All submissions (short papers, long papers, posters, tutorials, workshops, and applications for the doctoral consortium) should be submitted with the conference submission system Easy Chair. Please follow the submission guidelines very carefully.

Submission System

Please submit all your contribution via the conference management system, which can be found on https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ifipicec2018

Full and Short Papers

Please prepare paper submissions in the Springer LNCS format. Be sure to use the CS Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes templates. Papers and abstracts should be submitted through the submission web site in PDF format. We strongly encourage the use of Latex. Papers with exceeding length relative to their contribution will be rejected. Accepted papers will be divided into two categories, long presentations and short presentations. The committee may accept papers conditionally or for a different category. Authors may be asked to either shorten or lengthen their paper accordingly.

  • Full Technical Paper submissions have a maximum of 12 pages in length.
  • Short Technical Paper submissions have are maximum of 6 pages.

Emerging Topics Papers

Emerging topic papers provide a forum to discuss ideas, intermediate research results, and work-in-progress. They also provide a possibility for visitors to discuss a particular theme or topic. The review process for these type of papers is rather lean, as it should provide a possibility for discussing emerging topics, rather than concrete research results. It’s the ideal forum for attendees, which would like to present their ideas in a form of extended abstract type of submission. These type of paper is also published alongside the other contributions to the conference within the conference proceedings. Please prepare paper submissions in the Springer LNCS format. Be sure to use the CS Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes templates. Papers and abstracts should be submitted through the submission web site in PDF format. We strongly encourage the use of Latex. Papers with exceeding length relative to their contribution will be rejected.

  • Emerging Topics Paper submissions can be between 1-4 pages in length.

Posters and Demonstrations

Posters and Demonstrations provide an interactive forum in which authors can present work to conference attendees during special poster sessions. Posters and Demonstrations provide an opportunity to describe new work or work that is still in progress. A poster/demonstration submission is a maximum of 4 page in Springer LNCS format, describing the research problem, contribution, and value to ICEC attendees, submitted as a PDF file. All poster and demonstration papers will be included into the official Springer LNCS proceedings.

  • Poster and demonstration papers have a maximum of 4 pages
  • All poster submissions should include the poster in A0 as pdf

Posters will be displayed on cork boards during specific sessions. We expect to be able to accommodate posters of up to A0 (portrait format), so we suggest using that size or smaller. We will provide a desk and a power supply for posters with interactive demos. Demonstrations will be presented within the same space as posters, and a desk including power supply will be provided.

Authors will not receive formal feedback on their submission other than the selection decision. Additional details concerning the poster format display and demonstration session will be made available following author notification. There will be also curated demos. The curated demo content will be selected from accepted papers, as well as projects invited by the demo chairs.

Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

We invite proposals for workshops that will be held in conjunction with ICEC 2017. We invite proposals in all areas of entertainment computing (see conference topics listed above) and particularly welcome proposals that will focus on and promote discussion on new and emerging trends. Workshop/Tutorial proposals should be four pages in length (in the Springer LNCS format) and must include the following information:

  • Workshop/tutorial title;
  • Contact information (name, affiliation, address, phone number/fax, and email) of the workshop/tutorial organizer(s);
  • Relevant CV information of the workshop/tutorial leader(s);
  • Workshop/tutorial objective;
  • Background/relevance of workshop/tutorial topic;
  • Expected workshop/tutorial outcomes (publications, activities, “take-home” skills development, etc.);
  • Expected number of participants;
  • Workshop/tutorial due dates (schedule of submission); and
  • Sample material(s) for the workshop/tutorial to make a convincing case that would be interesting for ICEC attendees.

Doctoral Consortium and Mentoring Session

The Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to explore and develop their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished researchers. We invite students who feel they would benefit from this kind of feedback on their dissertation work to apply for this unique opportunity to share their work with students in a similar situation as well as senior researchers in the field. The strongest candidates will be those who have a clear idea and an area, and have made some progress, but who are not so far along that they can no longer make changes. Also, as well as stating how you will gain from acceptance, both you and your advisor should be clear on what you can contribute to the Doctoral Consortium.

The Consortium will provide a supportive setting for feedback on students’ current research and guidance on future research directions. It will also offer each student comments and fresh perspectives on their work from researchers and students outside their own institution and promote the development of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research.

Current graduate students pursuing a PhD project who would benefit from detailed workshop discussions of their doctoral research should submit a single PDF file consisting of a 4-page extended abstract of your thesis work in Springer LNCS format, clearly specifying the originality of the work with respect to current concepts and techniques, the importance of the work with respect to fundamental issues and themes in entertainment computing, results to date and their validity and contribution of the work (expected and/or achieved) to entertainment computing.

Candidates also must send his/her CV, the sponsor name and affiliation and one-paragraph statement of expected benefits of participation for both yourself and the other consortium participants (i.e., what will you contribute as well as gain).

Art Exhibition Entries & Interactive Sessions

Art Exhibition entries and interactive sessions provide a venue for demonstrating art-works and interactive products to conference attendees. They provide an excellent opportunity to promote creative works. In difference to the other categories, we require a 1 page description in the Springer LNCS format, describing the exhibit in Microsoft Word. All description will be published as part of the Springer LNCS proceedings. The one page description should contain:

  • Description of the exhibit or interactive session
  • Weblink to YouTube, or any other online forum to a video (minimum 1 minute length) of the exhibit/interactive session
  • Pictorial materials of the exhibit, which can be used on the ICEC website (as part of the 1 page description in Word)
  • Short bio (max. 100 words) and picture of the creator(s) for the ICEC website (as part of the 1 page description in Word)
  • The initial submission should be in Microsoft word format, that we are able to cut-copy-paste the content to the ICEC website

 

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