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PCG Workshop

THE 12TH WORKSHOP ON PROCEDURAL CONTENT GENERATION (PCG2021)

News

Our submission link on Easychair is now online and we are accepting submissions! The deadline is the 19th of April 2021. For more information on templates and submission instructions, please check the corresponding tab.

NOTICE OF 2021 CONDITIONS

Due to FDG being held online, the PCG Workshop will also be entirely online.

Just like last year, we are excited to take advantage of the opportunities offered by this: the low registration fee for the virtual FDG2021 will hopefully make it more accessible. Please send us your papers!

2021 SCHEDULE

The 2021 PCG Workshop schedule will be announced soon.

ABOUT

Academic research can be submitted as a full-length paper, as well as the option for short position papers to raise talking points for the PCG community. For those with a keen interest in procedural generation methods and have work they wish to show, please consider submitting to our demo track. Accepted demo submissions will be invited to showcase at our demonstration session on the day and will be hosted online for those who cannot make the event in person. Please consult our Call for Papers for further information on formatting guidelines and submission deadlines.

WHAT IS PCG?

Procedural content generation (PCG) has many flavors, from growing trees to designing level layouts to proposing entire games. PCG software is being developed, researched and used by people from many different backgrounds, each with their own view on what defines PCG. The common denominator is that PCG has an algorithmic component with a certain degree of autonomy, that is, it can create game content by itself or together with a human creator.

A common misconception is that PCG has to create content on-the-fly during runtime. While its origin lies in these deterministic algorithms that save disk space, nowadays it is perfectly fine to propose a stochastic algorithm that inspires game designers during game development. Indeed, this workshop encourages the exploration of the creative aspects of using AI algorithms for game content creation.

What is generativity? To the procedural generation community, it often means the method of constructing content for use in a game. Game-creators seek to generate content to fulfill many conflicting constraints: content that is novel yet not game-breakingly novel, content that may either fill out the background of a game, or radically change the gameplay.

A GENERATIVE FRAMEWORK OF GENERATIVITY, BY KATE COMPTON AND MICHAEL MATEAS

Some PCG systems try to help a designer out with a small part of the design process. Others try to provide a new way of working with game content. Some are interactive; others aren’t. Some aim to do fully autonomous, creative game design; others aim to automate routine or common aspects of design.

PROCEDURAL CONTENT GENERATION IN GAMES, CH.1: INTRODUCTION, BY JULIAN TOGELIUS, NOOR SHAKER, AND MARK J. NELSON

CODE OF CONDUCT & REMOTE PARTICIPATION

PCG is a reflection of its community: a variety of eclectic and exciting contributions often imbued with traits of their designers. These traits are derived from our personal experience, our cultural upbringing, and personal philosophies. The procedural content generation workshop acts as a celebration of our community – from committee members to authors and attendees – that knows no distinction.

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free workshop experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form, including verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination, deliberate intimidation, stalking, or unwanted physical or sexual contact. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.

We are happy to provide remote participation for accepted authors where necessary if attending in person will prove taxing. As the entire conference has been moved online, we are still more than happy to provide remote participation for both accepted authors and attendees.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our organizing committee via our website or on twitter.