Call for Workshops – IVA 2019 (Intelligent Virtual Agents) – Paris, France

Dear IVA enthusiasts,


The IVA 2019 organizing committee solicits proposals for full-day and half-day workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference (

The purpose of a workshop is to provide an opportunity for participants from academia, industry, government and other related parties to present and discuss novel ideas on current and emerging topics relevant to intelligent virtual agents, their applications and emergent technologies.

Workshops are scheduled for July the 1st, 2nd (morning) and 5th (afternoon) 2019.

Each workshop should be organized under a well-defined theme focusing on emerging research areas, challenging problems and industrial/governmental applications. Organizers have free control on the format, style as well as the building blocks of the workshop.

Possible contents of a workshop include but are not limited to invited talks, regular papers/posters, panels, and other pragmatic alternatives.

In case workshop proposers need extra time to prepare their workshop, early decisions may be considered if justified.

We would like to encourage organizers to avoid a mini-conference format by (i) encouraging the submission of position papers and extended abstracts, (ii) allowing plenty of time for discussions and debates, and (iii) organizing workshop panels.

Organizers of accepted workshops are expected to announce the workshop and disseminate their call for papers, maintain the workshop website, gather submissions, conduct the reviewing process and decide upon the final workshop program. They are also required to prepare an informal set of workshop proceedings to be distributed with the registration materials at the main conference, with a proceedings format template provided by IVA 2019. Workshop organizers may choose to form organizing or program committees aiming to accomplish these tasks successfully.

Workshop proposals should be sent to the IVA 2019 Workshops chairs and should contain the following information:

The NAMES, AFFILIATIONS, and SHORT BIOS of all the organizers

The MAIN CONTACT organizer’s e-mail and telephone number

The TITLE of the workshop

A maximum of three paragraphs that describe the TOPIC of the workshop,

its target AUDIENCE, and its RELEVANCE to IVA

One paragraph MOTIVATING the workshop (why we should organize it NOW in conjunction with IVA 2019)

Tentative names of invited speakers, reviewers, and panelists (if a panel will be organized)

The desired LENGTH of the workshop: full-day (~8 hours) or half-day (~4 hours)


For workshops previously held at IVA or other conferences, details on venue, attendance and number of submissions/accepted papers from past editions

For new workshops, a list of possible attendees/submissions and/or a justification of the expected attendees/submissions Tentative descriptions of all other workshop components (panels, discussion sessions, poster sessions, invited talks,etc.)


Submission Deadline: Workshop proposals must be submitted by January 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM CET.

Best regards,

IVA 2019 Workshops chairs

Brian Ravenet

Céline Clavel

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