[artinfo] _book chapters: THE SERIOUS STORYTELLING HANDBOOK - 30th June 2018 || data storytelling || storytelling outside entertainment || hci || health || eductation || games || eLearning || multimedia

Artur Lugmayr artur.lugmayr at ambientmediaassociation.org
Fri Apr 27 15:19:28 CEST 2018


Call for Book Chapters Proposals


Storytelling outside the Entertainment Context to Engage, Enlighten,
and Explain in Serious Games, Data Storytelling, User-Experience,
AI, Health, eLearning, Science, Digital Media, and

The handbook is transdisciplinary and should address technology, human,
storytelling, and business issues in the fields of entertainment 
computation, human-computer-interaction, media technology and design, 
information systems research, multimedia, data science, digital games, 
eLearning, eHealth, and digital media scholars.

 Artur Lugmayr, Helmut Hlavacs, and Calkin Suero Montero (Eds.)
 Published by Chapman&Hall/CRC Taylor&Francis Group

The book will be the pilot book for the new Series on Emerging Media
Technology and User-Experience Computation, published by Chapman&Hall/
CRC Taylor&Francis Group.

    June 30th 2018 - Expression of Interest and/or Final Chapters

   artur.lugmayr at artur-lugmayr.com





“Storytelling outside the context of entertainment, where the narration 
progresses as a sequence of patterns impressive in quality, relates to a 
serious context, and is a matter of thoughtful process.”
  Serious storytelling - a First Definition and Review
  A. Lugmayr, E. Sutinen, J. Suhonen, C. Sedano, H. Hlavacs, C. Montero
  Multimedia Tools and Applications 76(14),pp. 15707-15733, 2016

In human culture, storytelling has a long tradition. The reasons why
stories have been told are manifold: to entertain, to transfer knowledge 
between generations, to keep cultural heritage, or to warn others of 
dangers. With the emergence of the digitalization of media many new 
possibilities to tell stories emerged in serious and non-entertainment 

A very simple example is the idea of serious gaming - thus digital 
games without primarily an entertainment purpose. Within this handbook, 
we generalize the approach of serious games, on other genres of digital 
storytelling, and call for handbook typical contributions which introduce 
„serious storytelling: storytelling with a purpose beyond
as new approach. We seek for handbook alike contributions, reviews of 
existing application areas, established theories and methods, fundamental 
concepts, ground breaking research results in a transdisciplinary 
approach. The handbook shall range across domains, and illustrate 
storytelling outside an entertainment context in e.g. data science, 
artificial intelligence, well-being and health, medicine, psychology, 
education, ethical problem solving, eLeadership, and business/management, 
robotics, storytelling in deep learning and big data, qualitative 
journalism, serious games, storytelling in simulations, HCI research and 
storytelling, VR/AR training, user-experience studies, and online 
communication. If you want to learn more about the idea of serious 

please consult the journal article that has been introducing this new idea:
A. Lugmayr, E. Sutinen, J. Suhonen, C. Sedano, H. Hlavacs, C. Montero, 
Serious storytelling - a First Definition and Review, Multimedia Tools 
and Applications 76(14),pp. 15707-15733, 2016.

The handbook is suited for people with interest in entertainment
computation, human-computer-interaction, media technology and design, 
information systems research, multimedia, data science, digital games, 
eLearning, eHealth, new media scholars, and visualisation.

• Storytelling in/for data science, AI, Big Data, and deep learning
• Storytelling in HCI and User-Experience research
• Human-Computer-Interaction supporting serious storytelling
• Animation, graphics, 3D, VR, and AR storytelling
• Serious storytelling in business, leadership, and law
• Education and serious storytelling
• Digital forensics and storytelling
• Storytelling and social media
• Anthropological perspectives of serious storytelling
• Storytelling as part of the innovation process
• Medicine, wellness, and therapy and storytelling
• Storytelling in science, and scientific PR and publishing
• Automated generation of stories
• New computational paradigms (e.g. quantum computing) in storytelling
• Narrative form, structure, and expression
• Media technology, multimedia, and entertainment computation
• Theories, methods, frameworks, and concepts
• Your idea?


We seek for full research papers, literature surveys, technical 
solutions, surveys of the field, theory of storytelling, essays, 
state of the art descriptions, best practices in real life projects, 
and point of views and critique of the topic. As it's a handbook, 
contributions not essentially need to be new, we also seek for proofed 
concepts, methods, existing projects, and ideas that contribute to 
a handbook type of book.

We would like to focus on shaping a NOVEL research direction, and 
define Digital Serious Storytelling as a new research pathway. Therefore, 
we are seeking for establishing theory.

As we would like to have a tightly controlled editing process, we 
will mix authors of different contributions as well as we will step into 
the chapter authoring processes as it is required to get a red line 
through the book. We would not like to have an edited book consisting 
of a set of loosely connected chapters. We want to create a reference 
book, which will have impact, and act as teaching reference.


• June 30th 2018: Expression of Interest and Intend to Submit a Chapter
   (or Final Chapters)
• July 30th 2018: Invitation of a Selected set of Expression of Interests
   as Final Full Chapter
• Sept. 30th 2018: Final Full Chapters (also authors who did not submit
   an expression of interest can contribute)
• Nov. 30th 2018: Review Results to Authors after (Double Blinded Review)
• Jan., 15th 2019: Final Chapters Due


Please format your submission according the guidelines in:

(Microsoft Word) or

Expressions of interests should contain title, author information, 
short one sentence pitch of the proposed chapter, perspective of the 
chapter (technical, business, computer science, HCI, new media, data 
science....), author short bios, author pictures, 1500 word description 
of the contribution, own research publication contributing the final 
book chapters, and list of references to be considered for the final 

Authors are encouraging to submit final chapters as their expression of
interest, and these efforts will be rewarded and help us to decide upon
the final accepted chapters. However, we also fully consider thoroughly
written expression of interests, which are contributing directly to the 
book, and will invite a selected set of high quality contributions to 
submit a final full chapter.

Authors who did not submit an expression of interest, are encouraged to
submit a final chapter at the final chapter due date.
We only accept submissions through the submission system. If you have
multiple files (e.g. word document, pdf, and multiple figures) to submit,
please upload ALL THE FILLES AS A .ZIP ARCHIEVE to the submission

The submission system can be found on:


The book will be published as part of a new series. The Chapman & Hall/CRC
Emerging Media and User-Experience Computation Series presents 
cross-disciplinary research, case studies, and insights into media 
technology, media business, and media design. The series will cover many 
topics of interest, including, but not limited to: advancements in media 
technology, animation, media design, music, robotics, video, content 
production, information systems, content systems, interactive media, 
visual effects, asset management, design approaches, user-experience, 
quality of experience, simulation, serious games, digital games, 
augmented reality, and virtual reality. The series is cross-disciplinary, 
and seeks contributions from computer science, media design,
interaction, psychology, (mass)-communication, information systems, 
and business viewpoints. 

If you are considering a separate book proposal for the series, please do
not hesitate to contact the series editor and consult the series website on

The book will be the pilot book for the new Series on Emerging Media
Technology and User-Experience Computation, published by Chapman&Hall/
CRC Taylor&Francis Group. If you would like to contribute to the series 
with an own book chapter proposal, please consult the series website: 


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