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NetGames 2002

First Workshop on Network and System Support for Games

Braunschweig, Germany, April 16-17, 2002

hosted by Technical University of Braunschweig, Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks

In cooperation with

Sponsored by NEC Network Laboratories

Workshop Call for Papers Program and Presentations Registration Travel Information Proceedings Weather

SIG NetGame -- Further Game Infos

Pictures from the workshop

The computer-based game exists in a large variety of forms, from shoot-em-ups to role-playing games to puzzles, and for largely varying endsystems, from standard PCs to specialized game-consoles to mobile telephones. Whilst single-player computer games have existed for decades, networked games have recently found widespread interest. For some of the more popular network-based multiplayer games, appropriate system and network support is required to provide the players with sufficient performance. For example, in an interactive real-time game, delays introduced by local processing and network transmission may cause inconsistencies in the distributed state of the game.

Research into networked games is becoming increasingly popular. But from a technical point of view, the boundary between games and more 'serious' applications is not always clearly defined. Flight simulators, for instance, may be seen as games but also as (semi) professional 'training tools'. The purpose of this workshop is to create a forum for all people, from both academia and industry, who are interested in the network- and system-oriented aspects of games, to discuss the issues and solutions arising in this application domain, to present new research results and to open questions.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

The workshop is intended to be an active event, and attendees should not expect to merely sit and listen. To create a productive workshop environment, active participation will be strongly encouraged.

Program Committee