Igor S. Pandžić

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Igor S. Pandžić is a Professor at the Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia. He leads the Human-Oriented Technologies Laboratory (HOTLab). He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of virtual environments and communications. His main research interests are in the field of computer graphics and, more recently, computer vision, with particular interest in face analysis and animation and strong focus on applications of these technologies. Igor also worked on networked collaborative virtual environments, computer generated film production and parallel computing. He published five books and around 100 papers on these topics.
Formerly he worked as a Senior Assistant at MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland, where he obtained his PhD in 1998. The same year he worked as visiting scientist at AT&T Labs, USA. In 2001-2002 he was a visiting scientist in the Image Coding Group at the University of Linköping, Sweden, and in 2005 at the Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Kyoto University, on a Fellowship awarded by Japan Society for Promotion of Science. He received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zagreb in 1993, and MSc degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and the University of Geneva in 1994 and 1995, respectively.
Igor was one of the key contributors to the Facial Animation specification in the MPEG-4 International Standard for which he received an ISO Certificate of Appreciation in 2000. He held various functions in organizing numerous international conferences and served as guest editor for a special topic in IEEE Communications Magazine. He has been active in international research collaborations within the EU research programmes since the 3rd Framework Programme, as well as in national research projects and collaboration with industry. Igor is a senior member of IEEE, ACM and ACM SIGGRAPH.

Contact

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Department of Telecommunications

Unska 3
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

Tel:
+385 1 6129 635
Fax:
+385 1 6129 832

E-mail:
igor.pandzic@fer.hr

Publications

| Books | Book chapters | Journal papers | Conference papers | Posters | Invited |

Books

* "Virtualna okruženja: Interaktivna 3D grafika i njene primjene", Igor S. Pandžić, Tomislav Pejša, Krešimir Matković, Hrvoje Benko, Aleksandra Čereković, Maja Matijašević; Element Zagreb 2011, Manualia Universitatis Studiorum Zagrabiensis, ISBN 978-953-197-606-0 ("Virtual environments: Interactive 3D graphics and applications")

* "Uvod u teoriju informacije i kodiranje", Igor S. Pandžić, Alen Bažant, Željko Ilić, Zdenko Vrdoljak, Vjekoslav Sinković; Element Zagreb 2007, Manualia Universitatis Studiorum Zagrabiensis, ISBN 978-953-197-605-3 ("Introduction to information theory and coding")

* "Virtualna okruženja: Računalna grafika u stvarnom vremenu i njene primjene", Igor S. Pandžić, Element Zagreb 2004, Manualia Universitatis Studiorum Zagrabiensis, ISBN 953-197-603-1 ("Virtual Environments: Real-Time Computer Graphics and Applications") [READ SUMMARY (CROATIAN)]

* "MPEG-4 Facial Animation - The standard, implementations and applications", Igor S. Pandžić, Robert Forchheimer (editors), John Wiley & Sons, 2002, ISBN 0-470-84465-5. [READ IT]

* "Avatars in Networked Virtual Environments", Tolga Capin,Igor S. Pandžić, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Daniel Thalmann, John Wiley & Sons, 1999., ISBN 0471988634 [READ IT]

* "Facial Communication in Networked Collaborative Virtual Environments", Igor S. Pandžić, PhD Thesis, University of Geneva, 1998. [READ IT]

Book chapters

"Tracking of Facial Action", Jörgen Ahlberg, Igor S. Pandzic, in Handbook of Face Recognition, 2nd edition, Stan Z. Li & Anil K. Jain (eds.), Springer Verlag, 2011, pp. 461-486, ISBN 978-0-85729-931-4

* "Multimodal HCI output: Facial motion, gestures and synthesized speech synchronization", Igor S. Pandžić, in Multimodal Signal Processing, Thiran, Jean-Philippe ; Marques, Ferran ; Bourlard, Herve (ur.). Oxford : Academic Press, 2010. pp. 257-274., ISBN 978-0-12-374825-6

* "Virtual Humans: From Researcher's Passion to Mass-market Technology" Igor S. Pandžić, in Presence for everyone (Benyon, David ; Smyth, Michael ; Helgason, Ingi, eds.) Edinburgh Napier University, 2009, pp. 33-38, ISBN 978-0-9562169-0-8

* "Facial Gestures: Taxonomy and Application of Nonverbal, Nonemotional Facial Displays for Emodied Conversational Agents" Goranka Zorić, Karlo Šmid, Igor S. Pandžić, in Conversational Informatics - An Engineering Approach (Toyoaki Nishida, eds.) John Wiley & Sons, 2007, pp. 161-182, ISBN 978-0-470-02699-1 [READ IT]

* "The origins of the MPEG-4 Facial Animation standard" Igor S. Pandžić, Robert Forchheimer, in MPEG-4 Facial Animation - The standard, implementations and applications ( Igor S. Pandžić, Robert Forchheimer, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, 2002, ISBN 0-470-84465-5 [READ IT]

* "MPEG-4 Facial Animation Framework for the Web and Mobile Platforms" Igor S. Pandžić, in MPEG-4 Facial Animation - The standard, implementations and applications ( Igor S. Pandžić, Robert Forchheimer, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, 2002, ISBN 0-470-84465-5 [READ IT]

* "The InterFace Software Platform for Interactive Virtual Characters" Igor S. Pandžić, Michele Cannella, Franck Davoine, Robert Forchheimer, Fabio Lavagetto, Haibo Li, Andrew Marriott, Sotiris Malassiotis, Montse Pardas, Roberto Pockaj, Gael Sannier, in MPEG-4 Facial Animation - The standard, implementations and applications ( Igor S. Pandžić, Robert Forchheimer, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, 2002, ISBN 0-470-84465-5 [READ IT]

* "Evaluating Face Models Animated by MPEG-4 FAPs" Igor S. Pandžić, Joergen Ahlberg, Liwen You, in MPEG-4 Facial Animation - The standard, implementations and applications ( Igor S. Pandžić, Robert Forchheimer, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, 2002, ISBN 0-470-84465-5 [READ IT]

* "Realistic Avatars and Autonomous Virtual Humans in VLNET Networked Virtual Environments" T.K.Capin, I. S. Pandžić, N.Magnenat-Thalmann, D.Thalmann, in Virtual Worlds in the Internet (R.Earnshaw and J. Vince, eds) IEEE Computer Society Press, 1998., ISBN 0-8186-8700-2 [READ IT]

* "The Making of Xian Terra-cotta Soldiers", N. Magnenat-Thalmann, I. S. Pandžić, Jean-Claude Moussaly, in Computer Graphics: Developments in Virtual Environments, Rae Earnshaw, John Vince, Eds., Academic Press, 1995., ISBN 0-12-227741-4 [READ IT]

* "VLNET: A Networked Multimedia 3D Environment with Virtual Humans", Igor S. Pandžić, T. K. Capin, N. Magnenat Thalmann, D. Thalmann, in Multi-Media Modeling, Tat Seng Chua, Hung Keng Pung, Tosiyasu L. Kunii, Eds.,World Scientific Press, Singapore, 1995. ISBN 981-02-2502-4

Journal papers

* "Fast Rendering of Image Mosaics and ASCII art", Nenad Markuš, Marco Fratarcangeli, Igor S. Pandžić, Jörgen Ahlberg, Computer Graphics Forum, 2015 (link)

* "Eye pupil localization with an ensemble of randomized trees", Nenad Markuš, Miroslav Frljak, Igor S. Pandžić, Jörgen Ahlberg, Robert Forchheimer, Pattern Recognition, Vol 47, No.2, pp. 678-587, 2014 (link)

* "Communicating with multiple users for embodied conversational agents in quiz game context", Hung-Hsuan Huang, Takuya Furukawa, Hiroki Ohashi, Toyoaki Nishida, Aleksandra Cerekovic, Igor S. Pandzic, Yukiko Nakano, International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems (IJIIDS), Volume 4  (6), 2010, pp. 579-598

* "On creating multimodal virtual humans--real time speech driven facial gesturing", Goranka Zoric, Robert Forchheimer, Igor S. Pandzic, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Vol 54., No1., pp. 165-179 [READ IT] (link)

* "Multimodal behavior realization for embodied conversational agents", Aleksandra Cereković, Igor S. Pandzic, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Vol 54., No1., pp. 143-164 [READ IT] (link)

* "State of the Art in Example-Based Motion Synthesis for Virtual Characters in Interactive Applications", Tomislav Pejsa, Igor S. Pandzic, Computer Graphics Forum, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 202-226. 2010.

* “A Controller-based Animation System for Synchronizing and Realizing Human-like Conversational Behaviors”, A. Čereković, T. Pejša, I. S. Pandžić, Development of Multimodal Interfaces: Active Listening and Synchrony, Lecture notes in computer science, 5967 (2009), Springer-Verlag, pp. 80-91

* “Implementing a Multi-user Tour Guide System with an Embodied Conversational Agent”, A. Čereković, H. Huang, T. Furukawa, Y. Yamaoka, I. S. Pandžić, Y. Nakano, T. Nishida, Lecture notes in computer science, 5820 (2009), Springer-Verlag (In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Active Media Technology), pp. 7-18

* “ Toward a multi-culture adaptive virtual tour guide agent with a modular approach”, H. Huang, A. Čereković, I. S. Pandžić, Y. Nakano, T. Nishida, AI & Society, Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication.Vol.24, No. 3, Springer-Verlag, 2009. [READ IT]

* "Towards facial gestures generation by speech signal analysis using HUGE architecture", Goranka Zoric, Karlo Smid, Igor S. Pandzic, Multimodal Signals: Cognitive and Algorithmic Issues, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI 5398, 2009, pp. 112-120. [READ IT]

* "Towards Natural Head Movement of Autonomous Speaker Agent", Marko Brkic, Karlo Smid, Tomislav Pejsa, Igor S. Pandzic, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Part II, LNAI 5178, pp. 73-80 (Proceedngs of the 12th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems KES 2008., Zagreb, Croatia, 2008.) [READ IT]

* "An Agent Based Multicultural Tour Guide System with Nonverbal User Interface", H. Huang, A. Čereković, K. Tarasenko, V. Levačić, G. Zorić, I. S. Pandžić, Y. Nakano, T. Nishida, Journal on Multimodal Interfaces (JMUI). Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 41-48. 2007. [READ IT]

* "Integrating Embodied Conversational Agent Components with a Generic Framework", H. Huang, A. Čereković, K. Tarasenko, V. Levačić, G. Zorić, I. S. Pandžić, Y. Nakano, T. Nishida, International Journal of Multiagent and Grid Systems, Vol. 4, No. 4, IOS Press, 2008. [READ IT]

* "Personalized avatars for mobile entertainment", T. Košutić, M. Mošmondor, I. Andrišek, M. Weber, I. S. Pandžić, M. Matijašević, Journal of Mobile Information Systems (1574-017X) 2. 2-3, pp. 95-110. 2006

* "Real-Time Language Independent Lip Synchronization Method Using a Genetic Algorithm", Goranka Zorić; Igor S. Pandžić, special issue of Signal Processing Journal on Multimodal Human-Computer Interfaces, Vol. 86, issue 12, pp. 3644-3656. 2006. [READ IT]

* "Toward a Universal Platform for Integrating Embodied Conversational Agent Components", Hung-Hsuan Huang, Tsuyoshi Masuda, Aleksandra Čereković, Kateryna Tarasenko, Igor S. Pandžić, Yukiko Nakano, Toyoaki Nishida, Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence LNAI 4252, pp. 221-226 (Proceedings of the Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems KES 2006., Bornemouth, UK, 2006.) [READ IT]

* "[HUGE]: Universal Architecture for Statistically Based HUman GEsturing", Karlo Šmid, Goranka Zorić, Igor S. Pandžić, Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence LNAI 4133, pp. 256-269 (Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents IVA 2006, Marina del Ray, USA, 2006.) [READ IT]

* "3D Visualization of Data on Mobile Devices", Miran Mošmondor; Hrvoje Komerički; Igor S. Pandžić, Telecommunication Systems (Special Issue: MELECON 2004), Volume 32, Numbers 2-3, pp. 181 - 191, July 2006; also in Proceedings of the 12th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference MELECON 2004, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2004; Winner of the Best Student Paper Award [READ IT]

* “Conversational Agents”, Nakano, Yukiko I.; Nishida, Toyoaki; Pandžić, Igor S., Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, VOl. 21, No. 2, pp. 150-155, 2006 [READ IT].

* "Automated Gesturing for Embodied Agents", Goranka Zoric, Karlo Šmid, Igor S. Pandžić, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. 4012 / 2006; pp. 401 – 410; 2006.; also in proceedings of JSAI 2005 Workshop on Conversational Informatics, in conjunction with the 19th Annual Conference of The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence JSAI 2005, Kitakyushu city, Japan, 2005. [READ IT]

* “Automated gesturing for virtual characters: speech-driven and text-driven approaches”, Zoric, Goranka; Šmid, Karlo; Pandžić, Igor S., The Journal of Multimedia (JMM), vol 1, No. 1. pp. 61-69, 2006; [READ IT].

* “MUVA: A flexible visualization architecture for multiple client platforms”, Skorin-Kapov, Lea; Komericki, Hrvoje; Matijaševic, Maja; Pandžic, Igor; Mošmondor, Miran, Journal of Mobile Multimedia. 1 (2005) , 1; pp. 3-17

* “Interactive visualization of grid monitoring data on multiple client platforms”, Skorin-Kapov, Lea; Pandžic, Igor; Matijaševic, Maja; Komericki, Hrvoje; Mošmondor Miran, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 3470 (2005) ; pp. 200-210 (Proceeding of European Grid Conference, February 14 -16 2005, Science Park Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

* "Intelligent Content Production for a Virtual Speaker", Karlo Smid, Igor S. Pandžić, Viktorija Radman, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 3490/2005 (2005) ; 163-174 ( proceedings of the International Workshop on Intelligent Media Technology for Communicative Intelligence IMTCI 2004, Warsaw, Poland, 2004.)

* “Facial Motion Cloning”, Igor S. Pandžić, Graphical Models Journal, Elsevier, vol. 65, issue 6, 2003, pp. 385-404 [READ IT]

* “Trends in Networked Collaborative Virtual Environments”, C. Joslin, Igor S. Pandžić, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, Computer Communications Journal, vol. 26 (2003), pp. 430-437.

* “Life on the Web”, Igor S. Pandzic, Software Focus Journal, 2(2):52-59, John Wiley & Sons, 2001. [READ IT]

* “Simulating Virtual Humans in Networked Virtual Environments”, Igor S. Pandžić, Christian Babski, Tolga Capin, WonSook Lee, Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Soraia Raupp Musse, Laurent Moccozet, Heywon Seo, Daniel Thalmann, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 632-646, 2001. [READ IT]

* “Face Synthesis in the VIDAS project”, M. Escher, Igor S. Pandžić, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, F. Bossen, Comtec, Vol. 78, No. 1, pp. 14-19, Swisscom AG, 1999. [READ IT]

* "User evaluation: synthetic talking faces for interactive services", Igor S. Pandžić, Joern Ostermann, David Millen, The Visual Computer Journal, Vol. 15, No. 7-8, pp.330-40, Springer Verlag, 1999. [READ IT]

* "Non-verbal Communication Interface for Collaborative Virtual Environments" A. Guye-Vuillieme, T.K.Capin, Igor S. Pandžić, N.Magnenat Thalmann, D.Thalmann, The Virtual Reality Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 49-59, Springer Verlag, 1999. (Proc. CVE 98, Manchester, UK)[READ IT]

* "Anyone for Tennis?" Tom Molet, Amaury Aubel, Tolga K. Capin, Stephane Carion, Elwin Lee, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Hansrudi Noser, Igor S. Pandžić, Gael Sannier, Daniel Thalmann, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 140-156, 1999. [READ IT]

* "VLNET: A Body-Centered Networked Virtual Environment", Igor S. Pandžić, Tolga K. Capin, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Daniel Thalmann, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Vol. 6, No. 6, pp. 676-686, 1997. [READ IT]

* "Virtual Human Representation and Communication in VLNET Networked Virtual Environments", Tolga K. Capin, Igor S. Pandžić, Hansrudi Noser, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Daniel Thalmann, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 42-53, 1997. [READ IT]

* "MPEG-4: Audio/Video and Synthetic Graphics/Audio for Real-Time, Interactive Media Delivery", Peter Doenges, Fabio Lavagetto, Joern Ostermann, Igor S. Pandžić, Eric Petajan, Image Communications Journal, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1997. [READ IT]

* "Sharing VLNET worlds on the WEB", D. Thalmann, C. Babski, T. Capin, N. Magnenat Thalmann, Igor S. Pandžić, Computer Networks & ISDN Systems, Vol. 29, No. 14, pp. 1601-1610, 1997. (Proc. Compugraphics '96, Marne-la-Vallee, France) [READ IT]

* "Direct Face To Face Communication Between Real And Virtual Humans", N. Magnenat Thalmann, P. Kalra, Igor S. Pandžić, International Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp 145-157 (World Scientific Publishing), 1995.

* "Parallel Raytracing on the IBM SP2 and CRAY T3D", Igor S. Pandžić, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, M. Roethlisberger, EPFL Supercomputing Review, No 7, 1995. [READ IT]

* "Real-time Facial interaction", Igor S. Pandžić, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, Daniel Thalmann, Displays (Butterworth-Heinemann), Volume 15, No. 3 , pp. 157-163, 1994. [READ IT] (figures missing, sorry)

Conference papers

* "Learning Local Descriptors by Optimizing the Keypoint-Correspondence Criterion", Nenad Markuš, Igor S. Pandžić, Jörgen Ahlberg, ICPR, 2016 (link)

* "Fast Localization of Facial Landmark Points", Nenad Markuš, Miroslav Frljak, Igor S. Pandžić, Jörgen Ahlberg, Robert Forchheimer, Proceedings of the 3rd Croatian Computer Vision Workshop, 2014.

* "Localizing Facial Landmark Points with Pixel Intensity Comparisons Organized in Decision Trees", N. Markus, M. Frljak, I. S. Pandzic, J. Ahlberg, R. Forchheimer, Symposium of the Swedish Society for Automated Image Analysis, Luleå, Sweden, 2014

* "A method for object detection based on pixel intensity comparisons", N. Markus, M. Frljak, I. S. Pandzic, J. Ahlberg, R. Forchheimer, in Proceedings of the Croatian Computer Vision Workshop CCVW 2013, Zagreb, Croatia, 2013.

* "High-performance face tracking", N. Markus, M. Frljak, I. S. Pandzic, J. Ahlberg, and R. Forchheimer, ACM 3rd International Symposium on Facial Analysis and Animation, Vienna, Austria, 2012 [READ IT]

* "The Lessons Learned in Developing Multi-user Attentive Quiz Agents", H. Huang, A. Cerekovic, T. Furukawa, Y. Yamaoka, H. Ohashi, I. S. Pandzic, Y. Nakano, T. Nishida, in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents 2009, pp. 166-173, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2009.

* "Architecture of an Animation System for Human Characters", T. Pejsa, I. S. Pandzic, in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Telecommunications ConTEL 2009, pp. 171-176, Zagreb, Croatia, 2009.

* "Animatable Face Models from Uncalibrated Input Pictures", M. Fratarcangeli, M. Andolfi, K. Stankovic, I. S. Pandzic in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Telecommunications ConTEL 2009, pp. 177-184, Zagreb, Croatia, 2009.

* "Building Victor a Virtual Affective Tutor", Z. Grujic, B. Kovacic, I. S. Pandzic, in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Telecommunications ConTEL 2009, pp. 185-190, Zagreb, Croatia, 2009.

* "Communicating with Multiple Users for Embodied Conversational Agents", H. Huang, A. Cerekovic, T. Furukawa, Y. Yamaoka, H. Ohashi, I. S. Pandzic, Y. Nakano, T. Nishida, in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Telecommunications ConTEL 2009, pp. 155-162, Zagreb, Croatia, 2009.

* "Market Analysis of Presence Technologies and Applications: an Update", Gianluca Zaffiro, Giulio Ruffini, Cristina Martin-Puig, Igor S. Pandzic, in Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Society 2009, pp. 324-331, Barcelona, Spain, 2009.

* "Analysis of Presence Technologies and Applications: an Update", Gianluca Zaffiro, Giulio Ruffini, Cristina Martin-Puig, Igor S. Pandzic, Accepted for publication at eSociety 2009, Barcelona, Spain

* "Implementing a Multiparty Support in a Tour Guide System with an Embodied Conversational Agent", Aleksandra Cerekovic, Hung-Hsuan Huang, Takuya Furukawa, Yuji Yamaoka, Igor S. Pandzic, Toyoaki Nishida, Yukiko Nakano, Report in Proceedings of eNTERFACE'08, Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, pp. 5-13, Orsay, France, 2008.

* "A Market Overview on Presence Technologies and Applications", Gianluca Zaffiro, Igor S. Pandzic, Giulio Ruffini, Cristina Martin-Puig, in Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Presence Presence 2008, Padova, Italy, 2008.

* "The Psychology of Avatars: Real Life Effects of Virtual Communication", Kristine L. Nowak, Igor S. Pandzic, Goranka Zoric, Karlo Smid, Sophia Grundnig, Thomas Petri, Christin Polzer, Nicole Strafling, Nicole Kramer, Sabine Trepte, Leonard Reinecke, Katharina-Maria Behr, in Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Presence Presence 2008, Padova, Italy, 2008.

* "Automatic Lip Synchronization by Speech Signal analysis", Aleksandra Cerekovic, Goranka Zoric, Igor S. Pandzic, Interspeech 2008, LIPS: Visual Speech Synthesis Challenge, Brisbane, Australia, September 2008.

* "Towards Real-time speech-based Facial Animation Applications built on HUGE architecture", Goranka Zoric, Igor S. Pandzic, International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing AVSP 2008, Tangalooma, Australia, September 2008. [READ IT]

* "The Design of a Generic Framework for Integrating ECA Components", Hung-Hsuan Huang, Aleksandra Cerekovic, Igor S. Pandzic, Yukiko Nakano, Toyoaki Nishida, in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems AAMAS08, pp. 128-135, Estoril, Portugal, 2008.

* "Toward a Culture Adaptive Conversational Agent with a Modularized Approach", H. Huang, A. Čereković, I. S. Pandžić, Y.Nakano, T. Nishida, in Proceedings of Workshop on Enculturating Conversational Interfaces by Socio-cultural Aspects of Communication, (2008 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI2008), Canary Islands, Spain, January 2008.

* "Scripting Human-Agent Interactions in a Generic ECA Framework", Hung-Hsuan Huang, Aleksandra Čereković, Igor S. Pandžić, Yukiko Nakano, Toyoaki Nishida, in Proceedings of 27th BCS SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, England, December 2007.

* "Multimodal Speaker Identity Conversion", Zeynep Inanoglu, Matthieu Jottrand, Maria Markaki, Kristina Stankovic, Aurelie Zara, Levent Arslan, Thierry Dutoit, Igor S. Pandzic, Murat Saraclar, Yannis Stylianou, Report in Proceedings of eNTERFACE'07, Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, pp. 51-60, Istanbul, Turkey, 2007. [READ IT]

* "Towards an Embodied Conversational Agent Talking in Croatian", Aleksandra Čereković, Hung-Hsuan Huang, Kateryna Tarasenko, Goranka Zorić, Vjekoslav Levačić, Igor S. Pandžić, Yukiko Nakano, Toyoaki Nishida, Proceedings of the 9th Interantional Conference of Telecommunications ConTEL 2007, p.p.41 - 47, Zagreb, 2007. [READ IT]

* "An Agent Based Multicultural User Interface in a Customer Service Application", Hung-Hsuan Huang, Aleksandra Cerekovic, Kateryna Tarasenko, Vjekoslav Levacic, Goranka Zoric, Margus Treumuth, Igor S. Pandzic, Yukiko Nakano, Toyoaki Nishida, Report in Proceedings of eNTERFACE'06, Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, pp. 1-10, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2006.

* "A Real-time Lip Sync System Using a Genetic Algorithm for Automatic Neural Network Configuration", Goranka Zorić, Igor S. Pandžić, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo ICME, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2005. [READ IT]

* "LiveMail: Personalized Avatars for Mobile Entertainment", Miran Mošmondor, Tomislav Košutić, Igor S. Pandžić, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services MobiSys 2005, Seattle, USA, 2005. [READ IT]

* "Automated News Item Categorization", Hrvoje Bacan, Igor S. Pandžić, Darko Gulija, JSAI 2005 Workshop on Conversational Informatics, in conjunction with the 19th Annual Conference of The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence JSAI 2005, Kitakyushu city, Japan, 2005.

* "Automatic Lip Sync and its Use in the New Multimedia Services for Mobile Devices", Goranka Zoric, Igor S. Pandžić, in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Telecommunications, ConTEL, Zagreb, Croatia, 2005.

* "Mobile Entertainment Using Personal Avatars", Mario Weber, Igor S. Pandžić, Ivan Adrišek, in Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Telecommunication Contel 2005, Zagreb, Croatia, 2005.

* "Automatic Facial Gesturing for Conversational Agents and Avatars", Goranka Zorić, Karlo Šmid, Igor S. Pandžić, in Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Active Media Technology AMT 2005, Takamatsu, Japan, 2005. [READ IT]

* "Multiplatform Universal Visualization Architecture", Lea Skorin Kapov, Dario Mikić, Hrvoje Komerički, Maja Matijasevic, Igor S. Pandžić, The Second International Conference on Advances in Mobile Multimedia (MoMM2004), Bali, Indonesia, 2004

* "Autonomous Speaker Agent", Karlo Šmid, Igor S. Pandžić, Viktorija Radman, Computer Animation and Social Agents Conference CASA 2004, Geneva, Switzerland [READ IT]

* "Faces Everywhere: Towards Ubiquitous Production and Delivery of Face Animation ", Igor S. Pandžić, Jörgen Ahlberg, Mariusz Wzorek, Piotr Rudol , Miran Mosmondor, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Norrkoping, Sweden, 2003; Winner of the Best Paper Award [READ IT]

* "Analysis of Virtual Reality Contribution to Treatment of Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder", Sanja Mrdeza, Igor S. Pandžić, 7th International Conference Telecommunications CONTel 2003, Zagreb, Croatia [READ IT]

* "An XML Based Interactive Multimedia News System", Igor S. Pandžić, 10th International Conference on Human - Computer Interaction HCI International 2003, Crete, Greece [READ IT]

* "Using a Virtual Human as Web Guide", Zorić, Goranka; Pandžić, Igor S., Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications & Computer Networks SOFTCOM 2003, Split, Croatia, 2003

* "An Embodied Conversational Agent for the Web", K. Smid, Igor S. Pandžić, Carnet User Conference CUC 2002, Zagreb, Croatia; Winner of the Best Paper Award

* “A Conversational Virtual Character for the Web”, Karlo Smid, Igor S. Pandžić, Proc. Computer Animation 2002. [READ IT]

* “Facial Animation Framework for the Web and Mobile Platforms”, Igor S. Pandžić, Proc. Web3D Symposium 2002, Tempe, AZ, USA. [READ IT]

* “A Challenge for Interactive Virtual Characters on the Internet”, Maja Matijasevic, Igor S. Pandžić, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Telecommunication Systems, Modeling and Analysis, Monterey, CA, USA, pp. 356-364

* “Evaluating Face Models Animated by MPEG-4 FAPs ”, Jörgen Ahlberg, Igor S. Pandžić, Liwen You, OZCHI 2001 Conference, Talking Head Technology Workshop, Perth, Western Australia, 2001. [READ IT]

* "(When) Will the Web Talk To You", Karlo Smid, Igor S. Pandžić, Carnet User Conference CUC 2001, Zagreb, Croatia; Winner of the Best Paper Award

* “A Web-Based MPEG-4 Facial Animation System”, Igor S. Pandžić, Proc. Euroimage ICAV3D 2001, Mykonos, Greece

* "Localizing Facial Landmark Points with Pixel Intensity Comparisons Organized in Decision Trees", N. Markuš, M. Frljak, I. S. Pandžić, J. Ahlberg, R. Forchheimer, Symposium of the Swedish Society for Automated Image Analysis, Luleå, Sweden, 2014

* "A method for object detection based on pixel intensity comparisons", N. Markuš, M. Frljak, I. S. Pandžić, J. Ahlberg, R. Forchheimer, in Proceedings of the Croatian Computer Vision Workshop CCVW 2013, Zagreb, Croatia, 2013.

* “Talking Virtual Characters for the Internet”,Igor S. Pandžić, Proc. ConTel 2001, Zagreb, Croatia[READ IT]

* “An MPEG-4 FBA Decoder For Web Applications”, Igor S. Pandžić, Proc. VIPromCom 2001, Zadar, Croatia

* “Trends in Networked Collaborative Virtual Environments”, I. S. Pandžić, C. Joslin, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, Proc. SoftCom 2000, Split, Croatia

* “From Photographs to Interactive Virtual Characters on the Web”, I. S. Pandžić, G. Sannier, Proc. Scanning 2000, Paris, France

* “Subjective evaluation of animated talking faces”, J. Ostermann, D. Millen, I. S. Pandžić, IEEE Third Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, Piscataway, NJ, USA, pp. 451-456, 1999.

* “Subjective tests with animated talking faces: what are they good for?”, Picture Coding Symposium, Oregon State University, USA, pp.439-442, 1999.

* “Facial Deformations for MPEG-4”, M. Escher, I. S. Pandžić, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, Computer Animation 98, Philadelphia, USA, pp. 138-145, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1998. [READ IT]

* "Integration of Avatars and Autonomous Virtual Humans in: Networked Virtual Environments", T.K.Capin, I. S. Pandžić, N.Magnenat-Thalmann, D.Thalmann, Proc. ISCIS 98, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 326 – 333, IOS Press, 1998. [READ IT]

* "Autonomous Actors in Networked Collaborative Virtual Environments", I.S. Pandzic, T.S. Capin, E. Lee, N. Magnenat-Thalamann, D. Thalmann, Proc. MultiMedia Modeling '98, pp. 138-145, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1998. [READ IT]

* "A Versatile Navigation Interface for Virtual Humans in Collaborative Virtual Environments", Igor S. Pandžić, Tolga K. Capin, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Daniel Thalmann, Proceedings VRST 97, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 45-49, ACM, 1997.

* "MPEG-4 for Networked Collaborative Virtual Environments", Igor S. Pandžić, Tolga K. Capin, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Daniel Thalmann, Proceedings VSMM 97, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997. [READ IT]

* "A flexible architecture for Virtual Humans in Networked Collaborative Virtual Environments", Igor S. Pandžić, Tolga K. Capin, Elwin Lee, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Daniel Thalmann, Proceedings Eurographics 97, Budapest, Hungary, 1997. [READ IT]

* "A Dead-Reckoning Algorithm for Virtual Human Figures", Tolga K. Capin, Igor S. Pandžić, Daniel Thalmann, Nadia Thalmann, Proc. VRAIS'97 (IEEE Press), Albuquerque, USA, 1997.

* "Dead-Reckoning Algorithms for Synthetic Objects in MPEG-4 SNHC", Tolga K. Capin, Igor S. Pandžić, Daniel Thalmann, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Proc. Intern. Workshop on Synthetic - Natural Hybrid Coding and Three Dimensional Imaging, pp.20-24., Rhodes, Greece, 1997

* “Collaborative work using our virtual reality network system (VLNET)”, IFIP TC5 International Conference on Computer Applications in Production and Engineering (CAPE’97), London, UK, pp.727-735, Chapman & Hall, 1997.

* “Data Exchange in Networked Collaborative Virtual Environments”, Igor S. Pandžić, Tolga K. Capin, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Daniel Thalman, Proceedings International Workshop on Synthetic-Natural Hybrid Coding and Three Dimensional Imaging (IWSNHC3DI'97), Rhodes, Greece, , 1997.

* "Towards Natural Communication in Networked Collaborative Virtual Environments", Igor S. Pandžić, Tolga K. Capin, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Daniel Thalman, Proceedings of FIVE '96, Pisa, Italy, 1996.

* "VLNET: A Virtual Life Network for TeleCooperative Applications", N. Magnenat Thalmann, T. Çapin, I. S. Pandžić, D. Thalmann, Proc. Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, Bratislava, Slovakia, pp.1-13,1996.

* "Virtual Life Network System Architecture", I. S. Pandžić, T. Capin, Proceedings of FIVE PhD Symposium, Geneva, Switzerland, 1996.

* "Synthetic and Hybrid Imaging in the Humanoid and Vidas Projects", F. Lavagetto, I. S. Pandžić, P. Kalra, N. Magnenat Thalmann, Proceedings International Conference on Image Processing, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1996.

* "Playing Games through the Virtual Life Network", H. Noser, I. S. Pandžić, T. K. Capin, N. Magnenat Thalmann, D. Thalmann, Proceedings of Artificial Life V, Nara, Japan, 1996.

* "Motor Functions in VLNET Body-Centered Networked Virtual Environment", I.S. Pandžić, T. Capin, N. Magnenat Thalmann, Daniel Thalamann, Virtual Environments and Scientific Visualization '96, Proc. of the Eurographics Workshops in Monte Carlo, Monaco and in Prague, Czech Republic (Springer)(ISBN 3-211-82886-9), 1996.

* "Participant, User-Guided and Autonomous Actors in the Virtual Life Network VLNET", D. Thalmann, T. K. Capin, I. S. Pandžić, N. Magnenat Thalmann, Proc. Of International Conference on Artificial Reality and Tele-Existence '95, Conference Virtual Reality Software and Technology '95 ICAT/VRST'95 (ACM SIGCHI press), Chiba, Japan, 1995.

* "Virtual Humans for Representing Participants in Immersive Virtual Environments", T. K. Capin, I. S. Pandžić, N. Magnenat Thalmann, D. Thalmann, Proc. FIVE '95 (Chapman and Hill), London , UK, 1995.

* "Facial Interaction for Human Machine Interface", P. Kalra, I.S. Pandžić, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, in Human Comfort and Security of Information Systems, K. Varghese, S. Pfleger (Eds.) (Springer)(ISBN 3-540-62067-2), 1997 - Proceedings of Human Comfort and Security Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 1995.

* "The HUMANOID Environment for Interactive Animation of Multiple Deformable Human Characters", R. Boulic, T. Capin, Z. Huang, L. Moccozet, T. Molet, P. Kalra, B. Lintermann, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, I.S. Pandžić, K. Saar, Schmitt, J. Shen, D. Thalmann, Proc. Eurographics `95, Maastricht, Netherlands, 1995. (Computer Graphics Forum journal, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. C/337-348). (ISSN 0167-7055)

Posters

* "RealActor: Character Animation and Multimodal Behavior Realization System", Aleksandra Čereković, Tomislav Pejša, Igor S. Pandžić, in Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA09), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2009.

* "Towards Realistic Real Time Speech-Driven Facial Animation", Aleksandra Čereković, Goranka Zorić, Karlo Šmid, Igor S. Pandžić, in Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA08), Tokyo, Japan, September 2008.

* "A Quiz Game Console Based on a Generic Embodied Conversational Agent Framework", Hung-Hsuan Huang, Taku. Inoue, Aleksandra Čereković, Igor S. Pandžić, Yukiko Nakano, Toyoaki Nishida, in Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA07), Paris, France, September 2007.

* "A Script Driven Multimodal Embodied Conversational Agent Based on a Generic Framework", Hung-Hsuan Huang, Aleksandra Čereković, Igor S. Pandžić, Yukiko Nakano, Toyoaki Nishida, in Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA07), Paris, France, September 2007.

* "Towards a Multicultural ECA Tour Guide System", Aleksandra Čereković, Hung-Hsuan Huang, Igor S. Pandžić, Yukiko Nakano, Toyoaki Nishida, in Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA07), Paris, France, September 2007.

Invited

* "Virtual Humans: From Researcher's Fascination to Mass-market Technology", Igor S. Pandžić, KES2008 12th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems, Zagreb, Croatia, 2008.

* "Automated Gesturing for Virtual Characters: Speech-driven and Text-driven Approaches", Goranka Zoric, Karlo Smid, Igor S. Pandžić, ISPA 2005 4th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis, Zagreb, Croatia, 2005.

* "Automatic Content Production for an Autonomous Speaker Agent", Viktorija Radman, Karlo Smid, Igor S. Pandžić, AISB2005 Symposium on Conversational Informatics for Supporting Social Intelligence and Interaction, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, England, 2005.

* "Facial Animation and Personality Models", tutorial, Catherine Pelachaud, Igor S. Pandžić, Arjan Egges, Stephane Garchery, Computer Animation and Social Agents Conference CASA 2004, Geneva, Switzerland, 2004

* "Interactive multimedia news presentation on very low bitrates", Igor S. Pandžić, Terena Networking Conference 2003, Zagreb, Croatia

* "Emotion rendering as benchmark for face models",Igor S. Pandžić, Joergen Ahlberg, Liwen You, Web3D 2003 Symposium, St. Malo, France, 2003

* "MPEG-4: Next-Generation Standard for Interactive Media", Klaus Diepold, Radek Grzeszczuk, Igor S. Pandžić, Eric Petajan, Iraj Sodagar, JC Spierer, Gabriel Taubin, full-day course, SIGGRAPH 2002, San Antonio, TX, USA

* "Communication in Virtual Environments", 2 hour workshop, Carnet User Conference CUC 2001, Zagreb, Croatia

* “Virtualna Okruzenja: Zabava na vrhuncu tehnologije”, I.S. Pandžić, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, Dani Otvorenih Racunarskih Sustava 98, FER, Zagreb, Croatia, 1998.

* "Facial Animation in MPEG-4", Virtual Humans 2 Conference, Hollywood, California, 1997.

* “Synthetic/Natural Hybrid Coding in MPEG-4”, EUROPEN’97, FER, Zagreb, Croatia, 1997.

* “Virtualni svjetovi i virtualni ljudi na Mrezi”, I. S. Pandžić, T.K. Capin., N. Magnenat-Thalmann, D. Thalmann, Dani Otvorenih Racunarskih Sustava 96, FER, Zagreb, Croatia, 1996. [READ IT]