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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Advances in Computer Games 12

Pamplona, Spain

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 WCCC and the 14th Computer Olympiad at El Centro Europe de Empresas e Innovacin de Navarra (CEIN; located here on Google maps). 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.

Important Dates

Paper Submission	February 20, 2009
Acceptance Notification	April 10, 2009
Camera-ready Papers	May 1, 2009
Paper Submissions

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:

Please submit papers electronically by means of the conference tool.

Refereeing Process

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.


Registration	 Early (on or before April 15)	 Late (after April 15)
Participants	Euro 170	Euro 200
Students	Euro 100	Euro 120
Admission to the conference and a copy of conference proceedings are included in the conference registration fee.

For more information on the ACG12 contact:

Program committee

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 Althfer, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitt Jena
Prof. Ivan Bratko, University of Ljubljana
Dr. Yngvi Bjrnsson, Reykjavik University
Dr. Tristan Cazenave, Universit Paris-Dauphine
Prof. Ken-Hsun Chen, UNC Charlotte
Prof. Paolo Ciancarini, University of Bologna
Dr. Rmi Coulom, Universit 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
Dr. Ulf Lorenz, Technische Universitt Darmstadt
Dr. Martin Mller, University of Alberta
Prof. Jacques Pitrat, Universit 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. Mark Winands, Maastricht University
Prof. Jan van Zanten, Tilburg University