Schedule

IVA 2020 Schedule

Here are The IVA’20 ACM Proceedings. (“Article No.” is the number of the paper in the proceedings)

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Session 1: Tues., Oct. 20, 08:00 GMT

Session chair: Hannes Vilhjálmsson

The 19 Unifying Questionnaire Constructs of Artificial Social Agents: An IVA Community Analysis (Article No.: 21, Full Paper) [Nominated for Best Paper]
Siska Fitrianie, Merijn Bruijnes, Deborah Richards, Andrea Bönsch and Willem-Paul Brinkman

Assessing Users’ Mental Status from their Journaling Behavior through Chatbots (Article No.: 32, Full Paper)
Masamune Kawasaki, Naomi Yamashita, Yi-Chieh Lee and Kayoko Nohara

Gone But Not Forgotten: Evaluating Performance and Scalability of Real-Time Mesoscopic Agents (Article No.: 50, Extended Abstract)
Sven Seele, Luisa Pätzold and Rainer Herpers

Salons 1: Tues., Oct. 20, 09:00 GMT

Antonia Hamilton: Junior-Senior
Rachael Jack: Junior-Senior
Hannes Vilhjálmsson: Game Engine Tools

Session 2: Tues., Oct. 20, 10:00 GMT

Session chair: Anna Esposito

Intrapersonal dependencies in multimodal behavior (Article No.: 7, Full Paper)
Pieter Blomsma, Guido Linders, Julija Vaitonyte and Max Louwerse

Inferring a User’s Intent on Joining or Passing by Social Groups (Article No.: 10, Full Paper)
Andrea Bönsch, Alexander R. Bluhm, Jonathan Ehret and Torsten W. Kuhlen

Substance Use Screening using Virtual Agents: Towards Automated Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referralto Treatment (SBIRT) (Article No.: 5, Full Paper)
Timothy Bickmore, Amy Rubin and Steven Simon

Session 3: Tues., Oct. 20, 12:00 GMT

Session chair: Hendrik Buschmeier

“Wow, You Are Terrible at This!” – An Intercultural Study on Virtual Agents Giving Mixed Feedback (Article No.: 55, Full Paper)
Isaac Wang, Lea Buchweitz, Jesse Smith, Lara-Sophie Bornholdt, Jonas Grund, Jaime Ruiz and Oliver Korn

Towards Understanding the Effect of Voice on Human-Agent Negotiation (Article No.: 38, Full Paper)
Joanna Mania, Fieke Miedema, Rose Browne, Joost Broekens and Catharine Oertel

The Effect of Personalization Techniques in Users’ Perceptions of Conversational Recommender Systems (Article No.: 34, Extended Abstract)
Guy Laban and Theo Araujo

Posters 1: Tues., Oct. 20, 13:00 GMT

Guy Laban: The Effect of Personalization Techniques in Users’ Perceptions of Conversational Recommender Systems (Location: B3)
Willem-Paul Brinkman: The 19 Unifying Questionnaire Constructs of Artificial Social Agents: An IVA Community Analysis (Location: C1)
Andrea Bönsch, Jonathan Ehret: Inferring a User’s Intent on Joining or Passing by Social Groups (Location: D1)
Joanna Mania: Towards Understanding the Effect of Voice on Human-Agent Negotiation (Location: E3)

Session 4: Tues., Oct. 20, 14:00 GMT

Session chair: Anna Esposito

The Impact of Implicit Information Exchange in Human-agent Negotiations (Article No.: 22, Full Paper)
Jonathan Gratch and Emmanuel Johnson

A framework to co-optimize task and social dialogue policies using Reinforcement Learning (Article No.: 45, Full Paper) [Nominated for Best Paper]
Florian Pecune and Stacy Marsella

Building Culturally-Valid Dynamic Facial Expressions for a Conversational Virtual Agent Using Human Perception (Article No.: 14, Extended Abstract)
Chaona Chen, Oliver G. B. Garrod, Robin A. A. Ince, Mary Ellen Foster, Philippe G. Schyns and Rachael E. Jack

Invited Panel: Tues., Oct. 20, 16:00 GMT

Emotive Matter: Affective Computing from Fashion to Architecture
Behnaz Farahi, Ph.D.

Persuasion Machines: Networked Architectures in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Güvenç Özel

Session 5: Tues., Oct. 20, 18:00 GMT

Session chair: Hannes Vilhjálmsson

Influence of virtual agent politeness behaviors on how users join small conversational groups (Article No.: 59, Full Paper)
Sahba Zojaji, Christopher Peters and Catherine Pelachaud

Community-Based Cultural Tailoring of Virtual Agents (Article No.: 43, Full Paper)
Teresa O’Leary, Elizabeth Stowell, Everlyne Kimani, Dhaval Parmar, Stefan Olafsson, Jessica Hoffman, Andrea Parker, Michael Paasche-Orlow and Timothy Bickmore

Embodied Human-Computer Interactions through Situated Grounding (Article No.: 48, Extended Abstract)
James Pustejovsky and Nikhil Krishnaswamy

Posters 2: Tues., Oct. 20, 19:00 GMT

Sahba Zojaji: Influence of virtual agent politeness behaviors on how users join small conversational groups (Location: E2)
James Pustejovsky, Nikhil Krishnaswamy: Embodied Human-Computer Interactions through Situated Grounding (Location: E6)
Sean Andrist, Dan Bohus: Platform for Situated Intelligence (Exhibit) (Location: F3)

Session 6: Tues., Oct. 20, 20:00 GMT

Session chair: Candy Sidner

An Improvisational Approach to Acquire Social Interactions (Article No.: 18, Full Paper)
Dan Feng and Stacy Marsella

Go with the Flow: Reinforcement Learning in Turn-based Battle Video Games (Article No.: 44, Full Paper)
Elinga Pagalyte, Maurizio Mancini and Laura Climent

Varied Magnitude Favor Exchange in Human-Agent Negotiation (Article No.: 40, Full Paper)
Johnathan Mell, Gale Lucas and Jonathan Gratch

Session 7: Tues., Oct. 20, 22:00 GMT

Session chair: Hendrik Buschmeier

Conversational Error Analysis in Human-Agent Interaction (Article No.: 3, Full Paper)
Deepali Aneja, Daniel Mcduff and Mary Czerwinski

Human-in-the-Loop AI for Analysis of Free Response Facial Expression Label Sets (Article No.: 9, Full Paper)
Crystal Butler, Harriet Oster and Julian Togelius

Introducing Canvas: Combining Nonverbal Behavior Generation with User-Generated Content to Rapidly Create Educational Videos (Article No.: 25, Extended Abstract)
Arno Hartholt, Ed Fast, Adam Reilly and Sharon Mozgai

Posters 3: Tues., Oct. 20, 23:00 GMT

Arno Hartholt, Adam Reilly, Ed Fast, Sharon Mozgai: Introducing Canvas: Combining Nonverbal Behavior Generation with User-Generated Content to Rapidly Create Educational Videos (Location: D2)

Salons 2: Tues., Oct. 20, 23:59 GMT

Pedro Sequeira: Using Machine Learning to acquire agent models
Tim Bickmore: Agents in Healthcare
Candy Sidner: Dialog Modeling

Session 8: Wed., Oct. 21, 08:00 GMT

Session chair: Jonas Nölle

Let’s face it: Probabilistic multi-modal interlocutor-aware generation of facial gestures in dyadic settings (Article No.: 31, Full Paper) [Nominated for Best Paper]
Patrik Jonell, Taras Kucherenko, Gustav Eje Henter and Jonas Beskow

“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 (Article No.: 52, Full Paper)
Clara Strathmann, Nicole Krämer and Jessica Szczuka

Motivating Health Behavior Change with Humorous Virtual Agents (Article No.: 42, Full Paper)
Stefan Olafsson, Teresa O’Leary and Timothy Bickmore

Salons 3: Wed., Oct. 21, 09:00 GMT

Birgitte Krenn: Collaborative Robots as Communicative Agents
Rachael Jack: Junior-Senior
Hannes Vilhjálmsson: AR/VR, Is it useful yet?

Session 9: Wed., Oct. 21, 10:00 GMT

Session chair: Antonia Hamilton

Can we trust online crowdworkers? Comparing online and offline participants in a preference test of virtual agents (Article No.: 30, Full Paper)
Patrik Jonell, Taras Kucherenko, Ilaria Torre and Jonas Beskow

Incorporating Autonomous Bargaining Capabilities into E-Commerce Systems (Article No.: 51, Full Paper)
Ananth Shreekumar, Biswesh Mohapatra and Shrisha Rao

Two Dimensional Sign Language Agent (Article No.: 39, Extended Abstract)
Matthew McConnell and Mary Ellen Foster

Session 10: Wed., Oct. 21, 12:00 GMT

Session chair: Stacy Marsella

An integrated model for predicting backhannels (Article No.: 6, Extended Abstract)
Philippe Blache, Massina Abderrahmane, Stéphane Rauzy and Roxane Bertrand

Human-Centric Preference Modeling for Virtual Agents (Article No.: 33, Extended Abstract)
Bart Knijnenburg and Nina Hubig

An intimate virtual counselor for a better user experience (Article No.: 16, Extended Abstract)
Potdevin Delphine, Nicolas Sabouret and Céline Clavel

Posters 4: Wed., Oct. 21, 13:00 GMT

Philippe Blache: An Integrated Model for Predicting Backchannel Feedbacks (Location: A3)
Bart P. Knijnenburg, Nina Hubig: Human-Centric Preference Modeling for Virtual Agents (Location: B5)
Ananth Shreekumar, Biswesh Mohapatra: Incorporating Autonomous Bargaining Capabilities into E-Commerce Systems (Location: B6)
Matthew McConnell: Two Dimensional Sign Language Agent (Location: D3)
Clara Strathmann, Jessica Szczuka, Nicole Krämer: “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 (Location: E1)
Stefan Olafsson: Motivating Health Behavior Change with Humorous Virtual Agents (Location: E7)

Session 11: Wed., Oct. 21, 14:00 GMT

Session chair: Brigitte Krenn

Zipf’s Law in Human-Machine Dialog (Article No.: 36, Full Paper)
Guido M. Linders and Max M. Louwerse

Can Prediction of Turn-management Willingness Improve Turn-changing Modeling? (Article No.: 28, Full Paper)
Ryo Ishii, Xutong Ren, Michal Muszynski and Louis-Philippe Morency

A Virtual Conversational Agent for Teens with Autism SpectrumDisorder: Experimental Results and Design Lessons (Article No.: 2, Full Paper)
Mohammad Rafayet Ali, Seyedeh Zahra Razavi, Raina Langevin, Abdullah AlMamun, Benjamin Kane, Reza Rawassizadeh, Lenhart Schubert and Ehsan Hoque

Invited Talk: Wed., Oct. 21, 16:00 GMT

HRI and HAI: Merging Perspectives from Two Fields
Professor Jodi Forlizzi

Salons 4: Wed., Oct. 21, 17:00 GMT

Justine Cassell: Building Children
Jonathan Gratch: Affective Computing
Catherine Pelachaud: Junior-Senior

Session 12: Wed., Oct. 21, 18:00 GMT

Session chair: Jonathan Gratch

Dynamic Emotional Language Adaptation in Multiparty Interactions with Agents (Article No.: 27, Full Paper)
Bahar Irfan, Anika Narayanan and James Kennedy

A Generative Model of Cultural Face Attractiveness (Article No.: 58, Extended Abstract)
Jiayu Zhan, Meng Liu, Oliver G. B. Garrod, Rachael E. Jack and Philippe G. Schyns

Social Prescribing Across the Lifespan with Virtual Humans (Article No.: 56, Extended Abstract)
Özge Nilay Yalçın, Sylvain Moreno and Steve Dipaola

Posters 5: Wed., Oct. 21, 19:00 GMT

Mohammad Rafayet Ali: Virtual Conversational Agent for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Experimental Results and Design Lessons (Location: B4)
Xutong Ren, Ryo Ishii: Can Prediction of Turn-management Willingness Improve Turn-changing Modeling? (Location: E9)

Session 13: Wed., Oct. 21, 20:00 GMT

Session chair: Aline Normoyle

Feedback Strategies for Embodied Agents to Enhance Sign Language Vocabulary Learning (Article No.: 47, Full Paper)
Han Duy Phan, Kirsten Ellis, Alan Dorin and Patrick Olivier

Impact of Personality on Nonverbal Behavior Generation (Article No.: 29, Full Paper)
Ryo Ishii, Chaitanya Ahuja, Yukiko Nakano and Louis-Philippe Morency

Generating coherent spontaneous speech and gesture from text (Article No.: 1, Extended Abstract)
Simon Alexanderson, Éva Székely, Gustav Henter, Taras Kucherenko and Jonas Beskow

Session 14: Wed., Oct. 21, 22:00 GMT

Session chair: Emily Cross

The Design of Charismatic Behaviors for Virtual Humans (Article No.: 54, Full Paper)
Ning Wang, Luz Pacheco, Chirag Merchant, Kristian Skistad and Aayushi Jethwani

Mitigating Boredom Using An Empathetic Conversational Agent (Article No.: 49, Full Paper)
Samiha Samrose, Kavya Anbarasu, Ajjen Joshi and Taniya Mishra

Gender Stereotypes in Virtual Agents (Article No.: 41, Full Paper)
Procheta Nag and Özge Nilay Yalçın

Posters 6: Wed., Oct. 21, 23:00 GMT

Dr Han Duy Phan: Feedback Strategies for Embodied Agents to Enhance Sign Language Vocabulary Learning (Location: B1)
Procheta Nag, Ӧ. Nilay Yalçın: Gender Stereotypes in Virtual Agents (Location: E8)
Ryo Ishii: Impact of Personality on Nonverbal Behavior Generation (Location: F1)
Samiha Samrose: Mitigating Boredom Using An Empathetic Conversational Agent (Location: F2)
Sean Andrist, Dan Bohus: Platform for Situated Intelligence (Exhibit) (Location: F3)

Salons 5: Wed., Oct. 21, 23:59 GMT

Emily Cross: Psychology In VR/Robotics
Tim Bickmore: Remote Subject Studies
Jonathan Gratch: Casual
Pedro Sequeira: Causal
David Traum: Junior-Senior

Session 15: Thurs., Oct. 22, 08:00 GMT

Session chair: Antonia Hamilton

Evaluating the Influence of Phoneme-Dependent Dynamic Speaker Directivity of Embodied Conversational Agents’ Speech (Article No.: 17, Full Paper)
Jonathan Ehret, Jonas Stienen, Chris Brozdowski, Andrea Bönsch, Irene Mittelberg, Michael Vorländer and Torsten W. Kuhlen

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 (Article No.: 20, Full Paper)
Marcel Finkel, Jessica Szczuka and Nicole Kraemer

Building a Generative Space of Facial Expressions of Emotions Using Psychological Data-driven Methods (Article No.: 37, Extended Abstract)
Meng Liu, Yaocong Duan, Robin A. A. Ince, Chaona Chen, Oliver G. B. Garrod, Philippe G. Schyns and Rachael E. Jack

Salons 6: Thurs., Oct. 22, 09:00 GMT

Hannes Vilhjálmsson: Ethics
Rachael Jack: Designing social signals using psychological science
Dirk Heylen: Junior-Senior
Antonia Hamilton: Junior-Senior

Session 16: Thurs., Oct. 22, 10:00 GMT

Session chair: Candy Sidner

The Impact of a Virtual Agent’s Non-Verbal Emotional Expression on a User’s Personal Space Preferences (Article No.: 12, Full Paper)
Andrea Bönsch, Sina Radke, Jonathan Ehret, Ute Habel and Torsten W. Kuhlen

Spontaneous Facial Behavior Revolves Around Neutral Facial Displays (Article No.: 8, Full Paper)
Pieter Blomsma, Julija Vaitonyte, Maryam Alimardani and Max Louwerse

Immersive Sketching to Author Crowd Movements in Real-time (Article No.: 11, Extended Abstract)
Andrea Bönsch, Sebastian J. Barton, Jonathan Ehret and Torsten W. Kuhlen

Towards Understanding the Effect of Voice on Human-Agent Negotiation (Article No.: 38, Full Paper)
Joanna Mania, Fieke Miedema, Rose Browne, Joost Broekens and Catharine Oertel

Session 17: Thurs., Oct. 22, 12:00 GMT

Session chair: Hannes Vilhjálmsson

The effect of a robotic agent on dishonest behavior (Article No.: 46, Full Paper)
Sofia Petisca, Ana Paiva and Francisco Esteves

Psychologically Valid Social Face Features for Virtual Agents (Article No.: 26, Extended Abstract)
Laura B. Hensel, Jiayu Zhan, R. Thora Bjornsdottir, Oliver G.B. Garrod, Philippe G. Schyns and Rachael E. Jack

Dynamic Face Movement Texture Enhances the Perceived Realism of Facial Expressions of Emotion (Article No.: 13, Extended Abstract)
Chaona Chen, Oliver G. B. Garrod, Philippe G. Schyns and Rachael E. Jack

Posters 7: Thurs., Oct. 22, 13:00 GMT

Sofia Petisca: The effect of a robotic agent on dishonest behavior (Location: A2)
Jonathan Ehret, Andrea Bönsch: Evaluating the Influence of Phoneme-Dependent Dynamic Speaker Directivity of Embodied Conversational Agents’ Speech (Location: B2)
Andrea Bönsch, Jonathan Ehret: The Impact of a Virtual Agent’s Non-Verbal Emotional Expression on a User’s Personal Space Preferences (Location: C2)
Marcel Finkel, Jessica Szczuka & Nicole Krämer: 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 (Location: E4)

Session 18: Thurs., Oct. 22, 14:00 GMT

Session chair: Jonathan Gratch

Real-time simulation of virtual humans’ emotional facialexpressions, harnessing autonomic physiological and musculoskeletal control (Article No.: 53, Full Paper)
Yvain Tisserand, Ruth Aylett, Marcello Mortillaro and David Rudrauf

Understanding the Predictability of Gesture Parameters from Speech and Their Perceptual Importance (Article No.: 19, Full Paper)
Ylva Ferstl, Michael Neff and Rachel McDonnell

Empathic Chatbot Response for Medical Assistance (Article No.: 15, Extended Abstract)
Karl Daher, Jacky Casas, Omar Abou Khaled and Elena Mugellini

Invited Talk: Thurs., Oct. 22, 16:00 GMT

Emotions and other contextual signals in early visual cortex and the computational role for AI
Professor Lars Muckli

Salons 7: Thurs., Oct. 22, 17:00 GMT

Michael Neff: Nonverbal Behavior
Alessandro Vinciarelli & Monika Harvey: Social AI
Candy Sidner: Junior

Session 19: Thurs., Oct. 22, 18:00 GMT

Session chair: Aline Normoyle

Using knowledge graphs and behaviour trees for feedback-aware presentation agents (Article No.: 4, Full Paper)
Nils Axelsson and Gabriel Skantze

Design Intention Inference for Virtual Co-Design Agents (Article No.: 35, Full Paper)
Matthew V. Law, Amritansh Kwatra, Nikhil Dhawan, Matthew Einhorn, Amit Rajesh and Guy Hoffman

It’s Good to Chat? Evaluation and Design Guidelines forCombining Open-Domain Social Conversation with Task-Based Dialogue in Intelligent Buildings (Article No.: 24, Full Paper)
Nancie Gunson, Weronika Sieinska, Christopher Walsh, Christian Dondrup and Oliver Lemon

Posters 8: Thurs., Oct. 22, 19:00 GMT

Nils Axelsson: Using Knowledge Graphs and Behaviour Trees for Feedback-Aware Presentation Agents (Location: A1)
Andrea Bönsch, Jonathan Ehret: Immersive Sketching to Author Crowd Movements in Real-time (Location: C3)
Sean Andrist, Dan Bohus: Platform for Situated Intelligence (Exhibit) (Location: F3)

Session 20: Thurs., Oct. 22, 20:00 GMT

Session chair: Emily Cross

Toward Automated Evaluation of Empathetic Responses in Virtual Human Interaction Systems for Mental Health Scenarios (Article No.: 57, Full Paper)
Heng Yao, Alexandre Gomes de Siqueira, Adriana Foster, Igor Galynker and Benjamin Lok

The Impact of Virtual Reality in the Social Presence of a Virtual Agent (Article No.: 23, Full Paper)
Manuel Guimarães, João Dias, Pedro A. Santos, Rui Prada, Samuel Mascarenhas and Arnav Jhala

Closing Event: Thurs., Oct. 22, 21:00 GMT

Best Paper Award

IVA 2021 Reveal

Concluding Remarks

Final Party: Thurs., Oct. 22, 22:00 GMT

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