Intelligent Virtual Agents

Intelligent Virtual Agents (2011) .. 10th International Conference, IVA 2011, Reykjavik

Social and Dramatic Interaction

Birgit Endraß, Yukiko I. Nakano, Afia Akhter Lipi, Matthias Rehm, Elisabeth André:
Culture-Related Topic Selection in Small Talk Conversations across Germany and Japan. 1-13

Tina Klüwer:
“I Like Your Shirt” – Dialogue Acts for Enabling Social Talk in Conversational Agents. 14-27

Doron Friedman, Peleg Tuchman:
Virtual Clones: Data-Driven Social Navigation. 28-34

António Brisson, Brian Magerko, Ana Paiva:
Tilt Riders: Improvisational Agents Who Know What the Scene Is about. 35-41

Brian Magerko, Christopher DeLeon, Peter Dohogne:
Digital Improvisational Theatre: Party Quirks. 42-47

Elin Carstensdottir, Kristin Gudmundsdottir, Gunnar Valgardsson, Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson:
Where to Sit? The Study and Implementation of Seat Selection in Public Places. 48-54

Guides and Relational Agents

Timothy W. Bickmore, Laura M. Pfeifer, Daniel Schulman:
Relational Agents Improve Engagement and Learning in Science Museum Visitors. 55-67

Lixing Huang, Louis-Philippe Morency, Jonathan Gratch:
Virtual Rapport 2.0. 68-79

Philipp Kulms, Nicole C. Krämer, Jonathan Gratch, Sin-Hwa Kang:
It’s in Their Eyes: A Study on Female and Male Virtual Humans’ Gaze. 80-92

Mukesh Barange, Pierre De Loor, Vincent Louis, Ronan Querrec, Julien Soler, Thanh-Hai Trinh, Eric Maisel, Pierre Chevaillier:
Get Involved in an Interactive Virtual Tour of Brest Harbour: Follow the Guide and Participate. 93-99

Antonio Roque, Dusan Jan, Mark G. Core, David R. Traum:
Using Virtual Tour Behavior to Build Dialogue Models for Training Review. 100-105

Daniel Schulman, Timothy W. Bickmore:
Posture, Relationship, and Discourse Structure – Models of Nonverbal Behavior for Long-Term Interaction. 106-112

Nonverbal Behavior

Michael Kipp, Alexis Heloir, Quan Nguyen:
Sign Language Avatars: Animation and Comprehensibility. 113-126

Chung-Cheng Chiu, Stacy Marsella:
How to Train Your Avatar: A Data Driven Approach to Gesture Generation. 127-140

Javier Snaider, Andrew Olney, Natalie K. Person:
Nonverbal Action Selection for Explanations Using an Enhanced Behavior Net. 141-147

Marco Vala, Gabriel Blanco, Ana Paiva:
Providing Gender to Embodied Conversational Agents. 148-154

Yazhou Huang, Justin L. Matthews, Teenie Matlock, Marcelo Kallmann:
Modeling Gaze Behavior for Virtual Demonstrators. 155-161

Roberto Pugliese, Klaus Lehtonen:
A Framework for Motion Based Bodily Enaction with Virtual Characters. 162-168

Adaptation and Coordination

Hendrik Buschmeier, Stefan Kopp:
Towards Conversational Agents That Attend to and Adapt to Communicative User Feedback. 169-182

Astrid M. von der Pütten, Laura Hoffmann, Jennifer Klatt, Nicole C. Krämer:
Quid Pro Quo? Reciprocal Self-disclosure and Communicative Accomodation towards a Virtual Interviewer. 183-194

Ramin Yaghoubzadeh, Stefan Kopp:
Creating Familiarity through Adaptive Behavior Generation in Human-Agent Interaction. 195-201

Frederick W. P. Heckel, G. Michael Youngblood:
Contextual Affordances for Intelligent Virtual Characters. 202-208

Jennifer Klatt, Stacy Marsella, Nicole C. Krämer:
Negotiations in the Context of AIDS Prevention: An Agent-Based Model Using Theory of Mind. 209-215

Listening and Feedback

Zhiyang Wang, Jina Lee, Stacy Marsella:
Towards More Comprehensive Listening Behavior: Beyond the Bobble Head. 216-227

Ronald Poppe, Khiet P. Truong, Dirk Heylen:
Backchannels: Quantity, Type and Timing Matters. 228-239

Jina Lee, Stacy Marsella:
Modeling Side Participants and Bystanders: The Importance of Being a Laugh Track. 240-247

Iwan de Kok, Dirk Heylen:
Appropriate and Inappropriate Timing of Listener Responses from Multiple Perspectives. 248-254

Naoya Baba, Hung-Hsuan Huang, Yukiko I. Nakano:
Identifying Utterances Addressed to an Agent in Multiparty Human-Agent Conversations. 255-261

Ryota Ooko, Ryo Ishii, Yukiko I. Nakano:
Estimating a User’s Conversational Engagement Based on Head Pose Information. 262-268

Frameworks and Tools

Herwin van Welbergen, Yuyu Xu, Marcus Thiébaux, Wei-Wen Feng, Jingqiao Fu, Dennis Reidsma, Ari Shapiro:
Demonstrating and Testing the BML Compliance of BML Realizers. 269-281

Michael Kriegel, Ruth Aylett, Pedro Cuba, Marco Vala, Ana Paiva:
Robots Meet IVAs: A Mind-Body Interface for Migrating Artificial Intelligent Agents. 282-295

Dennis Reidsma, Herwin van Welbergen, Job Zwiers:
Multimodal Plan Representation for Adaptable BML Scheduling. 296-308

Catarina Moreira, Ana Cristina Mendes, Luísa Coheur, Bruno Martins:
Towards the Rapid Development of a Natural Language Understanding Module. 309-315

Jérémy Rivière, Carole Adam, Sylvie Pesty, Catherine Pelachaud, Nadine Guiraud, Dominique Longin, Emiliano Lorini:
Expressive Multimodal Conversational Acts for SAIBA Agents. 316-323

Job Zwiers, Herwin van Welbergen, Dennis Reidsma:
Continuous Interaction within the SAIBA Framework. 324-330

Catherine J. Stevens, Guillaume Gibert, Yvonne Leung, Zhengzhi Zhang:
A Flexible Dual Task Paradigm for Evaluating an Embodied Conversational Agent: Modality Effects and Reaction Time as an Index of Cognitive Load. 331-337

Cooperation and Copresence

Tim Robert Merritt, Christopher Ong, Teong Leong Chuah, Kevin McGee:
Did You Notice? Artificial Team-Mates Take Risks for Players. 338-349

Hana Boukricha, Nhung Nguyen, Ipke Wachsmuth:
Sharing Emotions and Space – Empathy as a Basis for Cooperative Spatial Interaction. 350-362

Mohammad Obaid, Radoslaw Niewiadomski, Catherine Pelachaud:
Perception of Spatial Relations and of Coexistence with Virtual Agents. 363-369

Frederick W. P. Heckel, G. Michael Youngblood:
Failure Detection and Reactive Teaming for Behavior-Based Subsumption. 370-376

Svetlana Stoyanchev, Paul Piwek, Helmut Prendinger:
Comparing Modes of Information Presentation: Text versus ECA and Single versus Two ECAs. 377-383


Jason Tsai, Emma Bowring, Stacy Marsella, Milind Tambe:
Empirical Evaluation of Computational Emotional Contagion Models. 384-397

Michael Neff, Nicholas Toothman, Robeson Bowmani, Jean E. Fox Tree, Marilyn A. Walker:
Don’t Scratch! Self-adaptors Reflect Emotional Stability. 398-411

Li Zhang:
Exploration on Context-Sensitive Affect Sensing in an Intelligent Agent. 412-418

Michal Bída, Cyril Brom, Markéta Popelová:
To Date or Not to Date? A Minimalist Affect-Modulated Control Architecture for Dating Virtual Characters. 419-425

Poster Abstracts

Priti Aggarwal, Kevin Feeley, Fabrizio Morbini, Ron Artstein, Anton Leuski, David R. Traum, Julia Kim:
Interactive Characters for Cultural Training of Small Military Units. 426-427

Priti Aggarwal, David R. Traum:
The BML Sequencer: A Tool for Authoring Multi-character Animations. 428-430

George Anastassakis, Themis Panayiotopoulos:
Intelligent Virtual Environment Development with the REVE Platform: An Overview. 431-432

Karla Bransky, Debbie Richards:
Users’s Expectations of IVA Recall and Forgetting. 433-434

Joost Broekens, Maaike Harbers, Willem-Paul Brinkman, Catholijn M. Jonker, Karel van den Bosch, John-Jules Ch. Meyer:
Validity of a Virtual Negotiation Training. 435-436

Ionut Damian, Birgit Endraß, Nikolaus Bee, Elisabeth André:
A Software Framework for Individualized Agent Behavior. 437-438

Jens Edlund, Samer Al Moubayed, Jonas Beskow:
The Mona Lisa Gaze Effect as an Objective Metric for Perceived Cospatiality. 439-440

Doron Friedman, Beatrice Hasler, Anat Brovman, Peleg Tuchman:
Bots in Our Midst: Communicating with Automated Agents in Online Virtual Worlds. 441-442

Guillaume Gibert:
Realistic Eye Models Taking into Account Pupil Dilation and Corneal Reflection. 443-444

Guillaume Gibert, Catherine J. Stevens:
Control of Speech-Related Facial Movements of an Avatar from Video. 445-446

Magnus Haake, Annika Silvervarg, Betty Tärning, Agneta Gulz:
Teaching Her, Him … or Hir?? Challenges for a Cross-Cultural Study. 447-448

Jason M. Harley, François Bouchet, Roger Azevedo:
Examining Learners’ Emotional Responses to Virtual Pedagogical Agents’ Tutoring Strategies. 449-450

Yugo Hayashi, Hung-Hsuan Huang, Victor V. Kryssanov, Akira Urao, Kazuhisa Miwa, Hitoshi Ogawa:
Source Orientation in Communication with a Conversational Agent. 451-452

Dusan Jan, Eric Chance, Dinesh Rajpurohit, David DeVault, Anton Leuski, Jackie Morie, David R. Traum:
Checkpoint Exercise: Training with Virtual Actors in Virtual Worlds. 453-454

Sin-Hwa Kang, Candy L. Sidner, Jonathan Gratch, Ron Artstein, Lixing Huang, Louis-Philippe Morency:
Modeling Nonverbal Behavior of a Virtual Counselor during Intimate Self-disclosure. 455-457

Peter Khooshabeh, Sudeep Gandhe, Cade McCall, Jonathan Gratch, Jim Blascovich, David R. Traum:
The Effects of Virtual Agent Humor and Gaze Behavior on Human-Virtual Agent Proxemics. 458-459

Michael F. Lynch, Ron Sun, Nicholas R. Wilson:
CLARION as a Cognitive Framework for Intelligent Virtual Agents. 460-461

Joost van Oijen, Frank Dignum:
Towards a Design Approach for Integrating BDI Agents in Virtual Environments. 462-463

Manoj Kumar Rajagopal, Patrick Horain, Catherine Pelachaud:
Animating a Conversational Agent with User Expressivity. 464-465

Tiago Ribeiro, Iolanda Leite, Jan Kedziersski, Adam Oleksy, Ana Paiva:
Expressing Emotions on Robotic Companions with Limited Facial Expression Capabilities. 466-467

Guillermo Solano Méndez, Dennis Reidsma:
A BML Based Embodied Conversational Agent for a Personality Detection Program. 468-469

Mark ter Maat, Dirk Heylen:
Flipper: An Information State Component for Spoken Dialogue Systems. 470-472

Palli Runar Thrainsson, Arnkell Logi Petursson, Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson:
Dynamic Planning for Agents in Games Using Social Norms and Emotions. 473-474

Gregory Trevors, Melissa Duffy, Roger Azevedo:
Are Intelligent Pedagogical Agents Effective in Fostering Students’ Note-Taking While Learning with a Multi-agent Adaptive Hypermedia Environment? 475-476

Masaki Uejou, Hung-Hsuan Huang, Jooho Lee, Kyoji Kawagoe:
Toward a Conversational Virtual Instructor of Ballroom Dance. 477-478