Tuesday, 20 December 2011

GameDays 2012 and Edutainment 2012

It is HERE! The GameDays 2012 conference website is now calling all Exergame researchers, developers and users to Darmstadt Germany! Dr Mellecker was in attendance at GameDays 2011 and it was reportibly "AMAZING!"

Looking forward to seeing the The Exergame Network crowd the 2012 event! Here's the link - http://www.edutainment2012.de/index.php?id=164&L=1, and some words from the TEN supporter who scooped the "Best Presentation of the Conference" award;

"I had the pleasure of attending GameDays 2011 and found it to be very well organized. The research and game development content was cutting edge. Teams of researchers, developers, gamers and designers openly shared thoughts and research throughout the conference. The team of organizers keenly assisted visitors and to made everyone feel at home in Germany. The city of Darmstadt has many historical sights and it is extremely efficient. There are plenty of boutique shops for those wishing to fill their suitcases and the food and beverage is abundant! I highly recommend this conference for anyone wishing to share their work with an international audience and/or for those just wanting a great international experience.

Dr. Robin Mellecker"

Here's a little more on the conference itself;

3rd International Conference and 8th Science meets Business Workshop on Serious Games for training, Education, Health and Sports plus 7th International Conference on E-Learning and Games
Multimedia Communication Lab at Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt

The GameDays have been established in 2005 as "Science meets Business" event in the field of Serious Games, taking place on annual basis in Darmstadt, Germany. The principle aim is to bring together academia and industry and to discuss the current trends, grand challenges and potentials of Serious Games for different application domains. Since 2010, the academic part has been emphasized resulting in a first Int'l Conference on Serious Games for Sports and Health with conference proceedings and a special edition with selected papers in the Int'l Journal for Computer Science in Sport. 2011, the GameDays spectrum of topics has been broadened and the different facets, methods, concepts and effects of game-based learning and training are covered as well.

Similar, the Edutainment conference provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners in various disciplines to share and exchange experiences in the emerging research area combining Education and Entertainment. Edutainment 2012 keeps its tradition as an international major conference, which facilitates the international exchange of the-state-of-the-art in academic research and practice. The conference covers all aspects of pedagogical principles, designs and technological issues for Education and Entertainment.

The organizers of the GameDays series highly appreciated the request by the Edutainment initiators to bring the Edutainment 2012 to Europe and to combine it with the GameDays 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Well I was hoping that this event is not yet occurred cause I wanna attend that conference.