Artificial Intelligence and Entertainment Science (AIES) Workshop

Theme: “Towards Empathic Entertainment Technology”

The first artificial intelligence and entertainment science (AIES) workshop aims to bring together researchers, designers, and practitioners under the umbrella of the 20th International Federation for Information Processing--International Conference on Entertainment Computing (IFIP-ICEC 2021). The workshop aimed to establish a panel of discussion at the intersections of AI and entertainment science areas by utilizing entertainment computing activities such as video games, digital arts, or film media. The niche area of empathic entertainment, which focuses on intertwining empathic computing and entertainment science, provides a unique approach to humanizing AI applications.

A novel entertainment-based empathic technology can be developed and established, which is centralized on the notion of empathy and how it influences technological advancements that benefit people and their surrounding community. Best-practice experience and successful initiatives can be identified, while empirical outcomes and novel designs can be determined to build up and strengthen the community of interest in empathic entertainment technology. In addition to building an international community, the workshop aims to identify challenges and opportunities related to empathic entertainment technology in games or non-game contexts.

The scope of the topics include, but are not limited to:


General Chair

Mohd Nor Akmal Khalid (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Hiroyuki Iida (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Umi Kalsom Yusof (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
Ruzinoor Che Mat (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)

Program Committee

Mohd Shahrizal Sunar (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
Jason Teo Tze Wi (Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia)
Xiong Shuo (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
Kristian Spoerer (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Zuo Long (Chang’an University, China)
Anggina Primanita (Sriwijaya University, Indonesia)
‪Saajid Akram Abuluaih (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Tsuyoshi Hashimoto (Matsue National College of Technology, Japan)
Apimuk Muangkasem (Associate Business Development, Thailand)
Junichi Hashimoto (KDDI Corporation, Japan)
Nate Nossal (Toyama Prefectural University, Japan)
Uri Globus (The Academic College of Tel-Aviv, Israel)
Luiz Bernardo Martins Kummer (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil)
Flávio Soares Corrêa da Silva (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Miguel Barreda-Ángeles (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Mathieu Lajante (Ryerson University, Canada)
Tse Guan Tan (Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia)
Loutfouz Zaman (Ontario Tech University, Canada)
Wei Wang (City University of New York, USA)
Helmut Hlavacs (University of Vienna, Austria)

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