GALA and Demos
Gathering of Animated Lifelike Agents (GALA) Demo and Video festival
GALA, Gathering of Animated Lifelike Agents, is an annual festival to showcase the latest Animated Lifelike Agents created by university students, academic or industrial research groups. The goals of GALA are manifold:
- To provide a forum to present and evaluate the state-of-the-art in the technology of virtual humans and innovative applications;
- To disseminate research, by establishing an ever evolving GALA Gallery (a repository at a permanent web location) of virtual humans for study and re-use;
- To stimulate students to work on virtual humans.
An international jury will select entries for the GALA Gallery. The presentation of the best entries and announcement of the awards will take place at the GALA Final, which is coupled with a prestigious conference each year. This year the GALA Final will take place at the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents - IVA 2012, September, in Santa Cruz, CA
The GALA event is primarily a video showcase of "short" projects involving animated lifelike agents (under one of the topics of the main conference). The main submission is a video, with an optional short paper. It is open to students and industry as well as academic institutions.
Researchers are also encouraged to submit demos, which will feature particular applications of Intelligent Virtual Agents, as well as tools for their development. The submission should include a short paper explaining the main contributions of the demo, and a small video illustrating the demo to be done at IVA.
Poster board will be available for you to aid in your presentation, if needed.
Submission Deadline : August 06, 2012
Notification Date : August 20, 2012
Final Video/Camera ready paper : August 27, 2012
Submit a 1 page PDF with description of the video with details of the encoding, author names and affiliations, and a download link. The international jury will invite the selected entries to be demonstrated at the GALA Final in public, as well as a high quality version of the video for the GALA presentation.
PDF papers and Links to videos should be sent to jhala at soe.ucsc.edu.
All authors of accepted submissions at IVA main conference are strongly encouraged to give demos in the demo session. The GALA event will have a jury award as well as an audience award.
Current Submission List
|Authors: Annika Silvervarg, Magnus Haake, Agneta Gulz|
|Emotionally Expressive Rag-doll Animation||Authors: Kate Compton|
|Mismanor||Authors: Anne Sullivan, April Grow, Mark Marino, Rob Wittig, John Murray|
|Minstrel||Authors: Brandon Tearse, Peter Mawhorter, Michael Mateas, Noah Wardrip-Fruin|
|The Quick Brown Fox||Authors: Joao Amaral, Joao Machado, Ricardo Cunha, Ana Paiva, Cesar Pimentel, Carlos Martinho, Marco Vala|
|Game-O-Matic||Authors: Bran Blackford, Chris DeLeon, Simon Ferrari, Bobby Schweitzer, Mike Treanor, Emmy Zhang, Ian Bogost, and Michael Mateas|
|Prom Week||Authors: Josh McCoy, Mike Treanor, Ben Samuel, Aaron Reed, Michael Mateas, Noah Wardrip-Fruin|
|Character Creator||Authors: April Grow|
|Interactive Storytelling for Foreign Language Learning||Authors: Mei Si, Michael Barron|
|Virtual Agents in Conflict||Authors: Henrique Campos, Joana Campos, Carlos Martinho, Ana Paiva|
|Animated Agents on Mobile Learning Devices for Language Learning, Speech Lessons, and Learning to Read Naturally||Authors: Dominic Massaro, Michael Cohen, and Sam Vanderhyden|