// Culture

About the Track

The Track Cultura covers research on connections in between users, games, digital entertainment media and several culture aspects, there will be put enphasis over the social and anthropological questions, that emerges in the interaction with these semiotic fields, as that related with subjectivity, learning and body. Thus, the Track Cultura’s challenge is to unveil the universe of gamers, digital games and meanings created by their relationship in the contemporaneous world.

You are invited to submit your work to the Culture Track of SBGames 2009. The Cultura track will feature both full papers and posters (short papers):

Full Papers must report mature work in the area of games and digital entertainment (a list of topics of interest is shown below ). They may be written in Portuguese or English and do not exceed 10 pages.

Short papers are suitable for short reports on game research and development and works which are not mature enough for a complete publication. They may be written in Portuguese or English and are limited to 4 pages.

All contributions must be original, unpublished work. Any work that has previously been published or is been simultaneously submitted in similar form to any other conference or journal will be rejected. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings, and at least one author must be registered, attend, and present the work at the symposium.

Submissions will be made electronically through the JEMS System. Papers will be subjected to a double blind review system. This way, authors can´t include information that allow their identification (names, affiliations, explicit self-references, project names, etc). Regarding this kind of info, the tag [BLIND REVIEW] must be used. Authors will change this tag for the correct data when they submit the camera ready version. Detailed instructions including paper formatting will be available shortly at the conference web site.

Topics of Interest:

Topics of relevance include the subjects listed below, but are not restricted to them, as far as the subject is related with the interests of the track.

  • Games and education
  • Games and violence
  • Games and sociability
  • Games and advertising
  • Games and emotion
  • Games and body
  • Games and art criticism
  • Games and narratives
  • Games and gender
  • Games and health
  • Games and language
  • Games and media
  • Games and motivation
  • Games and philosophy
  • Games and politics
  • Games and psychology
  • Games and religion
  • Games and work
  • Games and youth



Culture Track Program Committee Chairs

  • Chair: Lynn Alves (UNEB/SENAI)
  • Co-chair: Edson Pfutzenreuterr (UNICAMP/SENAC-SP)

Technical Program Committee

  • Ana Veloso (Universidade de Aveiro)
  • Cristiano Max Pereira Pinheiro (Feevale)
  • Dulce Cruz (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - UFSC)
  • Edson P. Pfutzenreuter (UNICAMP/SENAC-SP) – Chair
  • Esteban Clua (Universidade Federal Fluminense)
  • Eucídio Arruda (Universidade Federal de Uberlândia)
  • Fabio Paragua (UFAL)
  • Filomena Moita (Universidade Estadual da Paraíba)
  • Izaura Carelli (Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná)
  • Ivelise Fortim (PUC_SP)
  • Jacques Brancher (Universidade Estadual de Londrina)
  • Joaquim Carvalho (Universidade de Coimbra)
  • Jorge M. M. Rosa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • José C. Ribeiro (UFBA)
  • Leonardo A. M. Cosentino (PUC-SP e Universidade Paulista - UNIP)
  • Licinio Roque (Universidade de Coimbra)
  • Luis Adolfo Andrade (UFBa)
  • Luís Filipe B. Teixeira (INP/ULHT-Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias)
  • Lynn Alves (UNEB/SENAI) - Chair
  • Marcus Tavares
  • Maria João Gomes (Universidade do Minho)
  • Marsal Branco (FEEVALE)
  • Nelson Zagalo (Universidade do Minho)
  • Oscar Mealha (Universidade de Aveiro)
  • Patrícia Gouveia (Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias - ULHT)
  • Roger Tavares (SENAC-SP; PUC-SP)
  • Sandra Frid (FINEP)
  • Tânia Hetkwoski (UNEB)
  • Teresa Pessoa (Universidade de Coimbra)
  • Vanessa Vicka Pereira (UFRGS)


Notification of Acceptance: Monday, August 31, 2009

Camera-ready: Monday, September 14, 2009

Symposium: October 8-10, 2009