ICIDS 2018

ICIDS 2018

International Conference for Interactive Digital Storytelling

5-8 December 2018, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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About the Conference

ICIDS is the premier conference for researchers and practitioners concerned with studying digital interactive forms of narrative from a variety of perspectives, including the theoretical, technological, and applied design practices. The annual conference is an interdisciplinary gathering that combines technology-focused approaches with humanities-inspired theoretical inquiry, empirical research and artistic expression.

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Call for Papers and Posters

With this 11th edition of the conference, ICIDS is now entering its second decade. The field of interactive narrative has matured considerably over this period, and the organizers take this year’s milestone as an opportunity to introduce new overarching topics that reflect some of the considerable developments over the past decades. For details, please download the full CFP. 

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer.

Paper and Poster submission deadline: July 30, 2018, 23:59 HST (Extended Extended Deadline)
Initial Notifications: August 29, 2018
Author Rebuttals: September 4, 2018
Final Notifications: September 10, 2018
Camera-ready drafts due: September 20, 2018

Download Full CFP (PDF, 78KB) Submit Your Work (EasyChair)

Call for Art Exhibits

The ICIDS 2018 Art Exhibition provides a platform for artists to explore digital media for interactive storytelling from the perspective of a particular curatorial theme: Non- Human Narratives. Note that the curatorial theme is intended to inspire, not constrain, and will be developed further to accommodate the accepted works. For details, please download the full Call for Art Exhibits below. 

Artwork proposal submission deadline: September 1, 2018, 23:59 HST
Notification of acceptances: October 8, 2018 (Delayed by 1 Week)
Submission of final materials for exhibition catalogue: October 15, 2018

Download Call for Art Exhibits (PDF, 70KB) Submit Your Work (Google Forms)

Demos, Workshops and Doctoral Consortium Papers

The ICIDS 2018 demonstration sessions will take place on:

  • Thursday 6th December from 17.30 until 20.00
  • Friday 7th December during breaks

The demonstration sessions will be informal event during which conference participant can network and engage with work on display.

Demonstration exhibitors will be present at the sessions in order to facilitate experiences and explain technical and conceptual aspects of their demonstration.

These calls are now closed but we retain the CFPs for informational purposes.

Call for Demos and WorkshopsCall for Doctoral Consortium Papers

Trinity College, Dublin

Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth, Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland and also the highest ranked. Its beautiful campus and central city centre location makes it a popular choice with students as well as visitors to Dublin. Famous literary alumni include Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and Samuel Beckett.

Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • Dr Mads Haahr, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Local Chairs

  • Dr Katja Zibrek, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Dr Kelly McErlean, School of Informatics and Creative Arts, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

Programme Chairs

  • Prof. Hartmut Koenitz, HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Dr Rebecca Rouse, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA

Art Chairs

  • Dr Lissa Holloway-Attaway, School of Informatics, University of Skövde, Sweden
  • Dr Néill O'Dwyer, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Demo and Workshop Chairs            

  • James Ryan, Department of Computer Science, University of Calfornia, Santa Cruz, USA
  • Dr Sandy Louchart, School of Simulation and Visualisation, Glasgow School of Art, UK

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Prof. Nuno Jardim Nunes, Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Prof. Geoff Kauman, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA

Social Media Chair            

  • Dr Diğdem Sezen, Faculty of Communications, Istanbul University, Turkey

Registration is open!

All registrations include 1-year inaugural membership of the Association for Research in Digital Interactive Narrative (ARDIN), which is the conference's parent association.

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If you require a visa to travel to Ireland, please refer to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service.  If you require an invitation letter from the conference organisers, please contact us at icids2018@gmail.com.


The ICIDS 2018 organizers are extremely grateful to the following sponsors for their generous support of this year's conference.

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