Call: CHI PLAY 2018 Forum on Video Games for Mental Health

Call for Papers

CHI PLAY 2018 FORUM on Video Games for Mental Health
October 28, 2018
Melbourne, Australia

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2018

The Forum on Video Games for Mental Health invites researchers and practitioners working on mental health, video games, and/or digital health care to discuss their work under the auspices of the annual CHI PLAY conference. Participants can also look forward to three thought provoking keynotes, addressing the use of video games in therapy, issues with the clinical implementation of digital health technologies, and the production of games for mental health.

We particularly welcome contributions on:

  • Innovative game designs and technologies for promoting, assessing or treating mental health
  • User-centered or participatory design methods applied to games for mental health
  • Implementation strategies and or clinical/practical considerations when using games for mental health
  • User studies, experiments and/or intervention studies, focused on outcomes of using games for mental health
  • Post-mortems of games for mental health
  • Video games and playful interactions applied in the therapeutic context

Participants are encouraged to submit one of the following formats:

  • an abstract in JMIR Mental Health format and a subsequent long paper to a JMIR Mental Health Special Issue (max. 7500 words). Accepted abstracts will be presented as a short-talk at the Forum.
  • a position paper (2-4 pages, SIGCHI Extended abstracts format) presented on the website and as a poster at the Forum,
  • a poster for presentation at the Forum,
  • a social paper (i.e. CV describing your work) (1-page, SIGCHI Extended abstracts format) for presentation at the Forum.

Further details are available at the workshop website:


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