Siren conflict scenario annotated corpus released !


[ZIP] [Description Paper][Preliminary Analysis and General Model of Conflict]


SIREN is an international project to create social games for conflict resolution based on natural interaction. Sponsored by the European Union, SIREN aims to create a new type of educational game, the conflict resolution game. The project will take advantage of recent advances in serious games, social networks, computational intelligence and emotional modelling to create uniquely motivating and educating games that can help shape how children think about and handle conflict. Software developed by the project will be able to automatically generate conflict scenarios that fit the teaching needs of particular groups of children with varying cultural background, maturity, and technical expertise, and the desired learning outcomes as specified by a teacher. This will enable the system to be used by school teachers all over Europe, without specific technical training. UC Santa Cruz is working on the affective and personalized storytelling side of the project. The other groups involved are University of Bath (UK), Serious Games Interactive (Denmark), Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Investigaηγo e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (Portugal), IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and National Technical University of Athens (Greece).


Team at UCSC

Reid Swanson

Advisors at UCSC

Arnav Jhala, Michael Mateas, Noah Wardrip-Fruin

Research Labs at UCSC

Expressive Intelligence Studio, Computational Cinematics


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Posted: Feb.25.2011
Category: CCS EIS