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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: INTETAIN 2008 Workshop on Integrating Technologies for Interactive Stories (ITIS) DEADLINE EXTENSION

The deadline for submitting papers to the INTETAIN 2008 Workshop on Integrating Technologies for Interactive Stories (ITIS) has been extended to the *** 21st of October, 2007 ***.

Please consider submitting a paper to this workshop; in addition to receiving reviews from researchers who are well-established in the field, accepted authors will have the opportunity to present their work to a gathering of like-minded researchers from around the world. Furthermore, we intend to actively seek a relevant journal with whom to publish the highest-quality submissions to ITIS, and will host a PDF version of the proceedings online as well.  Please find the updated call for papers below.

Your assistance in circulating this update to other interested parties would be greatly appreciated, and please accept our apologies if you have received this message more than once.

For further details, including a listing of the members of the ITIS Programme Committee, please consult the workshop's website:

Thank you,

Heather Barber
Christina Strong
David Thue

Co-chairs, INTETAIN 2008 Workshop on 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 ***EXTENDED TO 21st October 2007***

Workshop Date: 7th January 2008