Welcome!

This is the home of the Association for Research in Digital Interactive Narratives, a community of academics and practitioners concerned with the advancement of all forms of interactive narrative – including narrative video games, interactive documentaries & video, journalistic interactives, artistic installations, XR (VR, AR, MR) pieces and further emerging forms.

Join the association to benefit from a friendly, welcoming, and active community of peers.

ARDIN activities include a monthly newsletter, a monthly online meetup, task forces to address the needs of the community, and the ICIDS and Zip Scene conferences and more.

For general enquiries send an email to info at ardin.online

The ARDIN Executive Board

Hartmut, Lissa, Rebecca, Alex, Frank

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Announcement regarding ICIDS 2021 and ICIDS 2022

With COVID-related restrictions still in effect at UC Santa Cruz, it became increasingly unlikely that we would be able to offer an in-situ conference experience for our community in California this year. While last year’s virtual edition was testimony to the potential of well-organized virtual meetings, we are keenly aware of the value of in-person encounters and the prevalence of “Zoom fatigue”.  

After considering a range of options, we approached the hosts of ICIDS 2022 and are now happy to announce a solution we feel serves our community best: ICIDS 2021 and 2022 will exchange locations with most of the organizing team staying in place. ICIDS 2021 will take place with in-situ and virtual attendance options on December 7-10 in Tallinn, Estonia, co-chaired by Michael Mateas and David Lamas, while ICIDS 2022 will take place in fall 2022 in Santa Cruz. The deadlines for contributions will be extended by four weeks, to 23 July 2021. 

See the ICIDS 2021 website for details: https://ardin.online/conferences/icids-interactive-storytelling/icids-2021-tallinn/

Sincerely,
The ARDIN executive board and ICIDS 2021/2022 chairs

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ICIDS 2021 Call for Workshop Proposals

The call for workshop proposals for ICIDS 2021 is now available.

Proposals for workshops are short papers (4 pages including references, in Springer LNCS format) that are not anonymized. Workshops may vary in length, from half a day to a full day, and may vary considerably in format. Interdisciplinary proposals are particularly encouraged.

Provisions will be made to ensure that workshops can be run either virtually or hybrid if required.

Important Dates

June 25th – Submission deadline (workshop proposals)
July 19th – Notifications to workshop organizers

See the ICIDS 2021 website for details: https://ardin.online/conferences/icids-interactive-storytelling/icids-2021-santa-cruz/

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ICIDS 2021 Call for Papers

The call for papers for ICIDS 2021 is now available

Paper and poster/demo submissions are invited into one of four main conference areas:

  1. Narrative Systems: covering technological research from narrative AI to authoring tools.
  2. Interactive Narrative Theory: exploring narratological models and literary approaches.
  3. Interactive Narrative Impact and Applications: describing the impact of interactive narrative of society and novel applications.
  4. The Interactive Narrative Research Discipline and Contemporary Practice: presenting new philosophies and methodologies.

Important Dates:

  • June 25th – Submission deadline (full, short, poster/demo)
  • August 27th – Notifications to authors
  • September 10th – Camera-ready paper due

Calls for the art exhibition, workshops and doctoral consortium will be available soon.

See the ICIDS 2021 website for details: https://ardin.online/conferences/icids-interactive-storytelling/icids-2021-santa-cruz/