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Organization committee

General Chairs

  • Phil Lopes, Lusófona University
  • Filipe Luz, Lusófona University

Program Chairs

  • Antonios Liapis, University of Malta
  • Henrik Engström, University of Skövde

Track Chairs

Track Chair Affiliation
Technical Game Development, Novel Controllers Shuichi Kurabayashi Director of CyGames Research
Game Design, Studio Practices, Novel Mechanics, Novel Experiences Petri Lankoski Södertörn University
Game Analytics and Visualization Simone Kriglstein Masaryk University & AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Game Artificial Intelligence Raluca Gaina Queen Mary University of London
Game Criticism and Analysis Katta Spiel TU Wien – Vienna University of Technology
Games Beyond Entertainment Rafael Bidarra TU Delft – Delft University of Technology
Late Breaking Short Papers Laura Levy Georgia Institute of Technology
Henrik Warpefelt Kennesaw State University

Keynote Chair

  • Mike Cook, Kings College London

Local Chairs

  • Pedro Neves, Lusófona University
  • Nuno Fachada, Lusófona University
  • Micaela Fonseca, Lusófona University
  • Anna Coutinho, Lusófona University

Competition Chair

  • Rui Prada, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

Workshop & Panels Chair

  • David Melhart, University of Malta

Doctoral Consortium Chair

  • Amy Hoover, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Christoph Salge, University of Hertfordshire

PC members

  • Anna-Sofia Alklind Taylor, InGaMe Lab, University of Skövde
  • Andrea Giaime Alonge, University of Turin
  • Alberto Alvarez, Malmö University
  • Rui Antunes, Universidade Lusófona
  • Ali Arya, Carleton University
  • Hamna Aslam, Innopolis University
  • Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge, Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik /University of Bremen
  • Per Backlund, University of Skövde
  • Anastasios Bakaoukas, University of Northampton
  • Sander Bakkes, Utrecht University
  • J. Timothy Balint, Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Pippin Barr, Concordia University
  • Nicolas A. Barriga, Universidad de Talca
  • Gabriella Barros, Modl.ai
  • Francesco Bellotti, University of Genoa
  • Riccardo Berta, University of Genoa
  • Staffan Björk, University of Gothenburg
  • Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone, University of Malta
  • Anne-Gwenn Bosser, ENIB, Lab-STICC
  • Tom Brock, Manchester Met
  • Joseph Alexander Brown, Thompson Rivers University
  • Douglas Brown, Falmouth University
  • Stefan Brückner, Toyo University
  • Jenny Brusk, University of Skövde
  • Wei Cai, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
  • Marco-Benoît Carbone, Brunel University, London
  • Elin Carstensdottir, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Stefano Caselli, University of Malta
  • M Charity, New York University
  • Yingrong Chen, N/A
  • Yun-Gyung Cheong, SKKU
  • Poonam Chowdhury, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
  • Adam Clayden, University of Suffolk
  • Sebastian Cmentowski, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Antonio Coelho, University of Porto
  • Michael Cook, Queen Mary University of London
  • Seth Cooper, Northeastern University
  • Conceição Costa, Lusófona University
  • Steve Dahlskog, Malmö University
  • Rossana Damiano, Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Torino
  • Damon Daylamani-Zad, Brunel University London
  • Fernando De Mesentier Silva, Game Innovation Lab - New York University
  • Rodrigo de Moura Canaan, New York University
  • Alexander Dockhorn, OvGU Magdeburg
  • Joris Dormans, Unexplored
  • Sam Earle, New York University
  • Nuno Fachada, Lusófona University, COPELABS
  • Riccardo Fassone, Università di Torino
  • Clara Fernandez-Vara, New York University
  • Emmanoel Ferreira, Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Jose Font, Malmö University
  • Dom Ford, IT University of Copenhagen
  • Eva Fotiadi, avans university of applied sciences
  • Davide Gadia, University of Milan
  • Henrique Galvan Debarba, IT University of Copenhagen
  • Anthony George, Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Torino
  • Gianmarco Giuliana, Università degli studi di Torino
  • Florian Gnadlinger, University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin; Masaryk University
  • Samuel Gomes, Universidade de Lisboa
  • James Goodman, Queen Mary University of London
  • Patrícia Gouveia, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Michael Green, New York University
  • Marianthi Grizioti, University of Athens
  • Stefano Gualeni, Institute of Digital Games (University of Malta)
  • Emmanuel Guardiola, CNAM
  • Matthew Guzdial, University of Alberta
  • Jessica Hammer, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Erik Harpstead, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Johnathan Harrington, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Brent Harrison, University of Kentucky
  • Casper Harteveld, Northeastern University
  • Dave Hawey, NAD / UQAC
  • Simon Hoermann, University of Canterbury
  • Lissa Holloway-Attaway, University of Skövde
  • Jussi Holopainen, City University of Hong Kong
  • Jeff Howard, Falmouth University
  • Peter Howell, University of Portsmouth
  • Chu-Hsuan Hsueh, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Vincenzo Idone Cassone, University of Turin, CIRCe
  • Justyna Janik, Jagiellonian University in Krakow
  • Mads Johansen, IT University of Copenhagen
  • Magnus Johansson, Uppsala University, Department of Game design
  • Amogh Joshi, Purdue University
  • Nic Junius, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Daniel Karavolos, University of Malta
  • Isaac Karth, Department of Computational Media, UC Santa Cruz
  • Rilla Khaled, Concordia University
  • Ahmed Khalifa, University of Malta
  • Erica Kleinman, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Rens Kortmann, Delft University of Technology
  • George Koutromanos, Department of Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Jakub Kowalski, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Wrocław
  • Max Kreminski, Santa Clara University
  • Annakaisa Kultima, Aalto University
  • Quinn Kybartas, McGill University
  • Pier Luca Lanzi, Politecnico di Milano
  • Olli Leino, City University of Hong Kong
  • Jonathan Lessard, Concordia University
  • Fotis Liarokapis, CYENS - Centre of Excellence
  • Zhiyu Lin, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Enrica Loria, Graz University of Technology
  • Tiago Machado, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Joao Madeiras Pereira, IST/INESC-ID
  • Péter Makai, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • Carlos Martinho, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Alan Mattiassi, University of Udine
  • Michael Mccreery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Lakshmi Menon, University of Kerala
  • Enrico Mensa, Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Radosław Miernik, University of Wrocław
  • Koji Mikami, Tokyo University of Technology
  • Michal Mochocki, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz
  • Marçal Mora-Cantallops, University of Alcalá
  • Miguel Ehécatl Morales Trujillo, University of Canterbury
  • Leonel Morgado, INESC TEC / Universidade Aberta
  • Sebastian Möring, University of Potsdam
  • Michela Mortara, CNR imati Ge
  • Torill Mortensen, IT-University of copenhagen
  • Maxim Mozgovoy, University of Aizu
  • Lucas N. Ferreira, University of Alberta
  • Victor Navarro-Remesal, Tecnocampus, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Mark J. Nelson, American University
  • Pedro Neves, HEI-Lab: Digital Human-Environment Interaction Lab, Lusófona University
  • Manuel Ninaus, TU Graz
  • Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Tokyo University of Science
  • Renata Ntelia, Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta
  • Casey O'Donnell, Michigan State University
  • Costantino Oliva, University of Malta
  • Jasmine Otto, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Nathan Partlan, Northeastern University
  • Aparna Pathak, Jamia Millia Islamia
  • James Patten, Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software
  • Diego Perez Liebana, Queen Mary University of London
  • Beatriz Pérez Zapata, Tecnocampus (Pompeu Fabra University)
  • Fabio Petrillo, Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi
  • Johannes Pfau, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Andrew Phelps, University of Canterbury & American University
  • Charlotte Pierce, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Antonio José Planells, Tecnocampus - Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Samuel Poirier-Poulin, Université de Montréal
  • Rui Prada, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Mike Preuss, Universiteit Leiden
  • Florian Richoux, AIST
  • Zahra Rizvi, Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Ricardo Rodrigues, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Licinio Roque, University of Coimbra
  • Doris C. Rusch, Uppsala University
  • Ben Samuel, University of New Orleans
  • Pedro A. Santos, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Anurag Sarkar, Northeastern University
  • Stamatia Savvani, University of Essex
  • Bobby Schweizer, Texas Tech University
  • Marco Scirea, University of Southern Denmark
  • Miguel Sicart, IT University of Copenhagen
  • Bart Simon, Concordia University
  • Sam Snodgrass, modl.ai
  • Edirlei Soares de Lima, Universidade Europeia - IADE
  • Dennis J. N. J. Soemers, Maastricht University
  • Lisa Soros, New York University
  • João Sousa, Universidade Lusófona do Porto
  • Carla Sousa, ULHT
  • Matthew Stephenson, Maastricht University
  • Björn Strååt, Stockholm University
  • Kosuke Takano, Kanagawa Institute of Technology
  • Munehiro Takimoto, Tokyo University of Science
  • Patricia Tedesco, Center for Informatics / UFPE
  • Mateo Terrasa-Torres, Independent Scholar
  • Ruck Thawonmas, Ritsumeikan University
  • Mariët Theune, University of Twente
  • Marcus Toftedahl, Science Park Skövde
  • Julian Togelius, New York University
  • Prabhash Ranjan Tripathy, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Erik Van Der Spek, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Clark Verbrugge, McGill University
  • Sebastian von Mammen, Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg
  • Mirjam Vosmeer, Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • Iro Voulgari, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Early Childhood Education
  • Ioannis Vrellis, University of Ioannina
  • Krzysztof Walczak, Poznań University of Economics and Business
  • Guenter Wallner, Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • Henrik Warpefelt, Kennesaw State University
  • Agata Waszkiewicz, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
  • Thomas Westin, Stockholm University
  • Johanna Weststar, Western University
  • Ulf Wilhelmsson, University of Skövde
  • Mark H. M. Winands, Maastricht University
  • Peter Xenopoulos, New York University
  • Georgios N. Yannakakis, Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta
  • Nestor Z. Salamon, Appus HR Analytics
  • Nelson Zagalo, University of Aveiro
  • Ran Zhang, Univeristy of Skövede