Call: Interactive Stories for Health Interventions at ICIDS 2010

Interactive Stories for Health Interventions

October 31st, 2010, Edinburgh UK

Half-day Workshop (9:30am -12:30pm) at ICIDS 2010 (the third International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling)

November 1st – 3rd 2010

Organizers: Mei Si, Stacy Marsella, Lynn Miller

Call for Participation

Increasingly interactive stories are used as tools in developing health promotion and disease prevention interventions. Interactive stories provide unique power to teach and change people’s behaviors as they allow the user to experience and learn in context. Further, the story, and intervention messages, can be tailored based on user profiles and the user’s patterns of interaction within the intervention.

Research in this field comes from a diverse community, e.g. game, digital art, AI, communication, and health practitioner. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers with different backgrounds, present the state-of-the-art work in the field, discuss the challenges they face, and recommend approaches that might most effectively enable them to address those challenges.

The goal of this work is to provide an opportunity for participants to exchange ideas and research results on using interactive stories for health interventions. We solicit contributions that reflect the state-of-art work in the field. Areas of interest include but not limited to:

  1. Technological requirements/challenges raised by health issues
  2. Integration of AI, art and technology
  3. Evaluation / behavioral Change
  4. Combining interactive stories with conventional methodologies for health intervention
  5. Risks faced
  6. Steps in creating interventions using interactive storytelling

We encourage demos and presentations of both existing projects and preliminary ongoing work. If interested, please submit a one-page abstract of your demo or presentation to Mei Si (sim at

Submission Deadline: 10/01/10

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