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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling ICIDS 2010

*** ICIDS 2010 ***

3rd International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling

01-03 November 2010, Edinburgh, UK

Submission Deadline: June 14, 2010

The advent of interactive graphical systems lays the basis for a new mode of story-telling realized as  Interactive Digital Storytelling (IDS), applicable to interactive entertainment, computer games, education, therapy and other interactive digital applications. It raises opportunities and addresses challenges for redefining the experience of narrative through interactive simulations of computer-generated story worlds.

IDS thus offers interesting new possibilities for games, training, and learning, through the enriching of virtual characters with intelligent behavior, the collaboration of humans and machines in the creative 
process, and the combination of narrative knowledge and user activity in interactive artifacts. In order to create novel applications, in which users play a significant role together with digital characters and other autonomous elements, new concepts for Human-Computer Interaction have to be developed. Novel conceptions from theoretical work in the Humanities and interactive art must also be incorporated.

IDS draws on many aspects of Computer Science, and specifically on Artificial Intelligence, with topics such as narrative intelligence, automatic dialogue- and dramamanagement, cognitive robotics and smart graphics. In order to process stories in real time, existing modes of storytelling must be formalized into computable models, combining ideas from narratology with computer programming. This has so far resulted in a technological complexity largely inaccessible to potential creators of IDS and end-users. There is therefore a need for new authoring concepts and tools supporting the creation of dynamic story models, allowing for rich and meaningful interaction with the content. Finally, there is a need for theoretical foundations considering the integration of so far disjunctive approaches and cultures.

We welcome research papers, case studies and demonstrations  including interactive narrative art - presenting new scientific results, innovative technologies, creative insights, best practice showcases, or improvements to existing techniques and approaches in the multidisciplinary research field of interactive digital storytelling and its related application areas, e.g. games, virtual/online worlds, e-learning, edutainment, and entertainment.

Suggested research topics for contributions include, but are not limited to:

* Interactive Storytelling Theory
* Virtual Characters and Agents
* Environments and Graphical Effects
* Interactive Cinematography
* Design of Sound Interactivity
* Story Generation and Drama Management
* New Authoring Modes
* Narrativity in Digital Games
* Mixed Realities and Mobiles
* Tools for Interactive Storytelling
* Emotion Design for Interactive Storytelling
* Non-Visual Senses for Interactive Storytelling
* Social and Cognitive Approaches for Interactive Storytelling
* Semantic knowledge for Interactive Storytelling
* Real-time techniques for Interactive Storytelling
* Collaborative environments for Interactive Storytelling
* Evaluation and user experience reports
* Case studies and demonstrations


All submissions should follow the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
format (Information for LNCS Authors at Papers must be in English. 
Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered for review.
Submissions (of all categories) that receive high ratings in the review process will be selected for publication by the program committee as Springer LNCS conference proceedings. For the final print-ready version, the submission of source files (Microsoft Word/LaTeX, TIF/EPS) and a signed copyright form will be required.

Submission categories:
- Full papers (8-12 pages in the proceedings)
- Short papers (4-6 pages in the proceedings)
- Demonstration and posters (2-4 pages in the proceedings)

For the submission and review process, we will use the Easychair conference management system at


June 14, 2010 Submission deadline (all categories)
July 16, 2010 Author notification of the review result
August 13, 2010 Submission of the print-ready version
November 1-3, 2010 ICIDS Conference Interactive Storytelling 2010

A limited number of Student Volunteers will be granted free access to the conference in exchange for helping with on-site organizational tasks.
Details on application modalities will be published after the reviewing process.


Co-Chairs: Ruth Aylett, Paolo Petta, Mark Riedl
Organisation Committee Chair: Sandy Louchart
Workshop and Tutorials Chair: Meyii Lim 
Sponsors Chair: Lynne Hall

Programme Committee
Arinbjarnar, Maria - University of York, UK
Bae, Byung-Chull  Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, South Korea
Biggs, Simon - Edinburgh College of Art, UK
Boa-Ventura, Ana  University of Texas, Austin, USA
Bushoff, Brunhild  Sagasnet, Munich, Germany
Cavazza, Marc  University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK
Champagnat, Ronan - L3i - Universite de La Rochelle, UK
Correia, Nuno  New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Crawford, Chris, USA
Donikian, Stphane  IRISA / INRIA, Rennes, France
Fencott, Clive  University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Gbel, Stefan  Technische Universitt Darmstadt, Germany
Grimm, Paul  FH Erfurt, Germany
Hitchens, Michael - Macquarie University, Australia
Iurgel, Ido - CCG Centro de Computao Grfica, Portugal
Jantke, Klaus P.  Fraunhofer IDMT, Ilmenau, Germany
Kudenko, Daniel  University of York, UK
Lindley, Craig - Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Magerko, Brian  Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Marsella, Stacy - University of Southern California, USA
Mller, Wolfgang  University of Education, Weingarten, Germany
Nack, Frank  University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nakasone, Arturo  National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Nitsche, Michael - Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Pan, Zhigeng  Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Pelachaud, Catherine - CNRS Telecom ParisTech, France
Prada, Rui  Instituto Superior Tcnico and INESC-ID, Lisboa, Portugal
Rank, Stefan - OFAI (Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence), Austria
Rety, Jean-Hugues  University Paris 8, France
Roberts, David - Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Roussou, Maria - makebelieve design & consulting, Greece
Ryan, Marie-Laure  Independent Scholar, USA
Schneider, Oliver - IGDV, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany
Seif El-Nasr, Magy  Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada
Mei Si - University of Southern California, USA
Sermon, Paul - University of Salford, UK
Spierling, Ulrike  University of Applied Sciences, Erfurt, Germany
Su, Wen-Poh  Griffith University, Nathan, Australia
Sumi, Kaoru  Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Swanson, Reid  University of Southern California, USA
Szilas, Nicolas  TECFA, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Tychsen, Anders  Dragon Consulting, Denmark
Wages, Richard  Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Walsh, Richard  University of York, UK
Wright, Mark - University of Edinburgh, UK
Yannakakis, Giorgios - IT Universtiy of Copenhagen, Denmark
Yun-Gyung, Cheong - Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, South Korea
Zagalo Nelson - University of Minho, Portugal

*** CONTACT ***

Tel.: +44 (0)131 451 4189
Fax: +44 (0)131 451 3327
ICIDS 2010 Organisation School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton EH14 4AS,  Scotland (UK)