Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Opportunities Digest No.4

Welcome to our fourth  Opportunity Digest. All opportunities from previous digests that are still relevant (ie. the submission date has not yet passed) are included here for your convenience. If you have an opportunity you would like to post, please get in touch so that we can include it. We will be happy to receive your submission at info [ AT ] vwrn [dot] org .
Please refer to the following key
untagged - repost from last digest. All reposts are still valid at time of digest release.
new - added on or after the original digest release
1. We will continue to add new entries for the first week after the digest release, so please continue to check the digest until the 22nd of each month.
2. All opportunities listed in order of submission date for each category

Calls for Papers (conferences)
Scholarship in Action: Data • Innovation • Wisdom, 12-15 Feb, 2013
Fort Worth, Texas. A variety of participation opportunities available.
Submissions start July 2012, end Sept 2012. 
The 13th annual Simulation and AI in Games Conference, 14-16 Nov, 2012
University of Malaga
Malaga, Spain
Abstract submission deadline: 30 Aug, 2012
Earlybird submission deadline: 1 Aug, 2012
The 11th Annual Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games, 22-23 Nov, 2012
Venice, Italy
Full/Short Paper Submission Deadline: 2 Sept, 2012
4 February – 6 February 2013
Sydney, Australia
Deadline for presentation proposals: 14 September 2012
23 October 2012, Kanazawa, Japan
Important dates:
Deadline for submissions: 3 September 2012
Notification of acceptance: 17 September 2012
Camera-ready versions: 1 October 2012
Workshop date: 23 October 2012
7-9 March, 2012
Lisbon, Portugal
Abstract submission deadline: 12 Oct, 2012
Paper (Full Paper) & Panel Proposal Submission Due: 25th October 2012 Acceptance Notification 9th November 2012
Final Paper (Camera-Ready) Submission: 21st December 2012
Early Bird Registration: 22nd February 2013
Late Registration: 22nd March 2013
Conference Dates: 22nd – 23rd April 2013
Calls for Papers (Journals)  
Special Issue: Designing Educational Games
Paper submission deadline: 24 Aug, 2012
Rolling submissions & free issue currently available online
Submissions welcome at any time, but deadlines for forthcoming issues are:
Issue 1 (spring): 31 August for long papers; 15 September for short papers
Issue 2 (summer): 31 December for long papers; 15 January
Issue 3 (winter): 30 April for long papers; 15 May for short papers
Abstract deadline: 12 September 2012
Full draft articles: 15 March 2013
Special Issue: Enterprises Welcome Virtual Worlds
Abstract submission deadline 15 Sept, 2012

Special issue on Philosophy of Computer Games. Second call for papers
Deadline papers submissions:September 15th 2012
Deadline reviews papers: December 15th 2012
Deadline revised papers: February 15th 2013
Publication of the special issue: Summer 2013

Special Issue: Philosophy of Computer Games (Summer 2013 publication)
Submission deadline: 15 Sept, 2012

Issue 72, Useful Media: Industrial, Educational, Institutional
Submissions sought 'concerning the production, distribution, exhibition, and/or reception of educational, industrial, and other institutional film, video, television, audio, and new media, past and present' (from website)
Submission deadline: 15 Sept, 2012
Special issue: Privacy Methodologies in HCIManuscript
Submission deadline: October 15, 2012
Special Issue on Computational Narrative and Games
Special issue editors: Ian Horswill, Nick Montfort and R. Michael Young

Deadline for submissions: September 21, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: December 21, 2012
Final copy due: April 19, 2013
Expected publication date: June or September 2013

Special Issue: The Politics of Trolling and the Negative Space of the Internet
Abstract deadline: October 15, 2012
Article deadline: January 15, 2012
Publication aimed for: April/May, 2013

Guidelines http://fibreculturejournal.

Calls for Reviewers
International Journal of Computer and Information Technology
IJCIT welcomes applications for membership of their review board. If you are interested in becoming a peer-reviewer for the IJCIT please send your CV or a short resume (contact info on website) and a list of areas of interest.
1. Obtain a login to the publishing system (instructions on website)
2. Login to the system and complete your profile with details and reviewing interests Reviewing interests
3. Email the Coordinating Editor a cover letter including your professional resume, academic editing experience, as well as your interest in the Virtual Worlds domain (contact details on website)
Learning and Performance Quarterly (LPQ) is a new journal founded at the University of Texas. To apply as a reviewer, identify your reviewing interests, substantive areas of expertise, and research methods when completing the LPQ journal registration online. For any questions, contact founding editors Laura Pasquini and Dr. Jeff Allen (details on website)

Career Opportunities
Blizzard is currently hiring for a number of positions globally. Many of the positions need to be filled urgently (look for the red exclamation point). A number of these positions are technical or artistic, however there are also a variety of translation/QA/HR/Marketing positions that may be of interest to academics. Check it out!
Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities
Deadline: 27 August 2012
The role involves: involves professional level responsibility for providing data analysis expertise to the Center for Game Science in the organization, analysis and evaluation of assessment and other student and teacher data collected through online software interaction.
Submission deadline: open until filled
Application closing date: 1 September 2012
Starting date: 1 October 2012 (later starting date is possible).
Duration: 2-3 years (with possible tenure-track extension)

Tenure Track position in Information and Communications Technologies Policy
Submission Deadline: 1 November 2012 
Lehigh University 
Application Deadline: 1 Sept-1Nov 2012

Upcoming Events (attendance/participation)
The Eighth Annual AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, 8-12 Oct, 2012
Stanford, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Registration Fees Apply
Approaches to Users, Producers and Texts, 7 Nov 2012
Oslo, Norway
One-day workshop, encourages postgraduate and early-career researcher participation. Deals with new approaches to researching users, producers and texts arising from media
Abstract Submission: 27 July 2012 (closed)
4 - 6 September 2012
Toulouse, France
Registration Fees Apply
Conference: 17-21 September 2012, Trento, Italy
13-14 Sept, 2012
King's College, London

 25-27 Sept, 2012
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD
Darmstadt, Germany
27 September 2012
Karlsruhe, Germany
26-29 Sept 2012
Bremen, Germany
4-6 Oct, 2012, Singapore
Registration Fees Apply
6-7 Oct, 2012, Wiesbaden, Germany
An interactive meeting of games researchers. Food and accommodation included in the
participation fee €20 EUR. Conducted entirely in German this year, but upon expression of
interest to the organizing committee, an English track may be organized for future events.
18-20 Oct, 2012
East Lansing MI, USA
Conference about theory, research, and game design innovations, principles and practices. Brings scholars and industry professionals together to understand and improve upon games to entertain, inform, educate, and persuade in meaningful ways.
Special Issue: Journal of Gaming and Culture will publish top papers from the conference.
Registration Fees Apply
Early registration deadline: 14 Sept, 2012
Computing Track, Second call XI Brazilian Symposium on Games and Digital Entertainment
2-4 Nov, 2012
Brasilia, Brazil
The 13th annual Simulation and AI in Games Conference, 14-16 Nov, 2012
University of Malaga
Malaga, Spain
Registration Fees Apply
15-17 November 2012
SLactions describes itself as a 'hybrid online and physical conference'. This year marks the fourth edition of the event.
Registration Fees Apply
A Media, Games & Art Conference, 21-23 November 2012
Melbourne, Australia
Registration Fees Apply (registration opens 24 July)

November 22-23, 2012, Venice, Italy
Full/Short Paper Submission Deadline: September 2, 2012
Demo Paper Submission Deadline: September 30, 2012
Notification of Decisions: October 14, 2012
Registration/Final Paper Due: October 28, 2012

10th international conference, 30 Nov-1 Dec, 2012
Brno, Czech Republic
Submissions open for 13 workshops on a wide variety of topics. Details on website.
5th Annual Conference in Science and Art of Videogames, 13-15 Dec, 2012
Lisbon, Portugal
16-19 December 2012
Orlando, Florida
Journal of Virtual Worlds Research: Augmented Reality Workshop: Call for participants, ideas and sponsors
Panel: "Religion and the Internet in Asia"
24-27 June 2013
Macau, China
Registration Fees Apply
Early Registration deadline: 31 March, 2013

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