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*********** Apologies for Cross Posting *******************

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:  14th October 2007 (00:00 CET)
- - Workshop Paper Notification: 12th November 2007
- - Camera Ready Workshop Paper Deadline: 26th November 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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