Prof. Hongxing Liu
Wuhan University of Technology,China
Speech Tilte: Conceptual Story Modeling and Model-Driven Architecture for Story Creation
Novels, movies and other genres of stories are popular. This paper studies the methods of computer-aided story creation by means of domain-specific conceptual modeling and model-driven architecture. Firstly, a new conceptual modeling language for story is presented, and its abstract syntax and concrete syntax are defined. The conceptual story model is a kind of graphical, highly abstract, and genre-independent model that describes the events, characters, settings, and the relationships in a given world. We developed a software tool to support the conceptual modeling. Secondly, a model-driven architecture for story creation is proposed, which consists of a series of related models, languages, and tools to support the modeling and transformation. In the architecture, a story work is represented by story models, and the story creation becomes a modeling process from abstract to concrete. We take the genre of story as the platform, so the conceptual model is a platform-independent model, which can be transformed to various platform-specific models. We believe the architecture is a new way for story creation and can make sense for the creative industry.
Dr. Liu Hongxing is currently a Professor in school of Computer Science and Technology, Wuhan University of Technology. He received his Ph.D. degrees in computer software and theory from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. His current research interests include Conceptual Modeling, Model Driven Architecture and Domain Specific Modeling Language. He has published over 30 papers in related journals and conference proceedings.