The Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) Annual Conference is the premier international event for interdisciplinary research on the design, application, and evaluation of Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) with a specific focus on the ability to socially interact. IVAs are interactive characters that exhibit human-like qualities including communicating using natural human modalities such as facial expressions, speech, and gesture.
The IVA’22 INDUSTRY TRACK aims at industry professionals who are interested in publishing, showcasing, and promoting the results of their work within the academic community.
We aim at making IVA a venue where industry and academia can meet for the benefit of both parties, by providing opportunities to communicate and establish partnerships and collaborations. Companies and industry professionals may also apply to the IVA’22 INDUSTRY SHOW to exhibit and demonstrate their technology and products to the IVA attendees, and additionally promote networking initiatives and establish partnerships with academic individuals and institutions.
On Friday the 9th there will be a forum session with the theme Bridging the gap between Academia and Industry: how technology innovation can spark into the industry faster. All conference attendees are invited to participate. The forum will be headed by a panel of speakers with an academic background and various experiences within the industry. The discussion will be semi-guided and subject to change direction based on the questions from the audience. As such, everyone is invited to attend and actively participate.
During the participatory session, we discussed several topics, led by questions from the audience. The main takeaways were gathered and presented in the document below:
IMPORTANT DATES (anywhere on earth)
Industry Track Papers
- Submission due date: July 20th, 2022
- Notification date: July 22nd, 2022
- Camera Ready date: July 25th, 2022
- Show Applications due date: July 26th, 2022
- Notification date: August 1st, 2022
- Show date: September 7th, 2022
SUBMISSION AND GUIDELINES
Industry Track Papers
We expect submission of full papers e.g. in the form of case studies, user experience studies, product design, systems design, tools, technology and techniques, common practices, and lessons learned in relation to Intelligent Virtual Agents. Papers targeting our special topic “Developing, Authoring, and Deploying Multi-IVA Environments” are particularly welcome. Submitted papers should be novel and will go through a competitive peer-review process. Types of papers, formatting, and publication will be the same as for research papers, allowing industry professionals to publicly establish and promote their work as state-of-the-art. Papers in the Industry Track are distinct from the ones of the Research Tracks in that they aim at real-world problems and possibly at very specific scopes, with additional considerations for product life-cycle and end-user experience. The page limit for Industry Track papers is 8 pages for full papers and 6 pages for short papers. The reviewing criteria will be based on Relevance to the IVA community, Novelty, Special Topic, and Clarity. Accepted papers will be presented at a dedicated session within the main conference schedule.
We expect applications to participate in interactive sessions where conference attendees may interact with industry professionals and with demonstrations of their technology and products. Accepted applications will have access to a presentation space at the venue where they may promote their material, especially during a dedicated interactive session. Submissions should briefly describe their technology or product, along with the material and format that is expected to be presented at the Show, e.g., videos, printed materials, interactive demonstration, and if adequate, a brief technical rider of the demonstration. Our goal is to accept as many applications as possible. Applications will follow a screening process, as acceptance may be subject to logistical constraints. Criteria for acceptance will be Relevance to the IVA community, Maturity and soundness, Open standards and/or availability to research. Applications to the Industry Show should be 1 page long. Acceptance will be delivered as applications are received and screened, following a first come first served up to our logistical limitations. More details on logistics and the interactive sessions will be provided further up.
Instructions for Authors
Industry Track submissions and Show applications should be prepared in the same “ACM Standard” format as the main research papers, more specifically the “SigConf” format, and are not required to be anonymous. Authors may submit to both the Industry Track Papers and apply to the Industry Show as separate submissions. Each submission may include an optional video as supplementary material to further support their submission or application.
Where to submit
To submit to the Industry Track or apply to the Industry Show, please visit the same submission website used for the IVA conference. Both Track submissions and Show applications should be performed under Industry Track.
Industry Chairs Contacts
- Verónica Orvalho (Didimo & Faculdade de Ciências Universidade do Porto)
- Tiago Ribeiro (Soul Machines)