The next Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) conference will be held in Tokyo during September

DiGRA Japan is a newly formed national association bringing together games researchers in Japan. The exact dates and the schedule for the submission of papers will be announced shortly.

‘The theme of this conference is “Situated Play.” The organisers welcome panel proposals and papers that describe various facets regarding the situatedness of digital games and attempt to combine a range of approaches in innovative ways. The dates of the conference will be set close to the Tokyo Game Show so that participants can take advantage of both events. The selection of papers will be based on full papers instead of abstracts, and the deadline will be in February 2007.’

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Previous conferences took place in the University of Utrecht, in the Netherlands in 2003 and in Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada in 2005.