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ICEC 2017 : International Conference on Entertainment Computing
Submission Date:
2017-04-20 Extended
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Conference Date:
Tsukuba, Japan
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The IFIP International Conference on Entertainment Computing is the longest lasting scientific conference series in the area of Entertainment Computing. It brings together practitioners, researchers, artists working on the design, creation, development, use, application and evaluation of digital content and systems for inducing entertainment in respective consumers.

The conference series aims at presenting high quality scientific results spanning from theory to applications, use cases and experiments. We solicit paper, poster and demonstration submissions, as well as proposals for tutorials and workshops.


Please prepare paper submissions in the Springer LNCS format (

All submitted papers will undergo a thorough peer-review process by the ICEC 2017 program committee. Accepted papers will be published by Springer in their LNCS series. At least one author of accepted submissions has to register and present at ICEC 2017.

After the conference, a set of selected papers will be chosen to submit extended versions to a special issue of the journal Entertainment Computing (Elsevier).

Papers and abstracts should be submitted through the submission web site in PDF format. All materials will be reviewed and processed electronically. The information about the work and a contact author's email address, mailing address, and phone number must be submitted through the submission website by the deadline (see above). Submissions should not be anonymized for review. Any additional materials must also be received by the deadline.


We encourage submission of papers, posters, demos, tutorial and workshop proposals on all topics related to original research in digital entertainment, including but not limited to:

Digital Games and Interactive Entertainment

    Game Design: Theory, Creation & Testing
    Interactive Narratives & Digital Storytelling
    Social Media / Social Computing Entertainments
    Interactive Narratives & Digital Storytelling
    Entertainment Robots, Toys & Smart Gadgets
    Social Media / Social Computing Entertainments
    New Genres of Interactive & Digital Entertainment

Digital Entertainment for Quality of Life

    Food, fashion, cosmetics and entertainment
    Digital park and attractions
    Social networks system and games
    Recommendation system for entertainment services

Design and Analysis

    Design of Entertainment Applications
    Experience Design & Analysis
    Telemetry & Semi-Automated Analysis
    Methodologies, Tools & Techniques for Entertainment
    Human Factors & Performance of Entertainment Applications & Technology

Interactive Art, Performance and Cultural Computing

    Digital Art & Installations
    Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality & Entertainment
    Ubiquitous/Pervasive Entertainment
    Sound, Music & Performance
    TransMedia and Entertainment

Entertainment Devices, Platforms & Systems

    Digital Entertainment Hardware & Devices
    Entertainment for Nomadic Users
    Ambient Entertainment
    Digital Broadcasting and Digital Cinema
    Interactive Television and Broadcasting

Theoretical Foundations and Ethical Issues

    Experiential Aspects in Entertainment
    Emotions and Affective Interaction
    Theoretical Basis of Entertainment
    Social / Cultural Impacts of Digital Entertainment
    Issues of Public Relations & Advertising Through Entertainment

Entertainment for Purpose & Persuasion

    Serious & Learning Games
    Games for Health & Well-Being
    Games For Change & Social Impact Games
    Advergames and Digital Marketing

Computational Methodologies for Entertainment

    Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Entertainment
    Procedural Content Generation
    Computer Graphics & Visual Effects
    Big Data in Entertainment
    Security & Privacy in Entertainment


Technical papers (long and short) are the main medium for presenting new research results to the community at ICEC. Submissions should describe novel unpublished work relating to one or more of the topics listed above. All technical papers will be published in the official Springer LNCS proceedings

Papers must be submitted in the Springer LNCS format (see above). Full Technical Paper submissions have a maximum of 12 pages in length and Short Technical Paper submissions have are maximum of 6 pages. Paper length should reflect the contribution and maturity of submission and reviewers from the ICEC 2017 program committee will be instructed to judge the contribution of a paper relative to its length. For example, typical contributions presenting significant research advances/results should be around 8-12 pages in length (Full Technical Papers) while contributions presenting less-mature, on-going or more focused approaches/results should be around 5-6 pages in length (Short Technical Papers). Papers with exceeding length relative to their contribution will be rejected. Accepted papers will be divided into two categories, long presentations and short presentations.

The committee may accept papers conditionally or for a different category. Authors may be asked to either shorten or lengthen their paper accordingly.


Contents papers (long and short) are medium for presenting new entertainment contents, applications, and services. Concept, technology, system, and user evaluations should be described from academic point of view. All contents papers will be published in the official Springer LNCS proceedings.


Survey papers (long and short) are medium for presenting overview and discussion on entertainment technologies and scientific researches from the original point of view. All survey papers will be published in the official Springer LNCS proceedings.


Posters provide an interactive forum in which authors can present work to conference attendees during special poster sessions. Posters provide an opportunity to describe new work or work that is still in progress. A poster submission is a maximum of 4 page in Springer LNCS format, describing the research problem, contribution, and value to ICEC attendees, submitted as a PDF file. All short poster papers will be included into the official Springer LNCS proceedings.

Posters will be displayed on cork boards during specific sessions. We expect to be able to accommodate posters of up to A0 (portrait format), so we suggest using that size or smaller. Additional details concerning the poster format display and interactive poster session will be made available following author notification.


Industry papers, posters, and demonstrations are intended to increase the knowledge transfer between academia and industry in entertainment computing. While regular contributions are mainly reviewed for their scientific novelty and contribution, industry papers should focus more on practical solutions and results that are of immediate interest to the industry or especially facilitate communication between industry and academia. Possible examples are (but are not limited to):

    Novel and interesting applications (both commercial and non-profit)
    New frameworks, tools, or libraries
    Business models
    Development best practices
    Information Systems specific to Entertainment

Industry contributions should follow the same guidelines as regular contributions in terms of layout, pages, additional material etc. (see above). We specifically invite industry members to consider submitting a poster or demo to present live working systems. If you work in the industry and would like to make a submission, but you are not used to working with scientific paper templates and publication procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.


We invite proposals for workshops that will be held in conjunction with ICEC 2017. We invite proposals in all areas of entertainment computing (see conference topics listed above) and particularly welcome proposals that will focus on and promote discussion on new and emerging trends. Workshop/Tutorial proposals should be four pages in length (in the Springer LNCS format) and must include the following information:

Contact information (name, affiliation, address, phone number/fax, and email) of the workshop/tutorial organizer(s); Relevant CV information of the workshop/tutorial leader(s); workshop/tutorial title; workshop/tutorial objective; Background/relevance of workshop/tutorial topic; Expected workshop/tutorial outcomes (publications, activities, "take-home" skills development, etc.); Expected number of participants; workshop/tutorial due dates (schedule of submission); and Sample material(s) for the workshop/tutorial to make a convincing case that would be interesting for ICEC attendees.

Please submit your workshop/tutorial proposal via the electronic conference system. Tutorials and workshops are free for ICEC attendees.


The Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to explore and develop their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished researchers. We invite students who feel they would benefit from this kind of feedback on their dissertation work to apply for this unique opportunity to share their work with students in a similar situation as well as senior researchers in the field. The strongest candidates will be those who have a clear idea and an area, and have made some progress, but who are not so far along that they can no longer make changes. Also, as well as stating how you will gain from acceptance, both you and your advisor should be clear on what you can contribute to the Doctoral Consortium.

The Consortium will provide a supportive setting for feedback on students' current research and guidance on future research directions. It will also offer each student comments and fresh perspectives on their work from researchers and students outside their own institution and promote the development of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research.

Current graduate students pursuing a PhD project who would benefit from detailed workshop discussions of their doctoral research should submit a single PDF file consisting of a 4-page extended abstract of your thesis work in Springer LNCS format, clearly specifying the originality of the work with respect to current concepts and techniques, the importance of the work with respect to fundamental issues and themes in entertainment computing, results to date and their validity and contribution of the work (expected and/or achieved) to entertainment computing.

Candidates also must send his/her CV, the sponsor name and affiliation and one-paragraph statement of expected benefits of participation for both yourself and the other consortium participants (i.e., what will you contribute as well as gain).
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-04-16
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