GALA Event IVA 2013

Call for Paper

GALA, Gathering of Animated Lifelike Agents, is an annual festival to showcase the latest Animated Lifelike Agents created by university students, academic or industrial research groups.
The goals of GALA are manifold:

An international jury will select entries for the GALA Gallery. The presentation of the best entries and announcement of the awards will take place at the GALA Final, which is coupled with a prestigious conference each year. This year the GALA Final will take place at the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents - IVA 2013, 29-31 August 2013, in Edinburgh, UK.


The GALA event is primarily a video showcase of "short" projects involving animated lifelike agents (under one of the topics of the main conference). The main submission is a video, with an optional short paper. It is open to students and industry as well as academic institutions. Researchers are also encouraged to submit demos, which will feature particular applications of Intelligent Virtual Agents, as well as tools for their development. The submission should include a short paper explaining the main contributions of the demo, and a small video illustrating the demo to be done at IVA.

Important Dates

Submission Guidelines

Submit a 1 page PDF with description of the video with details of the encoding, author names and affiliations, and a download link. The international jury will invite the selected entries to be demonstrated at the GALA Final in public, as well as a high quality version of the video for the GALA presentation.
PDF papers and Links to videos should be sent to magalie.ochs(at)
The GALA event will have a jury award as well as an audience award.

International Jury

Elisabetta Bevacqua (ENIB)
Brigit Endrass (Augsburg University)
Chloé Clavel (Télécom ParisTech)
Rui Prada (INESC-ID and Instituto Superior Técnico-Technical University of Lisbon)
Magalie Ochs (CNRS LTCI)

GALA best video award

"Applying vision-based steering behavior to virtual agents in realistic environment"

Roland Beck and Michael Wissner ofthe Augsburg University