CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

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Sat, 8 May 1999 02:51:29 +0200 (MET DST)

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

International Workshop on Instructional Uses of Animated and Personified
Agents
Held in Conjunction with AIED 99
18th - 23rd July, 1999
Le Mans, France
URL: http://ai-ed99.univ-lemans.fr/

Organizers:

W. Lewis Johnson (contact), University of Southern California, USA
Elisabeth André, DFKI GmbH, Germany
Claude Frasson, Université de Montréal, Canada
James Lester, North Carolina State University, USA
Ana Paiva, INESC/IST, Portugal
Jeff Rickel, University of Southern California, USA

This workshop will focus on issues related to the creation and use of
agents with animated or lifelike personas in education. Educators and
educational technologists are increasingly interested in the potential
of such agents to interact more naturally with learners and make the
learning context more realistic. The persona may be able to express
attitudes and moods, demonstrate the skills being learned, and use
nonverbal cues to help focus the learner's attention. Personified
agents can perform a variety of possible roles in computer-based
learning environments, including guides, tutors, peers, and team
members. The workshop will review recent technical developments in
personified agent technologies, experience with the use of personified
agents, and define the agenda for future research.

Submission Requirements
Potential participants are requested to submit a description of their
relevant experience, research interests, and issues of current concern
in the area of personified agents. This can consist of a brief summary,

a position paper, an extended abstract, or a full paper. Previously
published work is acceptable. Papers should not exceed 8 pages,
including figures and bibliography, using 12 point type. All submissions

must include each author's name, mailing address, email address, and
telephone number. If there are multiple authors for a single submission,

please indicate which ones want to attend. Submissions will be
distributed to workshop participants as working notes.

Please send submissions by email as a Web browser-readable attachment or
send five hard copies. Submit electronic copies to johnson@isi.edu or
hard copies to

Lewis Johnson
USC / Information Sciences Institute
4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Attn: Pedagogical Agents Workshop

Important Dates
Submission deadline: May 21, 1999
Notification date: June 1, 1999
Final date for camera-ready copy to organisers: July 1, 1999

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