Symposium Autumn 2017

The newly formed Lincoln Games Research Network are hosting a free 1 day symposium event on 10th November 2017, with a range of external speakers and activities. To attend, please contact Jussi Holopainen ( or Patrick Dickinson ( University of Lincoln Campus Map helps you to find the venues.


9:00 – 9:50 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ben Kirman, University of York. “Weirding games” (warning: contains explicit material). Jackson Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building (building 1 on the map).

10:00 – 10:50 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sebastian Deterding, University of York. “Outside the box: toward an ecology of game enjoyment“. Jackson Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building (building 1 on the map).

10:50 Coffee Break. Note: Remaining Sessions in INB 1103, intLab Research Room, Isaac Newton Building (building 13 on the map).

11:20 – 11:40 Speaker: Dr. Paolo Ruffino, University of Lincoln. “Independent Networks of Game Development”.

11:40 – 12:00 Speaker: Dr. Aki Järvinen, Sheffield Hallam University.  “Researching Presence Design for Virtual Reality”.

12:00 Break for Lunch

13:00 Research Speed Dating, Professor Antonella de Angeli, University of Lincoln

13:40 Game Ideation Session, Dr. Richard Wetzel, University of Lincoln

14:20 – 14:40 Speaker: Felania Liu, Durham University/Tsinghua University. “Trends and tendencies in Chinese game studies and gamification practices”.

14:40 – 15:00 Speaker:  Dr. Catherine Flick, De Montfort University. “Not Just a Game: Ethical and Social Impacts of Games”.

15:00 – 15:20 Coffee Break

15:20 – 15:40 Speaker: Dr. Khaled Bachour, University of Lincoln. “Provenance for the People: An HCI Perspective on the W3C PROV Standards through an Online Game”.

15:40 – 16:00 Speaker: Dr. Elisa Rubegni, University of Lincoln. “Digital storytelling for supporting children’s creativity”.

16:00 – Play Games!