The deadline to submit papers to the Third Annual Microsoft Academic Days Conference on Game Development in Computer Science Education (GDCSE ’08) is approaching. Submissions are due by October 15; submission details are available at http://gdcse2008.confmaster.net
GDCSE ’08 is a focal point for academic efforts using computer and console games within the computer science curriculum. Jointly sponsored by Microsoft Research and Electronic Arts, the conference is targeted at both computer science educators and researchers, promoting new efforts in the creation and management of courses and curriculum using game development.
This year’s event will be co-branded as an ACM Conference, which means accepted academic papers that are peer reviewed by the program committee will now be included in ACM’s digital library, making them searchable and citable. Papers will be published in the conference proceedings, available on CD. Expanded versions of top papers from the proceedings will be selected to appear in a special issue of the Journal of Game Development.
The conference, now in its third year, will be held aboard the Celebrity Century cruise ship February 28 through March 3, 2008, departing from and returning to Miami, Florida with port calls in Key West and Cozumel, Mexico.
GDCSE’08 will include talks by invited speakers, presentation of peer-reviewed papers, hands-on tutorials and birds-of-a-feather meetings focusing on a range of topics related to the use of games in computer science education.