Last week two members of the GTI presented their work in the VS-GAMES 2016, the 8th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications, which had Barcelona Science Museum “Cosmo Caixa” as venue. The conference was organized by a former member of the GTI, Alun Evans (now at Universitat Ramon Llull), and was a great success, hosting the presentations of 16 full papers and 32 short papers and posters in topics such as gamification and interactive storytelling.

Gerard Llorach, from GTI Graphics, presented a paper on Web-based live speech-driven lipsync, a novel method for lip-syncing based on the web. Joaquim Colàs, from GTI Interaction, presented a paper regarding YoWay, a geo-localized narrative mobile game that allowed players to explore and discover in-situ the history of Barcelona. Both papers received several questions from the public and attracted interest.

In addition, another former member of the GTI, Susan Ferreira (now at Téléuniversité Quebec), presented a paper about Game based Learning, describing a case study on how to design educational games aimed for children in developing countries.

VS-GAMES 2016 conference proceedings are available here.