CfP: 7th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2014)

The International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) is the premier venue for researchers, practitioners and theorists to present recent results, share novel techniques and insights, and exchange ideas about this new storytelling medium. Interactive digital storytelling is an exciting area in which narrative, computer science and art converge to create new expressive forms. The combination of narrative and computation has considerable untapped potential, ranging from artistic projects to interactive documentaries, from assistive technologies and intelligent agents to serious games, education and entertainment.

3-6 November 2014, Singapore
Submission deadline: 16 June 2014

The ICIDS conference series has a long-standing tradition of bringing together theoretical and practical approaches in an interdisciplinary dialogue. We encourage contributions from a range of fields related to interactive storytelling, including computer science, human-computer interaction, game design, media production, semiotics, game studies, narratology, media studies, digital humanities and interactive arts criticism.

* Suggested Topics *

We particularly welcome research on topics in the following four areas:

1. Theoretical Foundations

– Theories and Aesthetics of Interactive Storytelling
– Current and Future Usage Scenarios

2. Technical Advances

– Story/World Generation and Experience Management
– Virtual Characters and Virtual Humans
– Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems
– Semantic Knowledge Representation and Reasoning about Stories
– Natural Language Generation and Understanding
– User Modelling and Narrative User Interfaces
– Authoring Modes and Tools for Interactive Digital Storytelling

3. Practical Applications

– Collaborative Storytelling Environments and Multi-User Systems
– Social, Ubiquitous and Mobile Storytelling
– Interactive Narratives in Digital Games
– Interactive Cinema and Television
– Interactive Non-fiction and Interactive Documentaries
– Interactive Narratives in E-learning, Training and Edutainment

4. Retrospective Analyses

– Evaluation and User Experience Reports
– Critical Close Readings of Creative Works
– Case Studies, Post-mortems and Best Practices

* Submissions *

All submissions must follow the Lecture Notes in Computer Science format, available at:

Papers must be written in English, and only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered for review.

The submission categories accepted are:

– Full papers (10-12 pages in the main proceedings) describing interesting, novel results or
completed work in all areas of interactive digital storytelling and its applications.

– Short papers (6-8 pages in the main proceedings) presenting exciting preliminary work or novel,
thought-provoking ideas that are in their early stages.

– Demonstrations and posters (2-4 pages in the backmatter of the proceedings) describing working,
presentable systems or brief explanations of a research project.

Submissions that receive high ratings in the peer review process will be selected for publication by the program committee as Springer LNCS conference proceedings. For the final print-ready version, the submission of source files (Microsoft Word/LaTeX, TIF/EPS) and a signed copyright form will be required.

Detailed submission instructions, including links to the online submission system, can be found here:

The review process for ICIDS will be double blind. Authors should remove all identifying information from their submissions.

* Workshop Proposals *

Workshops are an integral part of the ICIDS conference. Workshops at ICIDS 2014 will be held on Thursday, 6 November 2014. Please see the separate call for proposals for workshops for details on submitting workshop proposals.

* Art Exhibition *

Continuing the tradition started at ICIDS 2013, there will also be an art exhibition as part of the conference. The ICIDS 2014 art exhibition will be held from 2-6 November 2014 at ArtScience MuseumTM at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, and will be open to the public. Please see the separate call for artworks for details on submitting to the art exhibition.

* Important Dates *

Deadline: June 16, 2014 Submission deadline for all categories. The precise deadline for paper submissions is 11:59PM on June 16, 2014, Hawaii Standard Time. Authors are strongly advised to upload their submissions well in advance of this deadline.

July 28, 2014:  Accept/reject notifications sent to authors.
August 18, 2014:  Camera-ready copy due.
November 3-6, 2014:  ICIDS Conference.

ICIDS 2014 will be hosted by the Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm), in collaboration with the Keio-NUS CUTE Centre (http://cutecenter.nus.edu.sg).

* Organizing Committee *

General Chair
Alex Mitchell, National University of Singapore

Program Chairs
Clara Fernandez-Vara, New York University
David Thue, Reykjavík University

Art Exhibition Chair
Jing Chiang, National University of Singapore

* More Information *

Additional information about the conference can be found online at: http://icids.org/2014

Questions about the conference should be directed to the organizers via email at: icids2014@gmail.com

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