Saturday, January 16, 2010

GameDays 2010: Serious Games for Sports and Health

Serious Games challenging us to play better health



Via: Business Process Management Virtual Environments Blog - GameDays Conference 2010 - Call For Papers

GameDays was established in 2005 as an annual "Science Meets Business" event series, aiming to provide an information and cooperation platform that brings together academia and industry and discussing latest trends, challenges and Serious Games potential.

The GameDays 2010 will take place in the City of Science Darmstadt at the Technical University, located in the state of Hesse/Germany. Darmstadt calls itself a city of science as well as a city where arts are alive. It has also been a home for the avant-garde since the beginning of the 20th century. Jugendstil art in the Mathildenhöhe artists' colony was a centre of reform movements in Germany around the turn of the century, followed by further development of the Bauhaus design concepts.

2010 Scope - Serious Games for Sports and Health

Recent developments in the Serious Games field show that numerous games can have a positive impact on health and health-related behavior provided their appropriate use. These games have successfully been applied to prevention and rehabilitation. In sports first successful applications have been documented, too. Although there are positive examples many issues are still to be solved, e.g., sustainability and dose-response relations.

The purpose of this GameDays 2010 conference is to discuss the chances and challenges of Serious Games for sport and health. This includes innovative methods, concepts, technologies, and tools as well as 'best practice' examples, evaluation and field reports.

Following the tradition of the GameDays 'science meets business' event series, a fruitful exchange between science and industry is intended.

Call For Papers

Submission of research papers, case studies and demos are welcome provided they present novel scientific results, best practice showcases, or improvement to existing technology, methods, concepts and approaches in the multidisciplinary field of Serious Games.

Suggested research topics include, but are not limited to:

- Theory: Scientific models, methods and concepts for game-based prevention and rehabilitation

- Game Design: Sustainable concepts and methods for cooperative and competitive application scenarios

- Technology: Interfaces, Sensors, Authoring Tools, AI

- Business: Sustainable Business Models and Market Studies

- Practice: Field Reports and Evaluation Studies, Demonstrations, Commercial Games and Research Prototypes

Important Dates

February 1st, 2010: Submission Deadline

- Full papers: 8 - 12 pages

- Short and demonstration papers: 4 - 6 pages

February 10th, 2010: Notification of Acceptance

- February 28th, 2010: Camera Ready Version

- March 25-26th, 2010: GameDays 2010

Paper Submission

All submissions should use the format of the International Journal of Computer Science in Sport (IJCSS template: available at http://www.iacss.org/index.php?id=39). Please submit your papers via email to GameDays2010@kom.tu-darmstadt.de


Template File: http://www.iacss.org/uploads/media/ijcss_template.doc

Accepted papers will be published as a Special Issue "Serious Games for Sports and Health" in the International Journal of Computer Science in Sport.

Further information (e.g., registration, program and conference venue) is available at the GameDays website.