söndag, december 04, 2005

CFP: Using drama and storytelling for innovative educational technology

Call for Papers for a session on "Using drama and storytelling for
innovative educational technology" at Edutainment 2006.
Edutainment 2006 is an international conference focused on research
and development in E-Learning and digital entertainment. It is being
held on April 16-18, 2006 at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

More information about this conference can be obtained at
As part of this conference, a special session will be held that
focuses on the use of drama and storytelling in educational
technology. For this session, we aim to bring together a
multidisciplinary range of international researchers, with papers
invited on any subject relevant to the use of drama and storytelling
for innovative educational technology, including:

- Theories / models for drama and storytelling
- Investigating user and stakeholder requirements for drama and
storytelling applications
- Interactive narrative and virtual storytelling
- Use of synthetic characters in interactive narrative
- Applications using narrative, storytelling and / or drama
- Measuring and evaluating drama and storytelling in innovative
educational technology

Submissions should describe original and unpublished work about the
above or closely related topics. Each submission should include the
title of the paper, authors' names, affiliations, postal addresses, e-
mail addresses and the contact person for the paper. All accepted
papers will be published in the Edutainment '06 conference proceedings.
The submission deadline is the 9th of December and we are accepting
extended abstracts (1500 words) as well as full papers. However,
should the abstract be accepted, the deadline for the camera ready
copy is the 15th of January.

Papers should be submitted by email to lynne.hall@sunderland.ac.uk
Receipt will be acknowledged by email within 3 days.
Submissions will be judged on relevance to the session themes,
originality, quality and clarity. Each paper will be reviewed by at
least two referees. Authors will be given feedback on their papers by
the reviewers.

The camera ready paper should not exceed 12 pages single-spaced in
length including images, figures, tables and references. The format
being used is that of Springer LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer
Science). For detailed format templates and downloads, please access
Information for LNCS Authors on Springer LNCS website

- Paper submission: 9th December 2005
- Notification of decision: 20th December 2005
- Camera ready copies by: 15th January 2006
- Conference 16-18th April 2006 =

Session Organisers
Professor Ruth Aylett, Heriot-Watt University
Professor Paul Brna, The University of Glasgow
Dr. Lynne Hall, University of Sunderland
Professor Rose Luckin =96 University of Sussex
Dr Judy Robertson, Glasgow Caledonian University =

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