architecture for Cooperation in Social Simulations
Jackeline Spinola and Ricardo Imbert
10 A Model for Social Regulation of User-Agent Relationships
Sandra Gama, Gabriel Barata, Daniel Goncalves, Rui Prada, and Ana Paiva
17:00-17:30 GALA
19:00 Banquet: Dream Inn, Santa Cruz

Day 3:

Friday, September 14, 2012

9:00-10:00 Keynote 3: Noah Wardrip-Fruin
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:50 Session 7: Authoring and Tools
  Chair: David Traum USC, ICT
20 Using Collaborative Discourse Theory to Partially Automate Dialogue Tree Authoring
Charles Rich and Candace L. Sidner
20 Authoring Rules for Bodily Interaction: From Example Clips to Continuous Motions
Klaus Forger, Tapio Takala, and Roberto Pugliese
10 Expressive Body Animation Pipeline for Virtual Agent
Jing Huang and Catherine Pelachaud
10 The Turning, Stretching and Boxing Technique: A Step in the Right Direction
Mark Dunne, Brian Mac Namee, and John Kelleher
10 From Their Environment to Their Behavior: A Procedural Approach to Model Groups of Virtual Agents
Rafael Hocevar, Fernando Marson, Vinicius Cassol, Henry Braun, Rafael Bidarra, and Soraia R. Musse
11:50-13:20 Lunch
13:20-14:40 Session 8: Evaluation and Empirical Studies (2)
  Chair: Yukiko Nakano, Seikei University
20 Social Evaluation of Artificial Agents by Language Varieties
Brigitte Krenn, Stephanie Schreitter, Friedrich Neubarth, and Gregor Sieber
20 Empirical Validation of an Accommodation Theory-Based Model of User-Agent Relationship
Timothy Bickmore and Daniel Schulman
10 Cultural Study on Speech Duration and Perception of Virtual Agent's Nodding
Tomoko Koda, Haruka Kishi, Takanori Hamamoto, and Yota Suzuki
10 Cultural Behaviors of Virtual Agents in an Augmented Reality Environment
Mohammad Obaid, Ionut Damian, Felix Kistler, Birgit Endrass, Johannes Wagner, and Elisabeth Andre
10 Frown More, Talk More: Effects of Facial Expressions in Establishing Conversational Rapport with Virtual Agents
Joshua Wong Wei-Ern and Kevin McGee
14:40-15:10 Coffee break
15:10-16:05 Session 9: Conceptual Frameworks
  Chair: Candy Sidner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
20 Characters with Personality!
Karel Van den Bosch, Arjen Brandenburgh, Tijmen Joppe Muller, and Annerieke Heuvelink
10 A Reasoning Module to Select ECA's Communicative Intention
Jeremy Riviere, Carole Adam, and Sylvie Pesty
10 Perception Markup Language: Towards a Standardized Representation of Perceived Nonverbal Behaviors
Stefan Scherer, Stacy Marsella, Giota Stratou, Yuyu Xu, Fabrizio Morbini, Alesia Egan, Albert (Skip) Rizzo, and Louis-Philippe Morency
10 Flexible Conversation Management Using a BDI Agent Approach
Wilson Wong, Lawrence Cavedon, John Thangarajah, and Lin Padgham
16:05-16:20 Closing Session
  Conference Organizers: Michael Neff, Marilyn Walker, Yukiko Nakano, Ana Paiva