The conference will explore games and virtual worlds in relation to:

  • Novel technologies
  • Applications
  • Methodologies, theories and frameworks
  • Evaluation approaches and studies

Topics of Interest

  • AI applications for serious games
  • Serious games methodologies
  • User-modelling in serious games
  • Pervasive gaming
  • Interactivity issues
  • Game design
  • Alternate reality games
  • Virtual environments
  • Augmented reality
  • Visualisation techniques
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Mobile games
  • Education and learning
  • Multimedia gaming
  • Case studies in serious games and virtual worlds

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: 30. April 2018
  • Notice of Acceptance: 4. June 2018
  • Camera Ready Submission: 22. June 2018
  • Workshop Proposal: 1. February 2018

Submission Format

Electronic submission of all papers is mandatory and will be conducted using the EasyChair system by April 30th. Papers must be written in English, must be anonymized, and must be formatted according to IEEE standards (A4 template) (regardless of category).

Accepted papers must be presented orally in English at VS-Games 2018. This event uses a triple-blind reviewing approach, so please be sure to remove all personal data (such as authors, affiliations, etc.) from your submission. References to your own work should be made in the third person to maintain anonymity. Reviewers are asked to keep confidential all materials sent to them for evaluation. Non-anonymous submissions will be rejected without review.

VS-Games has three tracks, full, short and poster, with corresponding lengths of 8, 4, and 2 pages. We ask authors to ensure that their paper fits within the specified length for their submission track, including references. Authors are encouraged to upload supplementary material (e.g. multimedia) if such material facilitates understanding of the work.

All authors will be notified of paper acceptance by 1st June 2018. There is no rebuttal process. Successful submissions will be asked to review carefully their paper and make any minor modifications requested by reviewers, before uploading the camera ready version by 20th June 2018. All accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore.

For any questions regarding submission please email the conference chairs: