IMCL2019 31 October – 1 November 2019, Mediterranean Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

IMCL2019 31 October – 1 November 2019, Mediterranean Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Overview

Mobile Serious Games may enable students to actively explore and make sense of their learning environment by practicing artistic and rhythm-based dexterities in conjunction to more technical and scientific skills. This amalgamation of rhythm and motion with scientific skills may refine the way students apply learning by using different modalities within a learning context and, moreover, promote integration of learners with special educational needs. Fostering sensory integration and regulation as a source of in-game approaches for enhancing bodily synchrony and praxis and the ability to plan actions and engage meaningfully with the world is a process that may be achieved through active game-play, autonomous and personalised in-game feedback that encourage rhythm-based learning using multimodal in-game mechanics. This special session aims to explore the use of mobile serious games that aim to refine and rethink how learning, teaching, engagement and inclusion of leaners with special educational needs may be improved through motion, rhythm, artistic endeavours and science. Multiple ways of designing in-game feedback (i.e. stealth assessment) for personalisation and autonomous deep learning is a key research theme of this special session. Authors are invited to submit their research contributions or practical experience reports. All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two referees. The special session provides an opportunity to experience state-of-the-art research and development in a plethora of game-based topics that render both technical game aspects or more empirical research papers related to own work that present innovations in the field of mobile serious games research for learning, teaching and training.

Topics

  • Mobile Serious Games for enhancing learning through arts, rhythm, dance and music
  • AI for Mobile serious games (e.g. autonomous and personalized game-play and feedback)
  • Mobile serious games for cognitive training and learning
  • Mobile Pedagogical models / frameworks for serious games
  • Mobile Mapping learning attributes to game mechanics
  • Mobile serious games evaluation with non-conventional methods
  • Massive open online mobile serious games
  • Gamification processes in mobile serious games
  • Mobile serious games application in different disciplines
  • Context-aware mobile serious games
  • Teachers’ experiences and approaches of using mobile serious games
  • Students’ experiences and approaches of using mobiles serious games
  • Conceptions of and approaches to mobile serious games design
  • 2D / 3D renderings for mobiles serious games
  • Scripting processes for mobile serious games
  • Procedural content generation in mobile serious games
  • Investigations into balancing fun and learning features for mobile serious games
  • Augmented reality / mixed reality for mobile serious games
  • Brain Computer Interfaces and mobile serious games
  • Mobile serious Games for health / lifestyle applications
  • Mobile serious games for energy / environmental preservation
  • Mobile serious games narrative and interactive story telling
  • STEAM and children with Special Educational Needs
  • Establishing and sustaining Communities of Practices and Communities of Reflective Practice for promoting STEAM in schools
  • Serious Games employing Music and Dance to promote social inclusion
  • Employing mobile serious Games to promote creativity and entrepreneurship

Program Committee

Chairs

  • Petros Lameras, School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics and Centre of Post Digital Cultures, Coventry University, Coventry, UK
  • Nektarios Moumoutzis, Lab of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Members

  • Dr Panagiotis Petridis, Aston University, UK
  • Professor Sylvester Arnab, Coventry University, UK
  • Professor Elias Kourkoutas, University of Crete, Greece
  • Dr Ian Dunwell, Coventry University, UK
  • Dr Iraklis Paraskakis, City College, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Dr Aristos Protopsaltis, Friederich-Alexander University
  • Professor Sara de Freitas, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Dr Fotis Liarokapis, Mazarik University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Dr Polyxeni Arapi, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Submission

Please find all important information here: http://imcl-conference.org/current/paper_preparation.php. The submission will be open once the main conference abstract submission is closed.

Important Dates

03 Jun 2019Submission of:
(i) structured abstracts (for full papers, short papers, work-in-progress papers and posters) for the main conference
(ii) Special Session proposals
10 Jun 2019Notification of acceptance for abstracts for the main conference
Special Sessions notification and announcement
15 Jul 2019Submission of:
(i) complete papers for all submission types
(ii) Round Table Proposals
(iii) Proposals for Organization of a Panel Discussion
(iv) Proposals for Organization of a Workshop/Tutorial
29 Jul 2019Notification of acceptance
23 Aug 2019Late Paper submission deadline
30 Aug 2019Notification of acceptance for Late Papers
06 Sep 2019Camera-ready due & Author registration deadline
31 Oct 2019IMCL2019 Conference Opening

Important Dates (Extended)

03 Jun 2019Submission of:
(i) structured abstracts (for full papers, short papers, work-in-progress papers and posters) for the main conference
(ii) Special Session proposals
10 Jun 2019Notification of acceptance for abstracts for the main conference
Special Sessions notification and announcement
15 Jul 2019Submission of:
(i) complete papers for all submission types
(ii) Round Table Proposals
(iii) Proposals for Organization of a Panel Discussion
(iv) Proposals for Organization of a Workshop/Tutorial
29 Jul 2019Notification of acceptance
23 Aug 2019Late Paper submission deadline
30 Aug 2019Notification of acceptance for Late Papers
06 Sep 2019Camera-ready due & Author registration deadline
31 Oct 2019IMCL2019 Conference Opening

Contact

Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos,
IMCL General Chair
tsiatsos@csd.auth.gr
Michael E. Auer,
Steering Committee Chair
info@imcl-conference.org

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