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26-28 November 2020

Videojogos 2020 will be the 12th International Conference on Videogame Sciences and Arts.

It is a joint organization between the School of Public Management, Communication and Tourism – Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (EsACT – IPB) and the Portuguese Society of Videogames Sciences (SPCV).

As in previous editions, this conference will gather researchers, professionals in the extended area of videogames, teachers and students in a forum to discuss videogame related topics and their impact on various aspects such as society, health, heritage, economy or education. The goal is to promote the exchange of ideas, share experiences and results in the areas of interest, through presentations, workshops, interactive demos and panels.

Covid-19 statement: While our intent is to run a live social event, with the safety of attendees, speakers, volunteers and staff in mind, Videojogos 2020’s Organizing Committee is closely monitoring official guidance from public health officials and will update any information needed regarding participation in the conference.

Topics

We welcome long and short papers, posters, interactive demos and workshops. All presenting new scientific results, innovative technologies, best practices, or improvements to existing techniques and approaches in the multidisciplinary research field of Games Research.

Suggested topics for contributions. Other topics may be included:

Accessibility | Aesthetics | Audio | Art Games | Critical Games | Criticism | Design | Development

Games and Creativity | Gaming Culture | Gamification | Gaming and Performance | Game Studies | Game-based Learning

Hybrid Games | Methodology | Narrative | Non-Digital Games | Pervasive Games | Serious Games | Speculative Games

Transmedia | Technology | VR / MR / AR

Submission

All Papers (short or full) selected for international publication should be submitted in English. We will select the 40% best research papers, peer-reviewed and ranked on the basis of originality, relevance of the results and presentation quality, to be published with our annual Springer proceedings volume. A second batch of papers, to be selected based on originality and promising value of the work being developed, will be selected for a works-in-progress volume to be published by SPCV. Accepted papers will require that at least one representative registers in the conference to present the work.

Submissions of Full and Short Papers should follow the Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) format (see "Information for Authors of Springer Computer Science Proceedings"). Use the Microsoft Word template for Mac or for PC. Add to your final submission the Consent to Publish.

[Full papers: 12 – 15 pp. | Short papers: 6 – 8+ pp.]

Paper submission

Posters offer the opportunity for presenters to share their work through a quick introduction to the conference audience, followed by one-on-one discussions next to the poster. Each submission should be 1-2 pages A0 in length, in portrait orientation (vertical). Accepted posters will require that at least one representative registers in the conference to present the poster in a designated area.

Posters text should be in English. The poster design and elements (figures and text) should be readable from a distance of 2 meters. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference duration, for which they should be printed previously. The submission should be done in PDF format, based on the template provided (poster template). Add to your final submission the Consent to Publish.

[Posters: 1 – 2 pp. A0 (vertical)]

Poster submission

We welcome the submission of innovative Interactive Demos within the areas of interest covered by the conference. Interactive proposals should be in English. Proposals should provide a clear description of the work (1000–1200 words) and a URL (e.g. WeTransfer, Google Drive, etc...) for access to relevant media assets. Interactive demos will be displayed throughout the conference duration, for which they should be accompanied by technical requirements information. Accepted interactive demos will require that at least one representative registers in the conference to present the work. The submission should be done in PDF format, based on the template provided (interactive template). Add to your final submission the Consent to Publish.

[Interactive: 1000 – 1200 words description]

Interactive submission

Authors may also propose Workshops within the areas of interest covered by the conference. Proposals should be in English and provide a clear description of the work to be conducted (1000-1200 words), technical requirements information and, whenever needed, a URL (e.g. WeTransfer, Google Drive, etc...) for access to relevant media assets. Accepted workshops will require that at least one representative registers in the conference to conduct the activities. The submission should be done in PDF format, based on the template provided (workshop template). Add to your final submission the Consent to Publish.

[Workshop: 1000 – 1200 words description]

Workshop submission


Authors and their affiliation, or associate institutions, must be omitted for all categories in initial submissions. Revisions will be double-blind.

Publication

Proceedings will be published by Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science series as a Post-conference volume.

The Communications in Computer and Information Science is a book proceedings series by Springer and Indexed by SCOPUS, SCImago, and ISI Proceedings. More info

CCIS (Communications
              in Computer and Information Science) logo Springer logo

The remaining selected papers, selected posters, interactive demos and workshops will be published in a Proceedings Book (with ISBN) edited by SPCV.

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Important Dates

Full and short papers

Paper Submission: 31 July

Author notification of the review: 30 September

Print-ready version: 9 October

Posters

Poster Submission: 14 September

Poster Communication of Acceptance: 16 October

Interactive

Interactive Submission: 14 September

Interactive Communication of Acceptance: 16 October

Workshops

Workshop Submission: 14 September

Workshop Communication of Acceptance: 16 October

VJ2020

Conference: 27 to 28 November

Keynotes Speakers
To be announced

Registration

Early Registration ends 10 October

Full registration: 150€ (early) / 200€ (late)

One author per paper

Members of the SPCV: 100€ (early) / 150€ (late)

One author per paper

Reduced Registration: 50€ (early) / 75€ (late)

Regular participants, non-authors and co-authors

Poster registration: 25€ (early) / 50€ (late)

One author per poster

Interactive registration: 25€ (early) / 50€ (late)

One author per interactive demo

Workshop registration (authors): 25€ (early) / 50€ (late)

One author per workshop

Workshop registration (participants): 20€ (one) / 30€ (two)

Minimum of 6 and maximum of 20 participants

IPB students registration: 10€ (early) / 15€ (late)

Registration Form

Program

Pre-conference workshops

To be announced

To be announced

Committees

Organizing Committee

Conference chairs:

Inês Barbedo (PT) & João Paulo Sousa (PT) & Beatriz Legerén (ES)

Scientific chairs:

Bárbara Barroso (PT) & Licínio Roque (PT)

Poster chairs:

Jorge Palinhos (PT) & Markus Wiemker (DE) & Belén Mainer Blanco (ES)

Interactive chairs:

Carlos Costa (PT) & Tanja Korhonen (FI) & Jeferson Valadares (BR)

Workshop chairs:

Rogério Azevedo Gomes (PT) & Rogério Tavares (BR) & Flávio Escribano (ES)

Local Organization chair:

António Mourão (PT)

Design & Development:

Carlos Costa, Bárbara Barroso

Arlindo Santos, Ferdinando Silva

André Moreira, Hugo Fortes, Inês Silva, João Andrade e Sousa, Luís Lopes

Organization Staff:

(to be announced)

Program Committee

Abel Gomes, University of Beira Interior (PT)

Adérito Fernandes Marcos, Open University, Artech-International (PT)

Alexis Blanchet, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (FR)

Ana Amélia Carvalho, University of Coimbra (PT)

Ana Lúcia Pinto, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (PT)

Ana Veloso, University of Aveiro (PT)

André Neves, Federal University of Pernambuco (BR)

António Coelho, University of Porto (PT)

Antonio José Planells, Univeristy of Pompeu Fabra (ES)

Antonio Pena, University of Vigo (ES)

Bruno Giesteira, University of Porto (PT)

Bruno Silva, European University (PT)

Carla Ganito, Catholic University (PT)

Carlos Martinho, University of Lisbon (PT)

Carlos Santos, University of Aveiro (PT)

Christian Roth, University of Utrecht (NL)

Ciro Martins, ESTG Águeda (PT)

Conceição Costa, Lusófona University (PT)

Cristiano Max, Universidade Feevale (BR)

Daniela Karine Ramos, FederaL University of Santa Catarina (BR)

Diego Perez-Liebana, Queen Mary University of London (UK)

Diogo Gomes, University of Aveiro (PT)

Duarte Duque, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado & Ave (PT)

Emmanoel Ferreira, Fluminense Federal University (BR)

Esteban Clua, Fluminense Federal University (BR)

Euridice Cabañes, Arsgames (ME)

Eva Oliveira, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado & Ave (PT)

Fanny Barnabé, University of Liège (BE)

Filipe Luz, Lusófona University (PT)

Filipe Penicheiro, University of Coimbra (PT)

Fotis Liarokapis, Technical University of Cyprus (CY)

Francisco Javier Gayo Santacecilia, U-Tad (ES)

Frutuoso Silva, University of Beira Interior (PT)

Gabriel Fernandes, Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro (BR)

Gustavo Reis, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (PT)

Héctor Quintián, University of A Coruña (ES)

Ido Iurgel, Hochschule Rhein-Waal (DE)

Jesus Torres, University of La Laguna (ES)

João Dias, University of Lisbon (PT)

João Jacob, University of Porto (PT)

João Vítor Gomide, FUMEC (BR)

Jorge Martins Rosa, New University of Lisbon (PT)

José Luís Rolle, University of A Coruña (ES)

Juan Albino Mendez Perez, University of La Laguna (ES)

Leonel Morgado, Open University (PT)

Liliana Costa, University of Aveiro (PT)

Lynn Alves, Federal University of Bahia (BR)

Marçal Mora Cantallops, University of Alcalá (ES)

Marcos Antón, Complutense University (ES)

Mário Vairinhos, University of Aveiro (PT)

Marta Nuñez, University Jaume I de Castellón (ES)

Mercedes García Betegon, U-Tad (ES)

Micael Sousa, University of Coimbra (PT)

Michel Santorum, Tequila Works (ES)

Miguel Carvalhais, University of Porto (PT)

Nelson Zagalo, University of Aveiro (PT)

Óscar Mealha, University of Aveiro (PT)

Patrícia Gouveia, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Fine Arts, ITI/LARSyS (PT)

Paulo Leitão, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (PT)

Pedro A. Santos, University of Lisbon (PT)

Pedro Amado, University of Porto (PT)

Pedro Cardoso, INESC TEC, University of Porto (PT)

Rui Craveirinha, Player Research UK (UK)

Rui Pedro Lopes, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (PT)

Rui Prada, University of Lisbon (PT)

Ruth Contreras, UVic- Central University of Catalonia (ES)

Tânia Rocha, University of Trás-os-Montes & Alto Douro (PT)

Thiago Falcão, Federal University of Paraíba (BR)

Valter Alves, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (PT)

Victor Navarro-Remesal, Pontifical University of Comillas (ES)

Wolfgang Mueller, University of Education Weingarten (DE)

Event
                Venue

The conference will take place in the city of Mirandela at EsACT – IPB.

Hotels

A selection of some nearby hotels

Dona Fina Guest House

35€ per night

walk:16min. car:5min.

R. República 126, 5370-415 Mirandela

912 397 118

Grande Hotel Dom Dinis

52€ per night

walk:20min. car:3min.

Av. Nossa Sra. do Amparo, 5370-210 Mirandela

278 097 750

Contact Us

Address

Escola Superior de Comunicação, Administração e Turismo, Campus do Cruzeiro, Av. 25 de Abril Lote 2, 5370-202 Mirandela

Phone Number

(+351) 278 201 340

Videojogos 2020

videojogos2020@ipb.pt