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Digital 2008: Second IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning

The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning will be in Banff, Canada, from November 17-19, 2008.The call for papers is in process. Here is some information from the conference website:"Despite the surging interest in this emerging research, there are plenty challenging research issues to be investigated. For example, can one really learn meaningfully and deeply from games? Will there be new theories that explain phenomena of learning with fun? What constitute game pedagogies? How this genre of technology enhanced learning can be adopted to formal and informal learning settings? What are the possible dark sides of game and toyed education and how to prevent them? "

The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Foundation and theory for design

EvaluationCase studies and exemplars

Artificial intelligence

Virtual characters

Vitual storytelling and game narrative

Multiplayer and social game design

Simulation and animation

Entertainment Robots for Education

Augmented/Mixed RealityInterfaces


Non-Visual Senses (smelling, touching, hearing)

Mobile games and its linking to online games

Location-based games and ubiquitous technology

Identity in gaming to learn: roles and role-playing

Optimal experience and flow 

Engagement and emotion

Collaboration, competition and community

Social and Cultural aspects

Contact Information

Kinshuk, General Chair (

Michael Eisenberg, Program Chair (

Jill Calliou, Local Administrator (


This looks like it will be a great conference, especially for those who are interested in emerging interactive learning technologies. 


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