CFP: Interactive Entertainment 2007

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I’m on the Conference Management Committee of this wonderful event. I hope to see alot of you there…

The Fourth Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment, 2007

3-5 December 2007
Storey Hall, RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia

*Proposals for panels and abstract for individual papers: 30th May 2007

Full Papers (max 8 pages): 15th June 2007

Short papers (max 3 pages): 15th June 2007

[Both full papers and short papers will be refereed by an international program committee]

The Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment, in its fourth year, is a cross-disciplinary conference that brings together researchers from artificial intelligence, cognitive science, media studies, drama, HCI, psychology, interactive media, cultural studies, graphics, audio, as well as researchers from other disciplines working on new game specific technologies or providing critical analysis of games and interactive environments.

In an epoch marked by convergence, cross-platform media and the rise of social software/ networks, how are the digital industries – most especially gaming – being transformed? What types of new genres and modes of interactivity are evolving? And how are these social technologies informed by cultural context? The 2007 Interactive Entertainment conference considers the difference between convergence as rhetoric and practice, imaginary and reality.

The conference will accept innovative submission types that present new scientific ideas, improvements to existing techniques or provide new ways of examining, designing and using computer games. Accepted papers will be blind-peer refereed.

Topics of interest
The papers and presentations should include original and unpublished contributions. Suggested research topics include but are not limited to:
* Artificial Intelligence
* Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality
* Art, Design and New Media
* Convergence and cross-platform media
* E-learning and the roles of games in pedagogy
* Technology, co-presence and place
* Pervasive (location aware) mobile technologies  
* Policy and legislative responses to mobile and locative media
* Cultural and Media Studies on Computer Games
* Education, Training, and Edutainment Technologies
* Graphics/Animation Techniques
* Interactive Digital Storytelling
* Mobile Media
* The rise of social software and networking (technical and social)
* Sound and Music

*Abstracts should be between 300- 500 words. Abstracts and full papers should be emailed to:
General inquiries should be forwarded to:

The 2007 IE conference co-chairs are: Larissa Hjorth (RMIT University) and Esther Milne (Swinburne University of Technology) Program committee chair: Yusuf Pisan (University of Technology, Sydney)


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