Call For Papers


IE2008 - The Fifth Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment
3-4 December 2008
Brisbane, Australia

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Key dates:

  • Long (up to 10 pages) and short papers (up to 6 pages) submission: June 20th 2008
  • Demonstration abstracts (up to 3 pages): 14th July 2008

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

The conference will accept innovative submissions that present new ideas, improvements to existing techniques or provide new ways of examining, designing and using interactive entertainment technologies. 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The papers and presentations should include original and unpublished contributions.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
  • Security (technical and social)
  • The rise of social software and networking (technical and social)
  • Sound and Music


Demos might include interactive art works, playful exploration of interactive interfaces, tangible interfaces, innovative independant games, interactiveentertainment toolkits, works in progress.

Submission Procedure

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

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.

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

  1. Download the ACM Sig Proceedings template from
  2. Prepare a PDF version of your paper, see to convert from Word format if necessary.
  3. Go to click on “I have no EasyChair account” to create an EasyChair account.
  4. Once you have created an account, login to EasyChair, click on “New Submission” to submit your paper. You can revise your submission until the conference paper deadline. You need to submit your full paper, not just an abstract. All papers will be peer reviewed and decisions will be based on the full paper.
  5. If your paper is accepted to IE2008, you must register for the conference before submitting the final camera-ready version of your paper. If an author is presenting multiple papers, there will be an additional fee for each paper.

Please Note:

IE2008 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.

General inquiries should be forwarded to: (

IE2008 conference chair: Ruth Christie (QUT).

IE2008 Program committee chairs: Gavin Sade (QUT) and Yusuf Pisan (UTS).

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