Gathering of Animated Lifelike Agents

GALA in a nutshell

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:
  • to provide a forum to present and evaluate the state-of-the-art in the technology of virtual humans and innovative applications;
  • to disseminate research, by establishing an ever evolving GALA Gallery (a repository at a permanent web location) of virtual humans for study and re-use;
  • to stimulate students to work on virtual humans.
An international jury will select entries for the GALA Gallery and award prizes to student submissions according to certain aspects. 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. In 2010 the GALA Final toke place at the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents - IVA 2010, September 20-22, in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

GALA in 2010

For further details on participation categories and conditions, visit the GALA10 website: http://iva2010.seas.upenn.edu/gala.