Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT) Call for Papers

If you’re working on new systems in interactive narrative, or new projects, you may be interested in presenting your work at the workshop on intelligent narrative technologies, to be held June 17-18, 2014, in Milwaukee, WI. They’re currently calling for papers (full details after the jump); submission deadline is March 3.

=================== INT(7) Call for Papers ===================

(INT)7, The Seventh Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT)

June 17-18, 2014, Milwaukee, WI
Submission Deadline: March 3, 2014

url: http://int7.westphal.drexel.edu/?page_id=8
registration: http://conference.eliterature.org/conference-registration

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The Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT) workshop series aims to advance research in artificial intelligence for the computational understanding, expression, and creation of narrative. Previous installments of this workshop have brought together a multidisciplinary group of researchers such as computer scientists, psychologists, narrative theorists, media theorists, artists, and members of the interactive entertainment industry. From this broad expertise, the INT series focuses on computational systems to represent, reason about, adapt, author, and perform interactive and non-interactive narrative experiences.

(int)7, the seventh workshop in the series, will highlight both the computational and aesthetic aspects of narrative systems and the narrative experiences they create. It will be co-located with the 2014 Electronic Literature Organization Conference (ELO 2014) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ELO is the most significant international organization and conference series for creators and scholars of digital fiction, poetry, and drama. By co-locating with ELO we hope to create an opportunity for greater awareness between the two communities. INT work can be strengthened by awareness of the challenges and goals of authors creating a wide variety of computational literary works, as well as the models being developed by scholars of this work. The ELO community can be strengthened by greater awareness of the types of basic research undertaken and experimental systems created by the INT community, broadening conceptions of the field and imaginations of its possible futures. It is possible that co-location may even result in identifying potential collaborations between members of the two communities.

ILLUSTRATIVE TOPICS OF INTEREST:
• Computational (interactive) narrative systems and applications
• Story generation
• Emergent narrative systems including simulations, agents, and multi-agent systems
• Computational creativity in narrative systems
• Cognitive theories, models, and systems for narrative
• Story understanding
• Models of narrative genres, styles, and techniques
• Believable characters
• Virtual and embodied conversational agents as characters
• Affect and emotional modeling
• Natural language generation and understanding for narrative
• Computational discourse analysis techniques
• Automatic character dialog
• AI for discourse control such as text, graphic art, and camera control
• Narrative presence and immersion in virtual environments
• User interaction for interactive narrative applications
• Narrative authoring tools
• Computational narrative applications in serious games such as learning and health
• Evaluation and research methods
• Complete (interactive) narrative systems and user studies
• Computational models of poetics, narrative theories, and craft knowledge from narrative creators
• Interdisciplinary collaboration models for interactive narrative research

PAPER, DEMO & PANEL SUBMISSIONS:
We invite submissions of full papers (6 pages plus 1 page of references) describing completed or ongoing relevant research. Short papers (3 pages plus 1 page of references), demo proposals (1 page) and Panel proposals (1 page) may also be submitted. Speakers in the panel proposal should be already confirmed upon submission. Position papers are welcome.

Paper submissions will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary program committee from both the INT and ELO communities. In addition to the traditional INT submissions, we encourage submissions that address, together, both the computational and aesthetic aspects of computational narrative. We especially welcome artistic, theoretical, and design-focused works that aim to be in dialogue with the INT community.

All accepted papers will be published in the INT 7 workshop technical report by the AAAI Press. Submissions must be anonymized for double blind reviews and formatted according to AAAI guidelines.

3 thoughts on “Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT) Call for Papers

  1. Sounds very interesting. Looking at the last couple of years’ conferences, I don’t see a way to download the papers from the websites – I guess we need to go foraging to read them?

  2. I haven’t been at all involved with this conference before joining the program committee this year, so I had to look around a little to see what resources there might be about previous ones. However, I see:

    Workshop III (2010) has proceedings available, though it looks as though if you don’t have university access to the database you may need to pay per PDF article to see the details.

    IV (2011) has proceedings that I was able to access without paying.

    V (2012) has a technical report that can be bought as a single book for $30.

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