GAMEON'2009, November 26-28, 2009, Mediadesign Hochschule, Duesseldorf, Germany, Conference Committee

Conference Committee

General Conference Co-Chairs

Prof. Thomas Dreiskamper, Mediadesign Hochschule, Duesseldorf, Germany
Sascha Mollberg, Mediadesign Hochschule, Duesseldorf, Germany
Prof. Christine Paltz, Mediadesign Hochschule, Duesseldorf, Germany
Prof. Dr. habil. Christian Schicha, Mediadesign Hochschule, Duesseldorf, Germany
Prof. Linda Breitlauch, Mediadesign Hochschule, Duesseldorf, Germany

Local Committee


International Programme Committee

Game Development Methodology

Track Chair: Licinio Roque, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Oscar Mealha, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Jari Multisilta, University of Tampere, Finland
Esteban Clua, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil

Physics and Simulation

Graphics Simulation and Techniques
Ian Marshall, Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom
Marco Roccetti, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Facial, Avatar, NPC, 3D in Game Animation
Marco Gillies, Goldsmiths University of London, London, United Kingdom
Yoshihiro Okada, Kyushu University, Kasuga, Fukuoka, Japan
Paolo Remagnino, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Joao Manuel Tavares, FEUP, Porto, Portugal
Rendering Techniques
Sushil Bhakar, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Joern Loviscach, Hochschule Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Frank Puig, University of Informatics Sciences, Havana, Cuba

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence and Simulation Tools for Game Design
Stephane Assadourian, UBISOFT, Montreal, Canada
Mokhtar Beldjehem, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Michael Buro, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Penny de Byl, Breda University of Applied Sciences, Breda, The Netherlands
Antonio J. Fernandez, Universidad de Malaga, Malaga, Spain
Tshilidzi Marwala, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South-Africa
Gregory Paull, The MOVES Institute, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, USA
Oryal Tanir, Bell Canada, Montreal, Canada
Christian Thurau, Universitaet Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Miguel Tsai, Ling Tung University, Taichung, Taiwan
Hans Vangheluwe, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Learning & Adaptation
Christian Bauckage, University of Bonn, Sankt Augustin, Germany
Christos Bouras, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
Adriano Joaquim de Oliveira Cruz, Univ. Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Chris Darken, The MOVES Institute, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, USA
Andrzej Dzielinski, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
Maja Pivec, FH JOANNEUM, University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria
Tina Wilson, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Intelligent/Knowledgeable Agents
Nick Hawes, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Wenji Mao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China P.R.
Marco Remondino, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Collaboration & Multi-agent Systems
Victor Bassilious, University of Abertay, Dundee, United Kingdom
Sophie Chabridon, Groupe des Ecoles de Telecommunications, Paris, France
Opponent Modelling
Pieter Spronck, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Ingo Steinhauser, Binary Illusions, Braunschweig, Germany
Andrew Ware, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, United Kingdom


Voice Interaction


Artistic input to game and character design

Anton Eliens, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Olli Leino, IT-University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sean Pickersgill, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Richard Wages, Nomads Lab, Koln, Germany

Storytelling and Natural Language Processing

Jenny Brusk, Gotland University College, Gotland, Sweden
Terry Harpold, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Laurie Taylor, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Ruck Thawonmas, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan
Clark Verbrugge, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Modelling of Virtual Worlds

Rafael Bidarra, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Marc van Kreveld, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Online Gaming and Security Issues in Online Gaming

Marco Furini, University of Modena and Reggio Emiliano, Modena, Italy
Pal Halvorsen, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Fredrick Japhet Mtenzi, School of Computing, Dublin, Ireland
Andreas Petlund, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Jouni Smed, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Knut-Helge Vik, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway


Michael J. Katchabaw, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
Jens Mueller-Iden, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
Alice Leung, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, USA
Shea Street, Tantrum Games
Mike Zyda, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Marina del Rey, USA

Serious Gaming

Wargaming Aerospace Simulations, Board Games etc....
Roberto Beauclair, Institute for Pure and Applied Maths., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Richard Ferdig, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Henry Lowood, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, USA
Tony Manninen, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Jaap van den Herik, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Games for training
Michael J. Katchabaw, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
Jens Mueller-Iden, Universitaet Muenster, Muenster, Germany
Roger Smith, US Army, Orlando, USA
Games Applications in Education, Government, Health, Corporate, First Responders and Science
Russell Shilling, Office of Naval Research, Arlington VA, USA

Games Interfaces - Playing outside the Box

Games Console Design
Chris Joslin, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Mobile Gaming
Stefano Cacciaguera, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Sebastian Matyas, Otto-Friedrich-Universitaet Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany
Perceptual User Interfaces for Games
Tony Brooks, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Esbjerg, Norway
Michael Haller, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg, Austria
Lachlan M. MacKinnon, University of Abertay, Dundee, United Kingdom