2nd IFIP Entertainment Computing Symposium "Cultural Computing: New Frontier for Entertainment Computing" (ECS-2010)
Held in conjunction with 21th IFIP World Computer Congress
September 20-23, 2010, Brisbane, AU

Scope and Topics

In the 21st century we are getting into the era of "Cultural Computing" where computers would be able to handle specific forms and human characteristics that hide behind each culture. In this symposium we want to introduce and discuss still unveiled possibilities of Cultural Computing which would analyze and visualize substantial cultural issues such as sensitivity, memory, spirituality, storytelling, racial characteristics, etc. that have not been treated in computer science and engineering so far. There are various possibilities in this area. From art point of view, Cultural Computing could go beyond the present media art by treating various kinds of cultural issues. From technology aspect, it would open up a new area in computer technologies that so far have been only treating the digitization of cultural heritages/contents to preserve them. The 2nd IFIP Entertainment Computing Symposium attempts to focus this emerging and challenging area by bring various fields together and explore boundaries and new frontiers. This symposium will be a single track, highly selective set of presentations and discussions of visionary concepts, advanced technology, interactive demonstrations/installations, etc.


The symposium will include, but is not limited to, the following topics:

1) Preservation of cultural heritage using computers
2) Preservation of traditional technologies using computers
3) Treating models and types in cultural contents
4) Education of cultures using computers
5) Interactive installation treating cultural contents

Paper submission

Papers presenting original research in conference topics are being sought. A full paper (8 to 10 pages) or short paper (4 pages) written in English should be sent by 31 January 2010.

Proceedings of IFIP ECS 2010 will be published in the IFIP ICT (Advances in Information and Communication Technology) Series by Springer. More information can be found in due course at http://www.wcc2010.org.

Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality of the work. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection via e-mail by 15 April 2010. Full versions of accepted papers (camera-ready) must be written in English, and will be due by 15 May 2010.

Symposium Co-Chairs:
Naoko Tosa (JP), Hyun S. Yang (KR), Fazel Naghdy (AU)

Program Co-Chairs:
Kevin Wong (AU), Paolo Ciancarini (IT), Matthias Rauberberg (NL), Ryohei Nakatsu (SG)