(All times are anywhere on Earth, and are firm without extension.)

Tutorials. Deadline on 15th January 2022

We invite submissions for tutorials to be held at IEEE CoG 2022. This is an opportunity for you to share your expertise and influence future research directions in the CoG community. Tutorials can be on any topic in the scope of the conference; we especially encourage tutorials that reflect and respond to this broad scope.

Typically, tutorials are expected to run for 1.5 hours, but longer ones will also be considered. The format may be negotiated through the Tutorial Chairs.

Proposals should include the following information:

    - Title;
    - Duration and logistical requirements;
    - Outline of topic coverage and format of tutorial (less than 400 words in total);
    - List of presenters with contact details and short biographical details (less than 150 words for each presenter);
    - Links to the presenter/organizer web page or the tutorial page (optional).

Proposals should be sent by email to the Tutorial Chairs by January 15th 2022 or sooner. Notification of acceptance will take place by February 12th.
Email proposals and enquiries to both Tutorial Chairs: R. Thawonmas ( and Mark Winands (

Competitions. Deadline on 15th January 2022

The CoG 2022 Organising Committee invites proposals for competitions to be held at the conference. These may be completely new ones or competitions held already in the last years, possibly at other venues. Proposals are due by January 15th 2022, and will be reviewed based on their relevance to the CoG community. Please see the topics covered by the CoG conference. Competitions can be based on well-known games as well, but competitions based on custom-made and lesser-known games are also welcome. The competition needs to define a set of rules and objectives for determining the score of each player.

To submit your proposal, send an email with the title "CoG 2022 Competition Proposal" to the competition chairs Xiaochuan Zhang ( and Raluca D. Gaina (

Please, include the following information with your proposal:

    - Organizers' names;
    - Competition title;
    - Web address;
    - Description of the competition (about 200 words);
    - Whether the competition will have several tracks or not, and if they should be considered different competitions or a single one.

Additionally, the following item can be submitted with the proposal or later:

    - Video of the competition/tracks (see below).

Please, also note the following:

1.The IEEE CIS Student Game-Based Competition Sub-Committee (SGBC) has determined, in agreement with the Games TC meeting held at CIG 2017, that all competitions (including all tracks) must provide a short video for entrants. Competitions that do not provide this video will not be accepted at CoG 2022. However, submission of the video is not necessary for the proposal but can be deferred to after provisional acceptance of the competition. This requirement applies to both new and old competitions. The objective of creating these videos is to raise the general quality of our competitions and attract as many participants as possible by providing an easier start with the respective frameworks. The duration of the video is to be decided by the organizers, but it should have (English) subtitles to aid non-native English speakers. The content should demo concepts like how to install the required software packages, write an entry for the competition and submission instructions. The rationale is that if the whole process can be shown in less than 5 minutes, participants will feel more encouraged to participate and prepare a submission for the contest;

2.We will of course provide certificates for all competitions and we will try to make some price money available, but we also encourage the organizers to look for financial sponsorship to make their competition more attractive;

3.Competition papers. These are regular papers (up to 8 pages) that describe one or more entries to the competitions that are running at this year’s CoG. Competition papers need to include evaluation of the contribution, including (if possible) results on the same benchmark as that used by the competition, and comparison to other competition entries. Because the problem domain is well-known, these papers can be reviewed faster than regular papers. The same quality standards will apply to competition papers as to regular papers. Competition papers should be submitted by 14st May 2022. The competitions do not need to be accompanied by competition papers; a competition can run even in the absence of any submitted papers.

The IEEE CIS Competitions Subcommittee is actively funding competition prizes of competitions accepted at IEEE CIS conferences. Information about the funding application process is available here.

Special Sessions. Deadline on 15th January 2022

A special session addresses one or more topic areas within games research and is intended to bring together researchers working on those topics to provide an excellent session at the IEEE Conference on Games. Please read the call for papers for CoG 2022 and its list of topics before submitting your special session proposal.

A special session proposal should not be more than two pages, not including the brief biographies of the proposers and the draft call for papers.

Please include the following information with your proposal:

- Title: the title of the proposal;
- Description: a description of the topic of the session and its place in games research;
- Example topics: a bullet list of topics that the session might cover;
- Justification: a brief explanation making the case that the special session belongs in the conference. An estimate of the number of submissions should be included;
- Sponsors: a list of researchers proposing the session. At least one must be an IEEE member and all sponsors are expected to serve as reviewers for the papers in the special session. If your session is accepted, you must also provide a list of reviewers sufficient to your expected submissions;
- Sponsor Biographies: each sponsor should include a brief biography that demonstrates professional excellence and qualification to review for the special session. The bio should include a current e-mail address;
- Draft Call for Papers: on its own page, a draft call for papers to be used in advertising the special session. The draft call for papers should not fill more than one page.

Email proposals and enquiries to both Special Session Chairs: Jianye Hao ( and Mike Preuss (

Papers And Presentations.

Full technical papers. Deadline on 1st March 2022

Full papers have an 8 page limit (including references and appendices), and should constitute a technical or empirical contribution to scientific, technical, and engineering aspects of games.

Short, competition, vision and demo papers. Deadline on 14th May 2022

Short papers (2-4 pages): describe work in progress, smaller projects that are not yet ready to be published as a full paper, or new progress on projects that have been reported elsewhere.

Competition papers (8 pages): describe research related to one of the competitions in the Games community, including the design of new competitions and in particular submissions to existing competitions.

Vision papers (8 pages): describe a vision for the future of the Games field or some part of it, are based on extensive research and include a comprehensive bibliography. Standards for competition papers are as high as for other CoG papers, and standards for vision papers are higher.

Demo papers (2 pages): describe work in progress and will be presented during a demo session.

All page limits include references and appendices. As with CoG 2022, we plan to invite the principle authors to submit an extended version of their papers to the IEEE Transactions on Games (ToG).

Games Industry Talks. Deadline on 11th June 2022

We welcome talk proposals from the games industry that wish to present their work on the areas covered in this conference, such as games technology and applications of Computational/Artificial Intelligence to games. We are interested in presentations about research prototypes, commercial products, indie/mobile/AAA games, AR/VR applications, etc., as well as participation on poster sessions and discussion panels. These talk proposals do not require the submission of a written manuscript to be accepted at the conference.
To propose a talk, please submit the brief talk information at the following link:

Journal Paper Presentation. Deadline on 11th June 2022

Authors of recent relevant journal papers (for example, published in journals such as IEEE Transactions on Games) are invited to submit a statement of intent to present their work at the conference (specifying their preference for Oral or Poster presentation). Since the work will have already been peer reviewed to a high standard, these papers will be accepted for presentation at the conference subject to a light-touch check for recency and relevance. (Note that the paper itself will not be republished.)

Authors can submit their intent to present through EasyChair system (, by selecting "Journal Paper Presentation Track". The paper title, complete author list, publication information (as Abstract text), keywords, journal paper PDF file, and preference for ORAL/POSTER presentation should be provided when submitting. The paper will be evaluated to determine if it is suitable to be presented at CoG2022.

Presentation Proposals. Deadline on 11th June 2022

This edition of IEEE CoG welcomes extended abstract submissions by researchers and practitioners to present their research findings. The extended abstract submission is intended to accommodate researchers who want to participate and share their findings at CoG but come from disciplines that traditionally do not publish their work in conference proceedings. Works submitted in this format will not be included in the conference proceedings.

Authors can submit their extended abstract through EasyChair system (, by selection "Presentation Proposals Track". The presentation title, authors, short abstract, keywords, extended abstract PDF file (between 750 and 1500 words including references), and preference for ORAL/POSTER presentation should be provided when submitting. The extended abstract will be evaluated to determine if it is suitable to be presented at CoG2022.