Iris Logo IRIS (Integrating Research in Interactive Storytelling) is a European NoE (Network of Excellence) which aims at creating a virtual centre of excellence that will be able to achieve breakthroughs in the understanding of Interactive Storytelling and the development of corresponding technologies. Interactive Storytelling is a major endeavour to develop new media which could offer a radically new user experience, with a potential to revolutionise digital entertainment. The IRIS consortium involves ten partners in seven different countries in Europe.

In the IRIS project, OFAI mainly contributes to Workpackages:

  • WP1 - Narrative Formalisms
  • WP2 - Artificial Intelligence Tools and Techniques
  • WP4 - Hybrid Intelligent Virtual Actors
  • WP6 - Interaction and Dialogue

OFAI's contributions to IRIS are provided by the Intelligent Software Agents and New Media group.

In the context of IRIS, OFAI's Paolo Petta co-organized ICIDS 2009, the second International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling.

Visit the IRIS project website for further information.

  • Project start: January 2009
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Funding: EU (IST FP7 231824)

Released Tools

  • ActAffAct-based emotion components
    Appraisal components based on ActAffAct. These components provide objects and mechanisms to perform appraisal as well as the aggregation of appraisals over time into mood. It is intended as a building block for the integration into agent control architectures. See the included tests and documentation for usage.
  • OPARIS ActAffAct theatre
    A theatre, in the terminology of the OPARIS API, based on the display component of ActAffAct.
  • OPARIS/IRIS theatreprotocol command-line client
    Python command-line client and library for interaction, testing, and verification of the client-side OPARIS API. Based on Twisted.