Call for workshops

The International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) is the premier venue for researchers, practitioners and theorists to present recent results, share novel techniques and insights, and exchange ideas about this new storytelling medium. Interactive digital storytelling is an exciting area in which narrative, computer science and art converge to create new expressive forms. The combination of narrative and computation has considerable untapped potential, ranging from artistic projects to interactive documentaries, from assistive technologies and intelligent agents to serious games, education and entertainment.

Workshops have always been an integral part of the ICIDS conference. Workshops can vary in length from half a day to a full day. Proposals for workshops should be from two to four pages in length and include the following information:

  • A brief technical description of the workshop, specifying its goals.
  • A preliminary format and proposed schedule for organizing the workshop, including its desired length, intended audience, and a short draft of the call for participation.
  • The names, affiliations and email addresses of the organizers. Ideally, this committee should consist of two to four people knowledgeable in the area.
  • The primary contact for the organizers.
  • If available, a list of tentatively confirmed attendees.

Note that workshops at previous ICIDS conferences have ranged from more formal presentation of papers, through to informal discussions of key issues in interactive storytelling and more tutorial-like sharing of concepts and approaches. If you have an idea for a workshop but are not sure whether it would be appropriate, please do not hesitate to contact us at for feedback before making your submission.


All submissions must follow the Lecture Notes in Computer Science format, available at:

Papers must be written in English, and only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered for review. Accepted workshop proposals may be included in the backmatter of the conference proceedings (to be confirmed).

Workshop organizers must submit their proposals via email to by 14 July 2014.

Calls for Participation

Important Dates

  • November 2-5, 2014: ICIDS Art Exhibition.
  • November 3-6, 2014: ICIDS Conference.