ADVANCES IN COMPUTER GAMES 12
May 11 - May 13, 2009
The twelfth conference on Advances in Computer Games (ACG12) will be held in Pamplona, Spain, in conjunction with the 17th World Computer Chess Championship and the 14th Computer Olympiad at the Palacio del Condestable (located here on Google maps, including nearby hotels). The conference commences on Monday May 11 at 12.30-17.00h and will take place on three or consecutive days; the other days from 8.30h till 12.30h.
The conference aims in the first place at providing an international forum for computer-games researchers presenting new results on ongoing work. The recent successes of the ACG Conferences and the Computers and Games conferences have encouraged the organizers to widen their scope and therefore we welcome contributions on Robotic Pool and Snooker as well as on virtual and video games and modern board games.
So, we invite contributors to submit papers on all aspects of research related to computers and games. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
- the current state of game-playing programs for classic and modern board and card games,
- the current state of virtual and video games,
- new theoretical developments in game-related research,
- general scientific contributions produced by the study of games,
- social aspects of computer games,
- cognitive research of how humans play games, and
- issues related to networked games.
The proceedings of the ACG12 will be published in the Springer LNCS series.
A live broadcast of the conference can be watched here: http://www.soloajedrez.com/wccc2009/conference
Papers of 8 to 10 pages are preferred. The maximum length is 12 pages. The preferred format for submission is PDF, but Postscript or Word are also acceptable. The paper must be written in the English language.
The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. For formatting your paper, please follow the instructions for authors available at the Springer LNCS/LNAI Web: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.
Please submit papers electronically by means of the conference tool.
The usual full refereeing process will be executed. Papers will be refereed by members of the Programme Committee. In practice, this means that papers are accepted if their topic suits the conference and their overall quality is acceptable. Accepted papers will be scheduled for presentation during the conference and will be printed as conference proceedings. Authors of accepted papers, or their representatives, are expected to present their papers at the conference. Notice of acceptance of papers will be sent by April 10, 2009 to the principal author. Camera-ready papers are due by May 1, 2009.
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Admission to the conference and a copy of conference proceedings are included in the conference registration fee.
For more information on the ACG12 contact:
Excursion from Pamplona
As usual during our annual events we have arranged an excursion for participants and their friends and families. This year the excursion will be on Friday May 15. The excursion will start at 9:30h, and will end at approximately 20:00h. It will include visits to the following places:
- Church of Santa María de Eunate
- Puente La Reina
- Olite including the Palacio Real
- Lunch in Olite
- Panoramic tour of Pamplona, the citadel and the cathedral
All participants in the ICGA events are invited for this excursion, free of charge. For their family members and friends, subject to sufficient space on the buses, there will be a charge of Euro 45, to include lunch and entrance fees.
We will need to make a final list of those joining the excursion on Monday May 11. When sending in your registration, it would help us if you would indicate whether you are likely to join us, and how many friends and family members would also like to come if there is space.
The program committee of the ACG12 consists of:
- Prof. Jaap van den Herik, Tilburg University (chair)
- Dr. Pieter Spronck, Tilburg University (co-chair)
- Prof. Ingo Althöfer, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
- Dr. Yngvi Björnsson, Reykjavik University
- Prof. Ivan Bratko, University of Ljubljana
- Prof. Tristan Cazenave, Université Paris-Dauphine
- Prof. Ken-Hsun Chen, UNC Charlotte
- Prof. Paolo Ciancarini, University of Bologna
- Dr. Rémi Coulom, Université Charles de Gaulle
- Dr. Jeroen Donkers, Maastricht University
- Dr. Haw-Ren Fang, University of Minnesota
- Prof. Aviezri Fraenkel, The Weizmann Institute of Science
- Dr. James Glenn, Loyola College in Maryland
- Dr. Michael Greenspan, Queen's University
- Dr. Tsuyoshi Hashimoto, Shizuoka University
- Mr. Guy Haworth, University of Reading
- Prof. Ryan Hayward, University of Alberta
- Prof. Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham
- Dr. Clyde Kruskal, University of Maryland
- Prof. Richard Lorentz, California State University
- Dr. Ulf Lorenz, Technische Universität Darmstadt
- Dr. Martin Müller, University of Alberta
- Prof. Jacques Pitrat, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
- Prof. Matthias Rauterberg, Eindhoven University of Technology
- Prof. Jonathan Schaeffer, University of Alberta
- Dr. Nathan Sturtevant, University of Alberta
- Dr. Gerald Tesauro, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
- Dr. Jos Uiterwijk, Maastricht University
- Dr. Mark Winands, Maastricht University
- Prof. Jan van Zanten, Tilburg University
- Dr. David Fotland, Smart Games
- Dr. Philip Henderson, University of Alberta
- Maarten Schadd, Maastricht University
- Dr. Bruno Bouzy, CRIPS5
- Guillaume Chaslot, Maastricht University
- Dr. Omid David, Bar-Ilan University
- Dr. Matej Guid, University of Ljubljana
- Dr. Dap Hartman, Delft University of Technology
- Dr. Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Academia Sinica
- Dr. Han-Shen Huang, Taiwan
- Prof. Hiroyuki Iida, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
- Dr. Christian Posthoff, University of West Indies
- Dr. Akihiro Kishimoto, Future University-Hokodate
- Dr. Aleksander Sadikov, University of Ljubljana
- Jahn Saito, Maastricht University
- Mr. Yaron Shoham, Israel
- Dr. Erik van der Werf, The Netherlands
- Dr. Peter Emde Boas, Universiteit van Amsterdam
- Prof. Gert Vriend, Nijmegen University
- Dr. Hans Weigand, Tilburg University
- Dr. Georgios Yannakakis, IT-University Copenhagen