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Workshop: Story Modelling and Authoring

A half-day workshop at the 7th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2014)
November 6th, 2014 (Thursday), 2-5:30pm
Shaw Foundation Alumni House, National University of Singapore
Organisers: Ulrike Spierling, Alex Mitchell
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Intended audience: Researchers, engineers and creators in the area of Interactive Storytelling

Participation: See Call for Submissions below to submit a position paper before 26th September 2014. Besides that, we invite anyone with an interest to attend the workshop and take part in the discussions. Attendees must register for the ICIDS 2014 main conference in order to attend the Workshop. http://narrativeandplay.org/icids2014/registration.html

Call for Submissions

Researchers, engineers and creators in the area of Interactive Storytelling are invited to contribute to the workshop in the form of informal position papers and presentations, and to participate in a joint discussion about drama management models, authoring tools, generative story engines, narrative structure, as well as various approaches to story conception and creation in interactive storytelling. We call for contributions in (but not limited to) the following general areas:

    Presentation of story engine approaches operating on narrative structures
    Presentations and/or comparisons of narrative structures in interactive storytelling
    Types of models of interest for interactive storytelling (e.g. character models, relationship models, psychological models, plot models, dialogue models, interactive fiction and hypertext models etc.)
    Practical reports of authoring challenges in interactive storytelling with specific story models and authoring tools
    Abstraction and story modeling performed during authoring and interactive story conception

The discussion will be guided by (but not limited to) the following questions:

    Does the inherent presence of narrative structures in a tool lead to the creation of ever-similar interactive story experiences?
    What types of narrative models within tools are more or less constraining for authors?
    Do constraints support and/or hinder creativity, and in which way?
    Can representation layers (choice of graphics, camera, audio, text) be thought of separately from story structures during authoring?
    How can authors craft their own models?

Submission: Contributions are sought in the form of informal position papers (1-4 pages) and/or short informal presentations. Contributions received before 26 September will be reviewed for inclusion in the workshop, and notifications will be sent out by 29 September. Accepted contributions will be made available to registered participants before the workshop. Potential publication will be discussed.

Please send an email to [log in to unmask] to indicate your interest and/or submit a contribution.

Note that you do not need to submit a position paper or prepare a presentation to take part in the workshop, although you are encouraged to do so. We invite anyone with an interest in this topic to attend the workshop and take part in the discussion.
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