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AAAI 2009 Spring Symposium on Intelligent Narrative Technologies II: Call for Participation

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  • manish mehta
    With apologies for cross posting Dear Colleagues, Please note the following announcement about the AAAI Symposium on Intelligent Narrative Technologies II to
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 8, 2008
      With apologies for cross posting

      Dear Colleagues,

      Please note the following announcement about the AAAI Symposium on
      Intelligent Narrative Technologies II to
      be held at Stanford University on March 23-25, 2009. The deadline for
      submission is Oct 3rd.

      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


      The symposium aims to be a venue for discussions and debates. In 2009,
      the symposium
      will strengthen this approach by hosting for the first time a special
      session dedicated to
      work falling outside the common AI and Narrative research path. This
      session will aim at
      widening the scope for research in narrative technologies by presenting
      original work from
      other disciplines, original ideas and related concepts or visions. There
      will be at least
      two other 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@....



      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@... or
      visit the
      symposium's supplementary web site at
      http://www.cc.gatech.edu/conferences/aaai-int2/.
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