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11-12 january 2024

Submissions are closed

Submission types

Submissions are closed. Thank you for your interest!

Presentation

Submit a proposal for a talk (15 min + 5 min Q&A) or flash talk (5 min + group Q&A) at the conference. The organizing team will invite select presenters to write and publish a Viewpoint or Horizon article for ACM Games based on their presentation.

Presentations should be submitted via EasyChair

Authors should submit a title and abstract (guidance: 500-800 words) describing their presentation topic and a short (50-100 word) biography. Submissions may but need not include links to draft presentation slides or posters. Note: If you don't have an EasyChair account, you first need to create one. Then if you don't directly get to the submission process come back to this webpage and click on the below button again to directly get to the submission page.

Paper

Submit an original research paper that will be academically peer-reviewed. NOTE: When submitting, please note ‘For Special Issue: Ethical Games’ at the top of your Cover Letter and select the track ‘Social, Ethical, and Political Issues’.

Accepted papers will be presented at the conference (15 min + 5 min Q&A) and published as part of the Special Issue on Ethical Games with the journal ACM Games. See the ACM Games Article Types for guidance on format and word count. Eligible article types are Case Study, Research Article, Dataset, Review, and Tutorial.

Papers should be submitted to ACM Games

Papers should be submitted to ACM Games via ManuscriptCentral. IMPORTANT! When submitting, please note 'For Special Issue: Ethical Games' at the top of your Cover Letter and select the track 'Social, Ethical, and Political Issues'. See the Author Guidelines for further general manuscript submission details and requirements.

Submissions are closed

All accepted authors will be asked to provide short abstracts, titles, short bios, and pictures for the conference and ACM Games website.

Scope

Ethical Games welcomes submissions on the following topics and any other topics on the ethics of game design and development:
  • Ethically problematic game design patterns and practices
  • Ethically problematic business models, monetisation systems, and marketing practices
  • Disruption and harms in (online) gaming
  • Methods, tools, principles, best practices for responsible game design, development, and publishing
  • Trust and Safety in games
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion issues in games
  • Workplace ethics of games
  • Environmental impacts of games
  • Ethical issues in game intellectual property
  • Ethics of user and AI-generated game content

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: 25 September, 2023
  • Presentation acceptance: 15 October, 2023
  • Paper acceptance: 13 November, 2023 
  • Conference: 11-12 January, 2024
  • Invited articles deadline: 17 February, 2024
  • Revised manuscripts deadline: 1 March, 2024
  • Special Issue acceptance: 1 April, 2024
  • Special Issue published: June, 2024

Review and publication process

All paper submissions will undergo the regular review process for peer-reviewed manuscript with ACM Games: Research and Practice (see Author Guidelines), spanning 3 reviews and a meta-review. All papers will receive one round of reviews by the paper acceptance deadline. All papers that are accepted as is or with minor or major corrections at that time are accepted for presentation at the conference, and due for formatted resubmission by the revised manuscripts deadline. Papers with minor or major revisions will undergo a second round of reviewing by the special issue acceptance date. All papers accepted as is at this stage will be published as part of the special issue. Papers that require further minor or major corrections at this stage will be published with ACM Games once these corrections are addressed, but not with the special issue. Presentation submissions will be reviewed by 2 organizing committee members and accepted by the general and programme chairs. The programme chairs and ACM Games Senior Associate Editors will determine whether and which presentations to invite for a Viewpoint or Horizon article to be published in the special issue alongside the regular papers. Exceptional high-quality presentations may be invited to submit a full research article for accelerated peer review that may be included in the special issue if accepted by the special issue acceptance date. All presentations will be video-recorded on the conference day, and presentation slides and videos will be published on the conference and ACM Games website unless the authors decide otherwise.
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