Special Topic: Virtual Agents and Narrative
In 2012 the IVA conference will have a special theme on narrative. This topic will touch on many aspects of Intelligent Virtual Agent theory and application. To name a few areas, we will especially encourage submissions that deal with spoken language interaction with agents, including dialog and story-telling agents. Application areas include language and culture training, heritage preservation and entertainment. Issues include how systems deal with a variety of languages, linguistic and cultural modeling, and cultural differences in human-agent interaction.