The workshop session of ICIDS 2011 will be hosted on November 28, 2011 at the Surrey campus of Simon Fraser University. Interested participants are encouraged to contact the organizers of each workshop directly. For general information, please contact the Workshops Chair, Veronica Zammitto:

“Arithmetic Methods in Personality Modeling”

Organizer: Chris Crawford
When & Where: 9.30am to 4.30pm, SFU Surrey room # 3280
Intended Audience: This workshop is appropriate for those who are attempting to build personality models for interactive storytelling systems. No special background is required.
Details: See Call for Participation

“Making Interactive Stories Meaningful”

Workshop on Story and Character Development through Theatre Game

Organizer: Lori M. Shyba (Montana Tech of U. Montana)
When & Where: 1.00 pm to 5.00pm, SFU Surrey room # 2710
Intended Audience: The intended audience for this workshop is anyone who wishes to release their imaginations and create interactive experiences; be they videogames, interactive cinema, or Python story-games. Beyond having a sense of adventure and an ability to collaborate, attendees need not have any particular skills or background to benefit from this workshop.
Details: See Call for Participation

“Rummaging in the Geek Culture Toolbox”

Organizer: Chris Tihor
When & Where: 9.30 am to 12.00pm, SFU Surrey room # 2710
Intended Audience: The intended audience of this workshop would be writers, narrative designers, and other people involved in the creation of IDS on a practical level or those with an interest in that direction. Attendees should be willing to actively participate in the exercises which may require improvisational role-playing, basic drawing skills and an active imagination. A basic familiarity with geek culture is useful, but not necessary.
Details: See Call for Participation

“Sharing Interactive Digital Storytelling Technologies”

Organizers: Nicolas Szilas (University of Geneva)
Thomas Boggini (University of Geneva)
Paolo Petta (Austrian Research Institute for A.I.)
When & Where: 9.30 am to 12.30pm, SFU Surrey room # 3200
Intended Audience: Technology Providers, Software Integrators, and Technology Users.
Details: See Call for Participation
Workshop website:

“Towards a Unified Theory for Interactive Digital Storytelling”

Classifying Artifacts

Organizers: Hartmut Koenitz (University of Georgia)
Mads Haahr (Trinity College Dublin)
Gabriele Ferri (University of Bologna)
Tonguc Ibrahim Sezen (Istanbul University)Confirmed Discussants: Janet Murray & Martin Rieser
When & Where: 9.30 am to 5.00pm, SFU Surrey room # 3250
Intended Audience: Researchers and Practitioners in the field of Interactive Digital Storytelling interested in improving academic and practical exchange and discussions by working towards a shared vocabulary for the field of interactive digital storytelling.
Details: See Call for Participation

“The User Experience of Interactive Digital Storytelling”

Theory and Measurement

Organizers: Christian Roth (Center for Adv. Media Research Amsterdam)
Peter Vorderer (Mannheim University)
Christoph Klimmt (Hanover University)
Ivar Vermeulen (VU University Amsterdam)
When & Where: 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm, SFU Surrey room # 2740
Intended Audience: The workshop is intended for creators of IDS systems, researchers and everybody who is interested in the user experience, methodology and underlying concepts of interactive digital storytelling. Participants don’t need any specific skills, some basic background in empirical research is helpful but not mandatory.
Details: See Call for Participation