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DIMEA 2008 - 3rd International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts

From: Sofia Tsekeridou <sots@ait.edu.gr>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 12:15:55 +0200
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                                CALL FOR PAPERS

3rd International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts 
                                     DIMEA 2008 

                               10-12 September 2008
                  Athens Information Technology (AIT), Athens, Greece
                     Conference Web site: http://www.dimea2008.org

             Paper and Art/Demos Submission Deadline: April 30ieth, 2008   
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The advances in computer entertainment, multi-player/online gaming, technology-enabled art, 
culture and performance have created new forms of entertainment that attract, immerse and 
absorb their participants. The phenomenal success of such a "culture" to initiate a mass 
audience in patterns and practices of its own consumption has supported the evolution of
an enormously powerful mass entertainment, digital art and performance industry extending
deeply into every aspect of our lives, leading further to major societal and business 
contacting changes. 
 
The International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA),
in cooperation with ACM, is the premier forum for the presentation of societal, business
and technological advances and research results in cross-disciplinary areas related with
digital interactive media in entertainment, art and creative technologies. This conference
is dedicated to build common ground between research, design and development, learning
and collaboration in its myriad digital media forms: one of its many objectives is the
exploration of 'play & learn', demonstrating new arenas and applications for digital 
gaming and incorporating leading edge technologies, designs and models in our changing
views about what is involved in gaming. 

DIMEA 2008 is jointly organized by Athens Information Technology (AIT), ACM Special
Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI, Singapore Chapter) and the
Society for Excellence and Innovation in Interactive Experience Design (InExDe) 

DIMEA 2008 will bring together academics, technologists, artists, designers, and 
industry representatives to address and advance the leading edge of new digital and
interactive media. Who should attend: Academics, Animators, Artists, Designers, 
Developers, Educators, Engineers, Game Designers, Industry Professionals, Media Industry, 
Video Producers, Directors, Writers, Performers, Photographers, Videographers, 
Researchers, Students. Anyone who wants to be inspired to adopt advanced ways in 
industry, society, business, research and teaching, expand their knowledge on a wide 
variety of topics within the field of digital media, network with cross-disciplinary 
experts from digital media professionals to academic experts, and evolve with this 
ever-changing field!

The following, non exclusive, topics are called for: 

-       Entertainment, Art and Technology
Location-based and Pervasive Gaming, Mobile Entertainment, Digital Games in Practice, 
Computer Entertainment Research, Open-Source Gaming Engines, Implications for Multimedia 
and Web Design, Artistic Games, Commercial Games, Edutainment, Educational/Serious Games, 
Interactive Games, Games as Pedagogy, Analysis of Games, e-Performance (e-Opera, 
e-Theatre, e-Concert, ...), Virtual Exhibitions and Museums

-       New Media Emerging Technologies
Personal Broadcasting (Podcasting and Vlogging), Novel Applications for Mobile Phones, 
Social and Interactive Computing Applications, Collaborative Spaces/Environments, 
Innovative Applications of Technology in the Arts, Mixed Reality and Enhanced Visualization, 
Context-aware Environments and Devices, Immersive Learning Experiences, Communication 
Technologies and Systems for Digital Media, Advanced Authoring and Composition of Media, 
Advanced Interaction, Targeted/Personalized Media, Adaptable Media and AI

-       Code Art
Algorithmic Art, Software Art, Net Art, Installation Art, Tangible Computing, Sonic Art

-       Digital Visual and Auditory Media
Digital Photography, Digital Imaging as Art, Advances in 3D Modelling, Digital Printing, 
Non-Photorealistic Rendering, Digital Sound and Music, Digital Music Synthesis and 
Composition, Graphics and Animations, Digital Comics

-       Moving Media
Digital Video, Distance Collaboration/Performance, Computer Animation, Interactive Movies

-       Culture of New  Media
Network Culture, Philosophy of New Media, Digital Identity

-       Interactive Stories
Digital Narrative, Digital Asset Management, Semantic Web Technologies, Interactive 
Television and Cinema, Game Design and Storytelling


SUBMISSIONS

Full Paper Submissions
======================
Prospective authors are invited to submit full technical papers of not more than 
8 pages, including tables, figures and references. Papers should present original 
research related to the above mentioned scientific areas, not published elsewhere. 
Full paper submissions should adhere to the ACM SIG Proceedings style guidelines. 
The respective templates may be found at:  

                 http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html 

Please use the style "Strict Adherence to SIGS style - (Sheridan Printing)" on that 
page. 

Demo/Art/Game Submissions
=========================
Practitioners in the DIMEA2008 areas are invited to submit not more than 1 page 
short description of their Digital Art Work/Demo/Game to be considered for 
demonstration at DIMEA2008.

Papers or Demo/Art/Game short descriptions may be submitted electronically at the 
DIMEA2008 online paper submission service. Until the online paper submission system 
is opened up to prospective authors and practitioners, papers or demo/art/game short 
descriptions may be submitted by e-mail to: sots@ait.edu.gr

In either submission process, authors are advised to contact the Conference Organizers 
(sots@ait.edu.gr), in case they have not received an acknowledgement of paper receipt 
within two days of submission.

Full papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers from the International 
Technical Program Committee in a single-blind process. Demo/Art Work/Game submissions 
will be reviewed by the respective Chairs and their formulated committees.

Tutorials and Seminars, Special Sessions, Exhibitions and Industrial Demos will 
additionally be organized during DIMEA2008.


IMPORTANT DATES

Full Paper Submission:      April 30, 2008  Demo/Art Work/Game Submission: April 30, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: May 30, 2008    Camera-ready Paper Submission: June 15, 2008


CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP CALL

Sponsorship offers an effective way of demonstrating your interest in and commitment 
to digital interactive media technologies and their impact in diverse applications 
fields spanning the entertainment and art areas. Corporate sponsorship can offer 
companies publicity and the ability to influence current and future leaders in digital 
interactive media technologies research and development. We will recognize and acknowledge 
the generosity of all of our sponsors on the DIMEA 2008 website (www.dimea2008.org) and 
in the conference program (to be available in print and on-line). 

Please send an e-mail to sots@ait.edu.gr , kpro@ait.edu.gr , mpal@ait.edu.gr if you would 
like to pledge your sponsorship. More details can be found at: http://www.dimea2008.org 
 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Honorary Conference Chair
 Christos Halkias, AIT, Greece
 
General Conference Chairs
 Sofia Tsekeridou, AIT, Greece
 Adrian David Cheok, ACM SIGCHI, National University of Singapore, Singapore
 Konstantinos Giannakis, InExDe, Greece
 John Karigiannis, InExDe, Greece

Technical Program Chairs
 Ryohei Nakatsu, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
 Kevin Wong, Murdoch University, Australia
 Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, UK

Special Sessions Chairs
 Krzysztof Walczak, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
 Nikos Nikolaidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Art & Demos Chairs
 Naoko Tosa, Kyoto University, Japan
 Manthos Santorineos, School of Fine Arts, Fournos Center for Art and New Technology, Greece
 Thomas Rist, University of Augsburg, Germany

Local Arrangements Chairs
 Sofia Tsekeridou, AIT, Greece
 Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis, AIT, Greece
 Konstantinos Giannakis, InExDe, Greece
 John Karigiannis, InExDe, Greece

Publications Chair
 Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis, AIT, Greece

Exhibitions Chairs
 David Fuschi, Giunti Interactive Labs, Italy
 Vassilis Kyriazis, Telmaco S.A., Greece


TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE (tentative)

 Antonis Argyros, University of Crete, FORTH, Greece
 Stephen Barrass, University of Canberra, Australia
 Philip Branch, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 
 Andrew Brooks, MIT Media Lab, Cannytrophic Design LLC, USA 
 Marcello Carrozzino, IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies, Italy
 Andrew Chiou, Central Queensland University, Australia
 Angelo Ciarlini,Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 Nuno Correia, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
 John Dack, Sonic Arts, Middlesex University, UK
 Abdennour El Rhalibi, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
 Chek Yang Foo, Temasek Informatics & IT School, Singapore
 Lance Fung, Murdoch University, Australia
 Anastasia Georgaki, University of Athens, Greece
 Yutaka Ishibashi, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
 Arnav H. Jhala, North Carolina State University, USA
 Carmen Juan, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
 Haruhiro Katayose, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
 Dimitrios Kontarinis, Velti SA, Greece
 Michael Kwok, IBM, Canada
 Peter Loh Kok Keong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
 Artur Lugmayr, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
 Moises Manas, Polytechnical University of Valencia, Spain
 Nipan Maniar, University of Portsmouth, UK
 Panos Markopoulos, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
 Carsten Matysczok, UNITY AG, Germany
 Ramon Molla Vaya, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
 Peter Nelson, University of Edinburgh, UK
 Elina M.I. Ollila, Nokia Research, Finland
 Samir Otmane, Evry University, France
 Narcis Pares, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
 George Pavlidis, Cultural and Educational Technology Institute, Greece
 Yusuf Pisan, University of Technology, Australia
 Lazaros Polymenakos, Athens Information Technology, Greece
 Cristina Portales, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
 Shri Rai, Murdoch University, Australia
 Christian Reimann, Siemens AG, Germany
 Gemma San Cornelio, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
 Shigeru Sakurazawa, Future University-Hakodate, Japan
 Nobuya Suzuki, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Japan 
 Isis Truck, University Paris 8, France
 Lucia Vera, University of Valencia, Spain
 Charles Woodward, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland
 R. Michael Young, North Carolina State University, USA
 Sebastian Zander, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
 Suiping Zhou, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

______________________________
Dr. Sofia Tsekeridou
Assistant Professor
Athens Information Technology - AIT
Building B7, 19.5 km Markopoulo Ave.
PEANIA  190 02, Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210 6682804 (Int.: 5804)
Fax: +30 210 6682703
E-mail: sots@ait.edu.gr
www.ait.edu.gr
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