January 18, 2008

frog 2008

by Mary Flanagan · , 4:57 pm

There is a new call for proposals out for the 2008 Vienna Games Conference, to be held October 17 – 19th this year! The theme, “Future and Reality of Gaming” (F.R.O.G.), is incredibly interdisciplinary, intended to forge bridges between industry and academia. Representatives from design, industry, theory, culture, and education will be sharing their current findings and innovative models for thinking about games and for making them.

The organizers are seeking proposals from a range of folks including those who work in the areas of Education, Cognitive Psychology, Computer Science, Cultural Anthropology, the Arts, HCI, Media and Communication Studies, Philosophy, Social Science….

“Interested authors are requested to submit an extended abstract of approximately 1500 to 2000 words due 28th of March 2008 exclusively as email attachments (doc-files or rtf-files) to eva.frick@univie.ac.at.”

The organizers promise an engaging and convivial atmosphere, and knowing these particular organizers, this conference will be a very good one, and a lot of fun to boot!! The Austrian game crowd is fantastic. Even zany. I’m going, and I’ll be giving a keynote. I hope to see some of you there!

Important dates:
Abstract submission: 28th of March 2008
Notification: 25th of April 2008
Full paper: 03rd of October 2008
Conference: 17th – 19th of October 2008

http://www.bupp.at/frog