CDE Events and News April 2020

Becca Knight, 22 Apr 2020

CDE Events and News April 2020

Hi Everyone

We really hope you are all staying well in this difficult time.

Take care and please stay safe.

CDE Team


Kari Noriy (pictured above) starts his EngD Placement

We asked Kari to tell us all about his new placement company and EngD project.

I have recently started my placement at and have been working with the company to develop and deploy an online Neural Style Transfer (NST) model for an adaptive and interactive storytelling platform.  The platform uses Natural Language processing to create a narrative driven story, whilst giving the user the ability to add and change as seen fit. is an innovative platform that enables writers and artists to create interactive graphic novels. Using state of the art natural language processing techniques, the novel adapts to your inputs and changes how the story evolves, allowing the readers to journey inside the story, talk to characters and impact the narrative.  Their aim is to bring a new dimension to storytelling: replayable, interactive conversations with crafted characters.



MSCA Individual Fellowship Opportunities in Luxembourg

​A number of Postdoctoral MSCA Individual Fellowship opportunities are being offered in Luxembourg.  Eligible candidates will have a PhD and have not lived or worked in Luxembourg for longer than 12 months before the call deadline.  More information can be found here




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You are not alone

You are not alone: Stay Apart Game Together takes place on 2nd May 2020.  YANA is a event bringing together people through gaming during isolation whilst promoting social distancing.   It takes place on Saturday 2nd May from 12 noon until 12 midnight BST.  Official broadcast will be on Facebook Gaming and Twitch.  More information can be found here.



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CASA Call for Papers

The 33rd International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA) takes place in September 2020 in Bournemouth.   CASA invites submissions of full papers, short papers and posters by 24th May 2020.  More information on the conference and important dates can be found here




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Digital Catapult CreativeXR Open Call

Applications are open for the third round of Digital Catapult and Arts Council England's CreativeXR.  CreativeXR provides funding and tools to support the development of new forms of creative content for virtual, augmented and mixed reality platforms.  The deadline for applications is 17th May 2020.  More information can be found here.

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