[Humanist] 24.663 events: narrative & hypertext

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 663.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 662.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:27:00 +0000
        From: Charlie Hargood <charliehargood at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for Papers Narrative and Hypertext Workshop at ACM Hypertext 2011

Call for Papers
Narrative and Hypertext 2011
Workshop on Narrative Systems

To be held in conjunction with Hypertext 2011, Eindhoven

This workshop aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to bring together
individuals from the humanities and science communities to share research
and discuss state-of-the-art research on narrative from both a technical and
aesthetic perspective.

Narrative could be considered as the presentation of an ordered series of
human experiences. Understanding of narrative includes a wide range of
elements including plot, theme, authorial voice, style and genre.  The
systems that work at constructing, presenting, or analysing these might be
called narrative systems. As hypertext systems link and structure
information into experiences for their users many hypertext systems could in
turn be considered narrative systems.

Narratives are complex creations prevalent in our entertainment,
communication, and understanding of the world and its events. By building
better models of narrative along with methods for generation, adaption, and
presentation we enable narrative systems to become more effective but also
improve our understanding of narrative structures.

Narrative might also be used as a discursive representation of knowledge
allowing for the capture of expert understanding. The potential for grander
narratives to be formed from collections of information or discourse on the
web (for example from social media) means that knowledge or identity might
emerge from otherwise seemingly disparate sources.

This workshop offers a focus for this interdisciplinary community to share
research, offer solutions and contributions to the challenges faced in the
study of narrative and the development of narrative systems, and offers a
platform of discussion for potential collaboration for members of the
hypertext community working with narrative. Topics include:

- Models of Narrative
- Systems for the Presentation of Narratives
- Adaptive and Personalised Narratives
- Narrative Analysis
- Narrative Generation
- Narrative as a method of Knowledge Capture
- Social Media as Narrative
- Narrative as a lens on identity
- Argumentation and Rhetoric
- Interactive Fiction
- Cinematic Hypertext
- Authorial support systems
- Novel applications of narrative systems
- e-Literature
- Literary Criticism

The audience for this workshop will be a mixed group of participants from
arts, science, and humanities. This will include young researchers and PhD
students from these areas using the workshop as a platform to present
initial work, members of academia and industry contributing to the wider
discussion, technical developers working on relevant systems, and authors
with an interest in related research. Participants are asked to submit a
short (between 2 and 5 pages ACM format) paper on their current work.
Authors of papers selected for presentation will be informed 2 weeks after
the submission deadline.

The workshop will be split into planned and serendipitous sessions. The
planned sessions will comprise of presentations of work from those with
selected submitted papers with time for questions and discussion after each.

The serendipitous sessions will depend on the interests of the attendees of
the workshop and will function in the style of an unconference. The
preceding coffee break to each serendipitous session will allow participants
to put forward suggestions for discussion topics, short presentations, or
demos. The organisers will then select the most popular activities suggested
as the focus for that session.

Submission Details
Papers should be in ACM format, be between 2 and 5 pages long, and submitted
as a PDF. The papers should be emailed no later than midday GMT 12th April
2011 to Charlie Hargood atcah07r at ecs.soton.ac.uk. Submitted papers will be
refereed and notification of acceptance sent out 2 weeks later.

Important Dates

-       Papers Due       12/04/2011
-       Notification of acceptance      26/04/2011
-       Workshop         06/06/2011

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the organisers:
Charlie Hargood: cah07r at ecs.soton.ac.uk
David Millard: dem at ecs.soton.ac.uk

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