Monday, November 5

8:30 – 9:00 REGISTRATION
9:00 – 10:00 WORKSHOP SESSION 1 “Replicating the replication crisis” – The workshop on Methodology and/of Evaluation of IVAs
Location: PC 1.6.21
Graphical and Robotic Embodied Agents for Therapeutic Systems (GREATS)
Location: PC 1.6.53
10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 13:00 WORKSHOP SESSION 2 Agents and Models in Serious Games for Change and Social Good
Location:  PC.1.6.31
“Replicating the replication crisis” – The workshop on Methodology and/of Evaluation of IVAs
Location: PC 1.6.21
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 15:30 WORKSHOP SESSION 3 “Replicating the replication crisis” – The workshop on Methodology and/of Evaluation of IVAs
Location: PC 1.6.21
Graphical and Robotic Embodied Agents for Therapeutic Systems (GREATS)
Location: PC 1.6.53
15:30 – 16:00 COFFEE BREAK
16:00 – 17:00 WORKSHOP SESSION 4 Agents and Models in Serious Games for Change and Social Good
Location:  PC.1.6.31
“Replicating the replication crisis” – The workshop on Methodology and/of Evaluation of IVAs
Location: PC 1.6.21

Tuesday, November 6

8:00 – 9:00 REGISTRATION
9:00 – 9:15 WELCOME REMARKS
9:15 – 10:15 KEYNOTE 1: LIKO-PAUL PINSONNAULT
10:15 – 10:45 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 – 12:20 PAPER SESSION 1: EVALUATION
Mathieu Chollet, Pranav Ghate, Catherine Neubauer and Stefan Scherer Influence of Individual  Differences when Training Public Speaking with  Virtual Audiences and After-Action Feedback
Ha Trinh, Ameneh Shamekhi, Everlyne Kimani and Timothy Bickmore Predicting User Engagement in Longitudinal Interventions with Virtual Agents
Nahal Norouzi, Kangsoo Kim, Jason Hochreiter, Myungho Lee, Salam Daher, Gerd Bruder and Gregory Welch A Systematic Survey of 15 Years of User Studies Published in the Intelligent Virtual Agents Conference
Johnathan Mell, Jonathan Gratch, Tim Baarslag, Reyhan Aydogan and Catholijn M. Jonker Results of the First Annual Human-Agent League of the Automated Negotiating Agents Competition
Annika Silvervarg and Kristian Månsson How do you introduce an agent? – The effect of introduction type on how a teachable agent is experienced by students
12:20 – 12:40 DEMOS
12:40 – 13:20 LUNCH AND DEMOS
13:20 – 14:20 KEYNOTE 2: MIKE SEYMOUR
14:20 – 14:50 COFFEE BREAK
14:50 – 16:35 PAPER SESSION 2: DIALOGUE
Deborah Richards, Ayse Aysin Bilgin and Hedieh Ranjbartabar Users’ perceptions of empathic dialogue cues: A data-driven approach to provide tailored empathy
Jelte van Waterschoot, Merijn Bruijnes, Jan Flokstra, Dennis Reidsma, Daniel Davison, Mariet Theune and Dirk Heylen Flipper 2.0: A Pragmatic Dialogue Engine for Embodied Conversational Agents
Gale Lucas, David Traum, Ron Artstein, Jonathan Gratch, Jill Boberg, Alesia Gainer, Emmanuel Johnson, Anton Leuski and Mikio Nakano Culture, Errors, and Rapport-building Dialogue in Social Agents
Birgit Lugrin, Benjamin Eckstein, Kirsten Bergmann and Corinna Heindl Adapted Foreigner-directed Communication towards Virtual Agents
Stephanie Carnell and Benjamin Lok The Effects of Author Identity on Dialogue for Virtual Human Communication Skills Training
16:35 – 16:55 COFFEE BREAK
16:55 – 18:00 PAPER SESSION 3: GENERATION
Dai Hasegawa, Naoshi Kaneko, Shinichi Shirakawa, Hiroshi Sakuta and Kazuhiko Sumi Evaluation of Speech-to-Gesture Generation Using Bi-Directional LSTM Network
Ryo Ishii, Taichi Katayama, Ryuichiro Higashinaka and Junji Tomita Generating Body Motions using Spoken Language in Dialogue
Ylva Ferstl and Rachel McDonnell Investigating the use of recurrent motion modelling for speech gesture generation
Bhargavi Paranjape, Yubin Ge, Zhen Bai, Jessica Hammer and Justine Cassell Towards Automatic Generation of Peer-Targeted Science Talk in Curiosity-Evoking Virtual Agent
18:00 – 18:30 GALA

Wednesday, November 7

8:00 – 9:00 REGISTRATION
9:00 – 10:00 KEYNOTE 3: HIROSHI ISHIGURO
10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 11:40 PAPER SESSION 4: HEALTH
Salam Daher, Jason Hochreiter, Nahal Norouzi, Laura Gonzalez, Gerd Bruder and Gregory Welch Physical-Virtual Agents for Healthcare Simulation
Martin Luerssen and Tim Hawke Virtual Agents as a Service: Applications in Healthcare
Zhe Zhang and Timothy Bickmore Medical Shared Decision Making with a Virtual Agent
Timothy Bickmore, Everlyne Kimani, Ha Trinh, Alexandra Pusateri, Michael Paasche-Orlow and Jared Magnani Managing Chronic Conditions with a Smartphone-based Conversational Virtual Agent
11:40 – 12:40 POSTER SESSION
12:40 – 13:40 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
13:40 – 15:30 PAPER SESSION 5: SYSTEM
Johnathan Mell, Gale Lucas, Sharon Mozgai, Jill Boberg, Ron Artstein and Jonathan Gratch Towards a Repeated Negotiating Agent that Treats People Individually: Cooperation, Social Value Orientation, & Machiavellianism
Alankar Jain, Florian Pecune, Yoichi Matsuyama and Justine Cassell A User Simulator Architecture for Socially-Aware Conversational Agents
Jessica Falk, Steven Poulakos, Mubbasir Kapadia and Robert W. Sumner PICA: Proactive Intelligent Conversational Agent for Interactive Narratives
Mojgan Hashemian, Rui Prada, Pedro A. Santos and Samuel Mascarenhas Enhancing Social Believability of Virtual Agents using Social Power Dynamics
Prasanth Murali, Lazlo Ring, Ha Trinh, Reza Asadi and Timothy Bickmore Speaker Hand-Offs in Collaborative Human-Agent Oral Presentations
Stef van der Struijk, Hung-Hsuan Huang, Maryam Sadat Mirzaei and Toyoaki Nishida FACSvatar: An Open Source Modular Framework for Real-Time FACS based Facial Animation
15:30 – 15:50 COFFEE BREAK
15:50 – 17:30 PAPER SESSION 6: DIALOGUE & PERCEPTION
Potdevin Delphine, Clavel Céline and Sabouret Nicolas Virtual Intimacy, this little something between us. An experimental study about Human perception of intimate behaviors in ECAs.
Jason Wu, Sayan Ghosh, Mathieu Chollet, Steven Ly, Sharon Mozgai and Stefan Scherer NADiA – Neural Network Driven Virtual Human Conversation Agents
Jamie Fraser, Ioannis Papaioannou and Oliver Lemon Spoken Conversational AI in Video Games – Emotional Dialogue Management Increases User Engagement
Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson and Claudio Pedica Study of Nine People in a Hallway: Some Simulation Challenges
Chengjie Li, Theofronia Androulakaki, Yuan Gao, Fangkai Yang, Himangshu Saikia, Christopher Peters and Gabriel Skantze Effects of Posture and Embodiment on Social Distance in Human-Agent Interaction in Mixed Reality
Ronan Querrec, Joanna Taoum, Nakhal Bilal and Elisabetta Bevacqua Model for Verbal Interaction between an Embodied Tutor and a Learner in Virtual Environments
19:30 – 22:30 BANQUET CRUISE AND AWARDS

Thursday, November 8

8:00 – 9:00 REGISTRATION
9:00 – 10:00 KEYNOTE 4: MARK SAGAR
10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 12:40 PAPER SESSION 7: PERSONALITY AND DIALOGUE
Yoshimasa Ohmoto, Junya Karasaki and Toyoaki Nishida Inducing and maintaining the intentional stance by showing interactions between multiple agents
Peter McKenna, Ayan Ghosh, Ruth Aylett, Frank Broz and Thusha Rajendran Cultural Social Signal Interplay with an Expressive Robot
Ning Wang, David Schwartz, Gabrielle Lewine, Ari Shapiro, Andrew Feng and Cindy Zhuang Addressing Sexist Attitudes on a College Campus through Virtual Role-Play with Digital Doppelgangers
Susana Castillo, Philipp Hahn, Katharina Legde and Douglas W. Cunningham Personality Analysis of Embodied Conversational Agents
Paulo Knob, Marcio Balotin and Soraia Musse Simulating Crowds with OCEAN Personality Traits
Ran Zhao, Oscar J Romero and Alexander Rudnicky SOGO: A Social Intelligent Negotiation Dialogue System
12:40 – 13:40 LUNCH
13:40 – 15:30 PAPER SESSION 8: PERCEPTION
Gale Lucas, Nicole Krämer, Clara Peters, Lisa-Sophie Taesch, Johnathan Mell and Jon Gratch Effects of Perceived Agency and Message Tone in Responding to a Virtual Personal Trainer
Reshmashree Bangalore Kantharaju, Dominic De Franco, Alison Pease and Catherine Pelachaud Is Two Better than One? Effects of Multiple Agents on User Persuasion
Sebastian Loth, Gernot Horstmann, Corinna Osterbrink and Stefan Kopp Accuracy of Perceiving Precisely Gazing Virtual Agents
Fangkai Yang, Himangshu Saikia and Christopher Peters Who are my neighbors? A perception model for selecting neighbors of pedestrians in crowds
Rens Hoegen, Job van der Schalk, Gale Lucas and Jonathan Gratch The impact of agent facial mimicry on social behavior in a prisoner’s dilemma
Ylva Ferstl and Rachel McDonnell A perceptual study on the manipulation of facial features for trait portrayal in virtual agents
15:30 – 15:45 COFFEE BREAK
15:45 – 17:40 PAPER SESSION 9: SIMULATION & CURIOSITY
Daniel Veutgen, Marco Massetti, Joy Rossi, Leonardo Veroli, Valdimar Laenen and Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson Interpreting Social Commitment in a Simulated Theater
Gabriel Rockenbach, Conrado Boeira, Diogo Schaffer, André Antonitsch and Soraia Musse Simulating  Crowd Evacuation: From Comfort to Panic Situations
Dhaval Parmar, Stefan Olafsson, Dina Utami and Timothy Bickmore Looking the Part: The Effect of Attire and Setting on Perceptions of a Virtual Health Counselor
Naresh Balaji Ravichandran, Fangkai Yang, Pawel Herman, Anders Lansner and Christopher Peters Pedestrian simulation as multi-objective reinforcement learning
Fangkai Yang, Jack Shabo, Adam Qureshi and Christopher Peters Do you see groups? The impact of crowd density and viewpoint on the perception of groups
Andre Antakli, Erik Hermann, Ingo Zinnikus, Han Du and Klaus Fischer Intelligent Distributed Human Motion Simulation in Human-Robot Collaboration Environments
17:40 – 18:00 CLOSING REMARKS

Poster and Demo Papers

Virtual Humans to Manage Epistemic Emotions in Educational Virtual Worlds: Gender, Personality and Academic Ability Differences Deborah Richards, Hedieh Ranjbartabar and Anupam Makhija 327
He is not more persuasive than her – No gender biases toward robots giving speeches Sam Thellman, William Hagman, Emma Jonsson, Lisa Nilsson, Emma Samulesson, Charlie Simonsson, Julia Skönvall, Anna Westin and Annika Silvervarg 329
Assessing the Impact of Virtual Humans Appearance on Users’ Trust Levels Mohan Zalake, Julia Woodward, Amanpreet Kapoor and Benjamin Lok 331
To animate or anime-te? Investigating sign avatar comprehensibility Heike Brock, Shigeaki Nishina and Kazuhiro Nakadai 333
FACSHuman a Software to Create Experimental Material by Modeling 3D Facial Expression Gilbert Michaël, Demarchi Samuel and Isabel Urdapilleta 335
Shared Planning for Building Human-agent Therapeutic Alliance Amal Abdulrahman, Deborah Richards and Samuel Mascarenhas 337
Emergence of efficient, coordinated solutions despite differences in agent ability during human-machine interaction Patrick Nalepka, Maurice Lamb, Rachel W. Kallen and Michael J. Richardson 339
Look Me in the Lines: The Impact of Stylization on the Recognition of Expressions and Perceived Personality Philipp Hahn, Susana Castillo and Douglas W. Cunningham 341
Intelligent Travel Advisor : A Goal Oriented Virtual agent with Task Modeling , Planning and User Personalization Roshni Ramnani, Shubhashis Sengupta and Poulami Debnath 343
Simulating the Evacuation of Virtual Humans Crowds in Facilities Diogo Schaffer, Conrado Boeira, Gabriel Rockenbach, Guilherme Maurer, André Antonitsch and Soraia Musse 345
Inducing rapport-building behaviors in interaction with an embodied conversational agent David Novick, Mahdokht Afravi, Adriana Camacho, Laura J. Hinojos and Aaron E. Rodriguez 347
Non-Responsive Virtual Humans for Self-Report Assessments Mohan Zalake and Benjamin Lok 349
Decision-Theoretic Personality-Based Reasoning about Turn-Taking Conflicts Kathrin Janowski and Elisabeth André 351
Grounded Word Learning on a Pepper Robot Matthias Hirschmanner, Stephanie Gross, Brigitte Krenn, Friedrich Neubarth, Martin Trapp and Markus Vincze 353
User Gaze Behavior while Discussing Substance Use with a Virtual Agent Shuo Zhou, Timothy Bickmore, Amy Rubin, Catherine Yeksigian, Molly Sawdy and Steven Simon 355
Proposal of a Multi-purpose and Modular Virtual Classroom Framework for Teacher Training Masato Fukuda, Hung-Hsuan Huang, Kazuhiro Kuwabara and Toyoaki Nishida 357
Automatic Generation System of Virtual Agent’s Motion using Natural Language Ryo Ishii, Taichi Katayama, Ryuichiro Higashinaka and Junji Tomita