26 March 2018

International computer games conference comes to Scotland

International computer games conference comes to Scotland

An international conference covering all aspects of computer games technology will be hosted by Abertay University.

Game-On 2018 will come to Dundee, Scotland from September 18 to 20, attracting delegates from all over the world, having previously been hosted in Maastricht, London, Japan and Egypt, among other sites.

The event is now in its 19th year and this time has a focus on Simulation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) within gaming.

Keynote speaker Mike Cook, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Falmouth and researcher/developer at Games by Angelina has already been added to the line-up.

Workshops and tutorials will be delivered by Abertay University academics.

Topics currently under consideration including gamification and social game mechanics, Artificial Intelligence, opponent modelling, avatar animation, modelling of virtual worlds, emotional gaming, voice interaction, security in online gaming, aerospace simulations and games in education, Government, health and corporate sectors.

The conference aims to share knowledge in the programming community and steer young people into the industry.

It will concentrate mostly on the programming of games, with special emphasis on simulation, AI and fuzzy sets, and physics related computer graphics.

Software providers will be able to show their latest packages and give hand-on tutorials for the participants.
Companies will also have the opportunity to seek new talent at the event.

Abertay lecturer Dr Dave King, who is assisting with the organisation of the conference, said: “This conference will really showcase advances in computer games and the wide-ranging programme of talks and workshops we have in store will mean there is something for everyone.

“Our undergraduate computer games courses are consistently rated the best in Europe and, as such, Abertay provides the ideal venue for this conference.

“I’m looking forward to the event, both to present my own research on how AI can be used in gaming and to hear about work being undertaken in computer games technology at other institutions across the world.”

The early bird submission deadline for papers is April 20.

For further information visit the conference website https://www.eurosis.org/conf/gameon/2018/

To find out more about computer games degrees at Abertay visit https://www.abertay.ac.uk/schools/school-of-design-and-informatics/division-of-games-and-arts/

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