[Elsnet-list] AAAI 2009 Spring Symposium on Intelligent Narrative Technologies II: Call for Participation

manish mehta mehtama1 at cc.gatech.edu
Fri Aug 22 16:22:44 CEST 2008

Dear Colleagues,

AAAI Symposium on Intelligent Narrative Technologies II

Narrative is a pervasive aspect of all human societies. Human beings 
make sense of the
world by constructing stories and listening to the stories of others. In 
addition, stories
as a  form of entertainment play a central role in our social and 
leisure lives. As a result,
story and narrative have become a key interest for Artificial 
Intelligence researchers.
The role of narrative as a primary mechanism for organizing human
experience has been
recognized in many fields, spawning multidisciplinary research that
encompasses philosophy, art, psychology, cultural and literary
studies, drama, and other domains.

This symposium aims to advance research in narrative technologies by 
bringing together
relevant research communities to discuss innovations, progress and 
development in the
field. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Story understanding/generation

- Narrative structure in interface design

- Narrative structure in the design of autonomous agents

- Believable agents

- Interactive storytelling

- Narrative in commonsense reasoning

- Narrative in intelligent learning environments

- Narrative in serious games and edutainment

- Intelligent narrative authoring tools

- Narrative psychology

- Emergent narrative

- Virtual cinematography

- Emotion modeling

- Natural language generation/understanding for narrative

There will be at least two panel discussions on topics such as 
"Challenges for NLP in
narrative research," "New challenges in developing novel authoring 
paradigms," or
"Integrating research advances for building complete narrative 
environments." If you are
interested in hosting a panel discussion, please contact the organizers at
int2 at cc.gatech.edu.

The symposium will include three categories of papers: full papers of no 
more than eight
(8) pages; extended abstracts of no more than four (4) pages; and demo 
and poster papers
of two to four (2-4) pages. To foster more small-group discussions, 
every accepted paper
will be presented as a poster regardless of length. Depending on the 
number of accepted
papers, the full-length accepted papers will be invited to give 20-30 
minute talks in
addition to their poster presentation. The remaining accepted papers 
will be given five
minute "spotlight" talks designed to advertise their poster.The 
full-length talks will
be selected to illustrate the breadth of
research in this area, and are not meant to indicate a higher
'ranking' among the proposals submitted. All forms of participation
in the Symposium are highly valued!

For more information contact the organizers at int2 at cc.gatech.edu or 
visit the
symposium's supplementary web site at 

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