ICIDS 2011- Call for Workshops

The Fourth International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling

Workshops: November 28, 2011

Vancouver, Canada

Proposal Submission Deadline Extended: July 25, 2011

ICIDS is the premier international conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (IDS), bringing together researchers and practitioners from a wide variety of fields to share novel techniques, present recent results, and exchange new ideas.  ICIDS 2011 will be held in Vancouver, Canada from Tuesday, November 29 to Thursday December 1, 2011.

Enabled by the advent of interactive digital media, Interactive Digital Storytelling redefines the experience of narrative by allowing its audience to actively participate in the story. As such, IDS offers interesting new possibilities for games, training, and learning, through the enriching of virtual characters with intelligent behavior, the collaboration of humans and machines in the creative process, and the combination of narrative knowledge and user activity into novel, interactive artifacts.

Within the ICIDS 2011 framework, researchers and practitioners are invited to participate in affiliated workshops/tutorials, which will be held on Monday November 28, 2011.


We invite proposals for practical, hands-on workshops from practitioners, professionals, and academics in the interactive digital storytelling field. We particularly welcome workshops which encourage interaction between participants, or provide insight into professional practices. All workshops must be conducted in English.

Proposal Format

All workshops proposals must consist of two documents: an extended abstract (two pages maximum in LNCS format) and an information sheet (plain text).  Proposals must be in English.


a) Extended Abstract: This component of the submission must follow the Lecture Notes in Computer Science format, and be a maximum of two pages long. Extended abstracts of accepted workshops will be included in the conference proceedings. Ensure that the following sections are included:

  • Workshop objectives:
    • Think in terms of knowledge gain, expected outcome, and take away.
  • Complete workshop description:
    • Elaborate on the foundations of the workshop and the main activities planned.
  • References

b) Information Sheet: This document should contain more information about the organization and rationale of the workshop. No LNCS format is required for the information sheet (plain text is fine), but it should cover the following sections:

  • Intended participants:
    • Who is your main intended audience? Mention what skills or background (if any) the attendees should have to fully benefit from your workshop.
    • If appropriate, indicate maximum number of participants that will be required to effectively deliver the workshop.
    • Include a 250-words call for participation that would be used for promoting the workshop.
  • Workshop time:
    • Indicate how much time you would need to effectively deliver the workshop, from a minimum of 2 hours to a maximum of 6 hours. You can also think in terms of half or full day workshops. Include a tentative program with your activities.
  • Materials needed:
    • Indicate if you would need supplies, equipment, AV, or specific furniture to run your workshop; we will do our best to obtain the supplies that you need.
  • Workshop Organizers:
    • Include a short bio for each workshop organizer (250 words max), and their contact information.
  • Any other relevant information:
    • As needed.


Send both the extended abstract and the information sheet to: vzammitto@ea.com

Important Dates:

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: July 25, 2011
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 12, 2011
  • Camera-ready Copies Due: September 12, 2011
  • ICIDS 2011 Workshops:  November 28, 2011

Questions? Contact the Workshops Chair: Veronica Zammitto, vzammitto@ea.com


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