2nd Call for Papers GAMEON-ARABIA'2012, December 10-12, 2012, AOU, Muscat, Oman



The 3rd annual Pan-Arabic Simulation and AI in Computer Games Conference
Arab Open University
Muscat, Oman
December 10-12, 2012
For latest information see:

Dear Colleague,

This is a reminder that the submission period for GAMEON-ARABIA'2012 starts AUGUST 25TH for early bird submissions which is IN ONE WEEK TIME and ends SEPTEMBER 25TH for late submissions.

The keynote for GAMEON-ARABIA'2012 is by Ken Newman, HTC, Abu Dhabi
Dr Ken Newman is currently the Chair of Applied Media at the HCT Dubai
Colleges. He has previously held research and teaching positions in the
Netherlands, UK and Australia. Prior to his academic career he spent 10
years developing Computer Games and Educational Software. His underlying
research interest is in exploring how user interaction and narrative
engagement are experienced in games and social media.

Modelling Culture: An overview of attempts to model aspects of human
culture and history

see: http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php?q=node/2220
for more info

The tutorial for GAMEON-ARABIA'2012 is by Muqeem Khan, Northwestern University
in Qatar, Doha, Qatar
Muqeem’s motion picture credits, as a visual effect artist with Walt Disney
and Square USA, are Deep Rising, George of the Jungle, Flubber, Armageddon
and Final Fantasy. He is a frequent presenter and speaker on VFX in motion
pictures, animation and emerging technologies. He has presented his research
in conferences such as 'ACM Graphite' in Singapore, 'Information Visualization'
in London, VIEW Conferences in Italy and 'Computers in Education' in New
Zealand. Muqeem has also served as a member of technical committee, IASTED, The
International Association of Science and Technology Development, Alberta,
Canada and member of the Editorial Board for “Design Behaviors”, the College
of Design, Hanyang University and Design Research & Education Lab, Korea.
He received his Master of Arts in Industrial Design in 1996 with specialization
in computer graphics and animation from Advanced Computing Center for Arts
and Design (ACCAD) and the Department of Industrial, Interior, and Visual
Communication at Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio. He also obtained his
Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design from the same university
in 1994. Muqeem holds full Dean’s Scholarship for his PhD studies from Bond
University, Australia. His research interests include the use of emerging
haptic and motion detecting techniques in the context of Intangible Cultural
Heritage (ICH). He is currently working as Associate Professor at Northwestern
University in Qatar and teaching 2D and 3D animation classes.

Autodesk Maya software and the workflow in 3D content design
see: http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php?q=node/2221
for more info

And see Muqeem's presentation at TED here:

A quick reminder of the tracks and workshops for GAMEON-ARABIA'2012
[] Games Development Methodology
[] Game Theory/Multi-Agent Systems
[] Artificial Intelligence
[] Learning and Adaptation
[] Intelligent/Knowledgeable Agents
[] Collaboration & Multi-agent Systems
[] Opponent Modelling
[] Physics and Simulation/Graphical Simulation
[] 3D Scalability
[] Facial, Avatar, NPC, 3D in Game Animation
[] AI and Simulation Tools for games design
[] Game Design
[] Rendering Techniques
[] Voice Interaction
[] Artistic input to game and character design
[] Storytelling and Natural Language Processing
[] Online Gaming - Security Issues in Online Gaming
[] MMOG's
[] Serious gaming
[] Wargaming Aerospace Simulations, Board Games etc....
[] Games for training
[] Games Applications in education, Government, health, Corporate...
[] Games Consoles
[] Games Console Design
[] Mobile Gaming
[] Perceptual User Interfaces for Games
[] Poster Session
[] Student Session
[] Tutorials
[] Exhibition

Conference Committee

General Conference Chair

Prof. Dr Marwan Al-Akaidi, Vice-Rector Academic Affairs, AOU, Kuwait

Local Chair

Dr. Moosa Al-Kindi, AOU, Faculty of Computer Studies, Muscat, Oman

Local Committee

Dr. Youssef Saad Takrooni, AOU, Faculty of Computer Studies, Muscat, Oman
Mr. Raja Waseem Anwar, AOU, Faculty of Computer Studies, Muscat, Oman
Mrs. Farah Abu Shahla, AOU, Faculty of Computer Studies, Muscat, Oman
Mr. Sherimon P.C., AOU, Faculty of Computer Studies, Muscat, Oman
Mrs. Sumitra Sirinvas, AOU, Faculty of Computer Studies, Muscat, Oman

International Programme Committee

Marco Block-Berlitz, Mediadesign Hochschule in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Tony Brooks, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Esbjerg, Denmark
Muhannad M. Ebwini, gate2play, Amman, Jordan
Eva Hudlicka, Psychometrix Associates, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Pieter Jorissen, Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Hoboken, Belgium
Jens Lichtenberg, Ohio University, Athens, USA
Ian M Marshall, Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom
Joseph M. Saur, GTRI, Joint Systems Integration Center, USA
Muhannad Taslaq, Mixed Dimensions, Amman, Jordan


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