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Workshop on narrative systems
full name / name of organization:
Narrative and Hypertext 2012/ To be held in conjunction with Hypertext 2012 in Milwaukee
Charlie Hargood: firstname.lastname@example.org or David Millard: email@example.com
This workshop aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to bring together individuals from the humanities and science communities to share research and discuss state-of-the-art research on narrative from both a technical and aesthetic perspective.
Narrative is a prevalent form of information common in our entertainment, communication, and understanding of the world and its events. By building better models of narrative along with methods for generation, adaption, and presentation we enable narrative systems to become more effective but also improve our understanding of narrative structures.
Narrative might also be used as a discursive representation of knowledge allowing for the capture of expert understanding. The potential for grander narratives to be formed from collections of information or discourse on the web (for example from social media) means that knowledge or identity might emerge from otherwise seemingly disparate sources.
There is an increasingly growing community of researchers working on narrative systems, hypertext narratives, and machine readable narrative models for which this workshop seeks to act as a hub to review advances and events over the previous year as well as, looking forward to the coming year, what the field can achieve. One of the identified challenges facing this community is the difficulty of connecting creatives with technologists, which as a topic will form the centre point of discussion, along with the effect of this issue on related projects and systems.
This workshop aims to support this work, and the new research to be presented at the hypertext and narrative connections track at this year’s conference, by providing an open interdisciplinary forum of discussion on key issues facing the field. Including (but not limited to):
- Models of Narrative
The serendipitous sessions will depend on the interests of the attendees of the workshop and will function in the style of an unconference. The preceding coffee break to each serendipitous session will allow participants to put forward suggestions for discussion topics, short presentations, or demos. The organisers will then select the most popular activities suggested as the focus for that session.
- Papers Due 16th April 2012