Call: Digital games and sociality – Games and Gaming minitrack at Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

Call for Submissions:

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Games and Gaming minitrack
January 4-7, 2017
Waikoloa, Hawaii

Deadline: June 15, 2016

The Games and Gaming minitrack at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) is looking for submissions broadly related to digital games and sociality. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods papers are welcome, ranging from interviews to big data analyses, or more broadly theoretical papers looking at digital gaming practices in general. Types of games studied may include mobile, social, free to play, AAA, MMOGs, PC, console, multiplayer, and indie games. As part of the Digital and Social Media track, papers should contain a social dimension in the analysis, examining, for example, sociability, social practices, communities (in-game, out-game, across multiple spaces or time), use of social affordances, or some other social dimension.

Possible topics include:

  • Social affordances of games
  • Network analysis of groups and communities in games
  • Social practice (in-game, out-game, both)
  • Player communities
  • Fans and fan communities
  • Community management
  • Toxicity online
  • Multiplayer games
  • Cooperative and competitive play
  • eSports
  • Fantasy sports leagues
  • Multigenerational play
  • Intercultural play
  • Streaming gameplay (e.g., Twitch)
  • Game curation via sites like Steam

Games & Gaming minitrack:!games-and-gaming/cdx2
Digital and Social Media track:!track3/c1xcj
HICSS general CFP and author instructions:!authors/ccjp

Submission dates:
Submission site opens: April 1
Submission site closed: June 15

Conference details:
January 4-7, 2017
Hilton Waikoloa Village, on the Big Island

Also, it’s the 50th anniversary, so it should be even better than usual!

Hope to see you in Hawaii!

Minitrack co-chairs:
Nathaniel Poor (Primary Contact)
Independent Scholar

Mia Consalvo
Concordia University, Montreal

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