Please note - this is a draft program

The location for conference sessions is S Block, level 3 (S303), Gardens Point Campus, QUT. For an appropriate map lease check here.

  Wednesday the 3rd of December
8.30 RegistrationTea/Coffee
9.00 Welcome and housekeeping
9.15 Key Note: John Passfield
10.15 Morning Tea
10.45 Session 1

  • Rune Rasmussen. A Game Theory Approach to High-Level Strategic Planning in First Person Shooters
  • Georgia McGregor. Terra Ludus, Terra Paidia, Terra Prefab: Spatialisation of Play in Videogames & Virtual Worlds
  • Matt Ditton, Teaching Artists to program
12.00 Lunch
1.00 Session 2

  • Andrew Brown and Steve DIllon. jam2jam: Online Media Performance
  • Bradley Ehrke and Nicola Bidwell. Demonstrating a MR Game Used to Explore Locations in Tropical North Queensland
  • Gavin Sade. Charmed
2.30 Afternoon Tea
3.00 Session 3

  • Mohammad Obaid, Charles Han and Mark Billinghurst. “Feed the Fish”: An Affect-Aware Game System
  • Matthew Willis. RoboCup as a Spectator Sport: Simulating Emotional Response in the Four-Legged League.
  • Damian Hills and Yusuf Pisan. Towards a Generic Framework for Situated Collaborative Storytelling.
4.15 Transfer to KG
5.00 Interaction Making Culture Accessible Lazaros Kastanis, Ortelia Interactive
6.00 Exhibition Drinks
6.00 Exhibition: An interactive entertainment research product / outcomes space - come and play with works in progress (The Block)
  Thursday the 4thof December
8.45 Tea/Coffee
9.15 Housekeeping
9.30 Key Note: Kenneth D Forbus
10.30 Morning Tea
11.00 Session 4

  • Zafer Bilda, Chris Bowman and Ernest Edmonds. Experience evaluation of interactive art: study of GEO
  • Christian Jones. Online Games-Based Child Safety Environment
  • Zachary Fitz-Walter, Samuel Jones and Dian Tjondronegoro. Detecting Gesture Force Peaks for Intuitive Interaction
  • Deb Polson. SCOOT
12.30 Lunch
1.30 Australia is a Game Playing Nation: Fact or Fiction? Jeff Brand, Associate Professor, Bond University
2.30 Afternoon Tea
3.00 Interactive Media Arts:

  • Jose De Silva, GOMA: Introducing the New Media Art Awards.
  • Ricardo Peach, The Australia Council in Second Life: Supporting Social Media Arts in Virtual Worlds
  • Bernadette McCormack, SLQ: Game On
4.15 Key Note: Caryl Shaw
5.30 Debate : Issues from the conference
  Together with pre dinner networking drinks
6.45 Conference Dinner
  Friday the 5thof December
9.00 Tea/Coffee – SLQ coffee shop
9.30 VIP tour of New Media Art Awards Exhibition Guided tour at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art
  Morning tea (Please note that timing for these tours will be negotiated)
  VIP tour of Game On Exhibition visit at State Library Queensland
Sponsored by: Newish Media QUT ACID