3rd International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling – submission deadline 14 June 2010

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

IDS draws on many aspects of Computer Science, and specifically on Artificial Intelligence, with topics
such as narrative intelligence, automatic dialogue- and drama
management, 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
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). 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


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 – Storytron.com, USA
Donikian, Stéphane – IRISA / INRIA, Rennes, France
Fencott, Clive – University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Göbel, Stefan – Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Grimm, Paul – FH Erfurt, Germany
Hitchens, Michael – Macquarie University, Australia
Iurgel, Ido – CCG Centro de Computação Gráfica, 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
Müller, 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 Técnico 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
Spierling, Ulrike – University of Applied Sciences, Erfurt, Germany
Su, Wen-Poh – Griffith University, Nathan, Australia
Sumi, Kaoru – National Institute of Information & Communications Technology, 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

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ICIDS 2010 Organisation
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University,
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Scotland (UK)