The second annual Women In Games Conference in Britain has been announced for August 8th, 9th and 10th at the University of Abertay in Dundee, Scotland. The conference will attempt to highlight the most recent, groundbreaking work in computer game research and development to both academic and industrial worlds.
The aim of the conference is fourfold: to analyze the role of women in the videogame industry; to discuss the future of games that appeal to female gamers; to provide an opportunity for women in the videogame industry to network; and to provide an opportunity to present and discuss the latest videogame research.
A call for papers is currently being made for the conference, with the following subjects being highlighted as possible topics: history of women in computing and computer games, issues facing women in the games industry, games and education, games and usability, understanding gameplay, motivation in gaming, depiction of females in games, avatars as female role models, design and usability considerations for women/girls and cultural variation in gameplay.
Further details can be found at the official website
, with the deadline for submissions being March 21st.