3rd Workshop on Games-Human Interaction

In Conjunction with CHITALY 2019
Biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter
Padova (Italy), September 23-25, 2019


GHItaly19 aims at bringing together scholars and industry practitioners to establish a common ground on the topic. The main goal of the event is to spur discussion, exchange of ideas, and development of new ways of researching, teaching, and working on games-human interaction. The perspective that the workshop aims at investigating is the design of visual interfaces applied in the specific field of the production of video games. However, the application range of video games that the workshop invites to explore has to be intended in its broadest sense: both entertainment and applied finalities.

Important Dates

May 17 Submission deadline
June 3 Submission deadline (extended)
June 21 Review notification
July 8 Camera ready submission
Sep. 23 GHItaly 2019 Workshop


The workshop aims at collecting contribution advancing the research applied to video games.
This edition will especially focus on the influence of visual interface design on the final quality of user experience.
Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Adaptive and Context-Aware Interfaces
  • Agency of objects
  • Artificial Intelligence applications
  • Biometric measures for interaction
  • Critical or meaningful play experience
  • Distributed and Online systems
  • Full-body Interaction
  • Game Design & Level Design
  • Human Computer Interaction applied to visual interfaces Immersive VR systems
  • Information Visualization
  • Interaction Design Tools
  • Interfaces for Social Interaction and Cooperation Motion-based Interaction
  • Moral choices
  • Multimodal Interfaces
  • (Multi)Sensory Interfaces
  • Procedural rhetoric
  • Sensemaking
  • Storytelling
  • Usability and Accessibility
  • Visualization techniques
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality

Submissions and Publication

All paper submissions must be in English, and they must not exceed six (6) pages in length, including references. The papers must be formatted using the ACM SIGCHI format.

Papers must be submitted online via EasyChair submission system.

All the papers will be subject to a double review process by the members of the Programme Committee. The proceedings with the papers accepted to the GHItaly19 workshop will be published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings, and will be indexed by SCOPUS.

The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to an international journal.

Workshop Program

Location: Orto Botanico, Sala Museo
14:30 - 14:45 Opening and welcome by the organizers
14:45 - 15:45 Session 1 - Static and dynamic analysis of player's preferences

Valeria Carofiglio, Berardina Nadja De Carolis and Francesca D'Errico
A BCI-based Assessment of a Player's State of Mind for Game Adaptation

Mattia Bellini
Towards a model to meet players' preferences in games

Pietro Guardini, Dalila De Simone and Rossana Actis-Grosso
Faster is Better: The Speed of Player Character Growth affects Enjoyment and Perceived Competence

15:45 - 16:00 Discussion
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 17:30 Session 2 - Game Design Issues

Kalle Kareinen, Antti Knutas and Jussi Kasurinen
Analysis of Advertising in E-Sports Broadcasts

Ilaria Mariani and Saverio Cavicchini
Hybrid board game: Possibilities and implications from an interaction design perspective

Alessandro De Francesco, Laura Anna Ripamonti, Davide Gadia and Dario Maggiorini
A.T.L.A.S.: Automatic Terrain and Labels Assembling Software

17:30 - 17:45 Closing remarks

Organizing Committee

Maria De Marsico - Sapienza Università di
Laura Anna Ripamonti - Università degli Studi di
Davide Gadia - Università degli Studi di
Dario Maggiorini - Università degli Studi di
Ilaria Mariani - Dipartimento di Design, Politecnico di

Technical Program Committee (to be extended)

Maria De Marsico - Sapienza Università di Roma
Davide Gadia - Università degli Studi di Milano
Marco Granato - Università degli Studi di Milano
Dario Maggiorini - Università degli Studi di Milano
Ilaria Mariani - Dipartimento di Design, Politecnico di Milano
Claudio Palazzi - Università di Padova
Laura Anna Ripamonti - Università degli Studi di Milano