Quick Facts: Call for Participation

Submission deadline: 1st June, 2016 27th May, 2016 (5:00pm PT)

Courses proposal notifications: 24th June, 2016

Courses participation submissions: 12th July, 2016

Courses participation notifications: 12th August, 2016

Submission format: 4 pages (excluding references) in ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstract format, course at the conference

What is a course ?

Courses at CHI PLAY should allow participants to learn new hands-on knowledge about player-game interaction, development, and evaluation. They are great opportunities for industry pros and games researchers to teach their knowledge to an interested audience and allow interdisciplinary knowledge development between practitioners and researchers. If you work or research in the games domain and are eager to teach a course at CHI PLAY, we look forward to your submission. Courses will run over one half or a full day on Sunday, October 16th.

For example, a course could:

  • Provide a substantial overview of state of the art research or a technology area
  • Introduce practitioners to emerging areas, new technologies, or methods within games research
  • Create opportunities to learn new techniques for use in research or practice
  • Provide master-level classes for experienced CHI PLAY attendees
  • Provide advanced instruction in tools, technologies, or methods


Submission Requirements

Course proposals should be no more than 4 pages (excluding references) in SIGCHI Extended Abstract format (, are not anonymized, and should include the following information:

  • Title of the Course (please make this short but descriptive)
  • Names and affiliations of the instructors
  • Duration: courses can be half or full day
  • Features: a bullet list of the educational goals and/or major elements of your course
  • Audience: state the disciplines and/or organizational roles of attendees and maximum number of participants
  • Prerequisites: describe any required background
  • Presentation: list the various presentation forms used, for example, lecture, demonstration, exercises, videos, group discussions, and/or case studies
  • Instructor background: list the background for each instructor, including current employment and activities, previous professional activities, and relevant publications.
  • A sample of the course material you will present in the course
  • Resources: web site or other resources (e.g., books) that might be accessed to provide more information about the course or instructor(s)
  • Fee: is a fee for participants expected to cover for materials?

Proposals should be submitted to the CHI PLAY submission site, at



The proposals will be evaluated by an expert panel on the basis of the quality of the proposal, their benefits to participants and their fit with the scope of CHIPLAY. Factors to be considered include relevance, timeliness and audience appeal; use of appropriate presentation methods and exercises; past experience and qualifications of the instructors.


After acceptance

If any special material or room setting is necessary for your course, please contact the courses chairs.


Committee members:
Please direct any questions to the Courses/Workshop Chairs:

Guenter Wallner, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria

Kathrin Gerling, Lincoln University, UK