Embodied conversational agents - let's specify and evaluate them!

16 July, 2002
Bologna, Italy

in conjunction with
The First International Joint Conference on
Autonomous Agents & Multi-Agent Systems

8:30 - 8:45Introduction to the Workshop
8:45 - 10:50Paper session 1 on Representation Languages
Allbeck, BadlerRepresenting Agent Behaviors
Arafa, Kamyab, Kshirsagar, Guye-Vuilleme, ThalmannTwo Approaches to Scripting Character Animation
Piwek, Krenn, Schroder, Grice, Baumann, PirkeRRL: A Rich Representation Language for the Description of Agent Behaviour in NECA
Krandsted, Kopp, WachsmuthMURML: A Multimodal Utterance Representation Markup Language for Conversational Agents
De Carolis, Carofiglio, Bilvi, PelachaudAPML, a Mark-up Language for Believable Behavior Generation
10:50 - 11:15Coffee Break - Poster installation
11:15 - 12:30 Panel Session A on Representation Languages. Coordinator: Andrew Marriott
Buisine, Abrilian, Rendu, MartinTowards experimental specification and evaluation of lifelike multimodal behavior
Eliens, Huang, VisserA platform for Embodied Conversational Agents based on Distributed Logic Programming
Marriott, StalloVHML- Uncertainties and Problems... A discussion.
12:30 - 14:15 Poster Session - Lunch Break
Abbattista, Andersen(V), Andersen(H), Lops, SemeraroEvaluating virtual agents for e-commerce
Beard, ReidMetaFace and VHML: A First Implementation of the Virtual Human Markup Language
Krenn, Gstrein, Neumayr, GriceWhat can we learn from users of avatars in net environments?
Nakanishi, Nakazawa, Ishida, TakanashiUsing Balance Theory to Understand Social Agents
ParadisoAn Algebra of Facial Expressions
Stonks, Nijholt, van der Vet, HeylenDesigning for Friendship: Becoming Friends with Your ECA
Takahashi, Takeda, KatagiriScript Language for Embodied Agents as Personal Conversational Media in Online Communities
Xiao, Stasko, CatramboneEmbodied Conversational Agents as a UI Paradigm: A Framework for Evaluation
14:15 - 15:30 Panel session B on Design. Coordinator : Thomas Rist
Morishima, NakamuraMulti-modal Translation and Evaluation of Lip-syncronization using Noise Added Voice
Haddad, KlobasThe Relationship between Visual Abstraction and the Effectiveness of a Pedagogical Character-agent
Fabri, Moore, HobbsExpressive Agents: Non-verbal Communication in Collaborative Virtual Environments
15:30 - 15:40 Coffee Break. Note: Short Break
15:40 - 16:30 Paper session 2 on Evaluation
Cerrato, EkeklintDifferent ways of ending human-machine dialogues
Darves, Oviatt, CoulstonEvaluating TTS Voices for Animated Pedagogical Characters
16:30 - 17:45 Panel session C on Evaluation Coordinator: Zsofi Ruttkay
HöökEvaluation of Affective Interaction
Isbister, DoyleDesign and Evaluation of Embodied Conversational Agents: A Proposed Taxonomy
Ruttkay, Dormann, NootEvaluating ECAs - What and how?
17:45 Wrap up discussion from Workshop Organisers.

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