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{Seminar} @ CDS: 09th February: “Digital Story Experiences for Affective Engagement”

09 Feb @ 4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM



SPEAKER     :  Prof. Yannis Ioannidis, University of Athens and Athena Research Center President ACM

TITLE            : Digital Story Experiences for Affective Engagement

Date & Time :  February 09, 2023, 04:00 PM.

Venue              : #421SERC Auditorium (4th Floor) .





As the modern extension of the ancient practice of storytelling, digital storytelling relies on the use of multimedia assets to convey different types of stories. It has been used broadly as a term to cover a range of digital narratives from web-based stories to hypertexts, narrative computer games and even filmmaking. As a characteristic example, digital storytelling, or more generally story experiencing, has been established as an effective means of promoting visitor engagement in cultural sites, with significant potential to promote reflection and meaning making. This talk will present different approaches for story-centric experience design, focusing also on the role of agency, sociality, and personalization when combined with an interactive digital narrative. The application of interactive digital storytelling in different contexts and with a variety of technological solutions, from mobile-based or web technologies to desktop or immersive VR, has produced valuable insight as to the most effective use of novel technologies to engineer engagement.



Yannis Ioannidis is the President of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). He is a Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as an Associated Faculty at the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center, where he also served as the President and General Director for 10 years. He is also a co-chair of the Global Climate Hub of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. His research interests include Database and Information Systems, Data Science, Data and Text Analytics, Data Infrastructures and Digital Repositories, Recommender Systems and Personalization, and Storytelling, topics on which he has published over 160 articles in leading journals and conferences and also holds three patents. His work is often inspired by and applied to data management and analysis problems that arise in industrial environments or in the context of other scientific fields (Social Sciences and Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences) and the Arts. He has been the coordinator and legal entity head of OpenAIRE, which implements the European policies on open access to research publications and data. and a coordinator or partner in tens of other European and national research and innovation projects. He is an ACM and IEEE Fellow, a member of Academia Europaea, and a recipient of several research and teaching awards.


Host Faculty: Prof. Jayant Haritsa/Prof. Yogesh Simmhan.

                                                                             ALL ARE WELCOME


09 Feb
4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
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SERC Audtitorium, 4th Floor