Aug 19th: The Final program has been posted.

Dinner on Monday night will be at the Harbor House 2 blocks East of the Marriott Hotel. Starting at 1900.


The conference will be in the Promenade Room 1st floor at the Marriott.

Registration starts at 8:00 AM.


Breakfast starts at 7:30 each day outside the Promenade room.


Lunch is in the 10th floor Bayview room, you can take the express elevator to the 10th or the 3 regular ones to the 9th and then walk up 1 flight of stairs.

Wednesday Lunch is on your own.


Aug 13: The program has been updated.


Note, due to recent events in the UK, please check with your airline concerning their current security policies.  There are currently extensive restrictions on airline carry-on items. US travelers can check for up-to-date airline security measures.


If it wasn’t clear the conference is at the Marina Del Rey Marriott Hotel located at:

4100 Admiralty Way

Marina del Rey, California 90292 USA


If you need a Laptop for your presentation please contact Patrick kenny ( We can play videos in all formats, bring in your presentation on USB flash-memory, CD or DVD. If possible,

send beforehand and I will make sure it works.




Aug 7: The conference is only a few weeks away, If you have not made your hotel reservations, please do so now.



July 15: Only 2 more weeks till the Hotel registration reduced rates deadline of Monday, July 31 2006.


July 4: New program info available

           Added information for the tour of ICT, both on the program page.


June 12:  Fixed the link to the hotel so it automatically puts in the IVA group rate if you book through the Marriott web site.


June 1: Hotel registration details, Cut-Off-Date for reduced rates is Monday July 31, 2006

See the Location Tab for more details.


May 23: Registration is now live, information is on the registration section.

Posted the list of accepted papers, under the Program Section.

Posted the author Camera Ready Paper information for final format of the papers under the Submission Section of the Web site.

Camera Ready papers are Due

June 5th for 1-page Camera-ready Poster Submissions.


June 10th for 12-page Short and 14-page Long Camera-Ready Paper Submissions


June 5th is deadline to receive signed copyright forms.


May 18th:

Author Notification will take place on or around the 18th of May.


Submission deadlines have changed to:

June 5th for Poster Submissions

June 10th for Short and Long Papers.


Registration for the Conference will go Live on May 20th.



April 13: Paper Format Update

Note: Springer format has considerably tighter margins that typically conference formats.



March 31: UPDATE

                The deadline for Paper submissions has been extended to Friday April 14.



March 9: Added new sponsors, EA, Soar Technology.

Under program: Added Bio and talk abstract for invited speaker Brian Parkinson.

Added new speaker Rod Humble, Executive producer for The Sims.



Feb 9: New GALA Event Info:


GALA – Gathering of Animated Lifelike Agents – is an annual festival to showcase the latest animated lifelike agents created by university students and academic or industrial research groups. The quality and interactive capabilities of the animated lifelike agent are to be presented in a short movie. An international jury will select the best entries to be presented at the GALA Final during IVA2006, and to be shown on the permanent GALA Gallery.  The GALA Award will be given for the best student entry. More details at:

Download the GALA Call Here



Feb 8: Look for our AAAI Ad to appear in the next issue of AI Magazine


Feb 1: Added new Sponsorships: Boston Dynamics and Humaine (

Feb 1: Added new Cooperation with AAAI, EG, SIGART, SIGCHI and SIGGRAPH.


Dec 22 2005: Updated the IVA Challenge. This year it will be the GALA (Gathering of Animated Lifelike Agents) 2006. to be held at IVA 2006. Check out the GALA page on the web site for more info (Currently IVA Challenge)



Dec 9 2005: The European Association for Computer Graphics as agreed to approve cooperation with the conference Event.


Dec 7 2005: The American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) is pleased to approve cooperation with the conference Event.


Nov 21 2005: The conference proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as a volume of the "Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence" series.

Nov 8 2005: Initial Web site Operational 


Download the conference Call for Papers Brochure PDF here

Download the AAAI Ad Here PDF here


       A Preliminary Call for Papers for:


       The 6th International Conference

       on Intelligent Virtual Agents


              21st-23rd August 2006,

              Marina del Rey, CA, USA


       Submission Deadline: April 7th 2006


Look under Submission section of the web site for more info.



7 April 2006: Deadline for submissions of contributions
12 May 2006: Authors notification
26 May 2006: Submission of camera ready contribution

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