2nd Annual ACM SIGGRAPH Video Game Symposium
Call for Participation
The second annual ACM SIGGRAPH Sandbox Symposium on videogames calls for papers, hot games and paper proposals. We are looking for work that describes or illustrates innovative research in videogame theory, practice and criticism. Video games are a singular technological medium, comparable in cultural impact to the telephone, television or the Internet. What are the creative, technological and commercial challenges facing this medium in the future? How do we relate great stories that leverage advances in technology? What is the continuing impact of this medium on individuals and society?
We seek original papers from the creative and technical communities that develop videogames and from academic researchers who study videogames and relevant technologies and disciplines. We also invite proposals for panel discussions. Selected papers will be those judged to have the greatest potential for impact on the practice of videogame development. All papers should meet the standards of their respective disciplines and will be peer-reviewed. For an indication of the conference's breadth, please visit www.sandboxsymposium.org for a look at last year's program.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Real-time animation and computer graphics for video games
Distributed simulation and communication in multi-player games
Game console hardware and software
Psychophysics and user interfaces
Artificial intelligence in games
Uses of GPU for non-graphical algorithms in games
Multi-processor techniques for games
Speech and vision processing as user input techniques
Development tools and techniques
Sound Design and music in games
Mathematical Game Theory applied to video games
Cinematography in games
Game design and game genres
Story structure (setting, plot, character, theme) in games
Games (Casual, Serious, Mobile, Networked, Alternative Reality,
Ubiquitous, Pervasive, etc.)
Legal, political, and societal impacts
Women and diversity in games
Gamer culture and community; such as modding communities, LAN parties,
creative gamer content and machinima
Independent game developers
Economics and business models in the game industry
Game production and labor
Tools and Middleware
Please submit full papers (max. 8 pages) not abstracts. All papers will be reviewed by an independent review committee, which will provide written feedback on each paper.
In addition we seek video previews of unreleased videogame titles.
Previews should be two minutes in length and must show gameplay.
Previews should be in Quicktime format, either NTSC (480p) or HDTV
Proposals for panel discussions should include a statement of purpose (1 page) and 3 to 5 participants. Each participant should provide a biography and a brief discussion (2-4 paragraphs) of the topic under discussion.
The web site for submissions is http://sandboxsymposium.org/. The deadline for paper and panel submissions is March 23, 2007. The deadline for Hot Games submissions is July 1, 2007.
All submissions should be in .pdf or .doc format and should follow the SIGGRAPH style rules and the Instructions for Authors (http://www.siggraph.org/publications/instructions/ ).
Sandbox 2007 will be co-located with SIGGRAPH 07 and will take place on 04 - 05 August 2007 in San Diego , CA .
If you have questions please contact the organizers.
Conference chair: Drew Davidson (email@example.com)
Program co-chairs: Alan Heirich (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Doug Thomas (email@example.com).