Intelligent Virtual Agents: 8th International Conference, IVA 2008, Tokyo, Japan, September 1-3, 2008, Proceedings by Helmut PrendingerIntelligent Virtual Agents: 8th International Conference, IVA 2008, Tokyo, Japan, September 1-3, 2008, Proceedings by Helmut Prendinger

Intelligent Virtual Agents: 8th International Conference, IVA 2008, Tokyo, Japan, September 1-3…

byHelmut PrendingerEditorJames Lester, Mitsuru Ishizuka

Paperback | August 12, 2008

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2008, held in Tokyo, Japan, in September 2008. The 18 revised full papers and 28 revised short papers presented together 42 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 99 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on motion and empathy; narrative and augmented reality; conversation and negotiation; nonverbal behavior; models of culture and personality; markup and representation languages; architectures for robotic agents; cognitive architectures; agents for healthcare and training; and agents in games, museums and virtual worlds.
Title:Intelligent Virtual Agents: 8th International Conference, IVA 2008, Tokyo, Japan, September 1-3…Format:PaperbackDimensions:557 pagesPublished:August 12, 2008Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540854827

ISBN - 13:9783540854821


Table of Contents

Emotion and Empathy.- The Relation between Gaze Behavior and the Attribution of Emotion: An Empirical Study.- Affect Simulation with Primary and Secondary Emotions.- User Study of AffectIM, an Emotionally Intelligent Instant Messaging System.- Expressions of Empathy in ECAs.- Narrative and Augmented Reality.- Archetype-Driven Character Dialogue Generation for Interactive Narrative.- Towards a Narrative Mind: The Creation of Coherent Life Stories for Believable Virtual Agents.- Emergent Narrative as a Novel Framework for Massively Collaborative Authoring.- Towards Real-Time Authoring of Believable Agents in Interactive Narrative.- Male Bodily Responses during an Interaction with a Virtual Woman.- A Virtual Agent for a Cooking Navigation System Using Augmented Reality.- Conversation and Negotiation.- Social Perception and Steering for Online Avatars.- Multi-party, Multi-issue, Multi-strategy Negotiation for Multi-modal Virtual Agents.- A Granular Architecture for Dynamic Realtime Dialogue.- Generating Dialogues for Virtual Agents Using Nested Textual Coherence Relations.- Integrating Planning and Dialogue in a Lifestyle Agent.- Audio Analysis of Human/Virtual-Human Interaction.- Nonverbal Behavior.- Learning Smooth, Human-Like Turntaking in Realtime Dialogue.- Predicting Listener Backchannels: A Probabilistic Multimodal Approach.- IGaze: Studying Reactive Gaze Behavior in Semi-immersive Human-Avatar Interactions.- Estimating User's Conversational Engagement Based on Gaze Behaviors.- The Effects of Agent Nonverbal Communication on Procedural and Attitudinal Learning Outcomes.- Evaluating Data-Driven Style Transformation for Gesturing Embodied Agents.- Models of Culture and Personality.- Culture-Specific First Meeting Encounters between Virtual Agents.- Virtual Humans Elicit Skin-Tone Bias Consistent with Real-World Skin-Tone Biases.- Cross-Cultural Evaluations of Avatar Facial Expressions Designed by Western Designers.- Agreeable People Like Agreeable Virtual Humans.- A Listening Agent Exhibiting Variable Behaviour.- Markup and Representation Languages.- The Next Step towards a Function Markup Language.- Extending MPML3D to Second Life.- An Extension of MPML with Emotion Recognition Functions Attached.- Architectures for Robotic Agents.- ITACO: Effects to Interactions by Relationships between Humans and Artifacts.- Teaching a Pet Robot through Virtual Games.- Cognitive Architectures.- Modeling Self-deception within a Decision-Theoretic Framework.- Modeling Appraisal in Theory of Mind Reasoning.- Improving Adaptiveness in Autonomous Characters.- The Embodiment of a DUAL/AMBR Based Cognitive Model in the RASCALLI Multi-agent Platform.- BDI Model-Based Crowd Simulation.- The Mood and Memory of Believable Adaptable Socially Intelligent Characters.- Agents for Healthcare and Training.- Visualizing the Importance of Medical Recommendations with Conversational Agents.- Evaluation of Justina: A Virtual Patient with PTSD.- Elbows Higher! Performing, Observing and Correcting Exercises by a Virtual Trainer.- A Virtual Therapist That Responds Empathically to Your Answers.- Agents in Games, Museums and Virtual Worlds.- IDEAS4Games: Building Expressive Virtual Characters for Computer Games.- Context-Aware Agents to Guide Visitors in Museums.- Virtual Institutions: Normative Environments Facilitating Imitation Learning in Virtual Agents.- Posters.- Enculturating Conversational Agents Based on a Comparative Corpus Study.- The Reactive-Causal Architecture: Towards Development of Believable Agents.- Gesture Recognition in Flow in the Context of Virtual Theater.- Automatic Generation of Conversational Behavior for Multiple Embodied Virtual Characters: The Rules and Models behind Our System.- Implementing Social Filter Rules in a Dialogue Manager Using Statecharts.- Towards Realistic Real Time Speech-Driven Facial Animation.- Avatar Customization and Emotions in MMORPGs.- Impact of the Agent's Localization in Human-Computer Conversational Interaction.- Evolving Expression of Emotions in Virtual Humans Using Lights and Pixels.- Motivations and Personality Traits in Decision-Making.- A Flexible Behavioral Planner in Real-Time.- Face to Face Interaction with an Intelligent Virtual Agent: The Effect on Learning Tactical Picture Compilation.- Creating and Scripting Second Life Bots Using MPML3D.- Piavca: A Framework for Heterogeneous Interactions with Virtual Characters.- Interpersonal Impressions of Agents for Developing Intelligent Systems.- Comparing an On-Screen Agent with a Robotic Agent in Non-Face-to-Face Interactions.- Sustainability and Predictability in a Lasting Human-Agent Interaction.- Social Effects of Virtual Assistants. A Review of Empirical Results with Regard to Communication.- SoNa: A Multi-agent System to Support Human Navigation in a Community, Based on Social Network Analysis.- Animating Unstructured 3D Hand Models.- Verification of Expressiveness of Procedural Parameters for Generating Emotional Motions.- Individualised Product Portrayals in the Usability of a 3D Embodied Conversational Agent in an eBanking Scenario.- Multi-agent Negotiation System in Electronic Environments.- A Study of the Use of a Virtual Agent in an Ambient Intelligence Environment.- Automatic Torso Engagement for Gesturing Characters.- Modeling the Dynamics of Virtual Agent's Social Relations.- Proposal of an Artificial Emotion Expression System Based on External Stimulus and Emotional Elements.- A Reactive Architecture Integrating an Associative Memory for Sensory-Driven Intelligent Behavior.- Social Responses to Virtual Humans: Automatic Over-Reliance on the "Human" Category.- Adaptive Self-feeding Natural Language Generator Engine.- A Model of Motivation for Virtual-Worlds Avatars.- Towards Virtual Emotions and Emergence of Social Behaviour.- Using Virtual Agents for the Teaching of Requirements Elicitation in GSD.- A Virtual Agent's Behavior Selection by Using Actions for Focusing of Attention.- Emergent Narrative and Late Commitment.- "I Would Like to Trust It but" Perceived Credibility of Embodied Social Agents: A Proposal for a Research Framework.- Acceptable Dialogue Start Supporting Agent for Avatar-Mediated Multi-tasking Online Communication.- Do You Know How I Feel? Evaluating Emotional Display of Primary and Secondary Emotions.- Comparing Emotional vs. Envelope Feedback for ECAs.- Intelligent Agents Living in Social Virtual Environments - Bringing Max into Second Life.