The 8th Annual Workshop
on Network and Systems Support for Games (NetGames 2009) will be held in
Paris, France, on November 23-24, 2009. The NetGames workshop brings together
researchers and developers from academia and industry to present new research
in understanding networked games of today and in enabling the next generation
of future networked games. Submissions are sought in any area related to networked
games. In particular, topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Network measurement
and traffic modeling
- System benchmarking, performance evaluation, and provisioning
- Latency issues and lag compensation techniques
- Operating system enhancements, service platforms, and middleware
- Impact of online game growth on network infrastructure
- P2P & Scalable system architectures
- Network protocol design
- Mobile and resource-constrained systems
- Augmented physical systems
- Networks of sensors and actuators
- Input devices, haptics and accessibility
- User and usability studies, group dynamics
- Quality of service and content adaptation
- User-generated content management
- Content authoring and sharing
- Artificial intelligence
- Cheat detection and prevention
- Security, authentication, accounting and digital rights management
- Messaging and conferencing in games
- Results that reproduce (or refute) previous published results
NetGames 2009 welcomes submissions
of full papers, as well as extended abstracts reporting work-in-progress.
Full papers must be no longer than SIX pages (inclusive of all figures, references
and appendices). Extended abstracts must be no longer than TWO pages, and will be presented as Posters
in an interactive setting.
In addition to papers, technical demonstrations
showing original research prototypes are also solicited. Demonstration papers
must be no more than TWO pages
in length, and should provide a short description of the system and the features
that are to be demonstrated.
Accepted papers will be archived in
the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore, and published in the workshop proceedings.
Submission of a paper for review will be considered your agreement that at
least one author will register and attend if your paper is accepted.
Authors of selected, top quality papers from NetGames 2009 will be invited
to submit an extended version of their papers to a special issue of the International
Journal of Advanced Media and Communication (IJAMC).