Final program is fixed.

September 25, 2007

We finally fixed the final program.

http://www.digra2007.jp/Program.html

Last 1 Day

September 23, 2007

Tomorrow, we have a opening event of DiGRA2007.

There are a lot of issues ot be solved…

Busy weekend

September 15, 2007

We are now making final acceptance of reviewed additional sessions and fixing the final program.

We are also going to publish the guideline for presentors tonight.

Call for Exhibition

July 19, 2007

We made up the application sheet for DiGRA2007 exhibition. We welcome some game development company, booksellers, and academic faculties.

DiGRA2007 Exhibition Application(Word file)

It will be uploaded to our official website soon at http://www.digra2007.jp/CallforEx.html. We’re going to send a invitation to many companies who have asked about our condition of exhibition.

And we’re also sending the final call for abstracts (last 1 week!) and call for early registrations (last 10 days!).

A book from the last DiGRA conference (DiGRA2005) was just published.

Worlds in Play: International Perspectives on Digital Games Research, Edited by Suzanne de Castell and Jennifer Jenson.

Our theme “Situated Play” was started from this “Worlds in Play”.

DiGRA2007 had targeted about 50 papers in CFP, however, over 100 papers were accepted. Then our reservation and budget figure are renewed.

  • Proceedings will be in two volumes.
  • Four or five parallel sessions will be required.

and the panel review (another blind-peer-review process) is still ongoing.

As DiGRA2007 has so many pending issues, we sometimes lost the questions. So we built the issue tracker system.

http://chi.iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp/rt/

There are some session proposals from advisory boards. Program staffs are waiting for detailed proposal (who is the chair person,  who proposed the idea, how long the session is, and how many the conference room required).

FY2007 start

April 1, 2007

Fiscal year in Japan starts in April and local organizing staff started many coordination and budget tasks.
We have held meetings with not only the travel agency or conference room dealers, but also governmental/industrial agencies.
We are now contacting to Japan Contents Festival, nicknamed ConFes (renamed later as Japan International Contents Festival: COFESTA), is announced to be held in this September and DiGRA2007 will be in partnership with the series of events as same as Tokyo Game Show.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117961638.html
It brings us more promotion chance, support resource, and new program decision.

Conference room location

April 1, 2007

DiGRA2007 will be held in the University of Tokyo, finally. The University of Tokyo has the longest history in Japanese universities and new challenges in game study including establishing DiGRA JAPAN.

The problem of the University of Tokyo as conference place is that it’s far from major hotels. We will prepare the guide person at the nearest subway station.