AIIDE 2020

AIIDE 2020

The 16th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE-20) was held October 19-23, 2020 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, MA, USA online. Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), AIIDE brings together researchers and practitioners who work in AI for entertainment, including game designers, creative technologists, media artists, and academic and industrial AI researchers. This year, AIIDE especially encourages submissions to respond to the theme of “Foundations for Shared Progress”.

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Please go to the Program page for more information on presentations and events.

AIIDE 2020 Best Paper Award

“It’s Unwieldy and It Takes a Lot of Time.” Challenges and Opportunities for Creating Agents in Commercial Games
Mikhail Jacob, Sam Devlin and Katja Hofmann

Additional Nominees:

The Unexpected Consequence of Incremental Design Changes
Nathan Sturtevant, Nicolas Decroocq, Aaron Tripodi and Matthew Guzdial

A Declarative PCG Tool for Casual Users
Ian Horswill

AIIDE 2020 Best Student Paper Award

TOAD-GAN: Coherent Style Level Generation from a Single Example
Maren Awiszus, Frederik Schubert and Bodo Rosenhahn

Additional Nominees:

Are Strong Policies also Good Playout Policies? Playout Policy Optimization for RTS Games
Zuozhi Yang and Santiago Ontañón

A Good Story is One in a Million: Solution Density in Narrative Generation Problems
Cory Siler and Stephen G. Ware

AIIDE 2020 Best Artifact Award

A Declarative PCG Tool for Casual Users
Ian Horswill

Additional Nominees:

PAIndemic: A Planning Agent For Pandemic
Pablo Sauma Chacón and Markus Eger

A Good Story Is One in a Million: Solution Density in Narrative Generation Problems
Cory Siler and Stephen G. Ware

Generating Explorable Narrative Spaces with Answer Set Programming
Chinmaya Dabral and Chris Martens

AIIDE 2020 Best Reviewer Award

Nathan Sturtevant

Additional Nominees:

Markus Eger

Mark J. Nelson

Congratulations to all our winners!


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AIJ AIIDE Global Participation Fellowships: A grant from the Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ) editorial board has made it possible for the 16th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE) to offer fellowships to increase global participation and outreach! Fellowship recipients will receive registration subsidies to reduce or eliminate costs associated with attending AIIDE 2020. Please apply here:

Deadline Extended: When we planned that AIIDE's paper deadlines would not be extended, we did so expecting a world that differs from the difficult situations that many of our authors are presently facing. To offer our support, we are extending AIIDE's deadline for Papers, Demos, and Playable Experiences by one week, to June 12.

Note to Reviewers: The reviewing schedule will change in one way with the extended deadline - the Review Period will start one work day later, on Monday, June 15. Bidding will happen as scheduled (June 6-9) based on the abstracts of the papers that have been submitted, and review assignments will be finalized after the June 12 deadline has passed.

Online Conference: Due to COVID-19, the organizing committee has decided that AIIDE'20 will be held online. The conference dates remain the same, as shown below. As usual, accepted papers will be published by AAAI and at least one of the authors must register and attend the conference to present their work.

Important Dates

All deadlines are due 11:59 PM UTC-12 unless otherwise noted

  • April 24 April 28:   Workshop Proposals
  • May 1:   Workshop Notifications
  • May 29 June 5:   Abstract Deadline (Research Papers Track Only)
  • June 5 June 12:   Papers, Demos, and Playable Experiences Deadline
  • June 21:   Doctoral Consortium Deadline
  • July 8:   Initial Reviews Released (Research Papers Track Only)
  • July 13:   Author Response Due (Research Papers Track Only)
  • July 22:   Acceptance Notifications (All Tracks)
  • August 1:   Artifact Evaluation Deadline
  • August 12:   Camera-Ready Deadline, 5pm Pacific (All Tracks)
  • August 28:   Artifact Evaluation Notifications
  • October 19-20:   AIIDE 2020 Workshops
  • October 21-23:   AIIDE 2020 Main Conference