IRIS: Integrating Research in Interactive Storytelling

Projektstart: 01.09.2009
Projektträger: EU (Europäische Union)
Projektverantwortung vor Ort: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth André
Beteiligte WissenschaftlerInnen der Universität Augsburg: Dr. Gregor Ulrich Mehlmann
Prof. Dr. Birgit Lugrin (geb. Endrass)


iris_logoIRIS (Integrating Research in Interactive Storytelling) aims at creating a virtual centre of excellence that will be able to achieve breakthroughs in the understanding of Interactive Storytelling and the development of corresponding technologies.


Interactive Storytelling is a major endeavour to develop new media which could offer a radically new user experience, with a potential to revolutionise digital entertainment.
European research in Interactive Storytelling has played a leading role in the development of the field, and this creates a unique opportunity to strengthen its position even further by structuring some of its best actors within a NoE.

The project is organised around four major objectives:
• To extend Interactive Storytelling technologies in terms of performance and scalability, so that they can support the production of actual Interactive Narratives
• To make the next generation of Interactive Storytelling technologies more accessible to authors and content creators of different media backgrounds (scriptwriters, storyboarders, game designers)
• To develop a more Integrated Approach to Interactive Storytelling Technologies, achieving a proper
integration with cinematography
• To develop Methodologies to evaluate Interactive Storytelling systems as well as the media experience of Interactive Narrative

Iris Diagram

Project Partners:

- University of Teesside (, United Kingdom (coordinator)
- Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et Automatique, France
- Fachhochschule Erfurt, Germany
- TECFA, Université de Genève, Switzerland
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Universität Augsburg, Germany
- Université de La Rochelle, France
- Österreichische Studiengesellschaft für Kybernetik, Austria
- University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

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