IJSG 4, 3 (2017): Gala Conf 2016 Special Issue

The International Journal of Serious Games has just published its latest issue http://journal.seriousgamessociety.org, a special issue dedicated to selected papers from the GALA conf 2016, managed by the guest editors Rosa Maria Bottino and Johan Jeuring. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit the journal website to review articles and items of interest.

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GALA conference: deadline extended

The  deadline for submitting papers for the GALA conference 2017 has been extended to July 28, 2017.

We are seeking original contributions that advance the state of the art in the technologies and knowledge available to support development and deployment of serious games. Experimental studies are strongly encouraged.

Please find the full call for papers here: https://conf.seriousgamessociety.org/call-for-papers/

The GALA Conference 2017 proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series and the best papers in a special issue of the International Journal of Serious Games, as in the previous years.

Follow the updates on the GALA conference 2017 also on our Facebook page, in our Linkedin Group and via Twitter.

 

Important dates:

Papers (10 pages) submission deadline: July 10, 2017 July 28, 2017

Notification date for Papers: September 8, 2017
Final paper submission: October 2, 2017

Guestpost: Launch of the GATES project

Guestpost by Maite Zarranz – Pamplona, June 6th, 2017

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Launch of GATES project: Applying GAming TEchnologies for training professionals in Smart Farming in Europe.

 

GATES, the acronym of “Applying GAming TEchnologies for training professionals in Smart Farming”, is a European Project, supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

The overall objective of GATES is to develop a serious game-based training platform, making use of different gaming technologies, in order to train professionals across the agricultural value chain on the use of Smart Farming Technology, thus allowing deploying its full economic and environmental potential in European agriculture.

The use of digital games and gamification has demonstrated potential to improve many aspects of how businesses provide training to staff, and communicate and engage with consumers. In that context, the GATES PROJECT, through the development of a cross-platform (Desktop/Mobile/Web) serious gaming available for Android, iOS and Windows, will provide the farmer community, agronomical students, extension services and the SFT industry sales force an easy to use and understand gaming experience that will allow a first approach to the concept of SFT, their uses, available equipment and simulation on the adoption of such technologies.

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The GATES gaming platform will be marketed as a white-label app within 1-2 years of project’s end (June 2019), with the possibility of being customized according to the needs of paying customer (SFT companies, universities and extension services /agricultural consultants). It will function either as a stand-alone or as a complementary tool to traditional training methods, covering a wide range of agricultural settings in order to cater for the needs of different professionals in the SFT value chain. An in-depth market analysis and a Business Plan will be conducted during the project for facilitating the entry of the GATES gaming platform in the market.

The GATES project is composed of 5 partners from 4 countries, representing academia and research, game developers, advisory and extension services and the agricultural equipment industry: AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (Greece), MAD ABOUT PANDAS (Germany), INOSENS (Serbia), INICIATIVAS INNOVADORAS (Spain), and ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE MAQUINARIA AGROPECUARIA, FORESTAL Y DE ESPACIOS VERDES- ANSEMAT (Spain).

For more information visit our webpage and social networks:

Webpage:

http://www.gates-game.eu/en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GATES_project?lang=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmartFarmingSimulationPlatform/?ref=bookmarks

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Job offer: PhD positions at Elios Lab, University of Genoa (Italy)

The Elios Lab (Electronics for the Information Society) of the DITEN Department at University of Genoa is engaged since years in the research and development of innovative applications of intelligent electronic systems in several fields, such as Technology Enhanced Learning, Automotive and Gaming.

We are currently looking for PhD researchers in the field of serious games development, infomobility and related research fields.

If you are interested contact info@elios.unige.it.

 

 

Postdoctoral Researcher/Doctoral Student/Project Researcher (Gamification/VR/AR/MR/eSports), Tampere University of Technology

The Tampere University of Technology (TUT) offers 1 to 3 positions for postdoctoral researchers, doctoral students or project researchers in the field of Gamification, VR/AR/NR and eSports in the Gamification Group under Associate Professor Juho Hamari at the Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering.

Depending on the primary topic (gamification in various domains, AR/VR/MR, eSports) of the candidate(s), the research will be positioned in different research projects within the Gamification Group. Depending on the background of the selected candidate(s), the position can be either Postdoctoral Researcher, Doctoral Student or Project Researcher. In all these positions the work is mainly composed of research-related activities including conducting empirical research, writing articles, acquiring (or assisting in acquiring) further funding and co-organizing seminars and other events related to research projects and the candidate’s research topic. However, the job description also includes a smaller portion of teaching-related activities, especially establishing a course related to gamification, VR/AR/MR and related topics and teaching on the course. Moreover, depending on the research project, the candidate is expected to interact with the society and industry. The position is strongly research-focused on all levels.

Find full information here: https://careers.fi/tty/careers.cgi?action=view&job_id=1169&lang=uk#.WS0kh2h97cs