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Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Arrival
From 7:00 p.m.
informal get together of speakers, presenters and participants in the Restaurant / Bistro Le Cochon (Hegelstraße 39) in Magdeburg

Thursday 19 March 2009

from 8:30 Registration (in the conference office)

Forum for PhD-students, track 1 (English)
Chair: Johannes Fromme
Forum for PhD-students, track 2 (German)
Chair: Heinz Moser
9:15 Brigitte Gasser (Zürich, CH): Die Rolle von Empathie in der Realität und in virtuellen Welten
10:05 Betty Li Meldgaard (Aalborg, DK): Ecological Perception, Game World Layout, Players’ Perceptual Situatedness
Niklas Schrape (Potsdam, D): Die Rhetorik der Computerspiele am Beispiel von PEACEMAKER
10:55 Coffee break
11:10 Patrick Ruckdeschel (Erlangen, D): Video Games as Functional Platforms Anja Hawlitschek (Erfurt, D): Spielend lernen in der Schule. Serious Games zwischen Entertainment und Education
12:00 Souvik Mukherjee (Nottingham, UK): EgoShooting in Chernobyl: Identity and Subject(s) in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R Games Christoph Eisemann (Ludwigsburg, D): Audiovisuelle Selbstdarstellung auf YouTube
12:50 Lunch break
1:30 p.m.

Official opening of the conference

Welcome note, Vice Chancellor (Rektor) of Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Prof. Dr. Klaus Erich Pollmann

Welcome note, Dean of the Department for the Humanities, Social and Educational Sciences, Prof. Dr. Winfried Marotzki

Welcome note, Chair of the Media Education Commission of the German Association of Educational Science, Prof. Dr. Heinz Moser

Welcome note, Department for Politically Less Interested Target Groups, Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn, Arne Busse

2:00 p.m.

Keynote 1: MMO Morality
Richard Bartle (University of Essex, UK)
Chair: Ben Bachmair

3:00 p.m.
Coffee break

Panel 1 (German): Educational approaches and learning with games
Chair: Sven Kommer

Panel 2 (English): Users and uses of computer games
Chair:Alexander Unger

3:30 p.m.
Konstantin Mitgutsch (Wien, A): Lernen Sie noch oder spielen Sie schon? Dorothee M. Meister (Paderborn, D): Computer games in the context of young people’s media activities
4:20 p.m.
Dominik Petko (Goldau, CH): awwware – Ein komplexes Mini-Game zur Förderung von kritischer Internetkompetenz Malin Sveningsson Elm (Karlstad, S): “Pity there’s so few girls!” Attitudes to female participation in a Swedish gaming context
5:10 p.m.
Break
5:30 p.m.
Franz Lehner (Passau, D): Computer- und Onlinespiele zum Training von Sozialkompetenzen – Versuch einer Bestandsaufnahme und Bewertung Jan Keilhauer (Leipzig, D): Online-Gamers: Empirical data about modern media worlds of young people
6:20 p.m.
Matthias Bopp (Tübingen, D): Zentrale Gegenstände und Aufgaben der Computerspielpädagogik Steve Dahlskog (Malmö, S): Playing Together: Revisiting Rules and Repertoire
7:10 p.m.
End of panel sessions
8:00 p.m.
Meeting for dinner in the L~Be (Mediterranean Restaurant on the river Elbe, Schleinufer 30) – the buffet is included in the conference fee, drinks for one’s own account.
Supporting programme: MillerJazzBand

Friday 20 March 2009

9:00 Keynote 2: The Challenge of Measuring the Use of Computer Games
Christoph Klimmt (University of Mainz)
Chair: Winfried Kaminski
10:00 Break

Panel 3 (German): Computer games and society
Chair: Lothar Mikos
Panel 4 (English): The player-game-relation
Chair: Christoph Klimmt
10:30 Rolf F. Nohr (Braunschweig, D): Die Produktion gesellschaftlichen und subjektiven Wissens im
Computerspiel am Beispiel von Strategiespielen
Daniel Pietschmann, Georg Valtin (Chemnitz, D): The effect of authentic input devices on computer game immersion
11:20

Sven Jöckel (Hannover, D) & Leyla Dogruel (Berlin, D): Aber die anderen spielen das doch auch – Medienwahl, Restriktionen und Regulierungsstrategien bei Computer- und Videospielen

Elke Hemminger (Schwäbisch Gmünd, D): Mergence of Spaces. MMORPG User-Practice and Everyday Life
12:10 Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.
Christian Swertz (Wien, A): Computerspielesucht. Eine Annährung aus pädagogischer Perspektive Monica Mayer (Bamberg, D): Why playing games is better than living lifes – Motivation, emotion and cognition based on digital games
1:50 p.m.
Serjoscha Wiemer (Braunschweig, D): Interface-Analyse und strategisches Wissen in Echtzeitstrategiespielen
Katharina Stephenson (Wien, A): Immersion into Intermediate Areas – Danger or Developmental Challenge?
2:40 p.m.
Coffee break

3:10 p.m.
Keynote 3: The strange case of the disappearance of sex in video games
Tanya Krzywinska (Brunel University West London, UK)
Chair: Richard Bartle
4:10 p.m.
Coffee break

4:40 p.m.
Keynote 4 (via video conference): Simulations, Games, and the Next Generation of Learning
Eric Klopfer (MIT, Boston, USA)
Chair: Tanya Krzywinska
5:40 p.m.
Break
6:00 p.m. until
7.30 p.m.
Poster-session

Poster-presentatations from Ravi Purushotma (Boston, USA), Steffen Malo (Rostock, D) & Thorben Wist (Bonn, D), Rolf Kretschmann (Stuttgart, D), Dominik Härig (Marburg, D), Eva Duven (Mainz, D), Regina Friess (Berlin, D), Ralf Biermann (Magdeburg, D), Stefanie Krauel (Leipzig, D)

Chair: Anja Hartung


7:00 p.m.
Meeting of members of the Media Education Commission

Saturday 21 March 2009


Panel 5 (English): Game and player cultures
Chair: Ralf Biermann
Panel 6 (English): Computer games and game analysis
Chair: Britta Neitzel
9:00 Tanja Adamus (Duisburg, D): E-Sport – in search of an educational explanation for a new research field
Aki Järvinen (Copenhagen, DK): Emotional analysis of computer game designs
9:50 Judith Ackermann (Bonn, D): Playing computer games as social interaction. An analysis of LAN-Parties
Connie Veugen (Amsterdam, NL): Computer Games as a Comparative Medium: a few cautious remarks
10:40 Break
11:00 Jutta Zaremba (Frankfurt, D): The Gender-Offensive: Female Gaming Cultures between shooters and marketing
Felix Raczkowski: “And what do you play?” Games and Genres – Considerations for a Genre Theory of Computer Games
11:50 Jeffrey Wimmer (Bremen, D): Digital game cultures as prototypes of mediatisation and individualisation
Daniel Martin Feige (Frankfurt a.M., D): Computer Games as Works of Art?
12:40 Lunch break

1:30 p.m.
Keynote 5: Growing Game Worlds
Michael Nitsche (Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA)
Chair: Johannes Fromme
2:30 p.m.
Kaffeepause

Panel 5: Game and player cultures (continued)
Chair: Ralf Biermann
Panel 6: Computer games and game analysis (continued)
Chair: Britta Neitzel
3:00 p.m.
Caja Thimm (Bonn, D): Second Life – Computer Game or Virtual Society?
Stephan Günzel (Potsdam, D): The mediality of computer game
3:50 p.m.
Paolo Ruffino (Bologna, I): The videogame that never was
4:40 p.m.
Break

5:00 p.m.
Panel-discussion: “Computer game addiction” – the description and handling of excessive gaming

Chair/Moderation: Bernd Schorb

Participants: Bernward Hoffmann (Münster, D – GMK: Association for Media Education and Communication Culture), Heinz Moser (Zürich, CH – Media Education Commission of the German Association for Educational Science), Kai W. Müller (Mainz, D), Jens Wiemken (Vechta, D)

6:30 p.m.
End of the conference