Organizers

Alex Pantaleev is an assistant professor in Computer Science and principal creator of the Game Development concentration at SUNY Oswego. His game credits include the first Bulgarian MMO, Imperia, and his current research focus is improving player experiences and creating new ones through procedural content generation. Previously he has been involved with abductive inference and dynamic program analysis for large-scale systems.

Gillian Smith is an assistant professor at Northeastern University in Computer Science and Art+Design, and part of the Playable Innovative Technologies research group. Her research interests are in how human designers can interact with procedural systems to create content for games, how to evaluate procedural content generators, and how procedural content generation can enable new playable experiences. Her other interests include gender and technology issues, especially women in games, and the use of games in education.

Joris Dormans is a senior researcher affiliated with the game development program at the Amsterdam University of Applied sciences. His research focus is game design methodology and procedural content, with a particular interest in how procedural content generation can be used to validate design methodology. Dormans is also gameplay engineer at Ludomotion, freelance designer of board games, and co-author (together with Ernest Adams) of the advanced game design text-book Game Mechanics. Dormans holds a MA from the Free University of Amsterdam and a PhD from the University of Amsterdam.

António Coelho is an assistant professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. He is also a senior researcher at INESC TEC directing his research interests in the areas of Computer Graphics (Virtual Reality and Procedural Modeling), Serious Games (Procedural Content Generation, Mobile Gaming and Games-based Learning) and Geospatial Systems (Location-based Systems and Spatial Databases).

Program Committee

Rafael Bidarra, Delft University of Technology
Julian Togelius, IT University of Copenhagen
Fabio Zambetta, RMIT University
Ruben Smelik, TNO Defence, Security and Safety
Roger Crawfis, The Ohio State University
Rui Rodrigues, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Ricardo Lopes, Delft University of Technology
Adam Smith, University of Washington