PerGames 2006

The 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Gaming Applications will be held in Dublin, Ireland, on May 7th 2006 in conjunction with 4th Intl. Conf. on Pervasive Computing (PERVASIVE 2006).
Full call for papers below.


In addition to printed and online proceedings, selected paper submissions will be published in the prestigious ACM Journal COMPUTERS IN ENTERTAINMENT (CIE) –

The PerGames series of international workshops addresses the design and technical issues of bringing computer entertainment back to the real world
with pervasive games. Previous PerGames events were held in Vienna (2004)and Munich (2005) and attracted researchers and practitioners from all over the world.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

* Mixed reality installations

* Innovative input devices (Eye-Toys, Magic Wands etc)

* Augmented tabletop games

* The physical world as a game board

* Social experience vs technological experience

* Emerging game concepts

* Augmented reality games

* (Mis-)use of enabling technologies

* Mobile computing entertainment

* Experience design for heterogeneous devices

* Business cases for pervasive computing games

* Social implications and social protocols

* Privacy and awareness issues

* Mixing games and serious applications

Participants will be invited based on a research paper or a live demonstration submitted prior to the workshop.

Research Papers

Each research paper should be six to ten pages and should address a relevant topic for pervasive gaming applications. Participants will be chosen on the quality/ originality of their submission.

Live Demonstrations

Given the success of the live demonstrations at previous PerGames events, we now explicitly call for live demonstrations as an alternative category of contribution to the research papers. Depending on the nature of submitted live demonstrations we aim at a ratio of 3:1 between paper presentations and live demonstrations. Please contact the organizers for discussing your live demonstration proposal.

Student Participation

Graduate students are also invited to participate in the workshop. Students
are not required (but allowed) to submit a research paper. Students should,
however, submit a one-page-paper outlining their research interests and
their motivation to participate in the workshop.

Please visit the workshop site for information about participation and submitting research papers.

Submission deadline is February 16, 2005.

Workshop Website:

Pervasive Conference Website:


Carsten Magerkurth: Fraunhofer IPSI, AMBIENTE division, Darmstadt, Germany

Matthew Chalmers: Dep. of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Staffan Björk: The Interactive Institute: GAME Studio, Göteborg, Sweden

Léonie Schäfer: EUC – DG Information Society & Media, Brussels, Belgium

To contact the organizers, please send email to: