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[ecrea] Call for papers, Chinese DiGRA 2018

Mon Jun 25 17:34:07 GMT 2018

*The 5th Annual Chinese DiGRA Conference*

Chinese DiGRA is excited to announce the fifth annual conference to be held at the CityU Shenzhen Research Institute from the 7^th to the 9^th of September 2018.


*Call for Papers*


*/Conference themes/


We invite submissions on any aspect of Chinese games, game industries, game design and gaming cultures. We also invite submissions from people located in the Chinese-speaking region who are researching any aspect of games. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  * Analyses of game design and development traditions and practices in
    the region
  * Representation, diversity and inclusiveness in ‘Chinese’ games and
    game (development/play) cultures
  * The Chinese game industries and their future possibilities/weaknesses
  * Critical analysis of the Chinese game industries
  * Gaming and production cultures in specific ‘Chinese’ regions
  * China as the biggest videogame market in the world
  * Critical analyses of ‘Chinese’ games and games popular in China
  * Critical considerations of future game development in the
    Chinese-speaking region
  * Local ‘game design issues’
  * Specificities regarding computer games within Chinese cross-media
  * Computer games and playability in the context of interactive art and
    creative media
  * Government policy on production and consumption of games
  * Esports in the Chinese speaking region and beyond
  * The history of Chinese games and gaming
  * Comparative analyses of Chinese and other games, game industries and
    game cultures

*The Chinese DiGRA conference facilitates networking amongst game scholars working in the Chinese-speaking region. Therefore, apart from the above topics we also encourage submissions from scholars located in the Chinese-speaking region working on *_any aspect of game research_*.

We are inviting three types of submissions:

  * Research presentations: Please submit a maximum 1000 word extended
    abstract. Accepted abstracts will be presented in sessions on the
    Saturday and Sunday.
  * Doctoral colloquium: This is open to doctoral students at any stage.
    Please submit a 1000 word document including the stage you are at in
    your doctorate (e.g. first year, writing up, preparing for viva), a
    summary of your research project, and the specific area of your
    research you want to focus on in the colloquium. The colloquium will
    be held on the Friday morning and will provide an opportunity to get
    constructive feedback on your ongoing project.
  * Panels: Please submit a 500 word description of the panel, including
    a brief discussion of the relevance and importance of the topic
    together with short biographies of confirmed panel members. We would
    particularly welcome panels that bring together industry and
    academia to discuss issues of common concern.

*/Important dates/*

June 30^th : Deadline for submissions

July 15^th : Decisions announced

July 15^th : Conference registration opens

September 7^th -9^th : Conference, CityU Shenzhen.


*/How to submit/
*Please email a pdf version of a maximum 1000-word (excluding references) extended abstract in English only no later than *June 30^th , 2018* to (Chinesedigra2018 /at/ Please make sure to include “CDiGRA2018 Submission” in the subject line of your message. Please make sure to use the Chinese DiGRA 2018 Extended Abstract Template (available on our website, to format your extended abstract. Extended abstracts will be selected by conference and program chairs based on their academic rigor and relevance to the themes of the conference. Note that the extended abstracts do not need to be anonymous. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by July 15th. Accepted authors will have an opportunity to submit their extended abstracts for inclusion in the DiGRA Digital Library. We realize that many of our attendees are not native English speakers but believe that using English(es) as the conference language helps foster cohesion and better interaction during the conference, and strengthens Chinese DiGRA as a community. For questions regarding paper submission and the topics of the conference, or for questions on the conference, please contact (Chinesedigra2018 /at/ //


*/Organization description and history/
*Chinese DiGRA is a regional chapter of DiGRA (Digital Games Research Association) focusing on game research relevant to Chinese speaking countries and the surrounding regions. Chinese DiGRA aims to enhance the quality, quantity, and international profile of games research in the Chinese-speaking context, by developing a network of game scholars and researchers working in the Chinese-speaking world and/or on aspects of Chinese games and gaming cultures, forging links between academic and professional researchers on games, supporting teaching and PhD development in the region, and disseminating and promoting Chinese game scholarship around the world. Chinese DiGRA is run by a board comprised of top academics in the fields of Chinese games research from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. You can find more information on Chinese DiGRA, including papers from previous conferences, at our website.

*/Keynote speakers:/*

Dr Emma Witkowski, RMIT University

Dr  Rilla Khaled, Concordia University


*/Organising committee of Chinese DiGRA 2017 Conference/
*Conference Chair: Dr Olli Tapio Leino (Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong) Program Chair: Dr Paul Martin (Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

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