Interacting with Computers Journal: call for paper about computer games

CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERACTING WITH COMPUTERS JOURNAL, Special Issue of Interacting with Computers on “HCI Issues in Computer Games”:

Computer Games are at the forefront of technological innovation and their popularity in research is also increasing. Their wide presence and use makes Computer Games a major factor affecting the way people socialize, learn and possibly work. Computer Games are also beginning to attract the attention of educators and education technologists.

With this special issue of Interacting with Computers we wish to explore the relationship between Computer Games and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Are current HCI techniques and methodologies appropriate for designing Computer Games? Do we need new Computer Game focused HCI methods, theories and paradigms? What are the new challenges when it comes to evaluating Computer Games?

Potential topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

* Design approaches and techniques suitable for Computer Games * Usability studies regarding Computer Games * Theoretical and/or pedagogical foundations for analysing Computer Games * Within-game and/or out-game activities and their HCI analysis * Computer Games and Online Communities * Social and Cultural Issues and Computer Games * Accessibility of Computer Games * Transfer of gaming metaphors to business applications

IwC special issues contain only 5 - 6 papers, each of no more than 10,000 words (so acceptance will be fairly selective). Papers should be submitted through the manuscript management system at by the 10th of April 2006.

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