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Holonovels –  New Frontiers for Engaging Arts and Sciences in Future-Oriented Design

This workshop encourages creative contributions that take the form of original narrative fiction, such as science fiction prototypes (SFP), design fiction, scenario based design, or related contributions. To form a focal point, we are asking authors to use the STAR TREK ® HOLODECK® as inspiration for their stories and discussions. In general, a HOLODECK is a space in which simulations of people, objects and environments that seem to be real can be created and can be interacted with. It can be seen as one way that mixed reality and immersive spaces could develop in the future and can be used as a flexible plot device to frame stories and discussions. The HOLODECK is an imaginary concept, but we hope that its futuristic nature will motivate ideas that will be transferable to our own world, enabling discussion that range from concepts for new technologies to concerns about their societal or ethical use.

The holonovel can be seen as a new medium, to be considered not just by engineers and scientists but also by artists, designers and writers. We encourage contributions that cross professional boundaries, especially between the arts and sciences. Nevertheless, we do not want to limit the content of the contributions, so we also welcome papers looking at aspects of the development of “holodecks” from a technological, innovation or any other viewpoint.

Paper Submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy‘ system here, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).


  • Workshop Paper Submission deadline – 15 May 2018
  • Workshop Notification deadline – 15 June 2018
  • Workshop Camera-ready deadline – 15 July 2018


The Holonovels Workshop takes place as part of the International Conference on Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education (TIE’18). Participants can attend just the workshop or the conference as a whole.

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Conference Workshop Chair

Tiina Kymäläinen, Dr.

Human Factors, Virtual and Augmented Reality, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.




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