4th Workshop on Games and NLP

Held at the Eleventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE-15)
November 14th, 2015, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Workshop canceled

Call For Papers

This workshop aims at promoting and exploring the possibilities for research and practical applications involving Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Games. The main objective is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss and share ideas regarding how the NLP research community can contribute to games research and vice versa.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submissions: July 3, 2015 (Fri) July 12, 2015 (Sun) extended
  • Notification of acceptance: July 24, 2015 (Fri)
  • Camera-ready versions: August 12, 2015 (Wed)
  • Workshop date: November 14, 2015 (Sat) Workshop canceled

Topics of Interest

  • Text-based Interactive Narrative Systems
    • Narrative comprehension
    • Narrative generation
    • Text realization
  • Discourse planning and management in games
    • Dialogue management
    • Natural language generation
    • Natural language understanding
    • Question generation
    • Question answering
  • Information and content extraction, text mining
    • Analysis of large-scale game-related corpora (e.g., game reviews, gameplay logs)
    • Real-time sentiment analysis of player discourse or chat
    • Summarization of gameplay
    • Real-time commentary for games
  • Natural language interaction in games
    • Speech recognition and synthesis in games and in-game chat systems
    • Language-based real-time interaction with virtual characters
    • Chatterbots and conversational agents
    • Recommender systems for game players
    • Context-aware systems in virtual environment
  • Procedural generation of other natural-language game content
  • Automated construction of game ontologies
  • Serious games for learning languages


The workshop accepts three types of submissions:

  • Full papers (6 pages maximum)
  • Short papers (3 pages maximum)
  • Demonstration Notes (2 pages maximum)

All accepted papers will be published in a Technical Report by AAAI Press and will be archived in the AAAI digital library. For complete details on formatting and submissions, please visit the Submission page.

Workshop Format