Category Archives: Conference

  • Organising the 1st VASST workshop

    At this year’s INTETAIN conference, Merijn Bruijnes and I will organise the 1st Virtual Agents for Social Skills Training (VASST) workshop. This workshop aims to give an overview of recent developments of interactive virtual agent applications that are intended for training the social skills of the user. The complete call for papers can be found here: … Keep reading
  • IVA 2015 & SO-I-C TV

    tl;dr Visited IVA conference; presented one paper; demoed LOITER prototype game; collaborated on SO-I-C TV IVA 2015 Last week, I visited the 2015 Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) conference, together with several colleagues of HMI. There, I presented my research on feedback in LOITER, our prototype of a serious game for social skills training. In LOITER, the player takes on the … Keep reading
  • Book chapter & IVA conference

    Half a year since my latest update, oops. I’ve been busy running experiments with police students which I have summarized in a paper accepted for publication at this year’s Intelligent Virtual Agents conference, held in Delft at the end of August. Additionally, I will demo our game (LOITER-TB, LOITER – Thought Bubbles edition) we used for our experiments at that conference. In LOITER-TB, … Keep reading
  • ECGBL 2014

    Last week, I got the opportunity to visit the 2014 European Conference on Games-based Learning (ECGBL) in Berlin to present my thoughts about the possibilities of meta-techniques for serious games at the conference’s doctoral consortium. Despite my illness, this worked out alright; my presentation is available below. The paper will be available online soon. I also noticed that, while this conference is … Keep reading
  • Special track on Social Simulation and Serious Games @ ESSA 2014

    At the webpage for the Special Interest Group on Social Simulation and Serious Games (SSSG) I set up together with Melania Borit, I’ve written a small report about the special track we organized at the 2014 ESSA conference. It was a great first event for us, so we hope to organize more such sessions in the near future! You can read … Keep reading
  • Foreshadowing: Summer schools, conference and a big demo event

    Just a small update to show what’s brewing. Next month, I’m participating in two summer schools: one on interactive storytelling (organised by the RIDERS project, schedule) and one on serious games and simulations (organised by the ISAGA, schedule). At the former, I will give a one-hour talk about our research at HMI on interactive storytelling and how we are using this … Keep reading
  • ICIDS and ACE conferences

    tl;dr Presented a paper on user communication during interaction with an interactive digital storytelling system at ICIDS; presented a paper on the possibilities of meta-techniques from live action role play for serious games at SBG workshop at ACE. Two weeks ago, the Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey hosted the 6th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) and I had the pleasure … Keep reading