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CMN 2013 : Computational Models of Narrative 2013, Hamburg


When Aug 4, 2013 - Aug 6, 2013
Where Hamburg, German
Submission Deadline Feb 24, 2013
Notification Due Mar 31, 2013
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2013
Categories    AI   cognitive science   computational linguistics   humanities

Call For Papers


2013 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2013)
4-6 August 2013
Universitaet Hamburg, Germany

(a satellite workshop of CogSci 2013: The 35th meeting of the Cognitive
Science Society Berlin, Germany, 31 July - 3 August 2013)


Richard Gerrig, Stony Brook University, U.S.A.
Inderjeet Mani, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Important Dates:
15 July 2013. On-line registration closes.
31 July - 3 August 2013. CogSci 2013 in Berlin.
4-6 August 2013. Workshop in Hamburg.

Workshop Aims

Narratives are ubiquitous in human experience. We use them to
communicate, convince, explain, and entertain. As far as we know, every
society in the world has narratives, which suggests they are rooted in
our psychology and serve an important cognitive function. It is becoming
increasingly clear that, to truly understand and explain human
intelligence, beliefs, and behaviors, we will have to understand why and
to what extent narrative is universal and explain (or explain away) the
function it serves. The aim of this workshop series is to address key
questions that advance our understanding of narrative and our ability to
model it computationally.

Special Focus: Cognitive Science

This workshop will be an appropriate venue for papers addressing
fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative. The workshop will
be held as a satellite event of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Cognitive
Science Society (to be held in Berlin 31st July - 3rd August), and will
have a special focus on the cognitive science of narrative. Although the
workshop hosts papers that treat issues fundamental to the computational
modeling and scientific understanding of narrative, this year we have a
focus on narrative's cognitive, linguistic, or philosophical aspects.
Both finished research and more tentative exploratory work will be


Papers will be published in an electronic proceedings volume in the
series OASIcs (Open Access Series in Informatics, Schloss Dagstuhl).


The prize for the best student paper will be awarded to Graham Sack for
his paper "Character Networks for Narrative Generation: Structural
Balance Theory and the Emergence of Proto-Narratives". The prize for the
best student paper on a cognitive science topic will be awarded to
Angela Nyhout for her paper "Constructing spatial representations from
narratives and non-narrative descriptions: Evidence from 7-year-olds".


(Friday, 2 August 2013)

10:30-12:10 Pre-Workshop Event: CMN@CogSci
Symposium "Computational and Cognitive Aspects of Narrative"
as part of CogSci 2013
Humboldt Universit├Ąt zu Berlin, Berlin

Sunday, 4 August 2013

09:30-10:10 Registration
10:10-10:30 Opening with words by the two Deans of the Faculties
10:30-11:30 Richard Gerrig, Stony Brook University, USA:
A Participatory Perspective on the Experience of Narrative
11:30-11:50 Break
11:50-12:10 Mehul Bhatt, Jakob Suchan and Carl Schultz:
Cognitive Interpretation of Everyday Activities - Toward
Perceptual Narrative Based Visuo-Spatial Scene
12:10-12:30 Greg Lessard and Michael Levison:
Narrative and Ethics
12:30-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:00 Charlotte Vlek, Henry Prakken, Silja Renooij and Bart
Representing and Evaluating Legal Narratives with
Subscenarios in a Bayesian Network
15:00-15:30 Rossana Damiano and Antonio Lieto:
Ontological representations of narratives: a case study on
stories and actions
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-16:30 Elektra Kypridemou and Loizos Michael:
Narrative Similarity as Common Summary
16:30-16:50 Deborah Ninan and Odetunji Odejobi:
Theoretical Issues in the Computational Modelling of Yoruba
16:50-17:20 Break
17:20-17:50 Moshe Shoshan:
Narrativity And Textuality In The Study Of Stories
17:50-18:00 Special presentation: The Think Tank
19:30-22:30 Conference Dinner

Monday, 5 August 2013

10:10-10:40 Alan Tapscott, Joaquim Colas, Ayman Moghnieh and
Josep Blat:
Writing Consistent Stories based on Structured
Multi-Authored Narrative Spaces
10:40-11:10 Kenji Sagae, Andrew S. Gordon, Morteza Dehghani, Mike
Metke, Jackie S. Kim, Sarah I. Gimbel,
Christine Tipper, Jonas Kaplan and Mary Helen
A Data-Driven Approach for Classification of Subjectivity
in Personal Narratives
11:10-11:30 Break
11:30-12:00 Nir Ofek, Sandor Daranyi and Lior Rokach:
Linking Motif Sequences to Tale Type Families by Machine
12:00-12:30 Erica Cosentino, Ines Adornetti and Francesco Ferretti:
Processing Narrative Coherence: Towards a top-down model of
12:30-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-14:50 Andrea Bolioli, Matteo Casu, Maurizio Lana and Renato Roda:
Exploring the Betrothed Lovers
14:50-15:10 Bernhard Fisseni and Faith Lawrence:
A Paradigm for Eliciting Story Variation
15:10-15:30 David Broniatowski and Valerie Reyna:
Gist and Verbatim in Narrative Memory
15:30-16:30 Afternoon free discussion time
16:30-17:00 Mariet Theune, Thijs Alofs, Jeroen Linssen and Ivo
Having one's cake and eating it too: Coherence of
children's emergent narratives
17:00-17:30 Angela Nyhout and Daniela O'Neill:
Constructing spatial representations from narratives and
non-narrative descriptions: Evidence from 7-year-olds
17:30-17:50 Break
17:50-18:10 Fritz Breithaupt, Kevin Gardner and John Kruschke:
The disappearance of moral choice in serially reproduced
18:10-18:30 Khiet Truong, Gerben Westerhof, Sanne Lamers and Franciska
de Jong:
Emotional expression in oral history narratives: Comparing
results of automated verbal and nonverbal analyses
18:30-18:50 Bernhard Fisseni, Aadil Kurji, Deniz Sarikaya and Mira
Story Comparisons: Evidence from Film Reviews

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

10:10-10:40 Steven Corman, Hunter Ball and Gene Brewer:
Assessing Two-Mode Semantic Network Story Representations
Using a False Memory Paradigm
10:40-11:10 Graham Sack:
Character Networks for Narrative Generation: Structural
Balance Theory and the Emergence of Proto-Narratives
11:10-11:30 Break
11:30-12:00 Nicolas Szilas and Urs Richle:
A computational model of dramatic tension for interactive
12:00-12:30 Julio Bahamon and R. Michael Young:
CB-POCL: A Choice-Based Algorithm for Character Personality
in Planning-based Narrative Generation
12:30-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:00 Antoine Saillenfest and Jean-Louis Dessalles:
Using Unexpected Simplicity to Control Moral Judgments and
Interest in Narratives
15:00-15:20 D. Fox Harrell, Dominic Kao and Chong-U Lim:
Computationally Modeling Narratives of Social Group
Membership with the Chimeria System
15:20-15:40 Break
15:40-16:10 Sigal Sina, Sarit Kraus and Avi Rosenfeld:
Social Narrative Adaptation using Crowdsourcing
16:10-16:40 Pablo Gervas:
Propp's Morphology of the Folk Tale as a Grammar for
16:40-17:00 Break
17:00-18:00 Inderjeet Mani, Yahoo! Labs, USA:
Plots as Summaries of Event Chains

Programme Committee: Rossana Damiano, Kerstin Dautenhahn, David K.
Elson, Mark Finlayson (co-chair), Pablo Gervas, Andrew S. Gordon,
Valerie G. Hardcastle, Patrik Haslum, Benedikt Loewe (co-chair), Jan
Christoph Meister, Peggy J. Miller, Erik T. Mueller, Livia Polanyi,
Marie-Laure Ryan, Timothy Tangherlini, Mariet Theune, Emmett Tomai,
Atif Waraich, Patrick Henry Winston, R. Michael Young.

Organizers: Mark A. Finlayson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
U.S.A.), Bernhard Fisseni (Universitaet Hamburg & Universitaet
Duisburg-Essen, Germany), Benedikt Loewe (Universitaet Hamburg, Germany
& Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Jan Christoph Meister
(Universitaet Hamburg, Germany).

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