2009 Events

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December 16, 2009 | Sydney, Australia
Belinda Lange: “Games for rehabilitation online survey: preliminary results”
Speaker: Belinda Lange
Host: 11th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications & Services (HealthCom)

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December 16, 2009 | Yokohama, Japan
Pieter Peers, Paul Debevec, Daniel Vlasic, Ilya Baran, Jovan Popovic, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Wojciech Matusik: “Dynamic Shape Capture using Multi-View Photometric Stereo”
Speaker: Pieter Peers, Paul Debevec, Daniel Vlasic, Ilya Baran, Jovan Popovic, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Wojciech Matusik
Host: ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2009

We describe a system for high-resolution capture of moving 3D geometry, beginning with dynamic normal maps from multiple views. The normal maps are captured using …

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December 14, 2009 | San Diego, CA
Dhaval Shah, Kyu J. Han, Shrikanth Narayanan: “A Low-Complexity Dynamic Face-Voice Feature Fusion Approach to Multimodal Person Recognition”
Speaker: Dhaval Shah, Kyu J. Han, Shrikanth Narayanan
Host: IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2009)

In this paper, we show the importance of face-voice correlation for audio-visual person recognition. We evaluate the performance of a system which uses the correlation …

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December 11, 2009 | Guimarães, Portugal
Mei Si, Stacy Marsella, David Pynadath: “Directorial Control in a Decision-Theoretic Framework for Interactive Narrative”
Speaker: Mei Si, Stacy Marsella, David Pynadath
Host: 2nd International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling

Computer aided interactive narrative has received increasing attention in recent years. Automated directorial control that manages the development of the story in the face of …

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November 30, 2009 | University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
David Traum at HCSNET Summerfest in Sydney, Australia
Speaker: David Traum
Host: ARC Network on Human Communication Science

On the morning of November 30, ICT’s Dr. David Traum will give a presentation titled, “An Introduction to Dialog Systems.” This course will present an …

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November 12, 2009 | London, UK
Graham Fyffe, Cyrus Wilson, Paul Debevec: “Cosine Lobe Based Relighting from Gradient Illumination Photographs”
Speaker: Graham Fyffe, Cyrus Wilson, Paul Debevec
Host: Conference for Visual Media Production (CVMP 2009)

We present an image-based method for relighting a scene by analytically fitting a cosine lobe to the reflectance function at each pixel, based on gradient …

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November 12, 2009 | London, UK
Matt Jen-Yuan Chiang, Paul Debevec, Oleg Alexander, Mike Rogers, William Lambeth: “Creating a Photoreal Digital Actor”
Speaker: Matt Jen-Yuan Chiang, Paul Debevec, Oleg Alexander, Mike Rogers, William Lambeth
Host: Conference for Visual Media Production (CVMP 2009)

The Digital Emily Project is a collaboration between facial animation company Image Metrics and the Graphics Laboratory at the University of Southern California’s Institute for …

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November 11, 2009 | USC ICT
Astrid von der Putten, Nicole Kramer, Jonathan Gratch: “Who’s there? Can a Virtual Agent Really Elicit Social Presence”
Speaker: Astrid von der Putten, Nicole Kramer, Jonathan Gratch
Host: 12th Annual International Workshop on Presence

This study investigates whether humans perceive a higher degree of social presence when interacting with an animated character that displays natural as opposed to no …

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November 10, 2009 | University of California at Berkeley
Louis-Philippe Morency at the International Computer Science Institute
Speaker: Louis-Philippe Morency
Host: International Computer Science Institute

Louis-Philippe Morency has been invited by the International Computer Science Institute to present his non-verbal communication research at UC Berkeley.

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November 6, 2009 | Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand
Paul Debevec at AnimfxNZ
Speaker: Paul Debevec
Host: AnimfxNZ

Somewhere on the way from 2001’s Final Fantasy to 2008’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, digital actors progressed from looking strangely synthetic to believably …

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November 5, 2009 | Boston, MA
Louis-Philippe Morency: “Workshop on Use of Context in Vision Processing”
Speaker: Louis-Philippe Morency
Host: International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI)

Louis-Philippe Morency will host a workshop titled, “Data-driven Context Representation for Head Gesture Recognition during Multi-Party Interaction.”

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November 5, 2009 | Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, VA
ICT’s Patrck Kenny on Panel for Virtual Healthcare Interaction at AAAI 2009 Fall Symposium
Speaker: Patrick Kenny
Host: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

Interaction between healthcare providers and consumers has a central role in consumer satisfaction and successful health outcomes. The healthcare consumer, facing increasing responsibility for healthcare …

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November 5, 2009 | Weston Arlington Gateway, Arlington, VA
Multi-Representational Architectures for Human-Level Intelligence at AAAI Fall Symposium
Speaker: Paul Rosenbloom
Host: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

A multiplicity of representational frameworks has been proposed for explaining and creating human-level intelligence. Each has been proven useful or effective for some class of …

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November 1, 2009 | Melbourne, Australia
Belinda Lange, Skip Rizzo: “Virtual Reality Rehabilitation”
Speaker: Belinda Lange, Skip Rizzo
Host: Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) 2009 Conference

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October 28, 2009 | The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting
Speaker: Skip Rizzo
Host: International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The goal of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies is to foster communication between basic scientists, clinicians and policy makers in order to advance …

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October 7, 2009 | Paris, France
Kenji Sagae, Andrew Gordon: “Clustering Words by Syntactic Similarity Improves Dependency Parsing of Predicate-Argument Structures”
Speaker: Kenji Sagae, Andrew Gordon
Host: International Conference on Parsing Technologies (IWPT-09)

We present an approach for deriving syntactic word clusters from parsed text, grouping words according to their unlexicalized syntactic contexts. We then explore the use …

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September 21, 2009 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jina Lee, Stacy Marsella: “Learning Models of Speaker Head Nods with Affective Information”
Speaker: Jina Lee, Stacy Marsella
Host: 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2009)

During face-to-face conversation, the speaker’s head is continually in motion. These movements serve a variety of important communicative functions, and may also be influ- enced …

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September 15, 2009 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sin-hwa Kang, Jonathan Gratch: “Interactants’ Most Intimate Self-Disclosure in Interactions with Virtual Humans”
Speaker: Sin-hwa Kang, Jonathan Gratch
Host: 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents

This study explored the effect of the combination of visual fidelity of a virtual human and interactants’ anticipated future interaction on self-disclosure in emotionally engaged …

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September 15, 2009 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dusan Jan, Antonio Roque, Anton Leuski, Jacki Morie, David Traum: “A virtual tour guide for virtual worlds”
Speaker: Dusan Jan, Antonio Roque, Anton Leuski, Jacki Morie, David Traum
Host: 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents

In this paper we present an implementation of a embodied conversational agent that serves as a virtual tour guide in Second Life. We show how …

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September 14, 2009 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Celso de Melo, Jonathan Gratch, Liang Zheng: “Expression of Moral Emotions in Cooperating Agents”
Speaker: Celso de Melo, Jonathan Gratch, Liang Zheng
Host: Intelligent Virtual Agents 2009

Moral emotions have been argued to play a central role in the emergence of cooperation in human-human interactions. This work describes an experiment which tests …

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September 14, 2009 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Celso de Melo, Jonathan Gratch: “Expression of Emotions using Wrinkles, Blushing, Sweating and Tears”
Speaker: Celso de Melo, Jonathan Gratch
Host: Intelligent Virtual Agents 2009

Wrinkles, blushing, sweating and tears are physiological manifestations of emotions in humans. Therefore, the simulation of these phenomena is important for the goal of building …

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September 12, 2009 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Celso de Melo, Jonathan Gratch: “The Effect of Color on Expression of Joy and Sadness in Virtual Humans”
Speaker: Celso de Melo, Jonathan Gratch
Host: 2009 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2009)

For centuries artists have been exploring color to express emotions. Following this insight, the paper describes an approach to learn how to use color to …

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September 12, 2009 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stacy Marsella, Jonathan Gratch, Ning Wang: “Assessing the validity of a computational model of emotional coping”
Speaker: Stacy Marsella, Jonathan Gratch, Ning Wang
Host: International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII)

In this paper we describe the results of a rigorous empirical study evaluating the coping responses of a computational model of emotion. We discuss three …

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September 10, 2009 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ning Wang, Jonathan Gratch: “Rapport and Facial Expression”
Speaker: Ning Wang, Jonathan Gratch
Host: International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII)

How to build virtual agents that establish rapport with human? According to Tickle-Degnen and Rosenthal [4], the three essential components of rapport are mutual attentiveness, …

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August 6, 2009 | New Orleans, LA
Pieter Peers, Bruce Lamond, Abhijeet Ghosh, Paul Debevec, Dhruv Mahajan, Wojciech Matusik, Ravi Ramamoorthi: “Compressive Light Transport Sensing”
Speaker: Pieter Peers, Bruce Lamond, Abhijeet Ghosh, Paul Debevec, Dhruv Mahajan, Wojciech Matusik, Ravi Ramamoorthi
Host: ACM SIGGRAPH 2009

In this paper we propose a new framework for capturing light transport data of a real scene, based on the recently developed theory of compressive …

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August 4, 2009 | New Orleans, LA
Pieter Peers, Ying Song, Xin Tong, Fabio Pellacini: “SubEdit: A Representation for Editing Measured Heterogeneous Subsurface Scattering”
Speaker: Pieter Peers, Ying Song, Xin Tong, Fabio Pellacini
Host: ACM SIGGRAPH 2009

In this paper we present SubEdit, a representation for editing the BSSRDF of heterogeneous subsurface scattering acquired from real-world samples. Directly editing measured raw data …

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August 4, 2009 | New Orleans, LA
Pieter Peers, Tim Weyrich, Wojciech Matusik, Szymon Rusinkiewicz: “Fabricating Microgeometry for Custom Surface Reflectance”
Speaker: Pieter Peers, Tim Weyrich, Wojciech Matusik, Szymon Rusinkiewicz
Host: ACM SIGGRAPH 2009

We propose a system for manufacturing physical surfaces that, in aggregate, exhibit a desired surface appearance. Our system begins with a user specification of a …

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August 3, 2009 | New Orleans, LA
Andrew Jones, Magnus Lang, Graham Fyffe, XueMing Yu, Jay Busch, Mark Bolas, Paul Debevec, Ian McDowall: “Achieving Eye Contact in a One-to-Many 3D Video Teleconferencing System”
Speaker: Andrew Jones, Magnus Lang, Graham Fyffe, XueMing Yu, Jay Busch, Mark Bolas, Paul Debevec, Ian McDowall
Host: ACM SIGGRAPH 2009

We present a set of algorithms and an associated display system capable of producing correctly rendered eye contact between a three-dimensionally transmitted remote participant and …

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July 24, 2009 | Manchester, UK
Paul S. Rosenbloom: “Towards a New Cognitive Hourglass: Uniform Implementation of Cognitive Architecture via Factor Graphs”
Speaker: Paul S. Rosenbloom
Host: 9th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling

As cognitive architectures become ever more ambitious in the range of phenomena they are to assist in producing and modeling, there is increasing pressure for …

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July 19, 2009 | San Diego, CA
David Traum: “Cultural Models for Virtual Humans”
Speaker: David Traum
Host: 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

In this paper, we survey different types of Models of culture for virtual humans. Virtual humans are artificial agents that include both a visual human-like …

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July 19, 2009 | San Diego, CA
Ravichander Vipperla, Maria Wolters, Kallirroi Georgila, Steve Renals: “Speech Input from Older Users in Smart Environments”
Speaker: Ravichander Vipperla, Maria Wolters, Kallirroi Georgila, Steve Renals
Host: 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

Although older people are an important user group for smart environments, there has been relatively little work on adapting natural language interfaces to the requirements …

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July 14, 2009 | Pasadena, CA
Invited Talk: Bill Swartout To Give the Robert Engelmore Memorial Lecture at IAAI 09
Speaker: William Swartout
Host: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence: Innovation Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference

Bill Swartout, director of technology at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies, will give the Robert Engelmore Memorial Award Lecture for 2009. Swartout will discuss the …

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July 12, 2009 | Pasadena, CA
Sudeep Gandhe, Nicolle Whitman, David Traum, Ron Artstein: “An Integrated Authoring Tool for Tactical Questioning Dialogue Systems”
Speaker: Sudeep Gandhe, Nicolle Whitman, David Traum, Ron Artstein
Host: 6th Workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical Dialogue Systems

We present an integrated authoring tool for rapid prototyping of dialogue systems for virtual humans taking part in tactical questioning simulations. The tool is aimed …

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July 11, 2009 | Pasadena, CA
Antonio Roque, David Traum: “Improving a Virtual Human Using a Model of Degrees of Grounding”
Speaker: Antonio Roque, David Traum
Host: International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence IJCAI-09

We describe the Degrees of Grounding model, which tracks the extent to which material has reached mutual belief in a dialogue, and conduct experiments in …

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July 10, 2009 | Brighton, UK
Matthew Jensen Hays, H. Chad Lane, Mark Core, Dave Gomboc, Milton Rosenberg: “Feedback Specificity and the Learning of Intercultural Communication Skills”
Speaker: Matthew Jensen Hays, H. Chad Lane, Mark Core, Dave Gomboc, Milton Rosenberg
Host: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education

The role of explicit feedback in learning has been studied from a variety of perspectives and in many contexts. In this paper, we examine the …

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July 7, 2009 | Brighton, UK
Ryan McAlinden, Andrew Gordon, H. Chad Lane, David Pynadath: “UrbanSim: A Game-based Simulation for Counterinsurgency and Stability-focused Operations”
Speaker: Ryan McAlinden, Andrew Gordon, H. Chad Lane, David Pynadath
Host: Workshop on Intelligent Educational Games, 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education

The UrbanSim Learning Package is a simulation-based training application designed for the U.S. Army to develop commanders’ skills for conducting counterinsurgency operations. UrbanSim incorporates multiple …

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July 6, 2009 | Brighton, UK
Ning Wang, Jonathan Gratch: “Can a Virtual Human Build Rapport and Promote Learning?”
Speaker: Ning Wang, Jonathan Gratch
Host: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education

Research show that teacher’s nonverbal immediacy can have a positive impact on student’s cognitive learning and affect [3]. This paper investigates the effectiveness of nonverbal …

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June 30, 2009 | Girona, Spain
Abhijeet Ghosh, Tongbo Chen, Pieter Peers, Cyrus Wilson, Paul Debevec: “Estimating Specular Roughness and Anisotropy from Second Order Spherical Gradient Illumination”
Speaker: Abhijeet Ghosh, Tongbo Chen, Pieter Peers, Cyrus Wilson, Paul Debevec
Host: Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2009

This paper presents a novel method for estimating specular roughness and tangent vectors, per surface point, from polarized second order spherical gradient illumination patterns. We …

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June 29, 2009 | Haifa, Israel
Skip Rizzo, Thomas Parsons, Bradley Newman, Greg Reger, JoAnn Difede, Barbara O. rothbaum, Robert N. McLay, K. Holloway, Ken Graap, Josh Spitalnick, P. Bordnick, Scott Johnston, Greg Gahm: “Development and Clinical Results from the Virtual Iraq Exposure Therapy Application for PTSD”
Speaker: Skip Rizzo, Thomas Parsons, Bradley Newman, Greg Reger, JoAnn Difede, Barbara O. rothbaum, Robert N. McLay, K. Holloway, Ken Graap, Josh Spitalnick, P. Bordnick, Scott Johnston, Greg Gahm
Host: Virtual Rehabilitation 2009 International Conference

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is reported to be caused by exposure to an extreme traumatic stressor involving direct personal experience of (or witnessing/learning about) …

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June 24, 2009 | Stockholm, Sweden
Ron Artstein, Sudeep Gandhe, Michael Rushforth, David Traum: “Viability of a Simple Dialogue Act Scheme for a Tactical Questioning Dialogue System”
Speaker: Ron Artstein, Sudeep Gandhe, Michael Rushforth, David Traum
Host: DiaHolmia, the 13th workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue

User utterances in a spoken dialogue system for tactical questioning simulation were matched to a set of dialogue acts generated automatically from a representation of …

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June 22, 2009 | Trento, Italy
H. Chad Lane, Mark Core, Dave Gomboc, Mike Birch, Milton Rosenberg, John Hart: “Using Written and Behavioral Data to Detect Evidence of Continuous Learning”
Speaker: H. Chad Lane, Mark Core, Dave Gomboc, Mike Birch, Milton Rosenberg, John Hart
Host: Life Long User Modelling Workshop at the UMAP 2009 conference

We describe a lifelong learner modeling project that focuses on the use of written and behavioral data to detect patterns of learning over time. Related …

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June 21, 2009 | Verbania-Intra, Italy
Jacki Morie, Jamie Antonisse, Sean Bouchard, Eric Chance: “Virtual Worlds as a Healing Modality for Returning Soldiers and Veterans”
Speaker: Jacki Morie, Jamie Antonisse, Sean Bouchard, Eric Chance
Host: 14th Annual CyberTherapy & CyberPsychology Conference

Those who have served in recent conflicts face many challenges as they reintegrate into society. In addition to recovering from physical wounds, traumatic brain injury …

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May 31, 2009 | Boulder, CO
Kallirroi Georgila: “Using Integer Linear Programming for Detecting Speech Disfluencies”
Speaker: Kallirroi Georgila
Host: North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT) Conference

We present a novel two-stage technique for detecting speech disfluencies based on Integer Linear Programming (ILP). In the first stage we use state-of-the-art models for …

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May 31, 2009 | Boulder, CO
Kenji Sagae, David DeVault, David Traum, Gwen Christian: “Towards natural language understanding of partial speech recognition results in dialog systems”
Speaker: Kenji Sagae, David DeVault, David Traum, Gwen Christian
Host: 2009 Human Language Technology conference and meeting of the North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL-HLT 2009)

We investigate natural language understanding of partial speech recognition results to equip a dialogue system with incremental language processing capabilities for more realistic human-computer conversations. …

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May 25, 2009 | Chicago, IL
Sin-hwa Kang, Jonathan Gratch: “Associations between Interactants’ Personality Traits and Their Feelings of Rapport in Interactions”
Speaker: Jonathan Gratch, Sin-hwa Kang
Host: International Communication Association Conference 2009

This study explored associations between the personality traits of human subjects and theirfeelings of rapport when they interacted with either a virtual agent or a …

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May 20, 2009 | San Jose, CA
Andrew Gordon, Reid Swanson: “Identifying Personal Stories in Millions of Weblog Entries”
Speaker: Andrew Gordon, Reid Swanson
Host: Third International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, Data Challenge Workshop

Stories of people’s everyday experiences have long been the focus of psychology and sociology research, and are increasingly being used in innovative knowledge-based technologies. However, …

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May 17, 2009 | San Jose, CA
Andrew Gordon, Reid Swanson: “Open Domain Collaborative Storytelling With Say Anything”
Speaker: Andrew Gordon, Reid Swanson
Host: Third International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

In this demonstration we present Say Anything, an open domain interactive storytelling application where an author’s original story sentences are used to select subsequent sentences …

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May 15, 2009 | Budapest, Hungary
Jonathan Ito, David Pynadath, Stacy Marsella: “Self-Deceptive Decision Making: Normative and Descriptive Insights”
Speaker: Jonathan Ito, David Pynadath, Stacy Marsella
Host: Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS)

Computational modeling of human belief maintenance and decision-making processes has become increasingly important for a wide range of applications. We present a framework for modeling …

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May 10, 2009 | USC ICT
Richard Clark, Daniel Schwartz: “Adaptability Research Workshop”
Speaker: Richard Clark, Daniel Schwartz
Host: USC ICT and USC CCT

The workshop agenda was designed to begin the process of overcoming the bias implicit in past learning and adaptability research and practice. Of the ten …

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May 10, 2009 | Budapest, Hungary
Jina Lee, Stacy Marsella: “Learning a Model of Speaker Head Nods using Gesture Corpora”
Speaker: Jina Lee, Stacy Marsella
Host: 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2009)

During face-to-face conversation, the speaker’s head is continually in motion. These movements serve a variety of important communicative functions, and may also be influ- enced …

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April 16, 2009 | San Francisco, CA
Bruce Lamond, Pieter Peers, Abhijeet Ghosh, Paul Debevec: “Image-based Separation of Diffuse and Specular Reflections using Environmental Structured Illumination”
Speaker: Bruce Lamond, Pieter Peers, Abhijeet Ghosh, Paul Debevec
Host: IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography

We present an image-based method for separating diffuse and specular reflections using environmental structured illumination. Two types of structured illumination are discussed: phase-shifted sine wave …

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April 5, 2009 | Boston, MA
Sin-hwa Kang, Jonathan Gratch, James H. Watt: “The Effect of Affective Iconic Realism on Anonymous Interactants’ Self-Disclosure”
Speaker: Sin-hwa Kang, Jonathan Gratch, James H. Watt
Host: 27th ACM Computer-Human Interaction Conference

In this paper, we describe progress in research designed to explore the effect of the combination of avatars’ visual fidelity and users’ anticipated future interaction …

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April 1, 2009 | Las Vegas, NV
Belinda Lange: “Games for rehabilitation: virtual reality, robots and more”
Speaker: Belinda Lange
Host: Western States Osteopathic Association National Meeting

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March 31, 2009 | Orlando, FL
Steve Solomon, Matthew Jensen Hays, Grace Chen, Milton Rosenberg: “Evaluating a Framework for Representing Cultural Norms for Human Behavior Models”
Speaker: Steve Solomon, Matthew Jensen Hays, Grace Chen, Milton Rosenberg
Host: Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS) 2009

Cultural awareness training is seen as a necessity in the military, in international business, and in diplomacy. The Culturally-Affected Behavior project has defined a framework …

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March 23, 2009 | Palo Alto, CA
Reid Swanson, Andrew Gordon: “A Comparison of Retrieval Models for Open Domain Story Generation”
Speaker: Reid Swanson, Andrew Gordon
Host: AAAI 2009 Spring Symposium on Intelligent Narrative Technologies II

In this paper we describe the architecture of an interactive story generation system where a human and computer each take turns writing sentences of an …

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March 18, 2009 | Lafayette, LA
Bradley Newman, Matt Liewer, Skip Rizzo, Thomas Parsons, Anton Treskunov, Luke Yeh, Jarrell Pair, Greg Reger, Barbara O. Rothbaum, JoAnn Difede, Josh Spitalnick, Robert N. McLay: “A Virtual Iraq System for the Treatment of Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”
Speaker: Bradley Newman, Matt Liewer, Skip Rizzo, Thomas Parsons, Anton Treskunov, Luke Yeh, Jarrell Pair, Greg Reger, Barbara O. Rothbaum, JoAnn Difede, Josh Spitalnick, Robert N. McLay
Host: IEEE VR 2009

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is reported to be caused by traumatic events that are outside the range of usual human experience including (but not limited …

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February 12, 2009 | USC ICT
Jacki Morie, Jeff Worth: “StoryBox Workshop””
Speaker: Jackie Morie, Jeff Wirth
Host: USC ICT

The StoryBox Workshop was held at ICT’s McConnell Facility, with Jeff Wirth, designer of the StoryBox format, several interactors from Orlando and Los Angeles, and …

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January 22, 2009
Jacki Morie: “Re-Entry: Online virtual worlds as a healing space for veterans”
Speaker: Jacki Morie
Host: The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2009, part of the 21st Annual IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging

We describe a project designed to use the power of online virtual worlds as a place of camaraderie and healing for returning United States military …

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