Call for papers

4th International ICST Conference on Interactive Entertainment


Sponsored by ICST, Technically co-sponsored by CREATE-NET and Casa Paganini - InfoMus, Univ. of Genoa
In association with EAI

In-coop with ACM SIGCHI

Genoa, Italy, May 25-27, 2011

INTETAIN 2011 invites the academic, industrial and government community to submit work in all categories of participation for publication and presentation at the conference. Full papers are the main category to disseminate complete research results. INTETAIN follows the usual international academic standards to evaluate and disseminate full papers.

The conference intends to stimulate interaction among academic researchers and commercial developers of interactive entertainment systems. In addition to paper presentations, poster, and demos, the conference will foster discussion through special events.

The conference will be structure in one central track. As in the INTETAIN tradition, besides high quality paper presentations, posters and demos, an interactive hands-on session will be organized, along the lines of the Design Garage held in the conference first edition. Individuals who want to organize special sessions during INTETAIN 2011, may contact the conference organizers (

The global theme of this 4th edition of the international conference is "Active embodied experience, exploiting expressive, affective, and social behavior". Contributions may, for example, address non-verbal full-body interaction, automated measure of expressive and affective features of human behavior, automated measure of social behavior in entertainment, edutainment, artistic, and cultural applications.

Selective best papers of the Intetain 2011 will published as a special issue of the International Journal of Arts and Technology (IJART). Other authors are also invited to submit/resubmit their work. We will send a separate call for paper for this special issue soon.

Topics of Interest

Underlying Interactive Device Technologies (mobile devices, home entertainment centers, haptic devices, multimodal interfaces, wall screen displays, information kiosks, holographic displays, distributed smart sensors, immersive screens and wearable devices), can provide through a variety of Media Delivery Infrastructures (multimedia networks, interactive radio, streaming technologies, DVB-T/M, ITV, P2P, satellite, broadcasting, UMTS, Bluetooth, Broadband, VoIP) a series of user centered Intelligent Computational Technologies and Interactive Applications for Entertainment as described below.

We seek novel, revolutionary, and exciting work in areas including but not limited to:

Enabling Technologies
  • New hardware technologies for interaction and entertainment
  • Novel sensors and displays
  • Haptic devices
  • Wearable devices
Intelligent Computational Technologies
  • Adaptive Multimodal Presentations
  • Scalable Cross-media
  • Affective User Interfaces
  • Novel Interaction Technologies
  • Telepresence in Entertainment
  • Collaborative User Models and Group Behavior
  • Collaborative and Virtual Environments
  • Cross Domain User Models
  • Animation and Virtual Characters
  • Novel Displays and Devices
  • Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality
  • Computer Graphics and Multimedia
  • Animation and Virtual Characters
  • Creative language environments
  • Holographic Interfaces
  • Brain Computer Interfaces
  • Robots
  • Interactive Applications for Entertainment:
  • Intelligent Interactive Games
  • Emergent games
  • Intelligent Music Systems
  • Interactive Cinema
  • Edutainment
  • Interactive Art
  • Interactive Museum Applications and Guides
  • City and Tourism Explorers Assistants
  • Interactive Television
  • Interactive Social Networks
  • Interactive Story Telling
  • Personal Informatics
  • Assisting environments for special needs populations
  • Urban Gaming
  • Interactive applications evaluation
  • Exertion games

Important Dates

Long and Poster (Short) Papers Submission Deadline:
Demo Submission deadline:
Notification of Acceptance:
Camera Ready Deadline:
Conference Dates:
February 1st, 2011 March 1st, 2011 (Extended Submission Deadline)
March 1st, 2011 March 14, 2011 (Extended Submission Deadline)
March 31st, 2011
April 15, 2011
May 25-27, 2011

Submission of Papers:

Submissions should describe original research that has not been previously published or accepted for publication, and is not under consideration for publication at another conference or journal.

INTETAIN 2011 accepts three types of submissions:

Papers should be formatted according to LNCS (Lecture Mptes in Computer Science) format (intructions can be found at Springer LNCS Authors' Instruction page). Papers should be submitted online, following the instructions that can be found in the conference web site ( CD proceedings will be distributed during the conference days and will be published by Springer LNICST.

Best Paper Award

A Best Paper Award, sponsored by ICST, will be awarded to Intetain 2011 best paper. The award will consist of commemorative diploma and a waiver for the registration fee of next conference edition.

Organizing Committee

Steering Committee

General Chair
Tecnical Program Co-Chairs

Demo Chair
Web Chair
Imrich Chlamtac, CREATE-NET, Italy
Anton Nijholt, Human Media Interaction, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Antonio Camurri, InfoMus - Casa Paganini, DIST, University of Genova, Italy
Cristina Costa, CREATE-NET
Gualtiero Volpe, InfoMus - Casa Paganini, DIST, University of Genova, Italy
Donald Glowinski, InfoMus - Casa Paganini, DIST, University of Genova, Italy
Michele Marchesoni, CREATE-NET