CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Data Analytics Applications in Gaming and Entertainment
This is a call for contributions for the *Data Analytics Applications in
Gaming and Entertainment* book to be published by CRC Press, Taylor &
Francis Group in late 2018. The book is part of the Data Analytics
Applications book series edited by Jay Liebowitz.
The last decade has witnessed the rise of big data in game development
as the increasing proliferation of Internet-enabled gaming devices has
made it easier than ever before to collect large amounts of
player-related data. At the same time the emergence of new business
models and the diversification of the player base have exposed a broader
potential audience which attaches great importance to being able to
tailor game experiences to a wide range of preferences and skill levels.
This, in turn, has led to a growing interest in data mining techniques
as they offer new opportunities for deriving actionable insights in
order to inform game design, to ensure customer satisfaction, to
maximize revenues, and to drive technical innovation.
This volume seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of data mining
applications pertaining to all aspects of gaming and entertainment. It
is intended to serve as a reference volume for academics and
practitioners alike. The book will be structured along four main themes,
covering different aspects of data mining in games. Possible topics of
interest for each of the themes are listed below.
July 31, 2017 Deadline for chapter proposals
September 15, 2017 Notification of proposal acceptance
January 30, 2018 Draft chapters due
April 15, 2018 Editorial feedback and comments from reviewers
returned to authors
May 30, 2018 Revised chapters due
July, 15, 2018 All chapters send to publisher
*Themes and Topics of Interest*
o) Introductory chapters to game data mining
Introductory chapters aimed at explaining common techniques used in the
context of game data mining and data-driven game development. For
example, overview chapters explaining data mining techniques such as
clustering methods or pattern mining and their application in the gaming
o) Data mining for games user research
Contributions pertaining to issues related to games analytics and
directed towards understanding player behavior and informing games user
research. Topics of interest include, among others, player profiling and
modeling, behavioral analysis, understanding player communities and
social structures, churn prediction and retention analysis, balancing of
in-game economies, or monetization.
o) Data mining for game technology
Contributions concerning technical aspects of game development which
make use of large-scale datasets such as data-driven approaches to game
AI, dynamic difficulty adjustment, and procedural content or level
o) Visualization of large-scale game data
Contributions dealing with the visualization of in-game data for the
purpose of exploration, analysis, knowledge discovery, and
communication. This includes, but is not limited to spatio-temporal
visualization approaches, multi-modal data visualization, visual
analytics tools, and time-based visualizations.
This list is meant to be suggestive, not exhaustive. If you have any
suggestion for an interesting chapter not covered here please get in touch.
o) Research articles covering all aspects of data mining in gaming or
entertainment. Such chapters may describe novel approaches, methods, or
research findings. Chapters reviewing common techniques or discussing
the state-of-the-art in game data mining are also within the scope of
o) Case studies describing the application of data-mining technique in
practical settings. We especially welcome case studies from industry
experts. Case studies may cover one or multiple themes. For example,
case studies may describe best practices or lessons learned, e.g., by
highlighting what went right and wrong in data-driven game development
(such as, for example, Gamasutra style post-mortems).
Proposals should not exceed 600 words and should include a tentative
title, a short description/outline of the chapter, author names,
affiliations and a brief biography. Submission should be previously
unpublished and should not be under consideration for publication
elsewhere. Please send your proposals via e-mail to
[log in to unmask] Deadline for submission of chapter
proposals is July 31th 2017* although early submissions are encouraged.
The final chapter should be around 20-25 double-spaced pages (incl.
figures and tables). Templates for formatting the chapter itself will be
provided in due time.
Proposals will be used to evaluate if the proposed chapter fits the
topic of the book. All accepted chapters will then undergo a
double-blind review process. For additional inquiries and advice on the
potential suitability of any proposed chapter please e-mail me at
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Editor: Guenter Wallner (University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria)
Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
Website: Further details can be found at https://gdmbook.wordpress.com/
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