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Interactive Technologies and Games Conference 2013 - Education, Health and Disability

  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • October 17-18, 2013
  • Venue: The Council House, Nottingham
The ITAG conference, held annually in partnership with GameCity, aims to bring together academics and practitioners working with interactive technologies to explore and innovate within the areas of Education, Health and Disability.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, June 28, 2013 and should be sent to Claire.addison@ntu.ac.uk.
 
Academic conference: We have a particular focus on the use of gaming hardware and software to implement accessible solutions, interaction design using new input/output devices and the increasing impact of ubiquitous computing on our everyday well-being. We especially want to bring together practitioners with technical experts, for their mutual benefit; you don’t have to be a technical whizz kid to benefit from this conference! The conference provides an excellent opportunity to showcase practice and to mainstream research ideas and outcomes. It introduces a wider audience to key findings and products from research and illustrates how practice feeds back into and informs research. The conference also creates a forum for two-way communication between the academic and practitioner communities.
 
Practical workshops: every afternoon, parallel workshops will be organised addressing following topics: interactive street gaming using mobile gaming applications, robotics in a gaming environment, mobile gaming, immersive gaming and rehabilitation gaming. These workshops will involve the participants in exploring the various games, and creating an interactive experience with the originators/developers.

Gaming hackathon: several teams consisting of developers, designers and special education trainers will compete with each other to use various technologies (Android based games, Flash Games, Games Mods, XNA) and create an educational game in just 2 days. The winner will take home a GBP250 prize award.
 
Exhibition: An exhibition space will be available for demonstrations and posters, and will be embedded in the conference and workshops area.