Serious Games focus on the design, development, use and application of games for purposes other than entertainment. Education and training represent the main areas of application of Serious Games but they have been used, with success, for health, research, emergency planning, advertisement and military purposes. The most striking effect in the use of Serious Games is an increased motivation and engagement. As such, Serious Games require specific design, recreating real scenarios through interactive and/or immersive environments.
SGames 2015 is the 5th International Conference on Serious Games, Interaction and Simulation. The Conference, chaired by Prof. Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, will take place in Novedrate, Italy on September 16–18, 2015 and will focus on research, theory, application, practice and validation in the field of Serious Games.
The conference is a multidisciplinary approach to the presentation of research, theory, application, practice and validation in the field of Serious Games for any level and any area. As such it will cover areas like cognition, psychology, technology-enhanced education, evaluation and assessment, multimedia and information technology. SGames 2015 is interested in new scientific approaches and results from experiments and real-life applications.
Furthermore, ‘21st Century Games for Health’ Workshop will be held at SGames 2015 and it will represents a space where practitioners have the possibility to meet multidisciplinary research in games for health for discussing what is possible today and how to concretely use game base eHealth solutions with patients and within health structures and procedures.
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