Intelligent Virtual Agents

15th International Conference, IVA 2015, Delft, The Netherlands, August 26-28, 2015, Proceedings

  • Willem-Paul Brinkman
  • Joost Broekens
  • Dirk Heylen
Conference proceedings IVA 2015

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21996-7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9238)

Table of contents (54 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Adaptive Dialogue and User Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Towards a Socially Adaptive Virtual Agent
      Atef Ben Youssef, Mathieu Chollet, Hazaël Jones, Nicolas Sabouret, Catherine Pelachaud, Magalie Ochs
      Pages 3-16
    3. An Ontology-Based Question System for a Virtual Coach Assisting in Trauma Recollection
      Myrthe Tielman, Marieke van Meggelen, Mark A. Neerincx, Willem-Paul Brinkman
      Pages 17-27
    4. Opponent Modeling for Virtual Human Negotiators
      Zahra Nazari, Gale M. Lucas, Jonathan Gratch
      Pages 39-49
    5. Adapting Virtual Patient Interviews for Interviewing Skills Training of Novice Healthcare Students
      Stephanie Carnell, Shivashankar Halan, Michael Crary, Aarthi Madhavan, Benjamin Lok
      Pages 50-59
    6. On Conversational Agents with Mental States
      Tibor Bosse, Simon Provoost
      Pages 60-64
  3. Cognitive, Affective and Social Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Virtual Suspect William
      Merijn Bruijnes, Rieks op den Akker, Arno Hartholt, Dirk Heylen
      Pages 67-76
    3. Modeling Sensation for an Intelligent Virtual Agent’s Perception Process
      Tobias Haubrich, Sven Seele, Rainer Herpers, Christian Bauckhage, Peter Becker
      Pages 87-97
    4. Towards Adaptive, Interactive Virtual Humans in Sigma
      Volkan Ustun, Paul S. Rosenbloom
      Pages 98-108
    5. An Experience-Based Approach to Simulate Virtual Crowd Behaviors Under the Influence of Alcohol
      Vinícius Jurinic Cassol, Cliceres Mack Dal Bianco, Alexandre Carvalho, Jovani Brasil, Maristela Monteiro, Soraia Raupp Musse
      Pages 124-127
    6. Modelling Group Behaviour in Autonomous Synthetic Characters
      Naziya Hussaini, Ruth Aylett
      Pages 128-131
  4. Nonverbal Behavior and Gestures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Real-Time Visual Prosody for Interactive Virtual Agents
      Herwin van Welbergen, Yu Ding, Kai Sattler, Catherine Pelachaud, Stefan Kopp
      Pages 139-151

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2015, held in Delft, The Netherlands, in August 2015. The 11 full papers, 22 short papers, and 21 demo and poster papers accepted were carefully reviewed and selected from 70 submissions. Constructing and studying intelligent virtual agents requires knowledge , theories, methods, and tools from a wide range of fields such as computer science, psychology, cognitive sciences, communication, linguistics, interactive media, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. The papers are organized in topical sections such as adaptive dialogue and user modeling; cognitive, affective and social models; nonverbal behavior and gestures; pedagogical agents in health and training; tools and frameworks; turn-taking; virtual agent perception studies.


Affective computing Artificial intelligence Autonomous agents Avatar Cognitive science Decision making Dialogues Embodied conversational agent Health informatics Human computer interaction Intelligent agents Interactive games Modeling and simulation Nonverbal behavior Social behavior User modeling Virtual health agent Virtual training environments Virtual worlds software Virtual worlds training simulations

Editors and affiliations

  • Willem-Paul Brinkman
    • 1
  • Joost Broekens
    • 2
  • Dirk Heylen
    • 3
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21995-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21996-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349