2nd international IEEE conference in games and virtual worlds for serious applications
Debattista, Kurt (2010) 2nd international IEEE conference in games and virtual worlds for serious applications. Conference in Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications . Washington D.C., U.S.A.: IEEE Computer Society. ISBN 9781424463312Full text not available from this repository.
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This proceedings contains a selection of the best scientific communications submitted to the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-GAMES 2010), held in Braga, Portugal, on March 25–26, 2010. The use of virtual worlds and games for serious applications has emerged as a dominating force in training, education, and simulation due to its capacity to engage younger, hi-tech generations in the
highly motivated gaming environments and to the opportunities offered by the commodity technologies commonly associated with the entertainment industries. This field is informed by theories, methods, applications, and the state-of-the-art in a number of areas based on
technological principles and innovation, advances in games design, pedagogic methodologies, and the convergence of these fields. While the serious games community has made it possible to bring together such diverse fields, further academic and industrial collaboration is needed to define, formalize, and apply the standards and methodologies for the future. The VS-GAMES 2010 proceedings presents a step forward in this direction and will, we hope, encourage a further exchange of knowledge and experience in this crossdisciplinary area and its related applications in the use of games and virtual worlds for serious applications.
This year we had 34 submissions, which were reviewed by our International Program Committee (IPC) composed of 50 internationally recognized academics, external reviewers, and four editors. Each submission received three or more reviews. In the end, a total of 18 full papers, 5 short papers, and 1 poster were accepted for publication.
This year’s accepted papers cover a diverse set of topics from the fields of serious games and serious applications. The topics include technical methods for serious games
development, content generation, serious applications, such as health, and evaluations of user studies for serious games. In addition Prof. Sara de Freitas from the Serious Games Institute, Coventry University, UK, and Dr. Kathleen Tyner from the Department of Radio, Television and Film at the University of Texas–Austin gave keynote presentations.
We would like to thank the local Organizing Committee members for all of their efforts toward making this meeting possible, especially João Barbosa and Edgar Sousa from the University of Minho. Our sponsors also contributed in a definite manner to make this
meeting possible, including the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society, the Portugal–UT-Austin International Collaboratory for Emergent Technologies, Colab, and the Eurographics Portuguese Chapter – GPCG.
Finally, we would like to thank all of the members of the IPC, the external reviewers, the authors, and the keynote speakers, who have made this symposium a possibility and who continue to drive the field of games and virtual worlds for serious applications forward.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Series Name:||Conference in Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications|
|Publisher:||IEEE Computer Society|
|Place of Publication:||Washington D.C., U.S.A.|
|Editor:||Debattista, Kurt and Dickey, Michele and Proença, Alberto and Santos, Luis Paulo|
|Official Date:||March 2010|
|Number of Pages:||178|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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