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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: INTETAIN 2009: Playful Interaction

Intetain 2009, Amsterdam, 22-24th June 2009
Third International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for
Interactive Entertainment
Call for Papers
==== OVERVIEW ====
The Human Media Interaction (HMI) department of the University of Twente in the Netherlands and the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (ICST) are pleased to announce the Third International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment to be held on June 22-24, 2009 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
INTETAIN 09 intends to stimulate interaction among academic researchers and commercial developers of interactive entertainment systems. We are seeking long (full) and short (poster) papers as well as proposals for interactive demos. In addition, the conference organisation aims at an interactive hands-on session along the lines of the Design Garage that was held at INTETAIN 2005. Individuals who want to organise special sessions during INTETAIN 09 may contact the General Chair, Anton Nijholt  ( 
The global theme of this third edition of the international conference is Playful interaction, with others and with the environment.
Contributions may, for example, contribute to this theme by focusing on the Supporting Device Technologies underlying interactive systems (mobile devices, home entertainment centers, haptic devices, wall screen displays, information kiosks, holographic displays, fog screens, distributed smart sensors, immersive screens and wearable devices), on the Intelligent Computational Technologies used to build the interactive systems, or by discussing the Interactive Applications for Entertainment themselves.
We seek novel, revolutionary, and exciting work in areas including but not limited to:
== Supporting Technology ==
 * New hardware technology for interaction and entertainment
 * Novel sensors and displays
 * Haptic devices
 * Wearable devices
== Intelligent Computational Technologies ==
 * Animation and Virtual Characters
 * Holographic Interfaces
 * Adaptive Multimodal Presentations
 * Creative language environments
 * Affective User Interfaces
 * Intelligent Speech Interfaces
 * Tele-presence in Entertainment
 * (Collaborative) User Models and Group Behavior
 * Collaborative and virtual Environments
 * Brain Computer Interaction
 * Cross Domain User Models
 * Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality
 * Computer Graphics & Multimedia
 * Pervasive Multimedia
 * Robots
 * Computational humor
== Interactive Applications for Entertainment ==
 * Intelligent Interactive Games
 * Emergent games
 * Human Music Interaction
 * Interactive Cinema
 * Edutainment
 * Urban Gaming
 * Interactive Art
 * Interactive Museum Guides
 * Evaluation
 * City and Tourism Explorers Assistants
 * Shopping Assistants
 * Interactive Real TV
 * Interactive Social Networks
 * Interactive Story Telling
 * Personal Diaries, Websites and Blogs
 * Comprehensive assisting environments for special populations
     (handicapped, children, elderly)
 * Exertion games
INTETAIN 09 accepts long papers and short poster papers as well as demo proposals accompanied by a two page extended abstract. Accepted long and short papers will be published in the new Springer series LNICST: Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. The organisation of INTETAIN 09 is currently working to secure a special edition of a journal, as happened previously for the 2005 edition of the Intetain conference.
Submissions should adhere to the LNICST instructions for authors, available from the INTETAIN 09 web site.
== Long papers ==
Submissions of a maximum of 12 pages that describe original research work not submitted or published elsewhere. Long papers will be orally presented at the conference.
== Short papers ==
Submissions of a maximum of 6 pages that describe original research work not submitted or published elsewhere. Short papers will be presented with a poster during the demo and poster session at the conference.
== Demos ==
Researchers are invited to submit proposals for demonstrations to be held during a special demo and poster session at the INTETAIN 09. For more information, see the Call for Demos below. Demo proposals may either be accompanied by a long or short paper submission, or by a two page extended abstract describing the demo. The extended abstracts will be published in a supplementary proceedings distributed during the conference.
Submission deadline:
Monday, Februari 16, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Camera ready submission deadline:
Monday, March 30, 2009
Late demo submission deadline (extended abstract only!):
Monday, March 30, 2009
June 22-24, 2009, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
==== COMMITTEE ====
General Program Chair:
Anton Nijholt, Human Media Interaction, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Local Chair:
Dennis Reidsma, Human Media Interaction, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Web Master and Publication Chair:
Hendri Hondorp, Human Media Interaction, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Steering Committee Chair:
Imrich Chlamtac, Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
==== CALL FOR DEMOS ====
We actively seek proposals from both industry and academia for interactive demos to be held during a dedicated session at the conference. Demos may accompany a long or short paper. Also, demos may be submitted at a later deadline instead, with a short, two page extended abstract explaining the demo and showing why the demo would be a worthwhile contribution the INTETAIN 09's demo session.
== Format ==
Demo submissions should be accompanied by the following additional information:
 * A short description of the setup and demo (2 alineas)
 * Requirements (hardware, power, network, space,
     sound conditions, etc, time needed for setup)
 * A sketch or photo of the setup
Videos showing the demonstration setup in action are very welcome.
== Review ==
Demo proposals will be reviewed by a review team that will take into account aspects such as novelty, relevance to the conference, coverage of topics and available resources.
== Topics ==
 * Topics for demo submissions include, but are not limited to:
 * New technology for interaction and entertainment
 * (serious) gaming
 * New entertainment applications
 * BCI
 * Human Music Interaction
 * Music technology
 * Edutainment
 * Exertion interfaces
Stefan Agamanolis Distance Lab, Forres, UK
Elisabeth Andre Augsburg University, Germany
Lora Aroyo Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Regina Bernhaupt University of Salzburg, Austria
Kim Binsted University of Hawai, USA
Andreas Butz University of Munich, Germany
Yang Cai Visual Intelligence Studio, CYLAB, Carnegie Mellon, USA 
Antonio Camurri University of Genoa, Italy
Marc Cavazza University of Teesside, UK
Keith Cheverst University of Lancaster, UK
Drew Davidson CMU, Pittsburgh, USA
Barry Eggen University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Arjan Egges University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
Anton Eliens Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Steven Feiner Columbia University, New York
Alois Ferscha University of Linz, Austria
Matthew Flagg Georgia Tech, USA
Jaap van den Herik University of Tilburg, the Netherlands 
Dirk Heylen University of Twente, the Netherlands
Frank Kresin Waag Society, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Antonio Krueger University of Muenster, Germany
Tsvi Kuflik University of Haifa, Israel 
Markus Lckelt DFKI Saarbrcken, Germany
Henry Lowood University of Stanford, USA  
Mark Maybury MITRE, Boston, USA 
Oscar Mayora Create-Net Research Consortium, Italy
John-Jules Meijer University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
Louis-Philippe Morency Institute for Creative Technologies, USC, USA 
Florian 'Floyd' Mueller University of Melbourne, Australia
Patrick Olivier University of Newcastle, UK 
Paolo Petta Medical University of Vienna, Austria 
Fabio Pianesi ITC-irst, Trento, Italy 
Helmut Prendinger National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
Matthias Rauterberg University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Isaac Rudomin Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico
Pieter Spronck University of Tilburg, the Netherlands
Oliviero Stock ITC-irst, Trento, Italy
Carlo Strapparava ITC-irst, Trento, Italy
Mariet Theune University of Twente, the Netherlands
Thanos Vasilikos University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Sean White Columbia University, USA 
Woontack Woo Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Wijnand IJsselstein University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Massimo Zancanaro ITC-irst, Trento, Italy