A Simple Story: Using an Agents’ Based Context-Aware Architecture for Storytelling

  • Fabio Pittarello
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11944577_3

Volume 4326 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Pittarello F. (2006) A Simple Story: Using an Agents’ Based Context-Aware Architecture for Storytelling. In: Göbel S., Malkewitz R., Iurgel I. (eds) Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment. TIDSE 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4326. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Context-aware systems are conceived for diminishing the cognitive load of users that perform tasks such as retrieving information or accessing services. A wide range of applications is available, with emphasis on tourism, cultural heritage and e-commerce. This work explores the possibility of using an agents based context-aware architecture for controlling the evolution of a story on the basis of different types of context, including the user profile, the location, the user history and time. In order to prove the suitability of such architecture to the domain of storytelling, a real novel by a famous Italian writer was rewritten in the form of an interactive 3D world where users play the roles of the different characters of the story.

Keywords

agents context-awareness storytelling virtual environments 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio Pittarello
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità Ca’ Foscari di VeneziaMestre (VE)Italy