SAND (Swansea Animation Days) Paper 2009 (SAND Paper 2009)

Venue: Technium Swansea

Location: Swansea, West Glamorgan, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 23, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 23, 2009
Registration Date: Jun 29, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jun 29, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 29, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Oct 30, 2009
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SAND 2009
Swansea Animation Days /Diwrnodau Animeiddio SAND
November 2009 /Tachwedd 2009

Arranged by the School of Digital Media /Trefnir gan Ysgol y Cyfryngau Digidol
Swansea Metropolitan University /Prifysgol Fetropolitan Abertawe

Dear Colleague

SAND Papers Deadline: June 29th, 2009

After nine successful international conferences for industry and academia, Swansea Animation Days (SAND) is pleased to announce its second call for academic papers on animation, games, and special effects for the conference in 2009.

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to submit a paper.

SAND Paper invites you to submit a research paper on, but not limited to, one of the following topics - please pass this on to your colleagues or students who may be interested:

• The application, evaluation, or theoretical development of digital visualisation – e.g. procedural animation, motion capture, issues of realism and perception.
• Issues relating to the uncanny valley concept in relation to the creative, digital industries – e.g. computer games, 3D animation, multimedia.
• An evaluation of pedagogical approaches for digital media disciplines – e.g. teaching strategies, assessment procedures, and the development of new teaching tools.
• An investigation of ludological and/or narrative structures in computer and video games.
• Issues concerning formal, scientific evaluations of game quality.
• Other topics of particular interest include online communities, new approaches for the creation of 3D art, interactive art, 5D immersive design, and the design and contextual analyses of digital visualisation.

Papers should outline original work and clearly describe the method(s) used and its application in the context of creative digital industries and/or visualisation.

Submission Guidelines

All papers should include a cover page specifying:

• Name of all authors
• Affiliation of all authors
• Full contact details, including e-mail, for contact author
• Paper title
• Up to five keywords
• Abstract of no more than 300 words

The final paper should adhere to the following.

• Maximum word count (excluding cover page, references, and appendices) of 6,000 words.
• The Harvard referencing system should be used.
• Manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents.
• Articles should be written in a clear and concise manner, accessible to non-academic readers.
• The document should be double-spaced, typed in 12-pt text size.
• Footnotes should be avoided, or kept to an absolute minimum.

References should adhere to the following format:

Campbell, J. (1988), The Hero with a Thousand Faces, London: Paladin.

Juul, J. (1998), ‘A clash between game and narrative’, Digital Arts and Culture Conference Proceedings, available at: (accessed May 2007).

Moreno, R. (2005), ‘Multimedia learning with animated pedagogical agents’ IN: Mayer, R. (ed.) The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pillay, H., Brownlee, J. and Wilss, L. (1999), ‘Cognition and recreational computer games: implications for educational technology’, Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 32 (1), 203-216.

Completed papers must be sent electronically to:

All papers will undergo double-blind peer-review. Authors will be notified on the dates given below. Accepted papers will be published on a DVD of SAND’s conference proceedings in November 2009 and selected authors invited to introduce their paper at the SAND 2009 conference.


Papers: June 29th, 2009
Notification of paper acceptance and reviewers’ comments: September 25th, 2009
Final submission date for revised papers: October 30th, 2009

SAND conference website

The SAND Paper conference will be held in Swansea, Wales on Monday November 23rd, 2009 - for updates please email: or visit the website


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