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Videojogos 2018

10th Conference on Videogame Sciences and Arts
Porto, 21 & 22 November

The call for papers is open

Videojogos 2018, the Conference on Videogame Sciences and Arts will be held on November 21 and 22, organised by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, and the Society of Video Games Sciences (SPCV).

The annual conferences of the SPCV promote scientific culture, research, and the videogame industry in Portugal. These conferences are attended by researchers and professionals in the expanded field of videogames, to disseminate work and exchange experiences between the academic community and industry.

Program Draft

Keynote Speakers

Graeme Kirkpatrick vector portrait

Graeme Kirkpatrick is Professor of Social and Cultural Theory and head of sociology at the University of Manchester. His research is concerned with intersections of media technologies, human sensoria and narrative practices, and with how varieties of subjectively meaningful experience relate to shifting modalities of social power. His publications have explored these issues in relation to the history of playful media, the politics of technology design, and the aesthetics of video games. His monographs include Aesthetic Theory and the Video Game (Manchester University Press 2011), Computer Games and the Social Imaginary (Polity Press 2013) and, most recently, The Formation of Gaming Culture (Palgrave 2015).

 

André Sier vector portrait

Non Human Human Art Sci Constructs. André Sier works artistically with code and interactive media at s373.net/x studios, where he combines videogames, installations, painting, sculpture, music, mathematics and computation into objects and experiences of electronic arts, merging mythology, interfaces, generative interactive space-time continuums. In the past 21 years has produced objects and serial interactive work that playfully unravel time and space relations, synthesized on electronic substrates, shown at over 27 individual national and international exhibitions. André Sier is an electronic artist trained in sciences, arts, computing, with a degree in philosophy, lecturing in electronic arts, pursuing PhD in technoetic arts.

http://andre-sier.com
http://s373.net/x
https://s373.net/continuum

Important dates

Submission of proposals

Topics

Categories

Paper

Up to 10 pages. Full Papers should aim for mature work with clear contributions, otherwise opt for a Short Paper. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and allotted 15 minutes presentation time at the conference. Authors of a selection of the best papers will be invited to submit an expanded version (20 pages) for a forthcoming special issue of the Portuguese Journal of Computational Sciences (Revista de Ciências da Computação).

Poster

Featuring 2 pages, posters should present novel ideas, research proposals or frameworks, or ongoing projects or research in early stages. The first page must include the title, keywords and an abstract up to 400 words with references. The second page must include the proposed poster to be presented (DIN A1 format, vertical orientation). The posters will be displayed during the conference and authors are encouraged to present and discuss them in the social interaction moments.

Demo

3 to 4 page description paper. Proposals should provide a clear description of the work, one or more URLs for access to relevant media assets, and a technical rider (layout, setup, required equipment). Demos will be a crucial part of the conference. They will be present on location between all sessions, and participants will be able to play them during breaks. The proceedings will publish an extended abstract to be provided by the authors after the conference.

Submission Details

We will accept papers, posters and demos written in English. Authors and their affiliation, or associate institutions must be omitted for all submission categories. Revisions will be double-blind. Please make sure that the files are completely anonymized (i.e. also omit author-related information in the text or as explicit self-citations, notes and bibliography).

All submissions must follow the conference templates:

The submission can only be done electronically, in PDF format, through the EasyChair platform.

The accepted papers will be published digitally, in open access, with ISBN.

Registration

Full registration: 250€ (early) / 300€ (late).

One author per paper. Authors, researchers, students or participants with institutional affiliation (e.g. company, university, research unit).

Reduced registration: 50€ (early) / 100€ (late)

Non-presenting co-authors, authors without institutional affiliation, general public. Registration includes only the entry to conference sessions.

The conference dinner and social events are not included.

Venues

The conference presentations (papers, demos, posters & keynote speakers) will take place at the Almeida Garrett public library.

The Social Event and the General Assembly locations will be announced soon.

Scientific Committee

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Organising Committee

Contacts

Organisation