Call: Game and Entertainment Technologies (GET 2013)


Prague, Czech Republic, 22 – 24 July 2013
part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2013)
Prague, Czech Republic, 22 – 26 July 2013

Deadline for submissions (1st call – new date): 28 February 2013

Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Associate Professor Boyan Bontchev, Department of Software Engineering, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Conference background and goals:
This conference aims to bring together research and practice from creative, social and business practitioners and researchers in this challenging field. The focus of this conference is on design, development and evaluation of games, entertainment technologies and the nature of play.

Format of the Conference:
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations.
The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.

Best Papers:
Some of the best papers will be eligible to be extended and enhanced as book chapters for inclusion in a book to be published by IGI Global.
Selected authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to selected journals (i.e. IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (IJCSIS – ISSN: 1646-3692) including journals from INDERSCIENCE Publishers

Types of submissions:
Full papers, Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

Topics related to Game and Entertainment Technologies are of interest. These include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Development methodologies
  • Design issues
  • Controversial issues – we welcome debate and dissension, for example; games as art, entertainment as purely for monetary returns etc
  • Special Effects
  • Animation
  • Mobile and ubiquitous games and entertainment
  • Serious Games and entertainment -applications, critiques
  • Philosophical issues
  • Prototypes
  • Social and cultural uses of/for Play
  • Tools and technologies
  • Skills, strategy, rules and chance
  • Genre
  • Immersiveness and engagement
  • Research methodologies in creative practice
  • Usability and playability
  • User/player centered design
  • Psychological, social, and cultural differences in perception and participation
  • Communities, networks, social interaction and social capital
  • Cross-cultural and intercultural approaches
  • Assessment of exploratory learning approaches
  • Emerging practices

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline (1st call – new date): 28 February 2013
Notification to Authors (1st call – new date): 29 March 2013
Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (1st call – new date): until 26 April 2013
Late Registration (1st call – new date): after 26 April 2013
Conference: Prague, Czech Republic, 22 – 24 July 2013

Conference Location:
The conference will be held in Prague, Czech Republic.

Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
Web site:

Program Committee:
Game and Entertainment Technologies 2013 Conference Program Chair:
Katherine Blashki, Noroff University College, Norway

MCCSIS 2013 General Conference Co-Chairs:
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
Eva Kasparova, University of Economics, Faculty of Business Administration, Prague, Czech Republic

Committee Members:*
* for committee list please refer to
* Registered participants in the Game and Entertainment Technologies conference may attend the other conferences part of MCCSIS 2013 free of charge.


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