Accepted Workshops

Important dates

  • Workshop papers recommended due date: July 3, 2015 (see individual workshop sites for their specific deadlines)
  • Camera-ready versions of accepted papers due to AAAI Press: August 12, 2015 

For additional information, please contact the workshops chair Emmett Tomai or the organizers of the workshops. Workshop websites and contact information will be updated soon.

Artificial Intelligence in Adversarial Real-Time Games

The goal of this workshop is to again bring together AI researchers and game AI programmers from industry, who are interested in adversarial real-time game AI, to present and exchange ideas on the subject, and to discuss how academia and game companies can work together to improve the state-of-the-art in AI for real-time games.

Website: https://skatgame.net/mburo/aiide15ws/

Organizers:
  • Michael Buro, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Santiago OntanonDrexel University, USA

Experimental AI in Games

Website: exag.org

The Experimental AI in Games (EXAG) workshop aims to foster experimentation within AI research and all aspects of games and game development. This year, EXAG is accepting three kinds of submission:
  1. Papers arguing for new roles of AI in games and game development or presenting prototypes of experimental applications of AI in games and game creation
  2. Tutorials on sharable tools and resources for experimental AI in games
  3. Demonstrations of innovative tools or games in this space
EXAG will also include a games night, the DAGGER 2.0 event, and a hackathon / game jam in the evenings around the workshop!

Organizers: 

Games and NLP

This workshop aims at exploring the overlap between NLP and games, and promoting interaction and collaboration among researchers and practitioners of the fields for mutual benefit. With the advances in videogames in recent years, areas in which games and NLP can help each other have greatly expanded. For example, games could benefit from NLP's sophisticated human language technologies in designing natural and engaging dialogues to bring novel game experiences, or in processing texts to conduct formal game studies. Conversely, NLP could benefit from games in obtaining language resources (e.g., construction of a thesaurus through a crowdsourcing game), or in learning the linguistic characteristics of game users as compared to those of other domains. However, these two fields have been regarded as distant, and there is little collaborative work that has exploited the use of one in the other field. 

Website: https://gamnlp15.soe.ucsc.edu/

Contact: gamnlp15@gmail.com

Organizers:

  • Noriko Tomuro, DePaul University, USA
  • Marilyn Walker, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
  • James Owen Ryan, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
  • Stephanie Lukin, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Intelligent Narrative Technologies

The Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT) workshop series aims to advance research in artificial intelligence for the computational understanding and expression of narrative. Previous meetings of this workshop have brought together computer scientists, psychologists, narrative theorists, media theorists, artists, writers, and members of the interactive entertainment industry. From this broad expertise, the workshop focuses on computational systems to represent, reason about, create, adapt, and perform interactive and non-interactive narrative experiences.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Sunday, July 12!

Website: http://public.intellimedia.ncsu.edu/workshops/INT8


Organizers:
  • Camille Barot, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Boyang “Albert” Li, Disney Research, USA
  • Jonathan Rowe, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Emmett Tomai, University of Texas – Pan American, USA

Player Modeling

The primary focus of this workshop is on the use of CI/AI for understanding players, their actions, decisions, plans, intentions, and their cognitive, behavioural as well as affective manifestations. CI/AI can also be used for capturing, modelling and optimising the player’s experience during gameplay. We argue that the ultimate direct and indirect use of player models is to assess and enhance player experience. On this basis, this workshop attempts to encourage a dialog among researchers in the AI, human-computer interaction, game design, cognitive modelling, affective computing and psychology disciplines who investigate dissimilar methodologies for improving user (player) experiences.

    Website: http://noorshaker.com/pmws/

    Contact: noor.shaker@gmail.com

      Organizers:

      • Noor Shaker, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
      • Georgios Yannakakis, University of Malta, Malta
      • Pieter Spronck, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

      Social Believability in Games

      Social believability is of key interest to computer game studies, development, and believable game characters are of essence for player enjoyment and immersion. Thus, discussing elements of immersion from a research and a design perspective may contribute to developing more entertaining computer games. The purpose of this workshop is to facilitate discussion on the theories and models for NPC social behavior and social affordances in industry as well as between different but related academic disciplines. The expected outcome is a better understanding of the overlaps and differences within and between these communities.


      Organizers:
      • Harko Verhagen, Stockholm University, Sweden
      • Mirjam Palosaari Eladhari, Otter Play, Malta
      • Josh McCoy, American University, USA
      • Magnus Johansson, Stockholm University, Sweden