“ICIDS is the premier international conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (IDS), bringing together researchers interested in presenting recent results, sharing novel techniques, and exchanging ideas about this exciting new media. IDS redefines the narrative experience by empowering the audience to significantly participate in the story due to advances in technology.
As such, it offers new possibilities for communication, education and entertainment, through the enriching of characters with intelligent behavior, the collaboration of humans and machines in the creative process, and the combination of disciplines for improving the user experience.
ICIDS emphasises on several aspects of Computer Science, specially on research in Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Environments and Human-Computer Interaction; topics include automated reasoning, computational creativity, multi-agent systems, narrative intelligence, natural language generation and understanding, user modelling, and smart graphics. Furthermore, IDS is inherently a multidisciplinary field. To create novel applications in which users play a significant role during the development of a story, new concepts and theoretical works on Digital Humanities, New Media Studies and Interactive Arts are needed.
We welcome research papers and demonstrations – including interactive narrative art – presenting new scientific results, innovative technologies, case studies, creative insights, best practice showcases, or improvements to existing techniques and approaches in the research field of Interactive Digital Storytelling and its possible applications in other fields, e.g. videogames, virtual/online worlds, e-learning, training, and edutainment.
Suggested research topics for contributions include, but are not limited to:
- Theories of Interactive Storytelling
- Story Generation and Drama Management
- Authoring Modes and Tools for Interactive Digital Storytelling
- Virtual Characters, Virtual Humans and Autonomous Agents
- Interactive Cinematography and Television
- Narrative User Interfaces
- Procedural Content Generation and Real-Time Techniques
- Interactive Sound and Music
- Narrativity in Digital Games
- Ubiquitous/Mobile Narratives
- Collaborative Environments and Multi-User Systems
- Emotional Design and the use of Non-Visual Senses
- Robotics, Virtual/Mixed Reality and Interactive Visual Effects
- Semantic Knowledge for Representation and Reasoning
- Social and Cognitive Approaches
- Web-Based and Text-Based Approaches
- Evaluation and User Experience Reports“