The 10th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS-2017) seeks sponsorship to help ensure that this conference remains the premier venue for research advances in technologies at the intersection of narrative, computing, and human-computer interaction. Sponsorship at all levels is welcome. Please contact the ICIDS’17 Local Chairs, Deborah Castro and Cláudia Silva at icids2017 [at] m-iti [dot] org


Supported By

Rebecca Rouse

Prof. Rebecca Rouse, the winner of the ICIDS-2016 Best Paper Award “Media of Attraction: A Media Archeology Approach to Panoramas, Kinematography, Mixed Reality and Beyond” is donating her Springer Prize of EUR 1000, to help students join us in Madeira at the 2017 edition of ICIDS.

The Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT) sponsors the Collaboratory for Emerging Technologies (CoLab) initiative as part of the UT Austin|Portugal Program to increase academic programs and research in emerging technologies across the nation of Portugal. CoLab seeks to enhance Portuguese scientific and technological capacity and to reinforce the international reach of leading Portuguese universities and scientific institutions. From the program’s beginnings in March 2006, UT Austin|Portugal’s Colab has named Digital Media as its technological pivot. The Digital Media area of the UT Austin|Portugal Program is one of the sponsors of the 10th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling.

This year, the host of the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2017) will be Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), a not-for-profit innovation of the University of Madeira, founded by the University of Madeira, Madeira Tecnopolo, and Carnegie Mellon University. The institute was created in December 2009 in order to provide a home for the numerous collaborations between these partners, in both research and education. The work of the institute concentrates primarily on innovation in the areas of computer science, human-computer interaction, and entertainment technology. Since 2011, M-ITI has been part of the Laboratory of Robotics and Systems in Engineering and Science (LARSyS), an association of six R&D units representing four universities in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade dos Açores and Universidade da Madeira.

The Promotion Bureau for the Autonomous Region of Madeira (AP Madeira) is a non profit organization, founded in August 2004 by a public entity and a private one – the Regional Tourist Board and the Funchal Chamber of Commerce and Industry. AP Madeira’s aim is to promote and spread the idea of Madeira as a destination overseas, directly to clients themselves and, in particular, to trade.

The CMF is the Municipal Council of the city of Funchal.

ANA Group is the airport authority responsible for the management of airports in Portugal (Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Beja), the Azores (Ponta Delgada, Horta, Flores and Santa Maria) and the Autonomous Region of Madeira (Madeira and Porto Santo).

The Instituto de Desenvolvimento Regional (IPR) is a supporting body of the Regional Secretary of Planning and Finances. It coordinates the activities of planning and monitoring of the regional development model, as well as the coordination and management of the mediation of the communitary funds of the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

The Associação do Comércio e Indústria Do Funchal (ACIF) is a non-profit legal entity that, as a business association, represents the companies that exert their activities in the Autonomous Region of Madeira in the areas of Retail and Services, Industry, and Tourism. Currently, about 800 companies are associated with ACIF.