[CITAMS] HICSS CfP: Game Scholars and Hawaii in January!

Nathaniel Poor natpoor at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 18:03:44 EDT 2018

Games & Gaming (Social and Digital Media)
52nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
January 8-11, 2019, at the Grand Wailea, Maui

The Games & Gaming minitrack focuses on digital gaming and its many social aspects. We are looking for work related to digital games and sociality: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods papers are welcome, ranging from interviews to big data analyses, or more broadly theoretical papers looking at digital gaming practices in general. Types of games studied may include mobile, social, free to play, AAA, MMOs, PC, console, multiplayer, and indie games. As part of the Digital and Social Media track, papers must contain a social dimension, examining, for example, sociability, social practices, communities (in-game, out-game, across multiple spaces or time), use of social affordances, or some other social dimension.

April 15: Submission site opens
June 15: Submission deadline
August 17: Decision notification
September 22: Camera ready version due
October 1: Registration deadline
January 8-11: Conference!

Social affordances of games
Network analysis of groups and communities in games
Social practice (in-game, out-game, both)
Player communities
Fans and fan communities
Community management
Toxicity online
Multiplayer games
Cooperative and competitive play
Fantasy sports leagues
Multigenerational play
Intercultural play
Streaming gameplay (e.g., Twitch)
Game curation via sites like Steam

HICSS: http://hicss.hawaii.edu/
Author Instructions: http://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-and-minitracks/authors/
Digital and Social Media: http://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-52/digital-and-social-media/

Nathaniel Poor (Primary Contact Co-Chair)
Underwood Institute
natpoor at gmail.com

Mia Consalvo
Concordia University
mia.consalvo at concordia.ca

Kelly Bergstrom
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
kelly.bergstrom at hawaii.edu

Nathaniel Poor, Ph.D.

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