Call for Papers (Submission Deadline Closed!)



Research papers, case studies and demonstrations are invited that present novel scientific results, new technology, best practice showcases, or improvements to existing techniques and approaches in the multidisciplinary research field of interactive digital storytelling and its related application areas, e.g. games, virtual- / online worlds, e-learning, edutainment, and entertainment.

Suggested research topics for contributions include, but are not limited to:

- Interactive Digital Storytelling: theories, methods and concepts

- Automated drama- / story engines and run-time systems

- Virtual Storytelling – using Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality to tell and experience stories

- Believable virtual characters in real-time narrative environments

- Authoring tools and creation concepts for interactive narratives

- Semantic technology and knowledge tools for Interactive Digital Storytelling

- Mobile, Geographical Information Systems and location-based technologies for interactive storytelling

- Novel and entertaining computer interfaces for interactive storytelling

- Real-time direction, staging, lighting, camera work, special effects, audio

- Collaborative environments for interactive storytelling

- Novel narrative forms inspired by new technology

- Evaluation and user experience reports of interactive storytelling applications

- Interdisciplinary approaches to simulation and storytelling

- Case studies and demonstrations of concrete examples and applications

Special invited key aspects for this year, motivated through the conference venue, are:

- Children’s media

- Interactive audio


Online Submission

For the submission and review process, we use the EASYCHAIR conference management system.

Please register and submit at:


Author instructions, WORD/LaTeX format templates and copyright forms:


All submissions should follow the Lecture Notes in Computer Science format (see “Information for LNCS Authors” at www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Papers must be in English. Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered for review. Submissions (of all categories) that receive high ratings in the review process will be selected for publication by the program committee. They shall be published as Springer LNCS conference proceedings. For the final print-ready version, the submission of source files (WORD/LaTeX, TIF/EPS) and a signed copyright form are required. 

Submission categories:
Full papers (8-12 pages in the proceedings)
Short papers (4-6 pages in the proceedings)
Demonstration and posters (2-4 pages in the proceedings, plus additional material)


June 30th, 2008:

Submission deadline (all categories)

August 15th, 2008:

Author notification of the review result

September 8th, 2008:

Submission of the print-ready version

November 26-29th, 2008:  

Conference Interactive Storytelling ‘08



Prof. Ulrike Spierling
FH Erfurt, University of Applied Sciences

Email: contact@interactive-storytelling.com

Conference Homepage: http://icids.org/2008