AISB'07 Symposium: AI and Narrative Games for Education
April 2nd-5th 2007, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
A workshop organised by Daniela Romano and Paul Brna and Judy Robertson and Sandy Louchart
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***** EXTENDED DEADLINE PAPERS SUBMISSION 22nd January 2007 **********
There is an increasing interest in the computer games industry in the development of games with emotionally compelling interactive stories. Games designers, screen writers and narrative theorists propose contrasting approaches to engineer satisfying stories in which players can participate for pure entertainment or educational purposes.
This symposium focuses on the application of artificial intelligence techniques, frameworks and theories to the creation of interactive engaging narrative games for education. It will address questions such as:
Themes running throughout the symposium will be the extent to which game engines can be used as research tools and the appropriate methods for disseminating and sharing prototype systems throughout the community.
We welcome researchers from academia, education and industry, in particular those involved with the design, development and evaluation of AI based narrative and games. Their expertise could be in a range of areas including: narrative, educational research, multimedia, game design and development, interaction design and evaluation for children and any other relevant area.
Papers sought in the following areas, but are not limited to:
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 22nd January 2007 - Papers submission deadline
2nd February 2007 - Reviews due
7th February 2007 - Registration opens (see AISB'07)
19th February 2007 - Notifications of acceptance
2nd March 2007 - Camera ready copies due
All accepted papers will be published in the AISB proceedings produced for the conference. Best papers will be invited to submit to a Special Edition of the International Journal of AI in Education (Journal Editor: Paul Brna). Please note that such papers would be resubmitted and re-reviewed for the special issue using the normal standards for acceptance. Further details will be announced at the symposium.
Papers submission to the symposium should follow the guidelines set by the AISB committee and can be found at the following URL: http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb07/index.html Files should be submitted as MS Word or PDF documents.
Submissions will be judged on relevance to the symposium themes, originality, quality and clarity.
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