Call: ICIDS 2020: 13th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling

Call for Papers

ICIDS 2020
The 13th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling
3-6 November 2020
Bournemouth, UK
https://icids2020.bournemouth.ac.uk/

Submission deadline: June 12th, 2020

NOTE: Update 15/5/20: Call updated to specify that submissions may be presented remotely if the author is unable to travel due to the COVID-19 crisis.

ICIDS is the premier conference for researchers and practitioners concerned with studying digital interactive forms of narrative from a variety of perspectives, including theoretical, technological, and applied design lenses. The annual conference is an interdisciplinary gathering that combines technology-focused approaches with humanities-inspired theoretical inquiry, empirical research and artistic expression.

A recurring theme has emerged in recent editions, as the community has sought to define the methodologies, scholarly, and scientific basis of Interactive Digital Narrative as an academic discipline. For this 13th edition, the special theme of the conference will therefore be: Interactive Digital Narrative Scholarship.

The main research track of ICIDS 2020 will cover research from 4 areas:

  1. Narrative Systems: covering technological research from narrative AI to authoring tools. Track Chairs: Fred Charles and Sarah Harmon.
  2. Interactive Narrative Theory: exploring narratological models and literary approaches. Track Chairs: Anastasia Salter and James Cole.
  3. Interactive Narrative Impact and Applications: describing the impact of interactive narrative of society and novel applications. Track Chairs: Valentina Nisi and Catia Prandi.
  4. The Interactive Narrative Research Discipline and Contemporary Practice: presenting new philosophies and methodologies.

ICIDS 2020 main track will be accepting relevant research submissions (in Springer LNCS format) of:

  • Full Papers: 9-12 pages describing interesting, novel results or completed work in all topics of this call.
  • Short Papers: 6-8 presenting exciting preliminary work or novel, thought-provoking, ideas in their early stages.
  • Posters: 4 pages describing working, presentable systems or brief explanations of a research project.
  • Blue Skies Papers: 4 pages presenting visionary ideas, long term challenges, and opportunities in research that are outside of the current mainstream topics of the conference.

Successful submissions will be included as part of the conference proceedings published by Springer.

Submissions should be made by June 12th via the ICIDS 2020 EasyChair Site

Specific details on the topics covered in the four areas, submission types, and the submission process can be found in the full Call for Papers document.

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