Computational Intelligence and Games


Games are an ideal domain to study Computational Intelligence (CI) methods because they provide affordable, competitive, dynamic, reproducible environments suitable for testing new search algorithms, pattern-based evaluation methods, or learning concepts. They are also interesting to observe, fun to play, and very attractive to students. Additionally, there is great potential for CI methods to improve the design and development of both computer games and non-digital games such as board games. This special session aims at gathering not only leading researchers, but also young researchers as well as practitioners in this field who research applications of Computational Intelligence methods to computer games.

Researchers are hereby invited to submit a full paper (5-6 pages) detailing their research, or a short paper (max 4 pages) describing their work-in-progress. All submitted papers will be subject to peer reviewing by at least two reviewers for technical merit, significance and relevance to the topics. Submission implies the willingness of at least one author per paper to register, attend the conference and present the paper.

Proceedings will be submitted to IEEE Xplore after the conference for publication. Authors of selected articles will be invited to submit an extended version to a Special Issue of the Computers Journal.

This special session welcomes submissions of computational methods applied (but not limited) to the following topics:

  • Learning in Games
  • Neural-based Approaches for Games
  • CI for Player Affective Modelling
  • CI/AI-based Game Design
  • Comparative Studies
  • Non-deterministic Games
  • Console and Video-Games
  • Procedural Content Generation
  • Player Satisfaction and Experience in Games
  • Imperfect Information Games
  • Game-based Benchmarking
  • General Game Playing
  • General Video Game Playing
  • Augmented Reality Games
  • Optimizing Gameplay
  • Co-evolution in Games
  • Fuzzy-based Approaches for Games
  • Intelligent Interactive Narrative
  • CI for Non-player Characters
  • Player/Opponent Modelling in Games
  • Multi-agent and Multi-strategy Learning
  • Applications of Game Theory
  • Character Development
  • Evasion (Predator/Pray) Games
  • Realistic Games for Simulation and Training
  • Evolutionary Games
  • Serious Games
  • Games for Mobile Platforms

Download the  Computational Intelligence and Games Call for Papers

Important Dates

Paper submission 3rd 25th June 2018
Notification of acceptance 15th  20th July 2018
Camera-ready manuscript 1st 6th August 2018
Registration deadline 7th  13th August 2018
Conference dates 19th – 21st September 2018