Detailed Program



Monday, November 23, 2009
08:30 - 09:00     Registration and Breakfast
09:00 - 09:15     Opening Remarks  

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote 1

Next Generation Virtual Worlds  
(Slides)
Michael Macedonia (Vice President and General Manager, Forterra Systems)

10:15 - 10:45     Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45

Session 1 -
Impact of Avatar Movement & Players' Behavior on Games
Session chair: Alexandru Iosup (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
  • Avatar movement in World of Warcraft Battlegrounds  (Slides)  
    John L. Miller (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK); Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Hack, Slash, and Chat: A study of players’ behavior and communication in MMORPGs  (Slides)
    Mirko Sužnjević (University of Zagreb, HR); Ognjen Dobrijevic (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, HR); Maja Matijasevic (University of Zagreb, HR)
11:45 - 13:30     Lunch Break

13:30 - 15:00

Session 2  -  Mobile and Wireless Games

Session chair: Khaled Boussetta (University of Paris 13, France)
  • Measurement and Analysis of World of Warcraft in Mobile WiMAX Networks   (Slides)
    Xiaofei Wang (Seoul national university, KR); Hyun-chul Kim (Seoul National University, KR); Athanasios Vasilakos (University of Western Macedonia, GR);
    Taekyoung Kwon (Seoul National University, KR); Yanghee Choi (Seoul National University, KR); Sunghyun Choi (Seoul National University, KR); Jang Hanyoung (XRONet Corporation, KR)
  • 802.11 Wireless LAN Multiplayer Game Capacity and Optimization (Slides)
    Hanghang Qi (Hamilton Institute, NUIM, IE);
    David Malone (NUI Maynooth, IE); Dimitri D Botvich (Waterford Institute of Technology, IE)
  • Posters & Demos Short Introduction Talks
15:00 - 16:00
Session 3 -  Posters & Demos (refreshments provided)
  • FizzX: Multiplayer Time Manipulation in Networked Games (Poster)
    Saurabh Ratti (University of Ottawa, CA); Colin Towle (University of Ottawa, CA); Pascal Proulx (University of Ottawa, CA); Shervin Shirmohammadi (University of Ottawa, CA) 
  • Transparency Analysis and Haptic Synchronization for Transparency of Force-reflecting Teleoperation (Poster)
    Seokhee Lee (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, KR); Yutaka Ishibashi (Nagoya Institute of Technology, JP); JongWon Kim (GIST-Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology, KR)
  • AOI cast by Tolerance Based Compass Routing in Distributed Virtual Environments (Poster)
    Michele Albano (University of Pisa, IT); Luca Genovali (IMT, IT); Antonio Quartulli (University of Trento, IT); Laura Ricci (University of Pisa, IT)
  • Peer-to-Peer Support for Low-Latency Massively Multiplayer Online Games in the Cloud (Poster)
    Richard Süselbeck (University of Mannheim, DE); Gregor A Schiele (University of Mannheim, DE); Christian Becker (Universität Mannheim, DE)
  • Player-Customized Puzzle Instance Generation for Massively Multiplayer Online Games (Poster)
    Alexandru Iosup (Delft University of Technology, NL)
  • On Prophesying Online Gamer Departure (Poster)
    Pin-Yun Tarng (National Taiwan University, TW); Kuan-Ta Chen (Academia Sinica, TW); Polly Huang (National Taiwan University, TW)
  • Capturing and Storing Profile Information for Gamers Playing Multiplayer Online Games (Poster)
    Tomas Hildebrandt (TU Darmstadt, DE); Sonja Bergsträßer (Technical University of Darmstadt, DE); Christoph Rensing (Technical University of Darmstadt, DE); Ralf Steinmetz (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, DE)
  • Interconnection of Game Worlds and Physical Environments in Educational Settings (Poster)
    Raphael Zender (University of Rostock, DE); Ulrike Lucke (University of Rostock, DE); Dennis Maciuszek (University of Rostock, DE); Alke Martens (University of Rostock, DE)
16:00 - 17:30
Session 4
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P2P Game Architecture
Session chair: John L. Miller (Microsoft Research, UK)
  • Distributed Avatar Management for Second Life  (Slides)
    Matteo Varvello (Eurecom-Thomson, FR); Stefano Ferrari (Politecnico di torino, IT); Ernst W Biersack (EURECOM, FR); Christophe Diot (Thomson, FR)
  • Peer NAT Proxies for Peer-to-Peer Applications  (Slides)
    Daryl Seah (National University of Singapore, SG); Wai Kay Leong (National University of Singapore, SG); Qingwei Yang (National University of Singapore, SG); Ben Leong (National University of Singapore, SG); Razeen Ali (National University of Singapore, SG)
     
  • Bandwidth-Aware Peer-to-Peer 3D Streaming  (Slides)
    Chien-Hao Chien (National Central University, TW); Shun-Yun Hu (National Central University, TW); Jehn-Ruey Jiang (National Central University, TW)
20:00 -     Workshop Banquet





Tuesday, November 24, 2009
08:45 - 09:15     Breakfast

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote 2

Trends in 3D technologies and the impact on networked games (Slides)
Rémi Arnaud (Chief Software Architect, Screampoint International)

10:15 - 10:45     Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45

Panel - Research in Networked Games : an Industry Perspective
Session chair: Marius Preda (TELECOM & Management SudParis, France)

Panelists
:


- Rémi Arnaud, Screampoint International
- Cédric Le Dressay, Eugen Systems
- Jérôme Royan, Orange Labs
- Marius Preda, Institut TELECOM / SudParis

11:45 - 13:30     Lunch Break

13:30 - 15:00

Session 6 -  Massively Multiplayer Online Games
Session chair: Jehn-Ruey Jiang (National Central University, Taiwan)
  • PlayerRating: A Reputation System for Multiplayer Online Games (Slides)
    Ed Kaiser (Portland State University, US); Wu-chang Feng (Portland State University, US)
     
  • The Impact of Virtualization on the Performance of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (Slides)
    Vlad Nae (University of Innsbruck, AT); Alexandru Iosup (Delft University of Technology, NL); Radu Prodan (University of Innsbruck, AT); Thomas Fahringer (University of Innsbruck, AT)
  • Evaluating Ginnungagap: a middleware for migration of partial game-state utilizing core-selection for latency reduction  (Slides)
    Paul B Beskow (Simula Research Laboratory, NO); Geir Erikstad (Simula Research Laboratory/University of Oslo, NO); Pål Halvorsen (Simula Research Laboratory, NO); Carsten Griwodz (Simula Research Laboratory, NO)
15:00 -     Closing Remarks



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