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*First Joint Conference of DiGRA and FDG*

For the first time, the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA)
<http://www.digra.org/> and the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG)
<http://www.foundationsofdigitalgames.org/>Conferences will partner in an
unprecedented gathering of games researchers. We invite researchers and
educators within game research, broadly construed, to submit their work.
*Tracks*

The first international joint conference of DiGRA and FDG will be a
landmark event for the exchange of ideas for academics and educators doing
games research in a wide range of disciplines.  In line with this, it
accepts and encourages submissions in the following tracks:

   - *Game design*​: Design techniques, practices, methods, post mortems,
   etc.
   - *Game criticism and analysis*:​ Close readings, ontologies and
   frameworks, historical studies, philosophical explorations, and other
   humanities ­informed approaches
   - *Play studies​, interaction and player experience*: s​tudies of play,
   observations and interviews of players, and research based on other methods
   from the social sciences; game interfaces, player metrics, modeling player
   experience
   - *Artificial intelligence*:​ agents, motion/camera planning,
   navigation, adaptivity, procedural content generation, dialog, authoring
   tools, general game playing
   - *Game technology:* ​engines, frameworks, graphics, networking,
   animation
   - *Game production*:​ studies of game production processes, studio
   studies, software studies, platform studies and software engineering

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the DiGRA/FDG conference, authors
and reviewers alike will be required to describe their research background
and field of study as part of the submission process. The intention for
this is to help reviewers be conscious of when they are reviewing work
outside their own field as well as making clear the proportions of
contributing fields.

Submission templates <http://digra-fdg2016.org/downloads/> in Word and
LateX are available to download, for instructions on how your paper should
be presented.

*Papers can now be submitted online!
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=digrafdg2016>*
*Submission categories*

DiGRA/FDG 2016 supports two different categories for submitting research

   - Full Papers (no more than 16 pages)
   - Extended Abstracts with a maximum length of 2 ­pages

This structure reflects the cross­disciplinary nature and different
conference traditions of the conference attendants. A full paper submission
is recommended for completed research work, in particular empirical or
technical work. The extended abstract format is suitable for discussion
topics and ideas. Both full papers and abstracts are subject to a
double­blind review process. These two categories are the only ones that
will be published in DiGRA’s digital library.
*Deadlines for full papers and extended abstracts*

   - Submission deadline:  *January 29 2016* (hard deadline)
   - Acceptance/rejection notification: March 21 2016
   - Camera-ready: April 29 2016

*Events & Panels*

In addition to this, DiGRA/FDG 2016 accepts submissions for:

   - Events with a maximum length of 2­ page abstract
   - Panels with a maximum length of 2­ page abstract

Panel submissions should be in the form of a 2-page extended abstract
describing the focus of the panel, providing a list of confirmed speakers,
and indicating their areas of expertise relative to the topic.  We
encourage both debate-style panels that include representatives advocating
several positions on a topic of disagreement, and emerging-area-style
panels that consolidate and explain recent work on a subject of interest to
the DiGRA/FDG community.  These are curated by the local organizers and do
not go through an anonymized process.  When uploading these submissions,
please choose the Events and Panels track.

*Deadlines panels and events*

   - Submission deadline:  January 29 2016 (hard deadline)
   - Acceptance/rejection notification: March 21 2016
   - Camera-ready: April 29 2016

*Posters & Demos*

Some work does not fit as paper presentations due to their nature or
research maturity. For these, DiGRA/FDG 2016 is open to submission to the
following categories:

   - Posters with a maximum length of 2­page abstract
   - Demos with a maximum length of 2­page abstract

The demos and posters track provides a forum for demonstrations of work
best suited to interaction rather than a paper or a formal presentation.
Submissions should be in the form of a 2-page extended abstract. This track
supports playable games that are experimental or have a research component,
interactive technical demos showcasing the latest tools, techniques, and
systems created for games by academic or industrial research groups, or
other early-stage or late-breaking research not yet ready for formal
presentation. These categories have late deadlines to allow the most recent
research and results to be submitted.

*Deadlines for Posters & Demos*

   - Submission deadline:  April 8 2016 (hard deadline)
   - Acceptance/rejection notification: May 9 2016
   - Camera-ready: May 23 2016

*Doctoral Consortium*

FDG/DiGRA 2016 provides a doctoral consortium for PhD students. Those
interested in attending this should submit a position paper in the extended
abstract format with a maximum length of 2 pages.

   - Submission deadline April 22 2016 (hard deadline)
   - Acceptance/rejection notification May 9 2016

*Workshops*

DiGRA/FDG 2016 also welcomes submission to arrange workshops. These have an
earlier deadline than other submission to support workshops that wish to
have their own peer reviewing process for submissions. These should be
submitted as extended abstracts with a maximum length of 2 pages.

   - Submission deadlines: November 16 2015 (hard deadline)
   - Acceptance/rejection notification: December 11 2015

*Program Chair Information*

Staffan Bjork <[log in to unmask]>, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Casey O’Donnell <[log in to unmask]>, Michigan State University, United States

Rafael Bidarra <[log in to unmask]>, Delft University of Technology, The
Netherlands

Find the full list of organising committee members and track chairs here
<http://digra-fdg2016.org/conference-organisers/>.

*Submitting your paper*

Before submitting, view and use the Submission templates.
<http://digra-fdg2016.org/downloads/>

Online submission is now open.
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=digrafdg2016>

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