PerGames 2007, the 4th International Symposium on Pervasive Gaming Applications co-located with the ACM Conference on Advancements in Entertainment Technologies (ACE), has announced a call for participation for its event scheduled to take place at the University of Salzburg, Austria on June 11 and 12, 2007.
The PerGames series of international symposia addresses the design and technical issues of bringing computer entertainment back to the real world with pervasive games. Previous PerGames events were held in Vienna (2004), Munich (2005), Dublin (2006) and attracted international researchers and practitioners.
PerGames 2007 will feature paper presentations and demos reviewed by an international program committee of experts from the fields of Pervasive Computing and Gaming. Areas of submission include research papers, research posters, live demonstrations, and citywide games.
Research papers present the latest findings from pervasive gaming research. Each research paper should be six to ten pages in ACM SIGCHI format and should address a relevant topic for pervasive gaming applications. Participants will be chosen on the quality and originality of their submission by an international program committee. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, mixed reality installations, innovative input devices, augmented tabletop games, emerging pervasive game concepts, augmented reality games, (mis-)use of enabling technologies in games, mobile computing entertainment, business cases for pervasive computing games, privacy and awareness issues in pervasive games, and mixing games and serious applications.
Research posters will be displayed and discussed during the symposium. They should include nifty ideas or ongoing work that might be too premature for a full paper submission, but interesting to discuss and share with the audience. A poster submission includes a two page description in ACM SIGCHI format and upon acceptance the respective poster.
Live Demonstrations are submissions of live demos of complete, playable Pervasive Games or novel technology demonstrators. We particularly encourage demonstrations that include participation by conference attendees and provoke discussions. A demo submission includes an abstract that describes the exhibit and discusses its novelty and distinguishing ideas or approaches. It should be two to four pages using the ACM SIGCHI format.
Citywide Games are larger than Live Demonstrations with respect to the suggested temporal or spatial expansion. Typically, they will be played over several hours or days within the city of Salzburg or within the conference building. PerGames 2007 will help with the advertisement, the local organization, permissions, legal issues and press contacts.
Paper submissions will be due March 1, 2007 with the acceptance notification coming March 30. Accepted papers will be published in a printed proceedings volume and will also be made available online. The deadline for demo submissions, posters, and citywide games will be April 15, 2007.
For further information, visit the PerGames 2007 website