Call: Workshop on Game UI Design, Evaluation, and User Research at IEEE GEM 2015

Call for Participation
Workshop on Game UI Design, Evaluation, and User Research
One Day Workshop organized on October 14, 2015 at IEEE GEM 2015, Toronto, Canada (

Submission deadline: September 29

The community of video game researchers has been rapidly evolving for the past few years, extending and modifying existing methodologies used by the human-computer interaction (HCI) community to the environment of digital games. This one-day workshop focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of user interfaces in video games development.


We invite researchers in the fields of games and HCI and industry practitioners (esp. game developers) to submit position papers, case studies, or technical contributions that explore the following main topics:

  • Challenges in game user research, e.g., studying gamers
  • Developing effective game UIs
  • Special considerations in user studies with games
  • Use of commercial games in user research or controlled experiments
  • Novel game UIs
  • Specialized quantitative or qualitative methods involving games

Unlisted but strongly related topics are also welcome.


Submissions should be 2-4 pages in IEEE format (see or an abstract and slides/video (only recommended for industry participants). PDF versions of your submission can be submitted directly to the organizers at

Submission papers will be reviewed by the organisers and evaluated based of relevance to the workshop and potential to stimulate discussion. At least one author of each accepted submission must register for the conference. Authors of accepted submissions will be asked to give a 20 minute presentation at the workshop, with extended discussion periods between presentations.


Submission: September 29
Notification: October 2
Workshop: October 14


Pejman Mirza-Babaei – UOIT, Canada
Robert J. Teather – McMaster University, Canada
Naeem Moosajee – UOIT, Canada
Vicky McArthur – University of Toronto, Canada
Jacques Carette – McMaster University, Canada

For further information please feel free to contact us at


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