[Air-L] Call for Papers Games for Health Europe 2013 Amsterdam, The Netherlands, deadline May 24th

Alex Gekker gekker.alex at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 10:09:30 PST 2013

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From: Schouten, B.A.M. [bschouten at tue.nl]

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Call for Papers for the peer-reviewed track of the third European
Conference on Games for Health Europe, 28-29 October 2013 Amsterdam, The
Netherlands. Deadline: May 24th, 2013.

Founded in 2004, the Games for Health Project supports community, knowledge
and business development efforts to use cutting-edge games and game
technologies to improve health and health care.

The Games for Health Conference brings together researchers, medical
professionals and game developers to share information about the impact of
games, playful interaction and game technologies on health, health care and
health policy. Over three days, more than 400 attendees will participate in
over 60 sessions provided by an international array of 80+ speakers,
cutting across a wide range of activities in health and health care. Topics
include exergaming, physical therapy, disease management, health behavior
change, biofeedback, scientific validation, rehab, epidemiology, training,
cognitive health, nutrition and education.

The aim of the conference is to bring together academics and practitioners
working within the field of Game & Play Design, Design Research, Game
Development and the Medical Community to explore and innovate within the
area of Health. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to
showcase practice and to mainstream research ideas and outcomes. It will
introduce a wider audience to key findings and products from research and
will illustrate how practice feeds back into and informs research. The
conference will create a forum for two-way communication between the
academic and practitioner communities and particularly welcomes user led
presentations and workshops. The programme will include presentations of
papers, workshops, a doctoral consortium and an exhibition space for
demonstrations and posters.

Themes and topics:
The conference encourages papers from multi disciplines, especially from
game & play as well as from health practitioners and researchers. This call
for papers is intended to solicit contributions from an international
audience on recent developments and experiments that:
• Present innovative and state-of-the-art design and applications that use
playful concepts in health care settings,
• Describe game-based and playful solutions to behavior change and
pervasive healthcare problems,
• Share experiences, insights, best-practices and lessons-learned,
• Report the results of technical and social evaluations with regards to
playful interaction and serious game design related to health care,
• Report scientific insights on development and efficacy of gameplay in
professional an patient education,
• Report results of longitudinal studies,
• Discuss and highlight the key challenges and future developments within
the domain.

Selected (peer reviewed) papers will be published by Springer Publishers.

Submission Deadline: May 24th, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: June 21th, 2013
Final Submission: July 15th, 2013

Please find more information and submission forms on
http://www.gamesforhealtheurope.org/academic-track or mail: Alex Gekker (
a.gekker at uu.nl)

The editors:

Prof. Dr. B.A.M. Schouten BA (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Dr. Marlies Schijven, MD MHSc (Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam)
Dr. Ir. M.M. Bekker (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Prof. Dr. Ben A.M. Schouten BA
Playful Interactions

Department of Industrial Design
Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O Box 513, 5600 MB  Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Main Building 3.38

phn: 31(0)40-2472481
fax: 31(0)40-2475376
cel: 31 (0)653758997

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