10-12 September 2008: The Advance Conference Program of the 3rd ACM
International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and
Arts (DIMEA 2008) has been published online at the Conference Web site at
The Advance Program includes numerous opportunities provided by DIMEA 2008 to its participants to gain significant know-how and experience through a rich pool of parallel organized events to attend. Innovations, new research approaches and practices will be presented in focused technical oral sessions, which will offer a wide coverage of the DIMEA 2008 scientific and technological areas, including edutainment, games, interactive storytelling, digital art, enhanced visualization, collaboration spaces, virtual and augmented reality, advanced interaction, etc.
Two Special Sessions in the areas of User Centric and Personalised Multimedia Service Platforms and Mobile Mixed Reality Games and a Technical Workshop on: Pervasive Awareness applications: addressing their Aesthetic and Ludic aspects will further enrich the conference technical program.
Participants will further have the unique opportunity to benefit from Keynote Talks given by internationally distinguished speakers, such as Prof.
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Miralab, University of Geneva, Dr. Roberto Cencioni, Head of Unit INFSO.E2 Content and Knowledge, European Commission, Dr. Ioannis Mihalou(di)s, Visual Artist and Prof. Michael Meimaris, University of Athens.
The conference will in parallel host a Digital Art and Entertainment Exhibition including innovative digital interactive rich-media works in art
and entertainment. The exhibition will be open to the conference participants during 10-12 September, 2008 and to all interested visitors during September 13-14, 2008.
High quality selected half-day Tutorials given by distinguished speakers in the respective fields will offer further opportunities for a wider exposure to and appreciation of the challenges presented by the convergence of Arts, Entertainment and Digital Interactive Media Technologies.
Finally, the DIMEA 2008 Industrial Exhibition will establish the link between research and the market, allowing for fast adoption of research
results by the industry and an opportunity for industry representatives and researchers to meet and discuss on collaboration prospects. DIMEA 2008 will thus bring together students, academics, technologists, artists, designers, practitioners and industry representatives from all over the world, to meet, discuss and share opinions and practices.
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Up-to-date information about DIMEA 2008 may be found at: http://www.dimea2008.org
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