Call: International Communication Association – Games

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Call for Papers

International Communication Association
Games Interest Group Track
Singapore, June 22-26, 2010

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2010 ICA Games Interest Group CFP

Submissions are made through the ICA portal at under “Paper Submission Site.”

Deadline for submission:  November 6, 2009  (Friday, 11:00 pm EST (23:00 hours))

The study of video games and the game experience offers opportunities for the study of human communication that involve multidisciplinary approaches merging the disciplines of communication studies with cultural studies, arts and visual design, cognitive sciences, computer sciences, engineering, social sciences, education, health sciences, and information design. The interest group welcomes papers, panels, and poster presentations on topics involving the social and psychological uses and impacts of video games, the cultural affordances, uses and meanings of games, games as training or instructional media, comparative media analyses involving games, human-computer interaction in games, design research in the context of games, and game players´ motivations and emotional and psychophysiological experiences while playing games. This list is far from exhaustive and is provided only as an indication of the scope of inquiry welcomed by the interest group. We encourage the submission of papers and proposals using a wide array of theoretical and methodological approaches. Full papers, fully developed panel proposals, and poster-only proposals will be considered for review. Alternative formats and ideas can be suggested via e-mail with the Vice-Chair.

Accepted papers may be scheduled in traditional contributed research panels, in high density panels, or in the Interactive Paper Plenary Session. Poster-only proposals, which should be restricted to works-in-progress or late-breaking results, will be considered only for the Interactive Paper session, and must be accompanied by short papers (5-10 pages) describing the research, the form of the presentation, and indicating any results not available at the time of submission that will likely be included in the final Interactive Display. Actual poster presentations should be just that-posters-not a series of PowerPoint printouts. Panel proposals should include a 400-word rationale for the panel, a 150-word abstract of each participant´s contribution, a description of each panelist´s qualifications regarding the proposed topic, and complete contact information for each panelist. Suggestions for cosponsored panels with other ICA divisions are also welcomed. Each panelist must be willing to register for the conference if the panel is accepted. Student submissions must be clearly identified, with the understanding that student authors are the primary creators of the work, and are the sole author or first author of multiple-authored paper.

Dmitri Williams, Vice Chair
USC Annenberg School for
734 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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