[Elsnet-list] CFP: AAMAS 2010 Workshop on Collaborative Human/AI Control for Interactive Experiences

manish mehta mehtama1 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 01:17:27 CET 2010

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    *** The AAMAS 2010 Workshop on ***
    *** Collaborative Human/AI Control for Interactive Experiences ***
    *** in collaboration with Disney Research ***

    * Call for Papers *

    As the visual quality of interactive experiences has continued to
improve in both virtual and physical settings, the interactions that make up
each experience have remained very simple; video games offer violence and
shallow conversations with artificial characters, while theme parks offer
brief opportunities for pictures and autographs with live actors in costume.
In the pursuit of creating interactive experiences which are both engaging
and robust, there is great potential for semi-autonomous agents to leverage
the intelligence and creativity of a human operator. While some current
interactive systems transfer control from an AI agent to a human operator to
guarantee robustness, the operator is rarely made aware of the user's prior
interactions, and control is rarely returned to the AI agent. We believe
that a means to seamlessly transfer control between semi-autonomous agents
and a human operator could make significant progress towards improving both
operator efficiency and user satisfaction.

    Hosted at AAMAS 2010, the international workshop on Collaborative
Human/AI Control for Interactive Experiences aims to foster a new community
to explore how the control of engaging interactive experiences might be
transferred back and forth between AI agents and a human operator, while
constantly maintaining the illusion that each agent is independent and
self-consistent. We invite contributions from (but not limited to)
researchers and practitioners in the following fields, both to share their
ideas and techniques for addressing all or part of this challenge, and to
identify and discuss new concerns as they arise:

       - Autonomous Agents
       - Human/Computer Interaction
       - Natural Language Understanding and Generation
       - Human/Robot Interaction
       - Spoken Dialogue Systems
       - Knowledge Representation, and
       - Interactive Entertainment

    Submissions are welcome in the form of 3-5 page position papers,
concerning designs and/or theories of how human and AI control might be
seamlessly balanced in an interactive system. Papers will be reviewed by
program committee and evaluated on the basis of originality, soundness,
significance, presentation, the overall quality of their technical
contribution, and their relevance to the workshop's goals. For further
instructions, please see the workshop's website:


    *Important Dates *

     February 2, 2010 Submission of contributions to workshops

     March 2, 2010 Notification of paper acceptance
     March 10, 2010 Submission of camera-ready papers
     May 10-11, 2010 CHACIE 2010 (exact date TBA)

    * Organizing Committee *

    Manish Mehta - College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Christina Strong - Department of Computer Science, University of
California: Santa Cruz
    David Thue - Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta


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