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ICEC 2014 : International Conference on Entertainment Computing


Conference Series : International Conference on Entertainment Computing
When Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014
Where Sydney, Australia
Submission Deadline Apr 28, 2014

Call For Papers


ICEC 2014 - International Conference on Entertainment Computing 1-3 Oct 2014
Sydney, Australia

The IFIP International Conference on Entertainment Computing is the primary forum for disseminating and showcasing research results relating to the creation, development and use of digital entertainment. The conference brings together practitioners, academics, artists and researchers interested in design, practice, implementation, application and theoretical foundations of digital entertainment. We solicit paper, poster and demonstration submissions, as well as proposals for tutorials and workshops.

We invite submissions on design, art, engineering and theory of digital entertainment in several tracks:

• Full Technical Papers with a maximum length of 8 pages - 28 April
• Short Technical Papers with a maximum length of 6 pages - 28 April
• Poster Papers should be 3 pages - 28 April
• Demonstration Papers should be 3 pages - 28 April
• Tutorial/Workshop proposals should be 3 pages - 24 March

We encourage submission of papers, posters, demos, tutorial and workshop proposals on all topics related to original research in digital entertainment, including but not limited to:

Digital Games and Interactive Entertainment
• Game Design: Theory, Creation & Testing
• Interactive Narratives & Digital Storytelling
• Entertainment Robots, Toys & Smart Gadgets
• Social Media / Social Computing Entertainments
• New Genres of Interactive & Digital Entertainment

Design and Analysis
• Design of Entertainment Applications
• Experience Design & Analysis
• Telemetry & Semi-Automated Analysis
• Methodologies, Tools & Techniques for Entertainment
• Human Factors & Performance of Entertainment Applications & Technology

Interactive Art, Performance and Novel Interactions
• Digital Art & Installations
• Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality & Entertainment
• Ubiquitous/Pervasive Entertainment
• Sound, Music & Performance
• TransMedia and Entertainment

Entertainment Devices, Platforms & Systems
• Digital Entertainment Hardware & Devices
• Entertainment for Nomadic Users
• Ambient Entertainment
• Digital Broadcasting and Digital Cinema
• Interactive Television and Broadcasting

Theoretical Foundations and Ethical Issues
• Experiential Aspects in Entertainment
• Emotions and Affective Interaction
• Theoretical Basis of Entertainment
• Social / Cultural Impacts of Digital Entertainment
• Issues of Public Relations & Advertising Through Entertainment

Entertainment for Purpose & Persuasion
• Serious & Learning Games
• Games for Health & Well-Being
• Games For Change & Social Impact Games
• Exergaming
• Advergames and Digital Marketing

Computational Methodologies for Entertainment
• Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Entertainment
• Procedural Content Generation
• Computer Graphics & Visual Effects
• Big Data in Entertainment
• Security & Privacy in Entertainment

Technical Papers
Technical papers (long and short) are the main medium for presenting new research results to the community at ICEC. Submissions should describe novel unpublished work relating to one or more of the topics listed above.

Papers must be submitted in the Springer LNCS format (see below). Full Technical Paper submissions have a maximum of 8 pages in length and Short Technical Paper submissions have are maximum of 6 pages. Paper length should reflect the contribution and maturity of submission and reviewers from the ICEC 2014 program committee will be instructed to judge the contribution of a paper relative to its length. For example, typical contributions presenting significant research advances/results should be around 8 pages in length (Full Technical Papers) while contributions presenting less-mature, on-going or more focused approaches/results should be around 6 pages in length (Short Technical Papers). Papers with exceeding length relative to their contribution will be rejected. Accepted papers will be divided into two categories, long presentations and short presentations. The committee may accept papers conditionally or for a different category. Authors may be asked to either shorten or lengthen their paper accordingly. Authors may also include a video (optional) in their submission. Video files should be at most 50MB in size. See the general submission information for more details about preparing your submission.

Posters provide an interactive forum in which authors can present work to conference attendees during special poster sessions. Posters provide an opportunity to describe new work or work that is still in progress. A poster submission is a maximum of three-page in Springer LNCS format, describing the research problem, contribution, and value to ICEC attendees, submitted as a PDF file. Authors may also include a video (optional). Video files should be at most 50MB in size. See the general submission information for more details about preparing your submission. Posters will be displayed on cork boards during specific sessions. We expect to be able to accommodate posters of up to 3 feet by 4 feet (portrait format), so we suggest using that size or smaller. Additional details concerning the poster format display and interactive poster session will be made available following author notification.

Demonstrations, Interactive Installations & Games
Peer-reviewed demonstrations, installations and games show early implementations of novel, interesting, and important entertainment computing concepts, systems, installations or games, or can serve to showcase commercial products not previously described in the research literature. We particularly encourage demonstrations with which attendees can interact and play. A demonstration, installation or game submission consists of: 1) an extended abstract that should be no more than three Springer-format pages in length, 2) an accompanying video which should be at most 50MB in size, and 3) a supplement document with a list of a) technical requirements including electrical and connectivity needs and b) space requirements including display and footprint needs. By default, demos and games will have a table, chairs and internet connection available. By their nature, interactive installations are intended for larger, potentially public spaces. We will try to accommodate for the needs of these types of installations, but please include a minimal set-up so that we know the range of requirements that we will need to meet. Successful authors of demonstration/installation submissions will be contacted by the chair to confirm the availability of the requested resources. The abstract, digital video and requirements supplement must be submitted electronically.

Industry Papers / Posters / Demonstrations
Industry papers, posters, and demonstrations are intended to increase the knowledge transfer between academia and industry in entertainment computing. While regular contributions are mainly reviewed for their scientific novelty and contribution, industry papers should focus more on practical solutions and results that are of immediate interest to the industry or especially facilitate communication between industry and academia. Possible examples are (but are not limited to):

• Novel and interesting applications (both commercial & non-profit)
• New frameworks, tools, or libraries
• Business models
• Development best practices
• Information Systems specific to Entertainment

Industry contributions should follow the same guidelines as regular contributions in terms of layout, pages, additional material etc. (see below). We specifically invite industry members to consider submitting a poster or demo to present live working systems. If you work in the industry and would like to make a submission, but you are not used to working with scientific paper templates and publication procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Tutorials / Workshops
We invite proposals for workshops that will be held in conjunction with ICEC 2014. We invite proposals in all areas of entertainment computing (see conference topics listed above) and particularly welcome proposals that will focus on and promote discussion on new and emerging trends. Workshop/Tutorial proposals should be three pages in length (in the Springer LNCS format) and must include the following information:

Contact information (name, affiliation, address, phone number/fax, and email) of the workshop/tutorial organizer(s); Relevant CV information of the workshop/tutorial leader(s); workshop/tutorial title; workshop/tutorial objective; Background/relevance of workshop/tutorial topic; Expected workshop/tutorial outcomes (publications, activities, "take-home" skills development, etc.); Expected number of participants; workshop/tutorial due dates (schedule of submission); and Sample material(s) for the workshop/tutorial to make a convincing case that would be interesting for ICEC attendees.

Workshops/Tutorials can be scheduled for either half a day or a full day (please indicate your choice) and will take place before the main ICEC conference. Please submit your workshop/tutorial proposal via the electronic conference system.

Please prepared paper submissions in the Springer LNCS format ( All submitted papers will undergo a thorough peer-review process by the ICEC 2014 program committee. Accepted papers will be published by Springer as a LNCS and by the ACM Digital Library. Authors of selected best papers will also be invited to submit extended versions of their submissions to specialized journals on Entertainment Computing. At least one author of accepted submissions has to register and present at ICEC 2014. Where an author is presenting multiple papers, there will be an additional fee.

Papers and abstracts should be submitted through the submission web site in PDF format ( All materials will be reviewed and processed electronically. The information about the work and a contact author's email address, mailing address, and phone number must be submitted through the submission website by the deadline (see above). Submissions should not be anonymized for review. Movies or other materials can also be submitted through the submission web site. The movies must not exceed 50 megabytes in size. Any additional materials must also be received by the deadline.

Conference Chair:
Yusuf Pisan, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Program Chairs:
Nikitas Sgouros, University of Piraeus, Greece
Tim Marsh, James Cook University, Qld, Australia

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