ICGA Events: Registration open!


The ICGA is delighted to announce that the 2017 ICGA events will be organized again in Leiden, the Netherlands, at the Department of Computer Science LIACS, Leiden University.

Registration form

The deadline for registration is May 31st  2017.

The events will start on Saturday July 1st 2017 and end on Friday July 7th 2017.

The Events will consist of

  • The ACG 2017 Computers and Games Conference
  • The World Computer Chess Championship
  • The World Computer Software Championship
  • The Speed Computer Chess Championship
  • The Computer Olympiad

Advances in Computer Games 2017

The Fifteenth International Conference on Advances in Computer Games (ACG2017) will be held in Leiden, the Netherlands, in conjunction with the 23th World Computer Chess Championship (WCCC) and the 19th Computer Olympiad (CO). The conference takes place from Monday July 3 to Wednesday July 5, 2017, on three consecutive days, and is located at the Snellius building of Leiden University. The WCCC and the CO will take place from July 1 to July 7, also at Leiden University.

The conference aims in the first place at providing an international forum for computer-games researchers presenting new results on ongoing work. The recent successes of the CG and the ACG conferences have encouraged the organizers to widen their scope and therefore we encourage contributions on virtual and video games and modern board games. So, we invite contributors to submit papers on all aspects of research related to computers and games. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: (1) the current state of game-playing programs for classic and modern board and card games, (2) the current state of virtual, casual and video games, (3) new theoretical developments in game-related research, and (4) general scientific contributions produced by the study of games. Also researchers on topics such as (5) social aspects of computer games, (6) cognitive research of how humans play games, (7) capture and analysis of game data, and (8) issues related to networked games are invited to submit their contributions.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: March 6, 2017 extended to March 27, 2017
(notice that re-submission is possible)

Acceptance Notification: April 3, 2017 April 18, 2017

Final Papers due: May 1, 2017 May 5,2017

Website (active since January 13): https://www.conftool.net/acg2017

Paper Submission Requirements

Papers of 8 to 10 pages are preferred. The maximum length is 12 pages (including references). The format for submission is PDF, generated using LaTeX. The paper must be written in the English language.

Revised selected papers will be published as a post-proceedings in LNCSI, see the LNCS homepage (www.springer.com/lncs).
Please follow the instructions for authors available at Springer: http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines.

Refereeing Process

The usual full refereeing process will be executed. Papers will be refereed by members of the Program Committee. Papers will be accepted if their overall quality is acceptable and the topic suits the conference. Accepted papers will be scheduled for presentation during the conference and will be printed as conference proceedings. Authors of accepted papers, or their representatives, are expected to present their papers at the conference. Notice of acceptance of papers will be sent by April 18, 2017 to the principal author. Final papers are due by May 5, 2017.

Registration Fee

  Early Late
On or before April 24 After April 24
Participants Euro 200 Euro 250
Students Euro 150 Euro 180

Admission to the conference and a copy of conference proceedings are included in the conference registration fee.

Payment can be made via Direct Bank transfer to ING Bank, The Netherlands:

IBAN: NL34INGB0003988921


Or at the events in cash or via creditcard


The editing and processing of the contributions to the proceedings will be performed by Mark Winands, Jaap van den Herik, and Walter Kosters.

Chairs of the Program Committee

Mark Winands, Jaap van den Herik, Walter Kosters

Program Committee

Jean-Marc Alliot Victor Allis Ingo Althöfer
Hendrik Baier Petr Baudis Yngvi Björnsson
Branislav Bosansky Bruno Bouzy Ivan Bratko
Andries Brouwer Cameron Browne Tristan Cazenave
Bo-Nian Chen Jr-Chang Chen Paolo Ciancarini
Rémi Coulom Omid David Jeroen Donkers
Diogo R. Ferreira David Fotland Johannes Fuernkranz
James Glenn Michael Greenspan Reijer Grimbergen
Matej Guid Dap Hartmann Michael Hartisch
Tsuyoshi Hashimoto Guy McCrossan Haworth Ryan Hayward
Huang Hong Hendrik Jan Hoogeboom Shun-Chin Hsu
Tsan-sheng Hsu Hiroyuki Iida Takeshi Ito
Tomoyuki Kaneko Graham Kendall Akihiro Kishimoto
Walter Kosters Yoshiyuki Kotani Clyde Kruskal
Hans Kuijf Marc Lanctot Jialin Liu
Richard Lorentz Ulf Lorenz Shaul Markovitch
Hitoshi Matsubara Ali Mirsoleimani Martin Mueller
Todd William Neller Nathan S. Netanyahu J.A.M. Nijssen
Jakub Pawlewicz Aske Plaat Matthias Rauterberg
Ben Ruijl Aleksander Sadikov Jahn Saito
Sancho Salcedo-Sanz Maarten Schadd Jonathan Schaeffer
Richard Segal Yaron Shoham Pieter Spronck
Nathan Sturtevant Tetsuro Tanaka Gerald Tesauro
Olivier Teytaud Wenjie Tseng Yoshimasa Tsuruoka
Jos Uiterwijk H.Jaap van den Herik Erik van der Werf
Peter van Emde Boas Jan Van Rijn Jan van Zanten
Jonathan Vis Gert Vriend Tinghan Wei
Hans Weigand Mark Winands Thomas Wolf
I-Chen Wu Xinhe Xu Georgios Yannakakis
Shi-Jim Yen