CHI PLAY is a new international and interdisciplinary conference (by ACM SIGCHI) for researchers and professionals across all areas of play, games and human-computer interaction (HCI), we call it: “player-computer interaction”.
The goal of the conference is to highlight and foster discussion of current high quality research in games and HCI as foundations for the future of digital play. To this end, the conference will feature streams that blend academic research and games with research papers, interactive demos, and industry case studies.
CHI PLAY grew out of the increasing work around games and play emerging from the ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) over the last few years. It has become apparent that there is a need for a dedicated conference incorporating individual conferences such as Fun and Games, Future Play and Gamification. CHI PLAY is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI. For general questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us.
CHI PLAY 2015 will be held in London, UK.
As a SIGCHI-sponsored conference, CHI PLAY will consider submissions related to games and play. We welcome submissions from all topics in interactive game research that are relevant to player-computer interaction, including but not limited to the following:
- Game Interaction
- Novel Game Control
- Novel Implementation Techniques that affect Player Experience
- Evaluation of Feedback and Display Technologies for Games
- Persuasive Games
- Games for Health, Learning and Change
- Exertion Games
- Player Experience
- Virtual and Augmented Reality Games
- Games User Research
- Game Evaluation Methods
- Psychology of Players and Games
- Player Typologies
- Accessible and Inclusive Game Design
- Novel Game Mechanics Impacting Player Experience
- Casual Game Design Studies
- Social Game Experiences
- Serious Games
- Tools for Game Creation
- Affective Gaming
- Developer Experiences and Studies of Developers
- Industry Case Studies
Although we are interested in including papers on the effects of various technologies, software, or algorithms on player or developer experience, technical contributions without clear indications of the impact on players or developers are not within the scope of CHI PLAY.