ICIDS is the premier conference for researchers and practitioners concerned with studying digital interactive forms of narrative from a variety of perspectives, including theoretical, technological, and applied design lenses. The annual conference is an interdisciplinary gathering that combines technology-focused approaches with humanities-inspired theoretical inquiry, empirical research and artistic expression. This year is the 14th edition of the conference. ICIDS is the main academic conference of the Association for Research in Digital Interactive Narratives (ARDIN).

ICIDS 2021 will be held in Santa Cruz, California, from 9-12 November 2021.

The refereed proceedings of ICIDS 2021 will be published as a volume in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) “Interactive Storytelling” series. The published proceedings from previous conferences can be found online here (requires subscription).