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It is with great pleasure that we announce the Thematic Issue on “Playful Interactions and Serious Games” of the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE).
Intelligent environments and smart applications require creating engaging interactions with their users, which on one side requires sensing and understanding human behavior, and on the other side carefully engineered application interfaces to keep these interactions sustained and useful over longer periods. Playful interactions and serious games incorporate elements of play for this purpose. As a fundamental human activity, play engages people at every age.
This call is intended to solicit contributions from an international audience on recent developments and experiments that:
We are keen to encourage the submission of papers from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives that relate to design and deployment of playful solutions in both research and industry. Topics sought include, but are not limited to: Playful ambient intelligence applications for kids, Serious games in healthcare and ambient assisted living, Urban games and playful interaction with masses, Games for inducing behavior change, Psychological and sociological aspects of ambient games, Gamification w Hardware and Software for serious games, Sensors and novel interfaces used in playful interactions.
Papers should be of 12 pages or longer and adhere to the guidelines given on the Web page:
When submitting, authors should highlight that the submission is for this particular special issue.
Important Dates and Dissemination Plan
Deadline for manuscript submission: April 15th 2013
First round of reviews: July 15th 2013
Notification to authors: November 15th 2013
Camera ready deadline: January 15th 2014.
Albert Ali Salah (Guest Editor)
Bogazici University, Turkey
Ben Schouten (Guest Editor)
Eindhoven University of Technology,
Stefan Gobel (Guest Editor)
University of Darmstadt, Germany
Bert Arnrich (Guest Editor)
ETH Zurich, Switzerland