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The TARDIS framework: intelligent virtual agents for social coaching in job interviews
K Anderson, E André, T Baur, S Bernardini… – … on Advances in …, 2013 – Springer
The TARDIS project aims to build a scenario-based serious-game simulation platform for NEETs and job-inclusion associations that supports social training and coaching in the context of job interviews. This paper presents the general architecture of the TARDIS job …

Intelligent virtual agents
R Aylett, D Ballin – 2013 – Springer
Welcome to the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. While this conference represents a field of specialization with in computer science and artificial intelligence, it celebrates an endeavor that requires the integration of …

OpenCogBot: Achieving generally intelligent virtual agent control and humanoid robotics via cognitive synergy
B Goertzel, H De Garis, C Pennachin, N Geisweiller… – Proceedings of …, 2010 – Citeseer
We describe an integrative cognitive architecture for human-like, human-level, embodied general intelligence, founded on integrating the OpenCogPrime framework for cognition, language and high-level learning with a hierarchical temporal memory for lower-level …

Modeling culture in intelligent virtual agents
S Mascarenhas, N Degens, A Paiva, R Prada… – Autonomous Agents and …, 2016 – Springer
This work addresses the challenge of creating virtual agents that are able to portray culturally appropriate behavior when interacting with other agents or humans. Because culture influences how people perceive their social reality it is important to have agent …

Designing an intelligent virtual agent for social communication in autism
S Bernardini, K Porayska-Pomsta… – Ninth Artificial Intelligence …, 2013 – aaai.org
This paper describes the Intelligent Engine (IE) of ECHOES, a serious game built for helping young children with Autism Spectrum Conditions acquire social communication skills. ECHOES IE’s main component is an autonomous virtual agent that acts as a credible social …

Intelligent virtual agents as language trainers facilitate multilingualism
M Macedonia, I Groher, F Roithmayr – Frontiers in psychology, 2014 – frontiersin.org
In this paper we introduce a new generation of language trainers: intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) with human appearance and the capability to teach foreign language vocabulary. We report results from studies that we have conducted with Billie, an IVA employed as a …

ForgetMeNot: What and how users expect intelligent virtual agents to recall and forget personal conversational content
D Richards, K Bransky – International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2014 – Elsevier
An important aspect of human interaction is our ability to store, retain, recall and organise information. Memory assists in building rapport and gaining trust. The growing field of artificial companions involving long term and casual/social relationships will require …

Predicting Dialogue Acts for Intelligent Virtual Agents with Multimodal Student Interaction Data.
W Min, JB Wiggins, LG Pezzullo, AK Vail… – … Educational Data Mining …, 2016 – ERIC
Recent years have seen a growing interest in intelligent gamebased learning environments featuring virtual agents. A key challenge posed by incorporating virtual agents in game-based learning environments is dynamically determining the dialogue moves they should …

Robust multi-stream keyword and non-linguistic vocalization detection for computationally intelligent virtual agents
M Wöllmer, E Marchi, S Squartini, B Schuller – International Symposium on …, 2011 – Springer
Abstract Systems for keyword and non-linguistic vocalization detection in conversational agent applications need to be robust with respect to background noise and different speaking styles. Focussing on the Sensitive Artificial Listener (SAL) scenario which involves …

The highly intelligent virtual agents for modeling financial markets
G Yang, Y Chen, JP Huang – Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its …, 2016 – Elsevier
Researchers have borrowed many theories from statistical physics, like ensemble, Ising model, etc., to study complex adaptive systems through agent-based modeling. However, one fundamental difference between entities (such as spins) in physics and micro-units in …

Improving situation awareness in intelligent virtual agents
S Ranathunga, S Cranefield – … AAMAS Workshop on Cognitive Agents for …, 2012 – Springer
Virtual worlds are inherently complex, dynamic and unpredictable in nature. The interface they provide to external agent systems consists of low-level events and primitive data. This introduces an information representation gap between virtual worlds and declarative BDI …

Effects of Social Priming on Social Presence with Intelligent Virtual Agents
S Daher, K Kim, M Lee, R Schubert, G Bruder… – … Intelligent Virtual Agents, 2017 – Springer
This paper explores whether witnessing an Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA) in what appears to be a socially engaging discussion with a Confederate Virtual Agent (CVA) prior to a direct interaction, can prime a person to feel and behave more socially engaged with the IVA in a …

MSP-AVATAR corpus: Motion capture recordings to study the role of discourse functions in the design of intelligent virtual agents
N Sadoughi, Y Liu, C Busso – 2015 11th IEEE International …, 2015 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Nonverbal behaviors and their co-occurring speech interplay in a nontrivial way to communicate a message. These complex relationships have to be carefully considered in designing intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) displaying believable behaviors. An important …

Does a Digital Assistant Need a Body? The Influence of Visual Embodiment and Social Behavior on the Perception of Intelligent Virtual Agents in AR
K Kim, L Boelling, S Haesler… – … on Mixed and …, 2018 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) are becoming part of our everyday life, thanks to artificial intelligence technology and Internet of Things devices. For example, users can control their connected home appliances through natural voice commands to the IVA. However, most …

“Building a Bridge”: communication, trust and commitment in human-intelligent virtual agent teams
N Hanna, D Richards – International Workshop on Human …, 2014 – researchers.mq.edu.au
The emergence of heterogeneous teamwork that includes humans and Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) represents a dynamic response to the fast growing usage of Virtual Environments (VEs). However, a key challenge is to transfer our knowledge about human …

Synthetic perception for intelligent virtual agents
T Haubrich, S Seele, R Herpers, C Bauckhage… – Proceedings of the first …, 2014 – dl.acm.org
Perception is one of the most important cognitive capabilities of an entity since it determines how an entity perceives its environment. The presented work focuses on providing cost efficient but realistic perceptual processes for intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) or NPCs with …

Intelligent Virtual Agents: 9th International Conference, IVA 2009 Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 14-16, 2009 Proceedings
Z Ruttkay, M Kipp, A Nijholt, HH Vilhjálmsson – 2009 – Springer
Welcome to the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, held September 14–16, 2009 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) are interactive characters that exhibit humanlike qualities and communicate …

A systematic survey of 15 years of user studies Published in the Intelligent virtual agents conference
N Norouzi, K Kim, J Hochreiter, M Lee… – … on Intelligent Virtual …, 2018 – sreal.ucf.edu
The field of intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) has evolved immensely over the past 15 years, introducing new application opportunities in areas such as training, health care, and virtual assistants. In this survey paper, we provide a systematic review of the most influential user …

Towards mapping and segmentation of very large scale spaces with intelligent virtual agents
K Samperi, N Hawes, R Beale – Intelligent Virtual Agents, 2013 – Springer
Intelligent virtual agents are increasingly required to generate and use maps in very large scale environments. One such environment is the virtual world Second Life [1]. Second Life is an ever growing large scale virtual environment where users can interact with, create …

Comparing reactive techniques to classical planning for intelligent virtual agents
M ?erný – 2012 – dspace.cuni.cz
Many contemporary computer games can be described as dynamic real-time simulations inhabited by autonomous intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) where most of the environment structure is immutable and navigating through the environment is one of the most common …

Learning data-driven models of non-verbal behaviors for building rapport using an intelligent virtual agent
R Amini – 2015 – digitalcommons.fiu.edu
There is a growing societal need to address the increasing prevalence of behavioral health issues, such as obesity, alcohol or drug use, and general lack of treatment adherence for a variety of health problems. The statistics, worldwide and in the USA, are daunting. Excessive …

A transparent and decentralized model of perception and action for intelligent virtual agents
G Anastassakis, T Panayiotopoulos – International Journal on …, 2014 – World Scientific
Intelligent virtual agent behaviour is a crucial element of any virtual environment application as it essentially brings the environment to life, introduces believability and realism and enables complex interactions and evolution over time. However, the development of …

Intelligent Virtual Agents: 15th International Conference, IVA 2015, Delft, the Netherlands, August 26-28, 2015, Proceedings
WP Brinkman, J Broekens, D Heylen – 2015 – books.google.com
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2015, held in Delft, The Netherlands, in August 2015. The 11 full papers, 22 short papers, and 21 demo and poster papers accepted were carefully reviewed and …

Intelligent Virtual Agents: 14th International Conference, IVA 2014, Boston, MA, USA, August 27-29, 2014, Proceedings
T Bickmore, S Marsella, C Sidner – 2014 – books.google.com
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2014, held in Boston, MA, USA, in August 2014. The 14 full and 24 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 78 submissions. In addition …

DyBaNeM: Bayesian Episodic Memory Framework for Intelligent Virtual Agents
R Kadlec, C Brom – International Workshop on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 2013 – Springer
Episodic Memory (EM) abilities are important for many types of intelligent virtual agents (IVAs). However, the few IVA–EM systems implemented to date utilize indexed logs of events as the underlying memory representation, which makes it hard to model some crucial …

An intelligent virtual agent to increase involvement in financial services
T Bosse, GF Siddiqui, J Treur – … Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 2010 – Springer
In order to enhance user involvement in financial services, this paper proposes to combine the idea of adaptive personalisation with intelligent virtual agents. To this end, a computational model for human decision making in financial context is incorporated within …

The Influence of Users’ Personality on the Perception of Intelligent Virtual Agents’ Personality and the Trust Within a Collaborative Context
N Hanna, D Richards – … Workshop on Multiagent Foundations of Social …, 2015 – Springer
Abstract As Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) have been widely used for applications that require human interaction and collaboration, modeling an IVA that can exhibit personalities is becoming increasingly important. A large body of research has studied variant verbal and …

To See and to Be Seen in the Virtual Beer Garden-A Gaze Behavior System for Intelligent Virtual Agents in a 3D Environment
M Wissner, N Bee, J Kienberger, E André – Annual Conference on Artificial …, 2009 – Springer
Aiming to increase the believability of intelligent virtual agents, this paper describes the implementation of a parameterizable gaze behavior system based on psychological notions of human gaze. The resulting gaze patterns and agent behaviors cover a wide range of …

Intelligent Virtual Agents
HH Vilhjálmsson, S Kopp, S Marsella… – Proceedings 11th Int …, 2011 – Springer
Welcome to the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. While this conference represents a field of specialization within computer science and artificial intelligence, it celebrates an endeavor that requires the integration of …

Intelligent virtual agents guest editors’ introduction
S Marsella, N Badler – PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual …, 2011 – MIT Press
This issue’s special section on intelligent virtual agents encompasses four articles based on research initially presented at the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) held in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania in September, 2010 (Allbeck …

Improving awareness of intelligent virtual agents
RADS Ranathunga, S Ranathunga – 2013 – ourarchive.otago.ac.nz
Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) are interactive characters controlled by software agents that exhibit human-like qualities. When interacting with human participants in virtual communities, an IVA is expected to be intelligent, as well as believable. A major factor that …

Intelligent virtual agent: Creating a multi-modal 3d avatar interface
M Dunne, B Mac Namee, J Kelleher – 2009 – arrow.dit.ie
Human-computer interactions can be greatly enhanced by the use of 3D avatars, representing both human users and computer systems in 3D virtual spaces. This allows the human user to interface with the computer system in a natural and intuitive human-to-human …

CLARION as a cognitive framework for intelligent virtual agents
MF Lynch, R Sun, N Wilson – … Workshop on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 2011 – Springer
This paper examines the CLARION cognitive architecture as a framework for constructing IVAs. CLARION is a unified, comprehensive theory of the mind based on a hybrid architecture able to represent both implicit and explicit knowledge. We examine several …

Behavior of Home Care Intelligent Virtual Agent with PRE-ThINK Architecture.
DV Budakova – ICAART (2), 2011 – e-university.tu-sofia.bg
This paper considers the architecture and the behaviour of an intelligent virtual agent, taking care of the cosiness and the health-related features of a family house. The PRE-ThINK architecture is proposed and its components are considered. The dynamics of the decision …

Personalities, physiology, institutions and genetics: Simulating ancient societies with intelligent virtual agents
T Trescak, A Bogdanovych, S Simoff – Simulating Prehistoric and Ancient …, 2016 – Springer
Abstract 3D Virtual Reality simulations of ancient societies represent a powerful mechanism for combining the knowledge of many researchers (eg archaeologists, historians and anthropologists) in a way that it becomes accessible to general audiences, as well as …

Tele-immersive interaction with intelligent virtual agents based on real-time 3D modeling
S Zhang, WC Ho – Journal of Multimedia, 2012 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
To enable intelligent agents interacting smoothly with human users, researchers have been deploying novel interaction modalities (eg non-verbal cue, vision and touch) in addition to agents’ conversational skills. Models of multimodality interaction can enhance agents’ real …

Intelligent Virtual Agents
J Beskow, C Peters, G Castellano, C O’Sullivan… – 17th International …, 2017 – Springer
This volume presents the proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2017). The annual IVA conference represents the main interdisciplinary scientific forum for presenting research on modeling, developing, and evaluating intelligent …

Editorial for special issue on intelligent virtual agents
HH Vilhjálmsson, S Kopp, S Marsella – Autonomous Agents and Multi …, 2013 – Springer
Intelligent virtual agents are interactive characters that exhibit human-like qualities and communicate with humans or with each other using natural human modalities such as speech and gesture. They are capable of realtime perception, cognition and action that …

How do you like intelligent virtual agents
D Budakova, E Myumyun, M Karaahmed – Proceedings of the 11th …, 2010 – dl.acm.org
Besides in games and entertainment Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA-s) find application in deriving information, obtaining knowledge, and investigating behavior. This paper reports results concerning the ways of perceiving IVA-s by users, as well as about users’ readiness …

Modeling facial expression of intelligent virtual agents
ML Morales-Rodríguez, F Medellín-Martínez – Soft Computing for …, 2010 – Springer
An intelligent virtual agent is an intelligent agent with a digital representation and endowed with conversational capabilities; this interactive character exhibits human-like behavior and communicates with humans or virtual interlocutors using verbal and nonverbal modalities …

Governing intelligent virtual agent behaviour with norms
J Lee, T Li, M De Vos, J Padget – … of the 2013 international conference on …, 2013 – dl.acm.org
One requirement by which virtual environments (VEs) are judged, is the believability of the virtual agents (VAs). One aspect of believability, is that agent responses to situations should not create cognitive dissonance and thereby distract the observer. One approach to this …

Research of emotion modeling for intelligent virtual agent
S Lin, L Zhigang, D Aihua – 2010 The 2nd International …, 2010 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
To make the intelligent virtual agent become more natural and believable, giving her emotion ability is very important. According to Basic Emotion Theory and Cognitive Evaluation Theory in Psychology, it proposes an emotion model based on Fuzzy Rules …

Intimately intelligent virtual agents: knowing the human beyond sensory input
D Richards – Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGCHI International …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
Despite being in the era of Big Data, where our devices seem to anticipate and feed our every desire, intelligent virtual agents appear to lack intimate and important knowledge of their user. Current cognitive agent architectures usually include situation awareness that …

Second life as a platform for creating intelligent virtual agents
LF Hodges, A Ulinski, T Bloodworth, A Hayes… – … Conference on Digital …, 2011 – Springer
Intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) are animated characters that interact with humans and with each other using natural modalities such as speech and gestures. Creation of successful IVA applications is challenging since development requires integration of a broad range of …

Intelligent Virtual Agents: 10th International Conference, IVA 2010, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Proceedings
J Allbeck, N Badler, T Bickmore, C Pelachaud… – 2010 – books.google.com
th Welcome to the proceedings of the 10 International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA), held 20-22 September, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Intelligent Virtual Agents are interactive characters that exhibit human-like qualities and communicate …

Tsb technique: Increasing a user’s sense of immersion with intelligent virtual agents
M Dunne, B Mac Namee, J Kelleher – The 21st National …, 2010 – researchgate.net
ABSTRACT The field of Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA) research depends heavily on immersive techniques when presenting virtual agents to end-users. This sense of immersion relies on the user believing the agent to be real and present in their environment, creating …

Applying Artificial Intelligence in CRM: Case Studies of Intelligent Virtual Agents and Pegasystems
TF Chen – Applied Mechanics and Materials, 2012 – Trans Tech Publ
Article Preview Article Preview Article Preview It is highly technical and specialized for AI research, and deeply divided into subfields that often fail to communicate with each other. Subfields have grown up around particular institutions, the work of individual researchers …

Effects of Embodiment on Generic and Content-Specific Intelligent Virtual Agents as Exhibition Guides.
S Schmidt, G Bruder, F Steinicke – ICAT-EGVE, 2018 – sreal.ucf.edu
Abstract Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) received enormous attention in recent years due to significant improvements in voice communication technologies and the convergence of different research fields such as Machine Learning, Internet of Things, and Virtual Reality …

Intelligent Virtual Agents and Spoken Dialog Systems come together to Deliver Brief Health Interventions
U Yasavur, C Lisetti, N Rishe – … on Multimodal User Interfaces, in press, 2014 – cake.fiu.edu
We developed a virtual counseling system which can deliver brief alcohol health interventions via a 3D anthropomorphic speech-enabled interface-a new field for spoken dialog interactions with intelligent virtual agents in the health domain. We present our …

Intelligent Virtual Agents: 12th International Conference, IVA 2012, Santa Cruz, CA, USA, September, 12-14, 2012. Proceedings
Y Nakano, M Neff, A Paiva, M Walker – 2012 – books.google.com
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2012, held in Santa Cruz, CA, USA, in September 2012. The 17 revised full papers presented together with 31 short papers and 18 poster papers were …

Towards a ‘Smart’Collaborative Virtual Environment and Multi-agent Approach to Designing an Intelligent Virtual Agent
N Hanna, D Richards – Agent Environments for Multi-Agent Systems IV, 2015 – Springer
Abstract Increasing interest in Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) in different applications has imposed new requirements on the design of the CVEs and the resident Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs). In addition to cognitive abilities, IVAs in CVEs require social …

Computational Cognitive Assessment: Investigating the Use of an Intelligent Virtual Agent for the Detection of Early Signs of Dementia
B Mirheidari, D Blackburn, R O’Malley… – ICASSP 2019-2019 …, 2019 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
The ageing population has caused a marked increased in the number of people with cognitive decline linked with dementia. Thus, current diagnostic services are overstretched, and there is an urgent need for automating parts of the assessment process. In previous …

Intelligent Virtual Agents
YNMN AnaPaiva, M Walker – Springer
Welcome to the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. IVA is an interdisciplinary annual conference and the main forum for presenting research on modeling, developing, and evaluating intelligent virtual agents with a focus on …

Intelligent Virtual Agents
N Badler, T Bickmore, C Pelachaud, A Safonova – 2010 – Springer
Welcome to the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA), held 20-22 September, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Intelligent Virtual Agents are interactive characters that exhibit human-like qualities and communicate …

Increasing Awareness of Intelligent Virtual Agents
S Ranathunga, S Cranefield, M Purvis – Postgraduate Day, 2012 – Citeseer
When operating in virtual communities, intelligent agents should maintain a high-level awareness of the physical and social environment around them in order to be more believable and capable. This task is non-trivial, due to the inherent differences between …

Mobile Intelligent Virtual Agent with Translation Functionality
I Skadi?a, I V?ra, J Tese?skis, R Skadi?š – International Conference on …, 2014 – Springer
Virtual agent is a powerful means for human-computer interaction. In this demo paper, we describe a new scenario for mobile virtual agent that, in addition to general social intelligence, can perform translation tasks. We present the design and development of the …

Emotion-driven behaviour for REVE intelligent virtual agents
T Panayiotopoulos, E Papaggeli, N Avradinis… – ganast.com
The incorporation of affective factors such as mood, personality and emotion in virtual world applications is of particular importance in respect to the degree of immersion and believability of the experience. Synthetic virtual agents need to be endowed with affect …

Intelligent Virtual Agents in Commercial Aspects
C Fernando – researchgate.net
Use of intelligent agent systems within E-commerce applications has been increasing over last few years rapidly and now it has became the backbone of most of large scale enterprise applications. Using intelligent agents in B2B businesses, M-commerce and commercial …

Modeling Facial Expression of Intelligent Virtual Agents
B González – academia.edu
An intelligent virtual agent is an intelligent agent with a digital representation and endowed with conversational capabilities; this interactive character exhibits human-like behavior and communicates with humans or virtual interlocutors using verbal and nonverbal modalities …

Intelligent Virtual Agents Architecture in Unknown Environment
J Feng, H Song, Y Li – International Journal of Computer …, 2012 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
As the contemporary performing behavior in the reciprocity of virtual agents is glazed excessively and can’t satisfy complex unknown environment, the research of Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) with active learning and local apperception must be accelerated. In this …

Social Behavior Investigation of Intelligent Virtual Agents
D Budakova – acad.bg
This paper investigates the social behaviour of an intelligent virtual agent (IVA) with PRE-ThINK architecture with the help of typical working student’s life scenario modeling. The program system and the PRE-ThINK architecture, adapted for this scenario, are proposed …

A path planning algorithm for intelligent virtual agent
S Lin, L Zhigang – 2012 IEEE Symposium on Electrical & …, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
This paper focuses on how to give the intelligent virtual agent (IVA) behaviors with personalized features. It takes full account of the impact of personality and emotion factor on IVA’s behavior, and proposes a path planning algorithm influenced by personality …

Guest editorial of the special issue on intelligent virtual agents
S Kopp, R Aylett, J Gratch, PL Olivier… – Autonomous Agents and …, 2010 – Springer
We are pleased to present this special issue on Intelligent Virtual Agents. Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) are autonomous, graphically embodied agents in a dynamic social environment. They are capable of real-time perception, cognition and action, which allows to …

Domain Authoring Assistant for Intelligent Virtual Agent
S Janghorbani, A Modi, J Buhmann… – Proceedings of the 18th …, 2019 – dl.acm.org
Developing intelligent virtual characters has attracted a lot of attention in the recent years. The process of creating such characters often involves a team of creative authors who describe different aspects of the characters in natural language, and planning experts that …

Improving Educational Methods by Means of an Intelligent Virtual Agent
CG Rospide, C Puente, JA Olivas – Proceedings on the International …, 2013 – world-comp.org
Abstract –In this paper we explore the role that an educational chatbot could provide improving the learning process of a student. We present a virtual agent, as part of an e-Learning platform capable of guiding and answering questions related to a studied subject … Keywords: Virtual …

Teaching Intelligent Virtual Agents Programming Through Simulated Children’S Games
J Gemrot, M ?erný, C Brom – artemis.ms.mff.cuni.cz
Developing intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) is a great challenge for computer programmers. Lifelike virtual environments present various obstacles, especially on the lower AI level. Navigating through 3D worlds is notoriously difficult to handle properly as well as quick and …

Enhancing Involvement in Financial Services via Intelligent Virtual Agents
T Bosse, GF Siddiqui, J Treur – Citeseer
In order to enhance user involvement in financial services, this paper proposes to combine the idea of adaptive personalisation with intelligent virtual agents. A computational model for human decision making in financial context is introduced, and is incorporated within an …

Towards Believable Intelligent Virtual Agents with StateFull Hierarchical Reactive Planning
T Plch – artemis.ms.mff.cuni.cz
Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) deployed within virtual worlds are required to exhibit believable rational behavior. The reactive action selection mechanism represents a popular choice for most Artificial Intelligence (AI) architectures, mainly due to simple implementation …

Expectation and complex event handling in BDI-based intelligent virtual agents
S Ranathunga, S Cranefield – … of the 11th International Conference on …, 2012 – dl.acm.org
When operating in virtual communities, intelligent agents should maintain a high-level awareness of the physical and social environment around them in order to be more believable and capable. However, due to the inherent differences between virtual worlds …

An Intelligent Virtual Agents Framework of Active Learning and Local Apperception
H SONG, J FENG, H PEI – Digital Communication, 2012 – en.cnki.com.cn
In order to improve adaptation to the dynamic complex virtual environment, the major framework of intelligent virtual agents (iva) system based on active learning and local apperceive interaction is presented. the active learning, using knowledge acquisition and …

Self-Adaptive Probabilistic Roadmap Generation for Intelligent Virtual Agents
K Samperi, N Bencomo… – 2014 IEEE Eighth …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Agents inhabiting large scale environments are faced with the problem of generating maps by which they can navigate. One solution to this problem is to use probabilistic roadmaps which rely on selecting and connecting a set of points that describe the interconnectivity of …

Developing an intelligent virtual agent to stratify people with cognitive complaints: A comparison of human–patient and intelligent virtual agent–patient interaction
T Walker, H Christensen, B Mirheidari… – …, 2018 – journals.sagepub.com
Previous work on interactions in the memory clinic has shown that conversation analysis can be used to differentiate neurodegenerative dementia from functional memory disorder. Based on this work, a screening system was developed that uses a computerised ‘talking …

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Sydney, NSW, Australia, November 05-08, 2018
A Bogdanovych, D Richards, SJ Simoff… – 2018 – researchdirect.westernsydney.edu …
Welcome to the proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA). IVA is the annual interdisciplinary conference in which leading scientists from around the world present and discuss their latest work on intelligent virtual agents. These …

A Transparent and Decentralized Model of Action for Intelligent Virtual Agents
G Anastassakis… – 2012 IEEE 24th …, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Intelligent virtual agent action is a crucial element of any virtual environment application as it essentially brings the environment to life, introduces believability and realism, and enables complex interactions and evolution over time. However, the design and development of …

Improving Map Generation in Large-Scale Environments for Intelligent Virtual Agents.
KSN Hawes, R Beale – robots.ox.ac.uk
Intelligent virtual agents are increasingly faced with very large scale, unstructured environments. In the case of user generated worlds, it is not always possible to give an agent the opportunity to pre-process the map. These agents are required to build a map of …

A tool for programming the behaviour of intelligent virtual agents in Prolog
G Anastassakis… – 2015 6th International …, 2015 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
The definition of intelligent virtual agent behaviour is a key stage in the process of developing any intelligent virtual environment application. Ranging from simple scripting languages to full-featured, general-purpose programming languages, the means available …

Oh no you didn’t! Mediating Conflict Between Humans and Intelligent Virtual Agents
S Gallege, E Lederer – pages.cs.wisc.edu
As embodied agents, both physical and virtual, representing intelligent systems become more selfempowered in their collaboration with users, there rises an increased need to manage emergent communicative breakdowns due to conflicts of interest and belief. We …

Using Social Reasoning Framework to Guide Normative Behaviour of Intelligent Virtual Agents
JH Lee, SW Lee, J Padget – 2018 IEEE International …, 2018 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Social norms have a potential to contribute to advances in social intelligence. One approach to take this advantage in the design of virtual agents is the use of institutional models-a social reasoning framework which brings about social norms-in conjunction with classical AI …

An intelligent virtual agent-based commentary system for small-scale cyber security competitions
R Agada, J Yan, W Xu – … on Image and Video Processing, and …, 2018 – spiedigitallibrary.org
In this paper, we developed an animated agent to serves as a commentator in small-scale cyber security competitions. The overarching aim of the system is to educate and engage novice spectators and serve as practicum for novice security analysts. In much the same way …

Multi-agent Approach to Designing an Intelligent Virtual Agent for Collaborative Virtual Environments
N Hanna, D Richards – 2014 – homepage.lnu.se
Increasing interest in Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) in different applications has imposed new requirements on the design of IVAs. On the one hand, these requirements include cognitive abilities, and on the other hand social and communication behaviour. The …

Intelligent Virtual Agents: 11th International Conference, IVA 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 15-17, 2011. Proceedings
HH Vilhjálmsson, S Kopp, S Marsella, KR Thorisson – 2011 – books.google.com
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2011, held in Reykjavik, Island, in September 2011. The 18 revised full papers and 27 revised short papers presented together with 25 poster papers …

Augmenting Cognitive Processes and Behavior of Intelligent Virtual Agents by Modeling Synthetic Perception
S Seele, T Haubrich, J Schild, R Herpers… – Proceedings of the on …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
Populating virtual worlds with intelligent agents can drastically improve a user’s sense of presence. Applying these worlds to virtual training, simulations, or (serious) games, often requires multiple agents to be simulated in real time. The process of generating believable …

Design of Seamless Multi-modal Interaction Framework for Intelligent Virtual Agents in Wearable Mixed Reality Environment
G Ali, HQ Le, J Kim, SW Hwang, JI Hwang – Proceedings of the 32nd …, 2019 – dl.acm.org
In this paper, we present the design of a multimodal interaction framework for intelligent virtual agents in wearable mixed reality environments, especially for interactive applications at museums, botanical gardens, and similar places. These places need engaging and no …

Intelligent Virtual Agents: 17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, August 27-30, 2017, Proceedings
J Beskow, C Peters, G Castellano, C O’Sullivan, I Leite… – 2017 – books.google.com
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2017, held in Stockholm, Sweden, in August 2017. The 30 regular papers and 31 demo papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected …

Intelligent Virtual Agents: 13th International Conference, IVA 2013, Edinburgh, UK, August 29-31, 2013, Proceedings
R Aylett, B Krenn, C Pelachaud, H Shimodaira – 2013 – books.google.com
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2013, held in Edinburgh, UK, in August 2013. There was a total of 94 submissions. The 18 full and 18 short papers presented in this volume were carefully …

Blame on them, shame on us: combining affective and normative behaviour in intelligent virtual agents
N Ferreira, S Mascarenhas, A Paiva… – Proceedings of the …, 2013 – dl.acm.org
Virtual environments often try to simulate situations where agents should display socially acceptable behaviour, as described by social norms. Actions that fulfil or violate norms can be potential sources for emotions, not just for the agent responsible, but for all agents that …

[Complete volume]. Proceedings of the Workshop on Architectures and Standards for Intelligent Virtual Agents at IVA 2014
A Cafaro, A Hartholt… – … on Intelligent Virtual …, 2014 – biecoll.ub.uni-bielefeld.de
The scope of building a complete intelligent virtual agent (IVA) is too vast for a single research group. It requires interdisciplinary collaborations between research groups and reuse of existing components. Based off the SAIBA framework for multimodal behavior …

Intelligent Virtual Agents: 16th International Conference, IVA 2016, Los Angeles, CA, USA, September 20–23, 2016, Proceedings
D Traum, W Swartout, P Khooshabeh, S Kopp… – 2016 – books.google.com
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2016, held in Los Angeles, CA, USA, in September 2016. The 12 full papers, 18 short papers, and 37 demo and poster papers accepted were carefully reviewed …

Contribution to study and design of intelligent virtual agents: application to negotiation strategies and sequences simulation
A Bahrammirzaee – 2010 – theses.fr
Résumé Dans cette thèse, conjointement au développement d’un modèle de négociation bilatérale automatisée entre agents, dans un contexte à informations incomplètes, intégrant les effets de la personnalité du comportement humain sur le processus et sur les résultats …

The Impact of Multimodal Communication on a Shared Mental Model, Trust, and Commitment in Human–Intelligent Virtual Agent Teams
N Hanna, D Richards – Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 2018 – mdpi.com
There is an increasing interest in the use of intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) to work in teams with humans. To achieve successful outcomes for these heterogeneous teams, many of the aspects found in successful human teams will need to be supported. These aspects include …

A Systematic Review of the Convergence of Augmented Reality, Intelligent Virtual Agents, and the Internet of Things
N Norouzi, G Bruder, B Belna, S Mutter, D Turgut… – Artificial Intelligence in …, 2019 – Springer
In recent years we are beginning to see the convergence of three distinct research fields: augmented reality (AR), intelligent virtual agents (IVAs), and the Internet of things (IoT). Each of these has been classified as a disruptive technology for our society. Since their …

Social Behavior Investigation Of An Intelligent Virtual Agent With The Help Of Typical Working Student’S Life Scenario …
LGD Dakovski – ICAART 2012, 2012 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
This paper investigates the social behaviour of an intelligent virtual agent (IVA) with PRE-ThINK architecture with the help of typical working student’s life scenario modeling. ?he program system and the PRE-ThINK architecture, adapted for this scenario, are proposed …

F.(2016) Topic switch models for dialogue management in virtual humans. In: 16th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2016), 20-23 Sept …
W Zhu, A Chowanda, M Valstar – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
This paper presents a novel data-driven Topic Switch Model based on a cognitive representation of a limited set of topics that are currently in-focus, which determines what utterances are chosen next. The transition model was statistically learned from a large set of …

Building cognitive model of intelligent agent in virtual geographical environment
L Han, Q Kong, B Liu, Z Li – 2011 IEEE International …, 2011 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… The architecture of intelligent virtual agents consisting of the above six parts is divided into two behavior layers … presented a perception mechanism of virtual humans based on dead-reckoning algorithm [10], in which the field of view of intelligent virtual agent in a virtual …

On designing migrating agents: from autonomous virtual agents to intelligent robotic systems
K Hassani, WS Lee – SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Autonomous Virtual Humans …, 2014 – dl.acm.org
… Keywords: Migrating Agents, Intelligent Virtual Agents, Autonomous Systems, Cognitive Architectures. 1 Introduction … Embodied agents have been extensively investigated in both physical world as robots and in virtual environments as intelligent virtual agents (IVA) …

CIGA: a middleware for intelligent agents in virtual environments
J van Oijen, L Vanhée, F Dignum – … on Agents for Educational Games and …, 2011 – Springer
… 1 Introduction As the technology to create more realistic, complex and dynamic virtual environ- ments advances, there is an increasing interest to create intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) to populate these environments for the purpose of games, simulations or training …

Investigating intelligent agents in a 3D virtual world
YL Kang, F Nah, AH Tan – 2012 – aisel.aisnet.org
… 1265-1274. Bogdanovych, A., Rodriguez, JA, Simoff, S., and Cohen, A. 2009. “Virtual Agents and 3D Virtual Worlds for Preserving and Simulating Cultures,” in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. Springer Verlag, pp. 271-284 …

Intelligent and empathic agent to support student learning in virtual worlds
R Villarica, D Richards – Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on …, 2014 – dl.acm.org
… social interactions [9]. An intelligent virtual agent (IVA) is an animated, human-like graphical character commonly used in virtual 3D worlds and on websites. Virtual agents are embedded with a predefined script and responses. Other names for intelligent virtual agents are virtual …

An Intelligent Architecture for Autonomous Virtual Agents Inspired by Onboard Autonomy
K Hassani, WS Lee – Intelligent Systems’ 2014, 2015 – Springer
… Abstract. Intelligent virtual agents function in dynamic, uncertain, and uncon- trolled environments, and animating them is a chaotic and error-prone task which demands high-level behavioral controllers to be able to adapt to failures at lower levels of the system …

Intelligent agents for mobile and virtual media
R Earnshaw, J Vince – 2012 – books.google.com
… time virtual environments. In collaboration with the Centre for Virtual Environments at the Univer- sity of Salford, British Telecom’s Radical Multimedia Laboratory has been researching into intelligent virtual agents. The result …

Can avatars pass the Turing test? Intelligent agent perception in a 3D virtual environment
RL Gilbert, A Forney – International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2015 – Elsevier
… Thus, the research assistant was given a scripted set topics as well as flexibility in responding to participant input. In the remaining 50 cases, Ellen was a “bot” or intelligent, virtual agent who employed a chat engine called Discourse to interact with participants …

A survey of pedagogical functions of intelligent agents in virtual learning environments
M Soliman, C Guetl – 2011 – airitilibrary.com
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Facial Animation using Intelligent Agents: Embedding Reactive Behaviours on Virtual Characters
HM dos Reis Pereira – 2012 – repositorio-aberto.up.pt
… definition of reactive behaviours for virtual characters, according to the different target industries. • Chapter 3 Exposes an overview of intelligent virtual agent’s architectures, applications and existing frameworks and how facial animation is done nowadays …

Generation of communicative intentions for virtual agents in an intelligent virtual environment: application to virtual learning environment
B Nakhal – 2017 – tel.archives-ouvertes.fr
Page 1. HAL Id: tel-01769445 https://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-01769445 Submitted on 18 Apr 2018 HAL is a multi-disciplinary open access archive for the deposit and dissemination of sci- entific research documents, whether they are pub- lished or not …

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