CfP: Deadline Extended :: Think Design Play – 5th International DiGRA Conference, 14-17 September, 2011 – Utrecht

The deadlines for the DIGRA 2011 full paper track has been extended to April 26th 2011, and the practice report track deadline has been extended to May 9th 2011.

Further details after the fold.

5th International Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) Conference
14-17 September 2011

Hosted by the Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands


Call for participation

After Leveling Up in the Netherlands (2003), Changing Views in Canada (2005), Situated Play in Japan (2007) and Breaking New Ground in England (2009) the 5th DiGRA Conference returns to Utrecht for Think Design Play

The goal of the DiGRA conference is to advance the study of games and playfulness. DiGRA 2011 seeks to connect game research to the creative industries and society by fostering the development of an integrated practice of game research, design, engineering, entrepreneurship and play. The conference is designed as a physical and online playground for meaningful dialogue between all players in the field of games. Whilst the conference will include the presentation of (peer-reviewed) papers and practice, invited talks and workshops, we are also very interested in supporting alternative forms and processes through which to participate and stimulate debate and discussion.


The focus of the 2011 DiGRA conference is on integrated practices of game research, the creative industries and society (think: game design, engineering, entrepreneurship and play). We invite contributions on all topics and perspectives.

Submission and deadlines

Submissions are subject to peer review. Submissions should be in DIGRA format (see website for details). Full papers will be published in conference proceedings, special issue journals as well as at the Digital Library of Digital Game Research Association on the DiGRA website (http://www.digra-old-site.local/dl).

Full papers (optional): manuscripts of up to 7.000 words will be accepted for review. (You do not need to have submitted an abstract in order to submit a full paper.)

– Full paper submission: 26 April 2011
– Full paper notification of acceptance: 17 June 2011
– Camera ready version: 8 August 2011

– Practice report submission: 9 May 2011
– Practice report notification of acceptance: 17 June 2011

The 5th DiGRA conference is hosted by the Utrecht School of the Arts
The Utrecht region is the prime location in the Netherlands for activities related to game design and technology. The Utrecht School of the Arts is one of the largest art and culture-oriented institutes in Europe. The institute links design education and research to the creative industries and society. The DiGRA conference is hosted by the Faculty of Art, Media & Technology where creative design & research are practised in the combined fields of games, media and music, for entertainment as well as meaningful application. Together with Utrecht University, the Utrecht School of the Arts founded the Dutch Game Garden, an incubator for new game companies. and participates in the extensive GATE game research program.

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