The CMP Game Group (which also runs the Serious Games Source
websites) has announced that the Serious Games Summit GDC 2007, to be held in San Francisco as part of the Game Developers Conference on March 5th and 6th, has opened its call for papers. The event's call for papers will be open through September 5, 2006.
The SGS GDC 2007 program is seeking submissions for the following conference tracks:
- Assessment & Results
(Focusing on how to showcase emerging results from successful projects)
- Behind the Game
(Focusing on demystifying and debating the serious game development process, the industry, talent and technologies)
- Business & Deals
(Focusing on business models and methods that enable the market to thrive)
- Game Design
(Focusing on unique design issues related to serious games as well as tried and true methods)
- Learning & Instructional Theory
(Focusing on learning in games and how cognitive science, instructional design and game development can work together)
- Products within Projects
(Focusing on the relationships between core serious game products and their parent projects)
The Summit's purpose is to provide a platform for game developers, buyers and industry professionals to exchange ideas and advance the state of the art of serious games development in areas such as corporate training, education, first responders, government, health, military, science, and social change.
"Next year's summit will revolve around 'Taking Control' and will set the tone for two-days of sessions crafted specifically to help find solutions to the problems affecting the serious games community," said Jamil Moledina, executive director, Game Developers Conference. "Furthermore, the Serious Games Summit GDC offers a collegiate atmosphere that allows participants to network and exchange ideas with their peers in an intimate setting, making the summit a must attend for those interested in advancing the industry."
Paper submissions can be made via the official Game Developers Conference website
, and more information on the summit is also available there.