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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: ITIS: Integrating Technologies for Interactive Stories

*** ITIS: Integrating Technologies for Interactive Stories ***
* Call for Workshop Papers *

Interactive Story has the potential to revolutionise entertainment. As a research area, however, it is becoming
increasingly disparate; although groundbreaking work is being done, there has thus far been only minimal
consideration of integration. To effectively further the field, the exchange of ideas and the consideration of
their integration have become necessary. Without such an effort, there may be no way to create a single
interactive story system of sufficiently high quality. The ITIS workshop aims to encourage the integration of
techniques for interactive stories and further collaboration between research groups. It will bring together
researchers from different aspects of interactive stories, and should aid in ultimately leading to interactive
story systems which are more complete and entertaining.

A subset of submitted papers will be selected for oral presentation at the workshop. In the event that a large
number of high quality submissions be received, a poster session will be held to showcase further papers. The
workshop will also include discussion sessions which will encourage researchers to exchange ideas and
consider integrating their various methodologies into a single idealised system (the nature of such a system
will also be discussed within the scope of the workshop). The workshop's collaborative nature will also aid in
the reduction of repeated work between research groups, helping researchers to recognise how their research
fits into the bigger picture rather than viewing it as an isolated component of a far-distant whole.
All researchers in any aspect of the broad field of Interactive Story are encouraged to submit papers for
presentation at ITIS. This may include, but is in no way limited to:

* Story generation
* Character development
* Emotions
* Language generation and processing
* Interface and presentation issues

Submissions should be 6 pages in length in ACM two-column conference style format. Please refer to the
workshop website for further instructions.

* Important Dates *

Submission deadline: 14th October 2007 (00:00 CET).

Workshop Date: 7th January 2008