The proceedings will be published with Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science series CCIS

Schedule for Saturday August 3 at Tsinghua University

9:00-10:30 First morning session

9:00-9:30 "Monte-Carlo Fork Search for Cooperative Path-Finding", Bruno Bouzy.

9:30-10:00 "Building Large Compressed PDBs for the Sliding Tile Puzzle", Robert Doebbelin, Thorsten Schuett, and Alexander Reinefeld.

10:00-10:30 "Improving Performance in Imperfect-Information Games with Large State and Action Spaces by Solving Endgames", Sam Ganzfried and Tuomas Sandholm.

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:30 Second morning session

10:45-11:15 "How Relevant Are Chess Composition Conventions?", Azlan Iqbal.

11:15-11:45 "Monte Carlo Tree Search in Simultaneous Move Games with Applications to Goofspiel", Marc Lanctot, Viliam Lisy, and Mark H.M. Winands.

11:45-12:15 "Decision Trees for Computer Go Features", Francois van Niekerk and Steve Kroon.

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Afternoon session

13:30-14:00 "UCT Enhancements in Chinese Checkers Using an Endgame Database", Max Roschke and Nathan R. Sturtevant.

14:00-14:30 "Automated Generation of New Concepts from General Game Playing", Yuichiro Sato and Tristan Cazenave.

14:30-15:00 "Perfectly Solving Domineering Boards", Jos W. H. M. Uiterwijk.

15:00-15:30 "WALTZ: a strong Tzaar-playing program", Tomas Valla and Pavel Vesely.

15:30-15:45 coffee break


A workshop on computer games is to be held at IJCAI 2013 in Beijing. The topics of the workshop concern all aspects of artificial intelligence for computer games. This includes :

Important dates

Extended Paper Submission Deadline: May 12, 2013

Acceptance Notification: May 22, 2013

Final Papers: June 15, 2013

Paper Submission Requirements

Papers of 8 to 12 pages in LNCS format are preferred. The file format for submission is PDF. Submitted papers should be sent to

Program Committee

Yngvi Bjornsson

Bruno Bouzy

Michael Buro

Tristan Cazenave (chair)

Remi Coulom

Stefan Edelkamp

Hiroyuki Iida (chair)

Eric Jacopin

Nicolas Jouandeau

Sylvain Lagrue

Marc Lanctot

Jean Mehat

Martin Mueller

Abdallah Saffidine

Maarten Schadd

Nathan Sturtevant

Fabien Teytaud

Olivier Teytaud

Mark Winands (chair)

I-Chen Wu