Accepted Submissions

Ananth Shreekumar, Biswesh Mohapatra and Shrisha Rao “Incorporating Autonomous Bargaining Capabilities into E-Commerce Systems”

Andrea Bönsch, Alexander R. Bluhm, Jonathan Ehret and Torsten W. Kuhlen “Inferring a User’s Intent on Joining or Passing by Social Groups”

Andrea Bönsch, Sebastian J. Barton, Jonathan Ehret and Torsten W. Kuhlen “Immersive Sketching to Author Crowd Movements in Real-time”

Andrea Bönsch, Sina Radke, Jonathan Ehret, Ute Habel and Torsten W. Kuhlen “The Impact of a Virtual Agent’s Non-Verbal Emotional Expression on a User’s Personal Space Preferences”

Arno Hartholt, Ed Fast, Adam Reilly and Sharon Mozgai “Introducing Canvas: Combining Nonverbal Behavior Generation with User-Generated Content to Rapidly Create Educational Videos”

Bahar Irfan, Anika Narayanan and James Kennedy “Dynamic Emotional Language Adaptation in Multiparty Interactions with Agents”

Bart Knijnenburg and Nina Hubig “Human-Centric Preference Modeling for Virtual Agents”

Chaona Chen, Oliver G. B. Garrod, Philippe G. Schyns and Rachael E. Jack “Dynamic Face Movement Texture Enhances the Perceived Realism of Facial Expressions of Emotion”

Chaona Chen, Oliver G. B. Garrod, Robin A. A. Ince, Mary Ellen Foster, Philippe G. Schyns and Rachael E. Jack “Building Culturally-Valid Dynamic Facial Expressions for a Conversational Virtual Agent Using Human Perception”

Clara Strathmann, Nicole Krämer and Jessica Szczuka ““She talks to me as if she were alive”: Assessing the social reactions and perceptions of children toward voice assistants and their appraisal of the appropriateness of these reactions”

Crystal Butler, Harriet Oster and Julian Togelius “Human-in-the-Loop AI for Analysis of Free Response Facial Expression Label Sets”

Dan Feng and Stacy Marsella “An Improvisational Approach to Acquire Social Interactions”

Deepali Aneja, Daniel Mcduff and Mary Czerwinski “Conversational Error Analysis in Human-Agent Interaction”

Elinga Pagalyte, Maurizio Mancini and Laura Climent “Go with the Flow: Reinforcement Learning in Turn-based Battle Video Games”

Fieke Miedema, Joanna Mania, Rose Browne, Joost Broekens and Catharine Oertel “Towards Understanding the Effect of Voice on Human-Agent Negotiation”

Florian Pecune and Stacy Marsella “A framework to co-optimize task and social dialogue policies using Reinforcement Learning” [Nominated for Best Paper]

Guido M. Linders and Max M. Louwerse “Zipf’s Law in Human-Machine Dialog”

Guy Laban and Theo Araujo “The Effect of Personalization Techniques in Users’ Perceptions of Conversational Recommender Systems”

Han Duy Phan, Kirsten Ellis, Alan Dorin and Patrick Olivier “Feedback Strategies for Embodied Agents to Enhance Sign Language Vocabulary Learning”

Heng Yao, Alexandre Gomes de Siqueira, Adriana Foster, Igor Galynker and Benjamin Lok “Toward Automated Evaluation of Empathetic Responses in Virtual Human Interaction Systems for Mental Health Scenarios”

Isaac Wang, Lea Buchweitz, Jesse Smith, Lara-Sophie Bornholdt, Jonas Grund, Jaime Ruiz and Oliver Korn “”Wow, You Are Terrible at This!” – An Intercultural Study on Virtual Agents Giving Mixed Feedback”

James Pustejovsky and Nikhil Krishnaswamy “Embodied Human-Computer Interactions through Situated Grounding”

Jiayu Zhan, Meng Liu, Oliver G. B. Garrod, Rachael E. Jack and Philippe G. Schyns “A Generative Model of Cultural Face Attractiveness”

Johnathan Mell, Gale Lucas and Jonathan Gratch “Varied Magnitude Favor Exchange in Human-Agent Negotiation”

Jonathan Ehret, Jonas Stienen, Chris Brozdowski, Andrea Bönsch, Irene Mittelberg, Michael Vorländer and Torsten W. Kuhlen “Evaluating the Influence of Phoneme-Dependent Dynamic Speaker Directivity of Embodied Conversational Agents’ Speech”

Jonathan Gratch and Emmanuel Johnson “The Impact of Implicit Information Exchange in Human-agent Negotiations”

Karl Daher, Jacky Casas, Omar Abou Khaled and Elena Mugellini “Empathic Chatbot Response for Medical Assistance”

Laura B. Hensel, Jiayu Zhan, R. Thora Bjornsdottir, Oliver G.B. Garrod, Philippe G. Schyns and Rachael E. Jack “Psychologically Valid Social Face Features for Virtual Agents”

Luisa Pätzold, Sven Seele and Rainer Herpers “Gone But Not Forgotten: Evaluating Performance and Scalability of Real-Time Mesoscopic Agents”

Manuel Guimarães, Joao Dias, Pedro A. Santos, Rui Prada, Samuel Mascarenhas and Arnav Jhala “The Impact of Virtual Reality in the Social Presence of a Virtual Agent”

Marcel Finkel, Jessica Szczuka and Nicole Kraemer “Does the Robot Get the Credit? An Empirical Investigation on the Acquisition of Idiosyncrasy Credit by a Humanoid Robot in the Context of Negative Expectancy Violations”

Masamune Kawasaki, Naomi Yamashita, Yi-Chieh Lee and Kayoko Nohara “Assessing Users’ Mental Status from their Journaling Behavior through Chatbots”

Matthew McConnell and Mary Ellen Foster “Two Dimensional Sign Language Agent”

Matthew V. Law, Amritansh Kwatra, Nikhil Dhawan, Matthew Einhorn, Amit Rajesh and Guy Hoffman “Design Intention Inference for Virtual Co-Design Agents”

Meng Liu, Yaocong Duan, Robin A. A. Ince, Chaona Chen, Oliver G. B. Garrod, Philippe G. Schyns and Rachael E. Jack “Building a Generative Space of Facial Expressions of Emotions Using Psychological Data-driven Methods”

Mohammad Rafayet Ali, Seyedeh Zahra Razavi, Raina Langevin, Abdullah Al Mamun, Benjamin Kane, Reza Rawassizadeh, Lenhart Schubert and Ehsan Hoque “A Virtual Conversational Agent for Teens with Autism SpectrumDisorder: Experimental Results and Design Lessons”

Nancie Gunson, Weronika Sieinska, Christopher Walsh, Christian Dondrup and Oliver Lemon “It’s Good to Chat? Evaluation and Design Guidelines for Combining Open-Domain Social Conversation with Task-Based Dialogue in Intelligent Buildings”

Nils Axelsson and Gabriel Skantze “Using knowledge graphs and behaviour trees for feedback-aware presentation agents”

Ning Wang “The Design of Charismatic Behaviors for Virtual Humans”

Patrik Jonell, Taras Kucherenko, Gustav Eje Henter and Jonas Beskow “Let’s face it: Probabilistic multi-modal interlocutor-awaregeneration of facial gestures in dyadic settings” [Best Paper Award Winner]

Patrik Jonell, Taras Kucherenko, Ilaria Torre and Jonas Beskow “Can we trust online crowdworkers? Comparing online and offline participants in a preference test of virtual agents”

Philippe Blache, Massina Abderrahmane, Stéphane Rauzy and Roxane Bertrand “An integrated model for predicting backhannels”

Pieter Blomsma, Guido Linders, Julija Vaitonyte and Max Louwerse “Intrapersonal dependencies in multimodal behavior”

Pieter Blomsma, Julija Vaitonyte, Maryam Alimardani and Max Louwerse “Spontaneous Facial Behavior Revolves Around Neutral Facial Displays”

Potdevin Delphine, Nicolas Sabouret and Céline Clavel “An intimate virtual counselor for a better user experience”

Procheta Nag and Özge Nilay Yalçın “Gender Stereotypes in Virtual Agents”

Ryo Ishii, Chaitanya Ahuja, Yukiko Nakano and Louis-Philippe Morency “Impact of Personality on Nonverbal Behavior Generation”

Ryo Ishii, Xutong Ren, Michal Muszynski and Louis-Philippe Morency “Can Prediction of Turn-management Willingness Improve Turn-changing Modeling?”

Sahba Zojaji, Christopher Peters and Catherine Pelachaud “Influence of virtual agent politeness behaviors on how users join small conversational groups

Samiha Samrose, Kavya Anbarasu, Ajjen Joshi and Taniya Mishra “Mitigating Boredom Using An Empathetic Conversational Agent”

Simon Alexanderson, Éva Székely, Gustav Henter, Taras Kucherenko and Jonas Beskow “Generating coherent spontaneous speech and gesture from text”

Siska Fitrianie, Merijn Bruijnes, Deborah Richards, Andrea Bönsch and Willem-Paul Brinkman “The 19 Unifying Questionnaire Constructs of Artificial Social Agents: An IVA Community Analysis” [Nominated for Best Paper]

Sofia Petisca, Ana Paiva and Francisco Esteves “The effect of a robotic agent on dishonest behavior”

Stefan Olafsson, Teresa O’Leary and Timothy Bickmore “Motivating Health Behavior Change with Humorous Virtual Agents”

Teresa O’Leary, Elizabeth Stowell, Everlyne Kimani, Dhaval Parmar, Stefan Olafsson, Jessica Hoffman, Andrea Parker, Michael Paasche-Orlow and Timothy Bickmore “Community-Based Cultural Tailoring of Virtual Agents”

Timothy Bickmore, Amy Rubin and Steven Simon “Substance Use Screening using Virtual Agents: Towards Automated Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)”

Ylva Ferstl, Michael Neff and Rachel McDonnell “Understanding the Predictability of Gesture Parameters from Speech and Their Perceptual Importance”

Yvain Tisserand, Ruth Aylett, Marcello Mortillaro and David Rudrauf “Real-time simulation of virtual humans’ emotional facial expressions, harnessing autonomic physiological and musculoskeletal control”

Özge Nilay Yalçın, Sylvain Moreno and Steve Dipaola “Social Prescribing Across the Lifespan with Virtual Humans”