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ASCI News 4 maart 2016 March 2016

ASCI NEWS 4 Maart 2016


1. A23 Course Algorithms for Biological Networks 4rd edition open for Registration

2. ICT.OPEN; The full program of ICT.OPEN (including the ASCI track) is now available

3. Pitching Event (UU)

4. Summer School (UU)


There a still a few spots open for the 4th edition of the ASCI A23 course.

First come first serve so don’t wait too long and register now:


The full program of ICT.OPEN (including the ASCI track) is now available at (see Day 1 and Day 2). And/or see attached file.


The Utrecht Center for Game Research (UU) would like to bring to your attendance the following two upcoming and exciting events that you can participate in:

1) Pitching Event

The Dutch DiGRA Chapter, the forum for game research in the Netherlands, is organizing a pitching event on April 28 in Utrecht. The aim of the event is to

discuss issues relating game research, to meet and think of possible ways to collaborate. Researchers can send in their pitches before March 15. DiGRA

(Digital Games Research Association) is the association for academics and professionals who research digital games and associated phenomena.

It encourages high-quality research on games, and promotes collaboration and dissemination of work by its members. Dutch DiGRA Chapter is the forum

for game research in the Netherlands.

Some years ago organized several meetings where researchers could discuss issues related to game research, and could meet to think about

possible ways of collaboration. In line with those meetings, this pitching event is organized again in Utrecht.

There will be two issues on the agenda:

-              Short pitches about current research.

-              Discuss future activities of


14:30 - Walk-in with coffee and tea

15:00 Short pitches about current research & Discuss future activities of

17:00 Drinks

 How to submit

If you are interested in pitching your research, please send an email before the 15th of March to: gameresearch(at) with the following info:

  • Name and affiliation.
  • Title of your pitch.
  • Short description of the research you want to pitch (max 100 words).

Depending on the amount of people who would like to present, it's planned to have pitches of maximum 5 minutes.

Participate without pitching

If you want to participate in this event without pitching also send an email to

More information:


2)        Summer School

The Utrecht Center for Game Research ( is organizing a summer school from 22nd till 26th of August 2016.  

This summer school treats the study of games as a playful phenomenon, and teaches theories for the analysis of rules and narratives.

Furthermore, the course provides an overview of a number of enabling technologies, such as animation of virtual characters, crowd simulation,

and natural interaction techniques. A number of application domains for serious games are considered. Persuasive games and techniques,

aiming at the changing players' attitude or behavior are analyzed and discussed. The students learn how to make games,

including the design and implementation of games.

For more information find attached the flyer and online:

Apply before 1st of June :

1.5 ECTS

We hope to welcome you to either one of these event.  Please feel free to share this information in your network.



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