Aug 192020
 

“Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media is an international journal that publishes innovative theoretical and empirical research about games and culture within interactive media. The journal serves as a premiere outlet for ground-breaking work in the field of game studies.

Games and Culture’s scope includes the socio-cultural, political, and economic dimensions of gaming from a wide variety of perspectives, including textual analysis, political economy, cultural studies, ethnography, critical race studies, gender studies, media studies, public policy, international relations, and communication studies. Other arenas include the following:

Issues of gaming culture related to race, class, gender, and sexuality
Issues of game development
Textual and cultural analysis of games as artifacts
Issues of political economy and public policy in both US and international arenas
Of primary importance will be bridging the gap between games studies scholarship in the United States and in Europe.

One of the primary goals of the journal is to foster dialogue among the academic, design, development, and research communities that will influence both game design and research about games within various public contexts. A second goal is to examine how gaming and interactive media are being used outside of entertainment, including in education, for the purposes of training, for military simulation, and for political action.

Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media invites academics, designers and developers, and researchers interested in the growing field of game studies to submit articles, reviews, or special issues proposals to the editor. Games and Culture is an interdisciplinary publication, and therefore it welcomes submissions by those working in fields such as Communication, Anthropology, Computer Science, English, Sociology, Media Studies, Cinema/Television Studies, Education, Art History, and Visual Arts.

All submissions are peer reviewed by two or more members of the distinguished, multi-disciplinary editorial board. Games and Culture aims to have all papers go through their initial review within three months of receipt. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in Word or Word Perfect format and conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Fifth Edition) and should not exceed 8,000 words in length. Papers that do not conform to these guidelines will be returned to the author(s).”

https://journals.sagepub.com/description/gac

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Aug 192020
 

European Journal of Information Systems
https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/15074

Journal of Information Technology
https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/12815

Computers & Education
https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/computers-and-education

Review of Research in Education
https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/16514

Studies in Higher Education
https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/20853
https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cshe20/current

procurar outros locais no scopus:
https://blog.scopus.com/posts/titles-indexed-in-scopus-check-before-you-publish
https://www.scopus.com/sources.uri

 

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Aug 102020
 

Meaningful Play 2021 Conference Overview
Whether designed to entertain or to achieve more “serious” purposes, games, virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality have the potential to impact players’ beliefs, knowledge, attitudes, emotions, cognitive abilities, physical and mental health, and behavior.

Meaningful Play 2021 is a conference about theory, research, and game design innovations, principles and practices. Meaningful Play brings scholars and industry professionals together to understand and improve upon games to entertain, inform, educate, and persuade in meaningful ways.

The conference will include thought-provoking keynotes from leaders in academia and industry, peer-reviewed paper presentations, panel sessions (including academic and industry discussions), innovative workshops, roundtable discussions, and exhibitions of games and prototypes.

Conference Audience and Themes
The conference is primarily for:
industry and academic game researchers
industry and academic game designers and developers
game educators
students
government and NGOs interested in games

The three primary themes of the conference are:
exploring meaningful applications of games
issues in designing meaningful play
learning, education & games
The first theme includes an examination of games (of all types) from primarily an academic research perspective.

The second theme focuses on much more practical knowledge from the front-line of actual design, development, and use of games, virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality experiences for meaningful purposes.

The third theme is focuses the use of games for learning and education, as well as the teaching of game making and game studies within academia.

+infos(oficial): https://meaningfulplay.msu.edu/index.php

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Aug 102020
 

The WorldCist’21 – 9th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, to be held in Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal, 30-31 March to 1-2 April 2021, is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Information Systems and Technologies.
We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to WorldCist’21. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.

Themes
Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference:
A) Information and Knowledge Management (IKM);
B) Organizational Models and Information Systems (OMIS);
C) Software and Systems Modeling (SSM);
D) Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools (SSAAT);
E) Multimedia Systems and Applications (MSA);
F) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems (CNMPS);
G) Intelligent and Decision Support Systems (IDSS);
H) Big Data Analytics and Applications (BDAA);
I) Human-Computer Interaction (HCI);
J) Ethics, Computers and Security (ECS)
K) Health Informatics (HIS);
L) Information Technologies in Education (ITE);
M) Technologies for Biomedical Applications (TBA)
N) Information Technologies in Radiocommunications (ITR);

+infos(oficial): http://www.worldcist.org/index.php

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Jul 192020
 

Arts & Design Track
Submission deadline is July 31st, 2020 for papers and August 15th, 2020 for design cases.
The Arts & Design track focuses on receiving research papers related to the design, production, expression, and enjoyment of digital games in the form of papers, posters, and design cases.

Computing Track
Submission deadline is July 31st, 2020.
We invite contributions on all aspects of Computing for Games and Digital Entertainment. Contributions can be submited in the format of papers and posters.

Culture Track
Submission deadline is July 31 st, 2020.
The Culture track addresses digital games on their most varied platforms. We also strongly encourage the submission of research that focuses on “analog” games – card games, board games, table RPGs, escape rooms, and live-action – as well as those which we identify as “mixed” (alternative, augmented, locative games, etc.).

Education Track
Submission deadline is July 31st, 2020.
You are invited to submit works for the SBGames 2020 Education track on the following topics: Literacy and literacy with games; Learning based on digital games; Evaluation of educational games; e-Sports and education; Games and distance education (or eLearning); Games and learning; Games and evaluation; Games in education; Gamification in education; Pedagogical principles of digital games; Design and development of digital games for education; Serious games.

Health Track
Submission deadline is July 31st, 2020.
The Health track is plural and consecrated for exchanges about game research and development, aiming to bring together researchers, developers, and those interested in the interface between games and health concerning its various dimensions, such as physiological, psychological, social, philosophical, collective, and ethical. Both digital and analog games are considered within the scope of this track.

Industry Track
Submission deadline is August 14th, 2020.
The Industry track configures an environment responsible for the connection between academia and industry, developing interfaces and discussions on the production and distribution of digital games. The track brings together researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, teachers, and students in a vast space of collaboration and exchange of ideas.

Games and Diversity
Submission deadline is July 31st, 2020.
The Diversity in Games activity is geared towards academic and industry discussions about the relationships between games (digital and analog), the people who play them (their senses and meanings), and the collectives that develop them. The activity emphasizes the population diversity and communities, different markers (gender, race, sexuality, class, disability, geography, etc.), and contexts of vulnerability and exclusion within the games.

GranDGamesBR
Submission deadline is July 31 st, 2020.
Forum on Grand Research Challenges in Games and Entertainment Computing in Brazil.
The establishment of a common view on the theoretical and practical challenges in the field of Games and Entertainment Computing is currently required as a strategy for driving efforts regarding the existing problems faced by the Brazilian researchers and practitioners. With the aim of identifying research opportunities for the next ten years in the field of Games and Entertainment Computing in Brazil, SBGAMES 2020 presents a forum for discussions towards the Grand Research Challenges in Games and Entertainment Computing in Brazil – GranDGamesBR – organized by Prof. Rodrigo Santos (UNIRIO) and Prof. Marcelo da Silva Hounsell (UDESC).

CTDGames
Submission deadline is July 31 st, 2020.
The CTDGames (Concurso de Teses e Dissertações do SBGames) provides an opportunity for researchers who have completed master’s or doctoral degree related to games and digital entertainment. The goals of CTDGames 2020 are to disseminate and award the best MSc dissertations and DSc thesis concluded from January to December 2019 related to games and digital entertainment.

G2 Workshop
Submission deadline is July 31 st, 2020.
The G2 Workshop activity targets students who are taking the undergraduate course in any area (Bachelor, Degree or Technological), and who have developed works related to digital games. The goal is to promote contact between students and renowned experts in the field.

Tutorials
Submission deadline will be available soon.
The purpose of the tutorials is to expand the knowledge in the fields related to Games. Tutorials sessions bring talks from specialists, opening new research topics to the community.

Arts Exhibition
Submission deadline is August 23rd, 2020.
The Arts Exhibition activity opens space for artists to expose their works in several categories, such as Concept Art, In Game Screenshot, BoardGame Art, and Artistic Experimentations and Fan Arts in Games.

+infos(oficial): https://www.sbgames.org/sbgames2020/

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Jun 102020
 

“12th International Conference on Videogame Sciences and Arts

26-28 November 2020

Videojogos 2020 will be the 12th International Conference on Videogame Sciences and Arts.

It is a joint organization between the School of Public Management, Communication and Tourism – Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (EsACT – IPB) and the Portuguese Society of Videogames Sciences (SPCV).

As in previous editions, this conference will gather researchers, professionals in the extended area of videogames, teachers and students in a forum to discuss videogame related topics and their impact on various aspects such as society, health, heritage, economy or education. The goal is to promote the exchange of ideas, share experiences and results in the areas of interest, through presentations, workshops, interactive demos and panels.

Covid-19 statement: While our intent is to run a live social event, with the safety of attendees, speakers, volunteers and staff in mind, Videojogos 2020’s Organizing Committee is closely monitoring official guidance from public health officials and will update any information needed regarding participation in the conference.

We welcome long and short papers, posters, interactive demos and workshops. All presenting new scientific results, innovative technologies, best practices, or improvements to existing techniques and approaches in the multidisciplinary research field of Games Research.

Suggested topics for contributions. Other topics may be included:

  • Accessibility
  • Aesthetics
  • Audio
  • Art Games
  • Critical Games
  • Criticism
  • Design
  • Development
  • Games and Creativity
  • Gaming Culture
  • Gamification
  • Gaming and Performance
  • Game Studies
  • Hybrid Games
  • Game-based Learning
  • Methodology
  • Narrative
  • Non-Digital Games
  • Pervasive Games
  • Serious Games
  • Speculative Games
  • Transmedia
  • Technology
  • VR / MR / AR

Submissions

  • Papers

All Papers (short or full) selected for international publication should be submitted in English. We will select the 40% best research papers, peer-reviewed and ranked on the basis of originality, relevance of the results and presentation quality, to be published with our annual Springer proceedings volume. A second batch of papers, to be selected based on originality and promising value of the work being developed, will be selected for a works-in-progress volume to be published by SPCV. Accepted papers will require that at least one representative registers in the conference to present the work.

Submissions of Full and Short Papers should follow the Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) format (see “Information for Authors of Springer Computer Science Proceedings”). Use the Microsoft Word template for Mac or for PC. Add to your final submission the Consent to Publish.

[Full papers: 12 – 15 pp. | Short papers: 6 – 8+ pp.]

  • Posters

Posters offer the opportunity for presenters to share their work through a quick introduction to the conference audience, followed by one-on-one discussions next to the poster. Each submission should be 1-2 pages A0 in length, in portrait orientation (vertical). Accepted posters will require that at least one representative registers in the conference to present the poster in a designated area.

Posters text should be in English. The poster design and elements (figures and text) should be readable from a distance of 2 meters. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference duration in large windows, for which they should be printed previous to the conference. The submission should be done in PDF format, based on the template provided (poster template). Add to your final submission the Consent to Publish.

[Posters: 1 – 2 pp. A0 (vertical)]

  • Interactive Demos

We welcome the submission of innovative Interactive Demos within the areas of interest covered by the conference. Interactive proposals should be in English. Proposals should provide a clear description of the work (1000–1200 words) and a URL (e.g. WeTransfer, Google Drive, etc…) for access to relevant media assets. Interactive demos will be displayed throughout the conference duration, for which they should be accompanied by technical requirements information. Accepted interactive demos will require that at least one representative registers in the conference to present the work. The submission should be done in PDF format, based on the template provided (interactive template). Add to your final submission the Consent to Publish.

[Interactive: 1000 – 1200 words description]

  • Workshop

Authors may also propose Workshops within the areas of interest covered by the conference. Proposals should be in English and provide a clear description of the work to be conducted (1000-1200 words), technical requirements information and, whenever needed, a URL (e.g. WeTransfer, Google Drive, etc…) for access to relevant media assets. Accepted workshops will require that at least one representative registers in the conference to conduct the activities. The submission should be done in PDF format, based on the template provided (workshop template). Add to your final submission the Consent to Publish.

[Workshop: 1000 – 1200 words description]

Authors and their affiliation, or associate institutions, must be omitted for all categories in initial submissions. Revisions will be double-blind.

Proceedings will be published by Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science series as a Post-conference volume.

The Communications in Computer and Information Science is a book proceedings series by Springer and Indexed by SCOPUS, SCImago, and ISI Proceedings.

The remaining selected papers, selected posters, interactive demos and workshops will be published in a Proceedings Book (with ISBN) edited by SPCV.

Important dates:

  • Full and short papers
    • Paper Submission: 31 July
    • Author notification of the review: 30 September 
    • Print-ready version: 9 October
  • Posters
    • Poster Submission: 14 September
    • Poster Communication of Acceptance: 16 October
  • Interactive
    • Interactive Submission: 14 September 
    • Interactive Communication of Acceptance: 16 October
  • Workshops
    • Workshop Submission: 14 September 
    • Workshop Communication of Acceptance: 16 October 
  • VJ2020
    • Conference: 27 to 28 November”

+infos(oficial): http://videojogos2020.ipb.pt/

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May 262020
 

“Serão bem vindos contributos para a qualidade do Ensino de Ciências Matemáticas, Ciências da Natureza, Ciências Biológicas, Ciências ambientais, Ciências Físicas e Químicas, Engenharia, Informática e Tecnologia – Do Pré-Escolar ao Superior.”

+infos(oficial): https://vpct.utad.pt/

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May 162020
 

THEME
Inspired by the rich history of Malta which spans over 7 millennia, the theme for FDG 2020 is “Games and their Heritage”. While this theme seems especially suited for academics interested in archeology and games, its topics are not limited to social sciences. For game criticism, the theme is appropriate for a reflection on ethics in video games—as well as ethics in game academia, which is becoming ever-more relevant. Games for a purpose around cultural heritage, history education etc. can be highlighted. The theme can challenge current practices in game technology and AI, focusing on ensuring replicability and the creation of persistent repositories, corpora or shared wiki-spaces. For game design and player experience, the theme motivates comparisons of past and current games in the same genre, or remakes of the same game. More broadly, “games and their heritage” is a relevant theme to incentivize surveys and meta-reviews of past work.

PAPER SUBMISSIONS
FDG invites authors to submit papers up to 10 pages long, excluding references, reporting new research. Papers need to be anonymized and submitted in the ACM SIGCONF version of the ACM Master Template to a paper track. Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings under their track. When submitting, authors are requested to select one of the following tracks that fits most closely with their submission.

GAME ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
This track focuses on the many applications of computational and artificial intelligence to the playing, design, development, improvement, and testing of video games. Topics include general game-playing AI, procedural and player-driven content generation, mixed-initiative authoring tools, computational narrative, believable agents, and AI assisted game design.

GAME DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
This track focuses on research that furthers the practice of game design and development. Submissions that examine, validate, invalidate, or create game making practices, patterns, mechanics, dynamics or aesthetics are encouraged to submit. Such work includes innovative and alternative methods of design, practical examinations of implementation protocol, socio-cultural critique of game-making culture, and empirical analysis of game-making processes and more. The focus of this track is scholarly examination of game design and development, as produced through case studies, A/B testing, review of literature, comparative analysis or other such appropriate efforts.

GAME CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS
This track calls for papers that approach the criticism and analysis of games from humanities-informed perspectives. Submissions are encouraged from scholars engaging in narrative, visual and software studies approaches to games and games criticism using methodologies such as archival research, hermeneutics, and oral history. This track will also consider critical theoretical and/or historical analysis of games, and game genres from perspectives such as (but not limited to) postcolonial theory, feminism, historicism, subaltern studies, queer theory, the environmental humanities, and psychoanalysis.

COMPUTER-HUMAN INTERACTION AND PLAYER EXPERIENCE
This track focuses on the exploration of different ways for designing and implementing interaction between the player and the game, as well as on understanding the experiences derived from those interactions. This track will consider qualitative and quantitative experimental studies. Topics include, but not limited to, persuasive games, augmented reality, virtual reality, novel controllers, user research, and player psychology.

GAME ANALYTICS AND VISUALIZATION
This track is suitable for all papers pertaining to aspects of game data science, analytics and game data visualization. This includes work based on player behavioral data analysis, including player modeling, churn analysis, and creating or understanding players’ profiles as well as aspects of business intelligence, such as performance evaluation or workflow optimization. Papers submitted to this track should present contributions that advance the current state-of-the-art, taking into account the knowledge bases in academia and industry, of players, play behaviors, processes or performance. We encourage submissions that span methodological approaches including quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods, as well as novel contributions to methodological approaches. Examples of topics include visualization of game data, analysis of behavioral (or other) game data, advances in methodological approaches to analyze and visualize game data, as well as applying or expanding statistical methods, machine learning, including deep learning, and AI, as well as visualization algorithms used to collect or analyze game data.

GAME TECHNOLOGY
This track is suitable for papers on game engines, frameworks, computer graphics techniques, rendering, animation, networking, novel interaction techniques (such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and alternate controller schemes) and other technical areas. Papers submitted to this track should advance our technical knowledge in creating games. Papers on analytics, visualization and artificial intelligence should be submitted to the more specific track and not this one.

GAMES BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT
This track calls for papers showing results on the use of games, gaming, and game design for primary goals that are not entertainment. Topics include serious or transformational games, games with a purpose, advergames and exergames, gamification and gameful design, game-based learning and curricula, informal learning in games, and educational and other ‘serious’ uses of entertainment games and gaming practices. Authors are encouraged to highlight the importance of the target problem that the game is addressing, and how their design or research findings makes a contribution to the current state of research on games for a purpose.

GAME EDUCATION
This track is concerned with the teaching of games, game development and design, and game-related concepts at all levels of education and training. Topics include design and development of curricula, instructional methods, teaching tools and techniques, assessment methods, learning/instructional activities, collegiate game programs, e-sports and educational program management. (Note: for research in gamified and game-based learning, please submit to Games beyond Entertainment track, unless it is work on game-based/gamified learning of game concepts).

+infos(oficial): http://www.fdg2020.org/

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May 162020
 

“Digital Literacy and Computational Thinking Education enhanced through digital games has gathered substantial academic interest in recent years. Digital Literacy does not only involve functional and operational skills, and the ability to use digital media, but encompasses skills such as critical and analytical thinking for understanding, decoding, and analysing embedded ideas, values, and messages, and further considering the social and cultural context these media are situated in.

Similarly, Computational Thinking involves higher order cognitive skills such as planning, systematic thinking, algorithmic building and problem solving, with interdisciplinary implications particularly for navigating the digital world and recognising emerging phenomena such as the construction of algorithmic identities, filter bubbles, misinformation and disinformation, and bias.

The goal of this workshop is to advance knowledge, improve theoretical understanding and disseminate practices for the teaching and learning of Digital Literacy and Computational Thinking through digital games, by bringing together researchers, game designers and developers, and educators, and foster discussion about the current state of the field.

We invite contributions from within and across any discipline committed to advancing knowledge on the foundations of games: computer science and engineering, humanities and social sciences, arts and design, mathematics and natural sciences.

Papers may cover a variety of topics relevant to digital games enhanced computational thinking and digital literacy education, including but not limited to:

Digital literacy and game based learning
Computational thinking and digital games
Digital Games Literacy
Digital games and scientific thinking
Game design for digital literacy, computational thinking, and scientific thinking
Game development for digital literacy, computational thinking, and scientific thinking
Case studies of implementation of game based learning for digital literacy and/or
Computational thinking in formal education settings
Games for digital literacy and/or computational thinking in formal and non-formal learning settings
Hybrid and non-digital games for digital literacy and/or computational thinking
Digital games as cultural media
Teaching and learning about Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning through digital games – AI literacy
Theoretical implications of digital literacy and/or computational thinking through game based learning
AI in games for computational thinking
Learner and educator modeling and profiling
Generative systems for enhancing computational thinking
Computational Thinking Education by developing digital games”

+infos(oficial): http://compthink.institutedigitalgames.com/

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Feb 242020
 

Call for Papers IJFMA Vol 5 No 1 (2020), Videogames and culture: Design, Performance, Art and Education

The next chapter of IJFMA is dedicated for the contemporary culture of videogames, encouraging authors to present original studies oriented to this immersive media that have a huge impact in modern life.

IJFMA welcomes papers addressing one or more of the following themes:

Videogames as an art form;
Visual culture and games;
Videogames and animation for media literacy
Ubiquitous games research;
Games and learning;
Pedagogies of play;
Education and games;
Non-traditional gaming approaches;

+infos(oficial): LINK

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