Workshop on Interactive Storytelling for Children

Keeping in mind that children are our target, the following topics will be addressed during the workshop:

  • Novel Technologies and Interaction Paradigms for interactive storytelling authoring and consumption
  • Contexts for Interactive Storytelling (e.g., regular school environments, home, museums, entertainment environments, hospitals, rehabilitation centers)
  • Interactive story "genres"
  • Individual vs. collaborative storytelling
  • The benefits of storytelling for learning
  • The "social" value of storytelling
  • Storytelling in relationship to different ages and special needs

The above issues will be discussed through contributions of different types, which are preliminarily classified as follows:

  • Innovations in Technology and Interaction
  • Design methods
  • Evaluation methods
  • Case studies as well as completed or ongoing projects
  • Evaluation studies
  • Theoretical and pedagogical frameworks
  • Controversial issues in (and critiques of) the current state of the field

Persons interested in participating to this workshop are invited to submit a position paper to Franca Garzotto ( AND Amalia Sabiescu (
Position papers must be submitted as .pdf file formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI Publications Format and should not exceed 4 pages.
A selection of the position papers will appear in IDC 2010 conference proceedings and ACM Digital Library. The best submissions will be invited to appear as full papers in a special issue of the International Journal of Arts and Technology, IJART (

Please notice that:

  • At least one author of each accepted position paper must register for the conference and the workshop by the early registration deadline (to be announced).
  • Workshop participation will be open to any IDC 2010 participant, upon place availability. All attendants must register for both the workshop and the IDC conference itself.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for workshop position papers: April 8, 2010
Notification of acceptance for submitted position papers: April 20, 2010
Camera ready versions of accepted papers: May 3, 2010