Special Topic: Beyond Games

SPECIAL TOPIC: “Beyond Games”

This year, the AIIDE conference will feature a special topic of “Beyond Games.” In addition to general topics of interest in Game AI, we welcome submissions featuring innovative forms of interactive digital entertainment, including but not limited to human-robot interaction, computer music, generative art, AI-based humor, physical computing, procedural animation, and digital improvisation. The special topic is intended to encourage submissions that are complementary to the conference's core themes of AI in digital games and foster cross-pollination of ideas between a broad range of AI researchers and practitioners interested in interactive digital entertainment. The special topic is not exclusionary, and submissions focused on AI innovations with digital games are welcome. The special topic will connect to keynote speakers, panels, paper sessions, and other aspects of the conference program. Authors will have the opportunity to indicate whether their papers, demos, and/or playable experiences are connected to the conference special topic in the online submission system.