Conflict simulation, peacebuilding, and development

ISAGA 2012

The annual conference of the International Simulation and Gaming Association will be held on 2-6 July 2012 in Cluj, Romania:

Dear participants and friends,

We are glad to announce that the road to the 43rd International Simulation and Gaming AssociationAnnual Conference “The Journey of Change: Mapping the Process” that will take place between the 2nd and the 6th of July 2012 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania is now finally open.

In July 1993 ISAGA members convened in Bucharest, Romania for the 24th Annual Conference. Almost 20 years later the ISAGA conference comes back to Romania, this time in Cluj-Napoca for the 43rd edition, three years after another great ISAGA event that we were honored to host: the 6thISAGA International Summer School in Gaming Simulation, in August 2009. Cluj-Napoca is a dynamic and multicultural city, considered to be the heart of Transylvania since it has been its political, cultural and economic center for more than 2000 years.Its diversity, youthfulness and intellectual effervescence make it the perfect setting for such an event.

The conference is open to everyone who likes, plays, designs, writes about or does research and practice in the field of gaming and simulation, and even to those who do none of that, but simply enjoy learning more about it. We welcome contributions that report on research, design, and practice in simulation and gaming. The focus of this year’s conference is on Change and we mean to look at it through the usual lenses of gaming and simulation: learning-by-doing and reflection-in-action. We hope this will be a great opportunity to present research findings and to share working experience with colleagues from countries all around the world, to strengthen current friendships and build new ones.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Cluj.

Cătălina Oţoiu
Conference President

The deadline for submitting abstracts for possible  paper presentations, poster presentations and symposia is March 31. More information on the conference, paper proposals, and registration can be found on the conference website here.

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