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September 7, 2004 at 3:13 pm #3446AnonymousInactive
Gaming And Simulation
Microsoft Headquarters, Thames Valley
8th-10th November 2004
does anyone know anything about this?
September 7, 2004 at 5:06 pm #14532AnonymousInactive
Dr Darryl Charles (University of Ulster) is speaking at it.
Aphra, might be worth asking your new colleague to write it up for us…
September 8, 2004 at 8:47 am #14544AnonymousInactive
i’m working at the LTSN center in jordanstown uni. i only started last week but i hope that i can go to this event, all expenices payed of course
September 8, 2004 at 4:47 pm #14574AnonymousInactive
What’s the LTSN center in jordanstown? Do you have a URL?
September 8, 2004 at 8:26 pm #14577AnonymousInactive
I’ve submitted a paper to it,
and they seem to like my ideas, so i could be talking at it.
Im a researcher in tcd’s game AI project, and if anyones interested, i have a prototype game for download here:
and a questionnaire for anyone who plays it:
some of my papers are here
im interested in seeing how far i could take this idea in ireland. Im have some off the wall game designs concerning AI and simulation in games, a bit like what ‘BC’ seems to promise.
September 9, 2004 at 9:16 am #14578AnonymousInactive
its the learning teaching support network, or something, i’m mostly doing webpage work, designing and updating.
September 9, 2004 at 10:46 am #14579AnonymousInactive
This is the second year of this conference.
Hopefully going to be submitting my latest work to this conference.
We should really find out how many people in ireland are research games for a living? Would be interesting, also interesting maybe to meet up at Awakening 04, which sounds like it going to be very good.
I’ll start I guess , (practising what i preach i guess)
4C (Cork Constraint Compution Centre, in U.C.C)
At present there is 3 of us working on games. But this will probably expand to work with the machine learning people in U.C.C.
Alex Nareyek (http://www.ai-center.com)
and myself Peter Blackburn (also my supervisor Barry O’ Sullivan).
Both working in different areas, Alex is dealing with planning in games and how constraints can be applied to them.
While Barry and I are dealing with building agents based on encoding past behaviour of expert game players.
September 9, 2004 at 11:01 am #14580AnonymousInactive
a bit like what ‘BC’ seems to promise[/quote:165f6ca0c5]
Have actually heard very little about ‘BC’. What actually is it promising??
September 9, 2004 at 11:06 am #14581AnonymousInactive
here a good introduction to BC
September 9, 2004 at 11:47 am #14588AnonymousInactive
We should really find out how many people in ireland are research games for a living? [/quote:2dc1767a2b] Aphra & Wendy (from Torc) could help with this
Would be interesting, also interesting maybe to meet up at Awakening 04, which sounds like it going to be very good.[/quote:2dc1767a2b]that’s a great idea, Peter. Would you be game to co-ordinate this if I can get you the contact list from Wendy and/or Aphra? Once I get the website and reg system for Awakenings up, I’ll see about compiling that list, if you’re still interested
September 9, 2004 at 4:48 pm #14591AnonymousInactive
sure id be more than happy to compile that. Send it on.
Also anyway i cant help with awakenings send it on. Sounds like this event is going to rock. Must sort some accomodation etc.. Wheres good for the beers in Derry? :)
Id imagine theres alot of overlap between whoever is researching games a.i. So might be nice to have a chat about that etc. Also its nice im sure from gamedevelopers.ie\ida\ei whoevers point of view in that they can show potential game companies\middleware\anything to do with gaming, a pool of people outside the industry who are working on this stuff and really enjoy it. (Also might help some of us break in, when we finish :))
For example, in Alberta,Canada, the fairly famous games research group(sorry in nerdy a.i. circles famour) do alot of work in assoication\funded by EA and Bioware Corp. Some of which was used in some ea sports games and neverwinter nights(mostly NPC stuff). But these companies seem to be tapping the well, much to their advantage. And on a slightly similar note, according to the press\studies etc. Ireland is one of the few countries to avoid the so called “brain drain” so since every other industry in the country is using this to their advantage it would seem foolish if we didnt right? It might provide a unique opportunity for the games industry to communicate what they might like to see done, instead of devoting people to research huge number of man hours to do some task say A.I. to discover that someone in research did this already and could have saved the company a fortune. For example simple list of people, games company wants say a flocking algorithm which has some attribute, send a mail as someone who specialises in this, if they know of such one. If so bingo, if not then time to go further a field. i appreciate that this is a simple example and i appreciate that these games companies have some of th best programmers out there. But its a nice option, no? 2 heads better than one and all that?
I think in the USA their catching on pretty quick with this in that AAAI in San Jose this year had a 2 day workshop (wasent personally there but my supervisor was) devoted to games, pretty much for this purpose. Something which i expect will start in Europe soon, if it hasent already.
September 9, 2004 at 7:26 pm #14592Aphra KKeymaster
we have some research reports already on the site which was an early attempt at letting researchers in Ireland know what others are doing.. you are welcome to send us details on your projects..See here
but we could get a games or SIG going and have something tied onto awakenings…or organise something separately later on….
in fact one of the things I thought it would be good to organise next year was an academic games workshop/networking event..
and don’t forget that Trinity is hosting Eurographics next summer…which will be a great opportunity to get Irish games researchers together as well..
See also the education and training thread in this forum..
September 9, 2004 at 7:28 pm #14593Aphra KKeymaster
oh and yes I will ask Daryl to write something on the AI conf..
September 10, 2004 at 12:35 pm #14604AnonymousInactive
…………….and myself Peter Blackburn (also my supervisor Barry O’ Sullivan). ……………While Barry and I are dealing with building agents based on encoding past behaviour of expert game players. [/quote:d797d07303]
I used to work with a Artist called Barry O’Sullivan – is he from wexford?
September 13, 2004 at 10:37 am #14610AnonymousInactive
he’s a constraint\A.I. person from Middleton i think. but im sure he can probably draw a good stick man if he was pushed..
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