The 18th Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) held in Lisbon, Portugal, invites all research contributions in the form of papers, posters, demos, doctoral consortium applications, as well as panels, competitions and workshop proposals. We invite contributions from within and across any discipline committed to advancing knowledge on the foundations of games: computer science, engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, arts and design. FDG is an ACM published conference held in cooperation with ACM and ACM SIG AI, SIGGRAPH and SIGCHI.
– Technical Game Development, Novel Controllers
– Game Design, Studio Practices, Novel Mechanics, Novel Experiences
– Game Analytics and Visualization
– Game Artificial Intelligence
– Game Criticism and Analysis
– Games Beyond Entertainment
Portugal is in the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain and the Atlantic Ocean, and is the westernmost country in mainland Europe. Portugal is one of the oldest nations in Europe, tracing its history back to the 12th century when it officially became a country. Lisbon itself is a true melting pot of diversity and multicultural influences rooted in Roman and Celtic traditions, and shaped by its Moorish heritage, as well as its African and South American ties making it one of the most unique cities in Europe.
Portugal is also known for its great weather and beaches, where in the Spring and Summer temperatures can reach 35C (95F), making it a nice, comfortable location for an academic conference. Furthermore, Lisbon is close to a wide range of beaches, including Costa da Caparica and Carcavelos, a mere 20-minute drive from the conference venue, allowing attendees to take advantage of the nice weather.
For more information, visit fdg2023.org