10th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications 5. – 7. September, Würzburg, Germany

Call für die VS-Games 2018: Bei der VS-Games handelt es sich um eine Konferenz für interdisziplinäre Forschung zum Einsatz von Games und virtuellen Welten für serious applications (v.a. in den Bereichen Bildung, Medizin, Ingenieurswesen). Sie wird dieses Jahr gemeinsam von den Lehrstühlen Games Engineering, Mensch-Technik-Systeme und Schulpädagogik an der Universität Würzburg veranstaltet. Deadline für die Einreichung von Beiträgen ist der 30.04.2018. Mehr Informationen unter http://vsgames.org/2018/. Nachfolgend der Call:

Dear Colleagues,
We are happy to announce the 10th international conference on virtual worlds and games for serious applications – the VS-Games 2018 in Würzburg, Germany.
Games and virtual worlds for serious applications have continued with their triumphant advance in 2018. Never before have they experienced more attention by society, politicians and researchers. Their success can be seen in a variety of fields, including education, medicine or engineering. This makes related research to their design, application and evaluation even more important. The conference therefore aims to provide a forum for researchers from different disciplines to share new case studies of practice, to present virtual world infrastructure developments, as well as new frameworks, methodologies and theories relevant to our community.
Topics of interest are:

  • AI applications for serious games
  • Serious games methodologies
  • User-modelling in serious games
  • Pervasive gaming
  • Interactivity issues
  • Game design
  • Alternate reality games
  • Virtual environments
  • Augmented reality
  • Visualisation techniques
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Mobile games
  • Education and learning
  • Multimedia gaming
  • Case studies in serious games and virtual worlds

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 30th of April 2018
  • Notice of Acceptance: 4st of June 2018
  • Camera-ready submission: 22th of June, 2018

Requirements for Submission

Accepted papers must be presented orally in English at VS-Games 2018. This event uses a triple-blind reviewing approach, so please be sure to remove all personal data (such as authors, affiliations, etc.) from your submission. References to your own work should be made in the third person to maintain anonymity. Reviewers are asked to keep confidential all materials sent to them for evaluation. Nonanonymous submissions will be rejected without review. One registered participant may present up to two papers. The VS-Games has three tracks – full paper, short paper and poster, with corresponding lengths of 8, 4, and 2 pages. We ask authors to ensure that their paper fits within the specified length for their submission track, including references. Authors are encouraged to upload supplementary material (e.g. multimedia), if such material facilitates the understanding of the work. Electronic submission of all papers is mandatory and will be conducted using the EasyChair system by April 30th.