Publications in 2004

Ishida Laboratory, Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University


Chapters in Books


1.         Hideyuki Nakanishi, Toru Ishida, Katherine Isbister and Clifford Nass. Designing a Social Agent for Virtual Meeting Space. Sabine Payr and Robert Trappl Ed., Agent Culture: Human-Agent Interaction in a Multicultural World, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 245-266, 2004.




1.       Satoshi Oyama, Takashi Kokubo and Toru Ishida. Domain-Specific Web Search with Keyword Spices.  IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp.17-27, 2004. (pdf, 388KB)

2.       Hideyuki Nakanishi. FreeWalk: A Social Interaction Platform for Group Behavior in a Virtual Space. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 421-454, 2004. (pdf, 899KB)

3.       Masayuki Okamoto, Gradual Probabilistic DFA Learning with Caching for Conversational Agents. Systems and Computers in Japan, Vol. 35, No. 7, pp. 24-32, 2004. (pdf, 1.16MB)




1.         Hideyuki Nakanishi and Toru Ishida. FreeWalk/Q: Social Interaction Platform in Virtual Space. ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST2004), pp. 97-104, 2004. (pdf, 837KB)

2.         Sachiyo Arai and Toru Ishida. Learning for Human-Agent Collaboration on the Semantic Web. International Conference on Informatics Research for Development of Knowledge Society Infrastructure (ICKS-04), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 132-139, 2004.

3.         Toru Ishida, Hideyuki Nakanishi and Saeko Nomura. Real Scale Experiments on Communityware. International Conference on Informatics Research for Development of Knowledge Society Infrastructure (ICKS-04), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 116-123, 2004. (pdf, 1.63MB)

4.         Kentaro Ogura, Yoshihiko Hayashi, Saeko Nomura and Toru Ishida. User Adaptation in MT-mediated Communication. The First International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP-04), pp.596-601, 2004. (pdf, 185KB)

5.         Hideyuki Nakanishi, Satoshi Koizumi, Toru Ishida and Hideaki Ito. Transcendent Communication: Location-Based Guidance for Large-Scale Public Spaces. International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2004), pp. 655-662, 2004. (pdf, 801KB)

6.         Tomoko Koda. Interpretation of Emotionally Expressive Characters in an Intercultural Communication. 8th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES2004), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 3214, PartII, pp.862-868, 2004. (pdf, 169KB)


Symposiums and Workshops


1.         Toru Ishida. Society-Centered Design for Socially Embedded Multiagent Systems. International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA-04), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3191, pp. 16-29, 2004. (pdf, 873KB)

2.         Reiko Hishiyama and Toru Ishida. Modeling e-Procurement as Co-adaptive Matchmaking with Mutual Relevance Feedback. Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents (PRIMA 2004), pp. 104-117, 2004. (PRIMA Runner Up Paper Prize) (pdf, 270KB)

3.         Daisuke Torii and Toru Ishida, Stéphane Bonneaud and Alexis Drogoul. Layering Social Interaction Scenarios on Environmental Simulation. Workshop on Multiagent and Multiagent-based Simulation (MAMABS), International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-04), pp. 61-70, 2004. (pdf, 883KB)

4.         Hideyuki Nakanishi. Virtual City Simulator for Education, Training, and Guidance. International Workshop on Monitoring, Security, and Rescue Techniques in Multiagent Systems (MSRAS2004), 2004. (pdf, 1.07MB)

5.         Pat Langley, Sachiyo Arai, and Daniel Shapiro. Model-Based Learning with Hierarchical Relational Skills, International Conference on Machine Learning Workshop on Relational Reinforcement Learning, pp. 63-68, 2004.

6.         Tomoko Koda. Reports of the Effects of an Emotionally Expressive Interface for Intercultural Communication. Asia Broadband Workshop on Digital City Collaboration. Beijing, March 2004.




1.         Group dynamics play out in VR. Technology Research News, May 19/26, 2004. (Web)