IGGI Symposium: 14th & 15th September 2016

Posted 22nd August 2016

The annual IGGI Symposium for 2016 will take place at Goldsmiths, University of London on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th September 2016.

Come along to the event to learn more about the fascinating work that our students are doing.

Tickets are free and are available on the Eventbrite page

The symposium will feature keynote talks from:

 

Schedule

 

13:00

Registration

 

 

13:30

Welcome

 

 

13:40

Invited talk - Crossing the Gap Between Mechanism and Meaning: Rhetorically-Driven Game Generation

(Mike Mateas, UC Santa Cruz)

 

14:25

Visual Distractors Can Measure Game Attention

(Joe Cutting, York)

 

14:45

Computational Intelligence & Game Balance

(Mihail Morosan, Essex)

 

15:05

Coffee

 

 

15:45

Invited talk - Deep Reinforcement Learning and Games

(Tom Schaul, Google Deepmind)

 

16:30

Intrinsically Motivated General Companion NPCs

(Christian Guckelsberger, Goldsmiths)

 

16:50

IGGI buzz (1 min lightening talks)

 

 

17:30

Poster session and drinks

 

 

19:30

Close

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 15th September

 

09:30

Registration & Coffee

 

 

10:00

Welcome

 

 

10:10

Challenges for Implementing MCTS in Commercial Games

(Matt Bedder, York)

 

10:30

Broadening & Deepening Emotional Engagement in Games

(Tom Cole, Goldsmiths)

 

10:45

Coffee

 

 

11:05

Invited talk - Reconciling Generation and Authorship: Dialogue for Highly Dynamic NPCs

(Emily Short, narrative design consultant)

 

11:50

TinyCoop: Towards Socially Aware Cooperative Agents

(Joseph Walton-Rivers, Essex)

 

12:05

Realtime Control of Sequence Generation with LSTM RNNs

(Memo Akten, Goldsmiths)

 

12:25

Lunch (Weston Atrium)

 

 

13:50

Invited talk - Scriyb: Using Game Mechanics, Game Chat Dynamics, and Social Theory Algorithms to Improve Virtual Educational Outcomes

(Scott Martin, Virginia Serious Games Institute)

 

14:35

A Taxonomy of Data Types for Games with a Purpose

(David Gundry, York)

 

14:50

Identifying Cognitive Flow Using EEG & Other Physiological Signals

(Andrei Iacob, Essex)

 

15:10

Coffee

 

 

15:30

Age and Performance in League of Legends

(Naz Kokkinakis, York)

 

15:45

Co-operative Games with Partial Observability

(Piers Williams, Essex)

 

16:00

Optimality Principles in the Procedural Generation of Graffiti Style

(Daniel Berio, Goldsmiths)

 

16:15

Close

 

     

 

You must register for a ticket on the Eventbrite page to attend. Tickets are also available for the evening reception on Wednesday 14th September

If you have any questions about the event, please contact info@iggi.org.uk