Solmukohta 2012 | Helsinki

1 week Larp Games Workshop and 4 days Conference (12-15 April)

Solmukohta 2012


9th Games for Change Festival in NY, 18-20 June

About the Games for Change Festival

Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. Through the Games for Change Festival we bring together funders, NGOs, corporations, government agencies and educators seeking to leverage entertainment and engagement for social good with leading game developers from the independent and commercial sector. Through case studies, roundtables, lectures and demos, we look to highlight models for collaboration on game development and distribution, bridging the gap between commercial and issue driven games.

IDC 2012, June 12-15, Bremen

Doctoral Consortium, submission deadline: March 5, 2012.

The DC is a forum for PhD students to present their work, to receive feedback and guidance, to help them in completing their Phd research. It is a closed event where only PhD students can participate. Interested students should submit an extended research abstract describing:

  • their research topic
  • the work so far
  • the methods used
  • the planned next steps

Abstracts will be reviewed and selected on the basis of quality and regarding the benefit students may derive from participating on the DC. Preference will be given to:

  • students who have already worked at least 9 months on their PhD
  • and who have more than 9 months of work left to do.

Candidates should provide a 4 page abstract of their thesis which should be formatted according to the ACM guidelines.

This may be essentially the same content as a paper submission, with the addition of some information on: overall research question for the PhD, research approach, earlier studies done and future studies planned.

Your complete paper must be submitted as a PDF (only) no later than March 5 2012, 5:00 PM (1700) GMT at theEasyChair Submission web site. Candidates should also have a brief (one-page) recommendation letter from their main thesis advisor sent to the Doctoral Consortium chair , supporting the candidate’s application.

Candidates shall be selected on the basis of interest, relevance to IDC and quality of the research presented and especially regarding the benefit that the DC can provide to them.

The format of the DC will consist of presentations and feedback from a panel of experts from the IDC community. Panels will also discuss examples of model PhD thesis and discuss practical advice. Participants to the DC will also be invited to present their research as a poster to the conference participants.