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INTETAIN 2008 Workshop on Integrating Technologies for Interactive 
Stories, 7th January 2008

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, enabling 
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. To submit a paper, log in to the Easy Chair Conference 
System for
ITIS '08 ( and 
follow the on-screen instructions. The same anonymity instructions as 
for the main
INTETAIN conference apply, whereby "Authors are expected to remove 
author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of 
the paper.
Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper  is left to the 
authors' discretion. In particular, we expect authors to leave the 
citations to their previous work
unanonymised, so that reviewers can ensure  that all previous research 
has been taken into account."

Attendance at the ITIS workshop also requires registration for INTETAIN, 
meaning that participants may attend both
the workshop and the conference sessions.

This workshop will take place as part of, and prior to, INTETAIN 2008 

The venue is Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Mexico.

Important dates:
- - Workshop Paper Submissions Deadline:  October 21 2007 *Extended*
- - Workshop Paper Notification: November 12 2007
- - Camera Ready Workshop Paper Deadline: November 26 2007
- - Workshop Date: 7th January 2008
- - Conference Dates: 8th - 10th January 2008

Organising Committee:
Heather Barber, University of York, UK
Christina Strong, University of California Santa Cruz, California, US
David Thue, University of Alberta, Canada

Programme Committee:
Isabel Alexandre
Fred Charles
Chris Crawford
Pablo Gervas
Daniel Kudenko
Mark Riedl
David Roberts
Ulrike Spierling
Mariet Theune

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DFKI GmbH - Universitaet des Saarlandes
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