16th Advances in Computer Games Conference, Macao, China, 11-13 August 2019

In conjunction with IJCAI 2019

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Registration : 8:30 Florence Room 2202, Level 1 (Required to access the conference room)

Conference : Room 2306

11 August 2019

9:00 - 10:00 Cooperation

Shogo Takeuchi. Advice are useful for game AI : Experiments with alpha-beta search players in shogi.

Eisuke Sato and Hirotaka Osawa. Reducing Partner's Cognitive Load by Estimating the Level of Understanding in the Cooperative Game Hanabi.

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 11:30 Single Player Games

Taishi Oikawa, Chu-Hsuan Hsueh and Kokolo Ikeda. Enhancing Human Players' T-Spin Technique in Tetris with Procedural Problem Generation.

Kiminori Matsuzaki. A Further Investigation of Neural Network Players for Game 2048.

11:30 - 12:30 Mathematical Approaches

Michael Hartisch and Ulf Lorenz. A Novel Application for Game Tree Search - Exploiting Pruning Mechanisms for Quantified Integer Programs.

Nicolas Fabiano and Ryan Hayward. New Hex Patterns for Fill and Prune.

12 August 2019

9:00 - 10:00 Invited Talk: Nathan Sturtevant, Steps towards Strongly Solving 7x7 Chinese Checkers

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 11:30 Nonogram: General and Specific approaches

Aline Hufschmitt, Jean-Noel Vittaut and Nicolas Jouandeau. Exploiting Game Decompositions in Monte Carlo Tree Search.

Yan-Rong Guo, Wei-Chiao Huang, Jia-Jun Yeh, Hsi-Ya Chang, Lung-Pin Chen and Kuo-Chan Huang. On Efficiency of Fully Probing Mechanisms in Nonogram Solving Algorithm.

11:30 - 12:30 Invited Talk: Jonathan Schaeffer

13 August 2019

10:00 - 10:30 Cram

Jos Uiterwijk. Solving Cram using Combinatorial Game Theory.

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00 Deep Learning

Hsiao-Chung Hsieh, Ti-Rong Wu, Ting Han Wei and I-Chen Wu. Net2Net Extension for the AlphaGo Zero Algorithm.

Tomihiro Kimura and Kokolo Ikeda. Designing policy network with deep learning in turn-based strategy games.

12:00 - 13:00 Invited Talk: Cameron Browne, The Ludii General Game System: Interactive Demonstration

ICGA dinner

August 13th at 7:00pm - Bambu restaurant. Buffet dinner.