CFP: [Theory] AAAI Symposium on Intelligent Narrative Technologies (II)

full name / name of organization: 
Manish Mehta
contact email: 

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.

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

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 or visit the symposium's
supplementary web site at


 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Mon Sep 08 2008 - 20:11:58 EDT