CfP: CHI PLAY 2014 Courses

Courses at CHI PLAY should allow participants to learn new hands-on knowledge about player-game interaction, development and evaluation. They are great opportunities for industry pros and games researchers to teach their knowledge to an interested audience and allow interdisciplinary knowledge development between practitioners and researchers. If you work or research in the games domain and are eager to teach a course at CHI PLAY, we look forward to your submission.


Toronto, Canada, October 19, 2014

Submission deadline: June 26, 2014

The ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI
PLAY) is a new international and interdisciplinary conference series
(sponsored by ACM SIGCHI) for researchers and professionals across all
areas of play, games and human-computer interaction (HCI); we call this
“player-computer interaction”.

A course proposal could:

– Provide a substantial overview of state of the art research or a technology area
– Introduce practitioners to emerging areas, new technologies or methods within games research
– Create opportunities to learn new techniques for use in research or practice
– Provide master level classes for experienced CHI PLAY attendees
– Provide advanced instruction in tools, technologies or methods

Course proposals should be 2 to 4 pages in SIGCHI Extended Abstract
format, and are not anonymized – the following information should be

– Title of the Course (please make this short but descriptive)
– Names and affiliations of the instructors
– Duration: courses can be half or full day
– Features: a bullet list of the educational goals and/or major elements
of your course
– Audience: state the disciplines and/or organizational roles of attendees
and maximum number of participants
– Prerequisites: describe any required background
– Presentation: list the various presentation forms used, for example,
lecture, demonstration, exercises, videos, group discussions, and/or case
– Instructor background: list the background for each instructor,
including current employment and activities, previous professional
activities, and relevant publications.
– Resources: web site or other resources (e.g., books) that might be
accessed to provide more information about the course or instructor(s)

At the conference: courses will run over one half or a full day on 19
October 2014. Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided. Courses are free
to all people registering at the CHI PLAY conference.

For more information, please see http://chiplay.org/courses, or contact
the courses chairs, Regina Bernhaupt and Michael Lankes, at

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