GAME'ON-NA'2006

September 19-20, 2006 - Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, USA

Conference Themes






















Conference Themes

The conference final programme is now linked here.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Designing (Extensible) AI Engines with Built-in Machine Learning Technologies, Using Adaptive Markov Models, Using Decision Trees, Production Rules and Learning , Using Fuzzy Logic for membership functions and inference procedures , Using Rule Based AI or a Finite State Machine (FSM) , Using Fuzzy State Machines (FuSM) or Cascaded FuSMs , Using Artificial Life and layered AI Techniques , Level-of-Detail AI , Using scripting languages to govern NPC Bots, synthetic characters, or believable agents , Controlling simulated characters (Group Behaviour control) using f.ex. flocking algorithms based on extensible scripting systems , Cognitive Modeling: (combining geometric models and inverse kinematics to simplify key-framing. physical models for animating particles. Bio-mechanical modeling, behavioral modeling), Domain knowledge specification and character instruction, Creating AI Networks using supervised learning and genetic algorithms, and pathfinding, Using Databases using the winnowing algorithm , Using Multi-user Data Management. Submit your proposal here.


PHYSICS AND SIMULATION

Collision detection, contact resolution and manifold generation (methods Lin-Canny, OBB Trees, I-Collide and Ray Tracing) ; Calculation optimization between objects ; The closest point algorithm by Gilbert Johnson and Keerthi (GJK) between convex and union-of convex objects ; Contact equation formulation (point-plane, edge-edge and sphere-plane) ; LCP (Linear Complementary problems) Based contact resolution ; Iterative constraints and penalty methods for contact resolution ,Micro-Collisions. Submit your proposal here.


3-D Scalability

MRM (Multi-Resolution Mesh) Technology and the Messiah and Lith Tech Engines ; Scalable level of detail-oriented rendering ; Methods for scaling animation quality ; Scaling animation quality, new animation steps, on interpolated key-frame animation or key-frame morphing ; Bump mapping: emboss-dot product and environment mapped bump map (EMBM). Submit your proposal here.


Facial Animation

Facial animation for Real-Time, Model Behaviour of 3D Modeling; Modelling the bone structure of faces. Submit your proposal here.


Skeletal Animation and Fully-Scaled Rendering

Physical Simulation, 3D Character Animation and physical controllers ; Simulation performance ; Rigid body physical animation and rigid body dynamics ; Polygon Character Design and level of Detail under Technical Constraints ; Particle systems, full polygonal models or sprites ; Smooth rendered skins, soft skinning, head animations and full body animation (Skin, extrude and boolean, Design, composition and anatomy) ; Skeletal, skinning, single skin meshes ; Creating Character Animation Assets ; Real-Time motion Synthesis, Kinematics and Dynamics, Animating the real-time run cycle ; T-Buffers and motion blur ; Motion Capture Techniques. Submit your proposal here.


3-D In-Game Animation

Creating and scaling special effects in Real-Time 3D: environmental weapon effects and general pyrotechnics, software used to produce single frame and animated textures, booth looping and linear, and the pivotal role of alpha channels. Modeling an animation of the geometry needed and the system used to encode additional engine-specific timing and trigger data into the files. The use of the engine particle system and scripting capabilities, Weighted vertices, Streaming SIMD Extension Overview (floating point instruction) ;Pre-rendered cinematics ; Scaling of special effects and texture tricks: particle systems for generating smoke and fire, texture tricks, for volumes, lens flares and onscreen pyrotechnics, Animation Blending. Submit your proposal here.


Tools

Silicon Graphics (MAYA, as a game prototyping environment), 3D Programming for Rage Programmable Shaders (Renderman), 3D Studio Max. Submit your proposal here.


Design

Game Engine Design and game environment creation ; Using rapid prototyping (NEMO-DEV) and generic technology (generic world building engine), portable code ; Using Math for Game programming by solving simultaneous Equations ; Using Modularity and isolation abstraction, data hiding, functional independence, cohesion and coupling ; Using Java as an embedded Game scripting engine ; Procedural content placement, level design, enemy and entity placement ; Using Databases in online Games ; Programming in Linux, C++ and Visual Basic ; Programming Web Games in Java Scalable 3D games ; Creating large 3D worlds ; Creating Multiplayer online Games ; Techniques for scaling game content, and approaches to scaling game content ; C++ optimization Strategies and Techniques ; 3D Engine optimization; Optimizing games for the MIPS RISC Architecture ; Game design: User set set according to hard limits, pre-runtime profiling and runtime profiling History of Game Design. Submit your proposal here.


Rendering

Rendering Equations and architectures; Image Based Rendering (polygon counts (throughput) and overdraw (filtrate); Photorealistic rendering using Open GL and Direct 3D ; Multi texture tricks like gloss mapping, dynamic environment mapping, detail texturing and bump mapping Spatial aliasing and Anti-aliasing and accumulation buffers ; Setup, Rendering and Transforms ; Full floating point setup ; Perspective-corrected texture mapping, multiple filtering modes, sophisticated texture blending for special effects and effective looking transparency ; Classical local illumination equations and colour theory; Creating Reflections and shadows with stencil buffers and Z-Buffers ; Light maps and changing texture coordinates, shadow maps, projected shadow maps ; Methods for scaling lighting and shadows, lighting calculations ; Equation on a per pixel basis, pixel path and voxel animation ; Procedural Texture Methods and Theory and Real-Time ; Procedural Texture Implementation ; Parametric Surfaces, Deforming surfaces, Curved surfaces and tri-linear flip-flopping Using NURBS (non-uniform rational B-splines) and other parametric surfaces for representing 3D Geometry ; Matrix Manipulations ; Methods for scaling geometry using parametric curves and surfaces in relation to polygonal models ; Progressive meshes and subdivision surfaces. Submit your proposal here.


On-line Game Security

As  online gaming becomes more and more popular security issues now come into the forefront of secure game play using public key cryptography, symmetric key cryptography, digital signatures, authentication and available cryptographic toolkits. If you are designing or working on these issues you can  Submit your proposal here.


Voice Interaction

Using Intelligent Speech Synthesis Algorithms, Speech Processing, Voice Interaction, Speech Synthesizer; Interaction with AI-NPC's, Voice-Over Net Technology (one to one, and one to many). Submit your proposal here.


Cognitive Psychology

applied to games, based on player to game interactions and biometric data analysis. Submit your proposal here.


Artistic Input

Artistic input to game and character design. Submit your proposal here.


Storytelling

Storytelling and Natural Language Processing. Submit your proposal here.


Applications

Wargaming methodology and techniques applied to strategic game design using Campaign managers, character generators, terrain generators. Multiplayer wargaming and Web Wargaming

Aerospace Simulations, Board Games etc...

Games for training.

Games Console Design.

Games Applications in education, Government, health, Corporate, First Responders and Science

Submit your proposal here.


SPECIAL TRACKS

Modelling intentionality in robotic simulation
 Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

 


 

 

 

 


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