Handbook of Digital Games and Entertainment Technologies

Editors: Nakatsu, Ryohei, Rauterberg, Matthias, Ciancarini, Paolo (Eds.)

  • First major reference work presenting a comprehensive overview to the field of games and entertainment technologies
  • Covers many different topics in games and entertainment which are interdisciplinary, this includes technology, design/art, and sociology
  • Organized to cater for students, academics and professionals from diverse scientific and engineering communities
  • Written by foremost experts from the field  
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About this Reference Work

The topics treated in this handbook cover all areas of games and entertainment technologies, such as digital entertainment; technology, design/art, and sociology. The handbook consists of contributions from top class scholars and researchers from the interdisciplinary topic areas.  The aim of this handbook is to serving as a key reference work in the field and provides readers with a holistic picture of this interdisciplinary field covering technical issues, aesthetic/design issues, and sociological issues. At present, there is no reference work in the field that provides such a broad and complete picture of the field. Engineers and researchers who want to learn about this emerging area will be able to find adequate answers regarding technology issues on digital entertainment. Designers and artists can learn how their skills and expertise can contribute to this emerging area. Also researchers working in the field of sociology and psychology will find how their experience and knowledge are connected to other areas such as technology and art/design. Although topics are written by foremost experts from the field, the description for each topic has been intended to be easily understandable but yet comprehensive enough so that it caters not only for the experts but also beginners and students in the field.

About the authors

Ryohei Nakatsu received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1982 respectively.  After joining NTT (Nippon Telegraph & Telephone) in 1971, he mainly worked on speech recognition technology.  In 1994, he joined ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute) as the president of ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories.  In 2002 he became Professor at School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University.  Since March of 2008 he is Professor at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Research Director at Interactive & Digital Media Institute (IDMI) at NUS. His research interests include interactive media, entertainment technologies and communication robot/agent. He is a fellow of the IEEE, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers Japan (IEICE-J), and Virtual Reality Society of Japan.
Matthias Rauterberg received the B.S. in Psychology (1978) at the University of Marburg (Germany), the B.S. in Philosophy (1981) and Computer Science (1983), the M.S. in Psychology (1981, summa cum laude) and Computer Science (1986, summa cum laude) at the University of Hamburg (Germany), and the Ph.D. in Computer Science/Mathematics (1995, awarded) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). He was a senior lecturer for ‘usability engineering’ in computer science and industrial engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He was the head of the Man-Machine Interaction research group (MMI) from the Department of Industrial Engineering at the ETH-Zurich (Switzerland). In 1998 he was appointed as fulltime professor for 'Human Communication Technology' and since 2012 he is professor for ‘Interactive Systems Design’, first at IPO - Center for Research on User-System Interaction, and later at the department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands). From 1999 till 2001 he was director of the Center for Research on User-System Interaction (IPO), and director of the User-System-Interaction (USI) design program. He is now the head of the Designed Intelligence (DI) group. The DI group has a Simulation Lab, Robotics Lab, Biofeedback Lab, Game Lab, Cultural Computing Lab and an Interactive Vision Studio.

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Table of contents (50 chapters)

  • Game Solvers

    Kishimoto, Akihiro (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • General Game Playing

    Björnsson, Yngvi (et al.)

    Pages 23-45

  • Monte-Carlo Tree Search in Board Games

    Winands, Mark H. M.

    Pages 47-76

  • Physics Simulation Games

    Renz, Jochen (et al.)

    Pages 77-95

  • Action Games, Motor Imagery, and Control Strategies: Toward a Multi-button Controller

    Coyle, Damien (et al.)

    Pages 99-132

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Digital Games and Entertainment Technologies
Editors
  • Ryohei Nakatsu
  • Matthias Rauterberg
  • Paolo Ciancarini
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eReference ISBN
978-981-4560-50-4
Print ISBN
978-981-4560-49-8
Print + eBook ISBN
978-981-4560-51-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 1362
Number of Illustrations and Tables
118 b/w illustrations, 255 illustrations in colour
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