IEEE-GEM 2015 Program

October 14

8:30- 11:30 Tutorials and Workshops
WorkshopGame UI Design, Evaluation, and User Research
TutorialGamification: How to Gamify Learning and Instruction
TutorialGaming & Law – It´s part of the game, so what should I know
11:30- 12:30 Lunch
12:30- 3:30 Tutorials and Workshops
WorkshopGame UI Design, Evaluation, and User Research
WorkshopSmartphones and Interactive Story Development
Tutorial Rapid Advanced Multimodal Multi-Device Interactive Application Prototyping with Max/Jitter, Processing, and OpenGL"
3:30- 4 Coffee Break
4- 4:30 Opening of Conference and Art Show
Elena Bertozzi, Conference Chair; Joe Lillie, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society; Bill Kapralos, Conference Co-Chair; Nahum Gershon, Conference Co-Chair;

4:30- 5:30 Steve Mann Keynote "Augmediated Reality Gaming”

Chair: Elena Bertozzi

5:30-7:30 - Reception

October 15

8:30 - 10:45 Paper Sessions
Track 1: Human Factors, Interaction, and Game User Research-- Chair: Bill Kapralos
8:30 -9:00Meng Luo and Mark Claypool - Uniquitous: Implementation and Evaluation of a Cloud-based Game System in Unity
9:00-9:30Brent Cowan, Saad Khattak, Bill Kapralos and Andrew Hogue- Screen Space Point Sampled Shadows
9:30-9:50Farjana Eishita, Allain Esquivel and Kevin Stanley - Quantifying the Differential Impact of Sensor Noise in Augmented Reality Gaming Input
10:00 -10:30Margaree Peacocke, Robert Teather, Jacques Carette and Scott MacKenzie - Evaluating the Effectiveness of HUDs and Diegetic Ammo Displays in First-person Shooter Games
10:30-10:45[short paper] Steve Mann and Ryan Janzen - “SQUEAKeys”: a friction idiophone, for physical interaction with mobile devices
Track 2: Art, Music and Experiments -- Chair: Jim Parker
8:30 -9:00Miao Song, Serguei Mokhov, Jilson Thomas and Sudhir Mudur - Applications of the Illimitable Space System in the Context of Media Technology and On-Stage Performance: a Collaborative Interdisciplinary Experience
9:00-9:30Mikael Fridenfalk - Algorithmic Music Composition for Computer Games Based on L-system
9:30-10:00Daniele Loiacono, Renato Mainetti and Michele Pirovano - Volcano: An Interactive Sword Generator
10:00-10:30-Mei Si and J. Dean McDaniel - Creating Genuine Smiles for Digital and Robotic Characters: An Empirical Study
10:30-10:45[short paper] Dave Pape, Sarah Bay-Cheng, Josephine Anstey and Dave Mauzy - WoyUbu: Experiments with Video-gaming in Live Theatre
10:45- 11 Break

11 - 12 Dan Scherlis Keynote : "Bringing games from lab to marketplace: Best practices for successful commercialization”.

Chair: Elena Bertozzi
12 - 1:30 Lunch - Posters and Demos
1:30 - 3:45 Paper Sessions
Track 3: Game Studies and Education --Chair: Nahum Gershon
1:30-2:00Katrin Becker, Habon Bair, Louis Cheng, Darla Gunson, Michelle Hayden-Isaak and Christine Miller - Gamifying an M.Ed. Course: A Post-Mortem
2:00-2:30Laura Lenz, Katharina Schuster, Anja Richert and Sabina Jeschke - Are Virtual Learning Environments Appropriate for Dyscalculic Students?
2:30-3:00Katrin Becker - 4PEG: A Structured Rating System for Games for Learning
3:00-3:15[short paper] Victoria Mcarthur and Robert Teather - Serious Mods: A Case for Modding in Serious Games Pedagogy
3:15-3:30[short paper] Anna Loparev and Christopher Egert - Toward an effective approach to collaboration education: A taxonomy of collaboration
3:30-3:45[short paper] Karthik Sankaranarayanan, Fredderico Filho and Pejman Mirza-Babaei - Video Games to the rescue: Can game design make software based lab experiments engaging?
Track 4: Game Technologies -- Chair: Mikael Fridenfalk
1:30-2:00Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann - Swarm Modulation: An algorithm for real-time spectral transformation in multimedia user-interfaces
2:00-2:30Steve Mann and Ryan Janzen - Sensory Flux from the Eye: Bio-Veillametrics for 3D Augmented-Reality Media Environments
2:30-3:00Tony Morelli - Presenting a Standard Slot Machine as an Interactive Racing Game
3:00-3:30Alexander J. G. Patrick, Curtis Gittens and Michael Katchabaw- The Virtual Little Albert Experiment: Creating Conditioned Emotion Response in Virtual Agents
3:30-3:45[short paper] Raphaël Robert-Bouchard, Jerome Dupire and Pierre Cubaud Designing Indoor Tangible Games based on Fuzzy Localisation
3:45- 4:45 Special Panel Session : Lindsay Grace, Max Saltonsall, Justin Berry and Rubaiat Habib, moderated by Johannes DeYoung.
4:45 - 5 Break

5- 6pm Keynote: Azam Khan - "Synthius: Toward a Synthetic Human”

6- 8pm Reception

October 16

8:30- 11:30 Paper Sessions
Track 5: Game Design -- Chair: Pejman Mirza-Babei
8:30 -9:30Tony Morelli and Taylor Ripke - Back-Pointer - Fitts' Law analysis of natural mobile camera based interactions
9:00-9:30Geneva Smith, Robert Teather, Jordan Lass and Jacques Carette - Effects of Interior Bezel Size and Configuration on Gaming Performance with Large Tiled Displays
9:30-10:00Robert Teather, Jacques Carette and Manivanna Thevathasan - Uniform vs. Non-Uniform Scaling of Shooter Games on Large Displays
10:00-10:30-Daniele Gravina and Daniele Loiacono.- Procedural Weapons Generation for Unreal Tournament III
Track 6: Health, Exergames and Rehabilitation -- Chair: Alvaro Uribe (invited)
8:30 -9:00Adrian Schneider and Nicholas Graham- Pushing Without Breaking: Nudging Exergame Players While Maintaining Immersion
9:00-9:30Victor Fernández Cervantes, Eleni Stroulia, Claudio Cesar Castillo Rojas, Luis Edgar Oliva Amezquita and Francisco Javier Gonzalez Siordia - Serious Rehabilitation Games with Kinect
9:30-9:45[short paper] Robert Shewaga, David Rojas, Bill Kapralos and John Brennan - Alpha Testing of the Rapid Recovery Kayaking-Based Exergame
9:45-10:00[short paper] Mark Claypool - Surrender at 20? Matchmaking in League of Legends
10:00-10:15[short paper] Mario Andres Vargas Orjuela, Alvaro Joffre Uribe Quevedo, Norman Jaimes and Byron Perez Gutierrez - External Automatic Defibrillator Game-based Learning App
10:30- 11 Break

11 - 12 Jason Della Rocca Keynote "Independent Entrepreneurship: The Tension Between Starving Artist and Selling Out”

Chair: Bill Kapralos
12 - 1:30 Lunch - Posters and Demos
1:30 - 3:30 Paper Sessions
Track 7: Games Everywhere I -- Chair: Miguel Garcia
1:30-2:00Curtis Gittens and Paul Christopher Gloumeau - Does a Segmented Health Bar Increase Player Preference for a Game? A Pilot Study
2:00-2:30Bryan Sarlo and Michael Katchabaw - Artificial Society Generation for Modern Video Games
2:30-2:45[short paper]Katie Seaborn, Deborah I. Fels and Peter Pennefather A cooperative game for older powered chair users and their friends and family
2:45-3:00[short paper] Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann - Fluid Input Devices for Multimedia Computing
3:00-3:15[short paper] Mark Claypool - Measurement-based Analysis of the Video Characteristics of
Track 8: Games Everywhere II -- Chair: Andrew Hogue (invited)
1:30-2:00Kei'Ichiro Yamamoto and Victoria Mcarthur - Digital Economies and Trading in Counter Strike Global Offensive: How Virtual Items are Valued to Real World Currencies in an Online Barter-Free Market Hybrid Economy.
2:00-2:30John McCormack, Joseph Prine, Bradley Trowbridge, Adriana Rodriguez and Ryan Integlia - 2D LIDAR as a Distributed Interaction Tool for Virtual and Augmented Reality Video Games
2:30-3:00Imran Khaliq and Blair Purkiss - A Study of Interaction in Idle Games and Perceptions on the Definition of a Game
3:00-3:15[short paper] Engie Natalia Ruge Vera, Alvaro Joffre Uribe Quevedo, Norman Jaimes and Byron Perez - Convulsive Treatment Game-based Training App
3:15-3:30 [short paper] Ingridh Ochoa-Casas, Gerardo Tibamoso, Lizeth Vega-Medina, Byron Perez-Gutierrez and Alvaro Uribe-Quevedo - Detection Of Central Venous Access Anatomic Regions Of Interest Using Augmented Reality Game-Based Learning
3:30- 4:30 : Artists Presentation of Work : Justin Berry, Jeffrey Scudder, Jim Parker, Rebecca Aston, Rubaiat Habib moderated by Johannes DeYoung
4:30 - 5 Break
5pm- 6pm: Wearables, Humans, And Things: The Veillance Games People Play (see full description below)
Dr. Marvin Minsky, MIT. The "Father of AI" (Artificial Intelligence); Dr. Joseph Ferenbok, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Neil Harbisson, Artist and cyborg activist; Dr. Martin A. Katzman, Clinic Director: START (Stress, Trauma, Anxiety, Rehabilitation and Treatment) Clinic for the Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Univ. of Toronto; Dr. Nahum Gershon, The MITRE Corporation


Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz and Pedro C. Santana-Mancilla Development and Usability Testing of Simulated Wind in a Racing Video Game
Robinson Diaz, John Prieto, Jeferson Pardo, Camilo Zambrano, Alvaro Joffre Uribe Quevedo, Enit Godoy and Byron Perez-Gutierrez Development of a First Person Shooter Game Controller
Ryan Janzen and Steve MannAmbiguized and obfuscated vision in games, security, and everyday life
Weina Jin and Diane Gromala Serious Game for Serious Disease: Diminishing Stigma of Depression via Game Experience
Xin Tong, Dr.Diane Gromala and Christopher Shaw - Encouraging Physical Activity with a Game-based Mobile Application: FitPet
Carlos Soto, Hugo Vega, Alvaro Joffre Uribe Quevedo, Norman Jaimes and Bill Kapralos - Stereoscopy and Haptics Human Eye AR App
Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen and Additional Authors- Bright Ideas: A wearable interactive “Inventometer” (brainwave-based idea display) for idea games
Mikael Fridenfalk The Introduction of a Quantum Mirror in the Game of Life Cellular Automaton
Bradley Trowbridge, Joseph Prine, Ryan Integlia and Johm McCormackGame motivating exercise
Tony Morelli Face Race - Face Down Extreme Virtual Reality Racing Game
Demos / Art
Victor Fernández Cervantes, Eleni Stroulia, Claudio Cesar Castillo Rojas, Luis Edgar Oliva Amezquita and Francisco Javier Gonzalez Siordia - Serious Rehabilitation Games with Kinect
Jonah WarrenFactor: A Game About Matching Common Factors
Lorene Shyba Giving in to Temptations (of Consuming Electronics)
Miao Song, Serguei Mokhov, Jilson Thomas and Sudhir Mudur Spatial UI Experience and ProjectionMapping on Stage with ISSv2
Miao Song, Serguei Mokhov, Sudhir Mudur and Jean-Claude Bustros Demo: Towards Historical Sightseeing with an Augmented Reality Interactive Documentary App
Deschanel Li and Miao Song Video artwork – its only a game
Joseph R. Fanfarelli Teaching the Brain through Games - Medulla

Final Panel on Veillance

The Internet of Things (sensors for things), like the game box that captures pictures of you in your underwear in your living room, and streams encrypted data back to the "mother ship", is surveillance. "Surveillance" is a French word that means, in English, "oversight" (over-watching, or watching over). The other veillance (sight) is undersight ("sousveillance", more recently known as "Quantified Self", "Body Hacking", "biohacking", or "transhumanism"). WHAT (Wearables, Humans, And Things) happens when we put oversight (surveillance) and undersight (souveillance) together(?) WHAT is veillance(?) Games are not always formal and they don't always require a computational device. In real life, we also play games, as popularized by Eric Berne's seminal book, "Games People Play".

Consumer electronics devices, such as a known game box, spy on us, yet are often of a "closed source" design so we can't look back at them (e.g. it is difficult for us to understand what's happening inside them).

"Veillance Games People Play" since the relationship between the surveilled and the surveillors may be thought of as human relationships gone awry as outlined in the field of Transactional Analysis. For example, in stores that use surveillance cameras but do not allow the customers to take photos themselves, the store or security guard takes on the role of "Parent" and this causes an inherent clash when an "Adult" enters the space and doesn't want to be an "I'm not OK, you're OK" child. The best situation is "I'm OK, You're OK", which can never happen with surveillance.


A New Type of a Conference Panel

This panel will be different from the usual conference panels since the discussion will not be limited to just an hour during the conference. The panel discussion will start before the conference, continue face-to-face at the conference, and continue after the conference. The pre-conference discussion will take place in a Facebook blog format - see: The conference attendees will be invited to write papers about these topics after the conference. Following a review, the accepted papers will be published in a journal, magazine, or in a book.