Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment
3-5 December 2007, Melbourne

Paper submissions now closed.

Full and short papers will be refereed by an international program committee for publication in the conference proceedings. Accepted papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.


The Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment, in its fourth year, is a cross-disciplinary conference that brings together researchers from artificial intelligence, cognitive science, media studies, drama, HCI, psychology, interactive media, cultural studies, graphics, audio, as well as researchers from other disciplines working on new game specific technologies or providing critical analysis of games and interactive environments.

In an epoch marked by convergence, cross-platform media and the rise of social software/ networks, how are the digital industries most especially gaming being transformed? What types of new genres and modes of interactivity are evolving? And how are these social technologies informed by cultural context? The 2007 Interactive Entertainment conference considers the difference between convergence as rhetoric and practice, imaginary and reality.

The conference will accept innovative submission types that present new scientific ideas, improvements to existing techniques or provide new ways of examining, designing and using computer games. All full paper and short paper submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international program committee.

Topics of interest

The papers and presentations should include original and unpublished contributions. Suggested research topics include but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality
  • Art, Design and New Media
  • Convergence and cross-platform media
  • E-learning and the roles of games in pedagogy
  • Technology, co-presence and place
  • Pervasive (location aware) mobile technologies
  • Policy and legislative responses to mobile and locative media
  • Cultural and Media Studies on Computer Games
  • Education, Training, and Edutainment Technologies
  • Graphics/Animation Techniques
  • Interactive Digital Storytelling
  • Mobile Media
  • The rise of social software and networking (technical and social)
  • Sound and Music

Submission Procedure

All papers will be peer reviewed and evaluated on originality, significance, technical contribution and accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.

Full Papers: Maximum 8 pages

Short Papers: Maximum 3 pages, selected for oral or poster presentation

Panels: We invite the submission of proposals for thematic panel discussions. Panels may take a variety of forms including, but not limited to, led discussion around a topic or issue from a panel of experts, thematically linked papers, demonstration of original and interesting interactive environments, workshops. Papers to be included in the conference proceedings will be reviewed according to the standards of the conference.

Demos and works of art: We welcome proposals for working demonstrations of new games and game technologies or works of art related to the conference themes. Please submit your proposal as a short paper.

To prepare your paper for submission, please follow these instructions carefully.

Download copy of Call for Papers

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Use only the template fonts and styles.

Prepare a PDF version of your paper PDF (see to convert from Word format if necessary).

Submit the PDF version of your paper through the paper submission web-site at:

You will get a confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the conference chair

Register for IE07. At least one author must be registered before the camera ready deadline for your paper to appear in the proceedings.

IE07 will not accept any full or short paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. This restriction does not apply to submissions for workshops and other venues with a limited audience.

For a full paper or short paper to appear in the proceedings, at least one author must be register by the deadline for camera-ready copy submission.

General inquiries should be forwarded to:

The IE2007 conference co-chairs are: Larissa Hjorth (RMIT University) and Esther Milne (Swinburne University of Technology).

Program committee chairs: Martin Gibbs (University of Melbourne) and Yusuf Pisan (University of Technology, Sydney).