Socially Interactive Agents (Chairs: Angelo Cafaro and Stacy Marsella)
The Socially Interactive Agents track invites papers on research topics related to the design, implementation, evaluation and application of social agents. Such agents are capable of interacting with people and each other using social communicative behaviors common to human-human interaction. Example applications include social assistants on mobile devices, pedagogical agents in tutoring systems, non-player characters in interactive games and multimodal interface agents for smart appliances and environments. The goal of the social agents track is to provide an opportunity for continued interaction and cross-fertilization between the AAMAS community and researchers working on social agents.
We welcome papers that present novel work and contributions on social agent systems, human(s)-agent(s) interaction, applications or evaluations of such systems. Submissions can address innovative, fundamental issues such as behavioral or cognitive models for autonomous social agents, as well as new application areas.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Social agent models:
  • Reasoning, learning, adaptation and user modeling
  • Affect, personality and cultural differences
  • Interactive narrative and storytelling
Multimodal interaction:
  • Verbal and nonverbal perception, analysis and generation
  • Interpersonal coordination
Social agent architectures:
  • Tools for designing and building social agents
  • Ubiquitous architectures
  • Portability and reuse standards/measures to support interoperability
Evaluation methods and studies:
  • Empirical studies on social agents
  • Ethical considerations and social impact
  • Social agents as a means to study and model human behavior
Applications:
  • Games, education, health, art, marketing and large scale deployments