GHItaly17: 1st Workshop on Games-Human Interaction

The 1st Workshop on Games-Human Interaction (GHItaly 2017) aims at bringing together scholars and industry practitioners to establish a common ground on the topic. Main goal of the event is to spur discussion, exchange of ideas, and development of new ways of researching, teaching, and working on HCI applied to design and production of video games. The application range of video games has to be intended in its broadest sense: both entertainment and applied finalities.

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Programme

 SessionPaper
9:00-9:15OpeningMaria De Marsico, Laura Anna Ripamonti, Davide Gadia, Dario Maggiorini, Ilaria Mariani
9:15-10:45Game Design and Player ExperienceBjörn Strååt, Harko Verhagen
Using User Created Game Reviews for Sentiment Analysis: A Method for Researching User Attitudes
Alan Mattiassi
Command Systems And Player-Avatar Interaction In Successful Fighting Games In Light Of Neuroscientific Theories And Models
Ilaria Mariani, Davide Spallazzo
Interactive Players. LBMGs from a Design Perspective
Marco Begolo, Sebastiano Valle, Marco Zanella, Armin Bujari, Ombretta Gaggi, Claudio Enrico Palazzi
Implementation and Evaluation of a Multiplayer Pong Game
Daniele Norton, Laura Anna Ripamonti, Mario Ornaghi, Davide Gadia, Dario Maggiorini
Monsters of Darwin: a strategic game based on Artificial Intelligence and Genetic Algorithms
10:45-11-15Coffee Break
11:15-12:30Applied Games and GamificationOmbretta Gaggi, Nicola Favaro
Euphoni: a system to support speech therapy
Antti Knutas, Rob van Roy, Timo Hynninen, Marco Granato, Jussi Kasurinen, Jouni Ikonen
Profile-Based Algorithm for Personalized Gamification in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Environments
Antonio Origlia, Piero Cosi, Antonio Rodà, Claudio Zmarich
A dialogue-based software architecture for gamified discrimination tests
Daniela Fogli, Federico Danesi, Alessio Malizia, Tommaso Turchi, David Bell
Sustaining Cultures of Participation by Fostering Computational Thinking Skills through Game-Play
Antonio Origlia, Dario Di Mauro, Maria Laura Chiacchio, Francesco Cutugno
Establishing a theoretical background for a museum-centric entertainment system
12:30-13:00Closing RemarksMaria De Marsico, Laura Anna Ripamonti, Davide Gadia, Dario Maggiorini, Ilaria Mariani

Topics

The workshop aims at collecting contribution advancing the research applied to video games. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Usability (also for special needs)
  • Biometric measures for interaction       
  • Game Design & Level Design  
  • Artificial Intelligence applied to Game and Level Design        
  • Visualization techniques         
  • Immersive VR systems   
  • Social interaction in video games and virtual environments    
  • Software architectures 
  • Distributed and Online systems           
  • Sensemaking   
  • Agency of objects        
  • Critical or meaningful play experience 
  • Moral choices  
  • Procedural rhetoric      
  • Storytelling     

Submission

All paper submissions must be in English, and they must not exceed six (6) pages in length, including references. The papers must be formatted using the ACM SIGCHI format. The latest version of the ACM SIGCHI templates can be found at the following URL:

https://chi2017.acm.org/submission-formats.html

Papers must be submitted online on EasyChair.

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ghitaly17

All the papers will be subject to a double review process by the members of the Programme Committee. The proceedings with the papers accepted to the GHItaly 2017 workshop will be published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings (http://ceur-ws.org/), and will be indexed by SCOPUS. The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to an international journal.

The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to a special issue of Multimedia Tools and Applications published by Springer International Publishing, ISSN: 1380-7501 (print), 1573-7721 (electronic), https://link.springer.com/journal/11042 .

Important Dates

  • June 11 (extended): Deadline for submitting papers
  • June 30: Review notification
  • September 18: GHItaly 2017 Workshop
  • September 19-20: CHItaly 2017 conference

Organizing Committee

  • Maria De Marsico – Sapienza Università di Roma
  • Laura Anna Ripamonti – Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Davide Gadia – Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Dario Maggiorini – Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Ilaria Mariani – Dipartimento di Design, Politecnico di Milano

Program Committee

  • Barbara Rita Barricelli – Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Riccardo Berta – Università degli Studi di Genova
  • Maresa Bertolo – Dipartimento di Design, Politecnico di Milano
  • Matteo Bittanti – IULM Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione
  • Umberto Castellani – Università di Verona
  • Alessandro De Gloria – Università degli Studi di Genova
  • Maria De Marsico – Sapienza Università di Roma
  • Ines Di Loreto – Université de Technologie de Troyes
  • Gabriele Ferri – Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • Davide Gadia – Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Marco Granato – Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Jouni Ikonen – Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Antti Knutas – Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Pier Luca Lanzi – Politecnico di Milano
  • Dario Maggiorini – Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Ilaria Mariani – Dipartimento di Design, Politecnico di Milano
  • Mario Ornaghi – Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Claudio Palazzi – Università di Padova
  • Daniele Riboni – Università di Cagliari
  • Laura Anna Ripamonti – Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Elif Surer – Middle East Technical University
  • Francesco Tissoni – Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Stefano Valtolina – Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Daniela Villani – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano