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Seminar for the scientific staff at IDI/ITEM and KID


KID FAGDAG 1.2.16 program

• Internet of Things: Emerging Architectures and Future Use
Cases. Group leader Frank Kraemer
• Productivity vs. Efficiency: Harnessing the Power of Compute
Current and Future Parallel Computer Architectures.
Group leader Magnus Jahre
• Software startups are changing the world! What can we learn
from them? Group leader Pekka Abrahamsson
• Trends in Artificial Intelligence. Group leader Kerstin Bach

.ps I wish I could speak Italian/pisano here – “un si frigge mi’a coll’acqua vi”

Between Gambling and serious games @ntnu @NorskTippingAS

My notes after Meeting With Norsk Tipping: interesting and professional. The main lesson learnt is that NT gives back to the Norwegian society 5 billions of Norwegian Kr. for the purpose of culture, sport, and social activities.

The main idea for our Cooperation  is a community of students and researchers for substainable, positive, social, responsable, ethic, open, development of games for the purpose of developing new knowledge, products, companies, and skills in gaming.

Nils Kalstad Svendsen and I will set up a plan for making such community possible.

I would like to propose a workshop for ICEC 2016 about Between Gambling and serious games. Here I need to talk more with NT.

After the Meeting I talked to my friend/colleague Laura Giarre’ who is a MIT now and she suggests we connect to MIT Sandbox. I am grateful that she promises to help in this.


2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

IFIP ICEC 2016 – University of Vienna

This year IFIP International Conference on Entertainment Computing 2016 (IFIP ICEC 2016) will be hosted by The University of Vienna.


Full technical papers: May 10th 2016
Short technical papers: May 10th 2016
Poster papers: May 10th 2016
Demonstrations, Interactive Installations, Games Papers: May 10th 2016
Notification to authors: June 20th 2016
Camera ready due: July 10th 2016
Tutorials/Workshop proposals: March 20th 2016
Doctoral consortium applications: August 1st 2016

  • General Chair: Helmut Hlavacs (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Program chairs
    • Rainer Malaka University of Bremen, Germany
    • Artur Lugmayr Curtin University, Australia and University of Cape Coast, Ghana
    • Hyun-Seung Yang Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    • Helmut Hlavacs University of Vienna, Austria
  • Publication Chair Günter Wallner University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
  • Publicity Chair Letizia Jaccheri Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Doctoral consortium Esteban Clua Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
  • Workshop Chair Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge University of Bremen, Germany