ECAI Computer Games Workshop 2014: 18 August 2014.

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


9h00-9h30 Belief-Driven Pathfinding Through Personalized Map Abstraction. Davide Aversa and Stavros Vassos.

9h30-10h00 Monte-Carlo Tree Search and Minimax Hybrids with Heuristic Evaluation Functions. Hendrik Baier and Mark H.M. Winands.

10h00-10h30 On the Complexity of General Game Playing. Edouard Bonnet and Abdallah Saffidine.

10h30-11h00 Coffee Break

11h00-11h30 Coordinating Dialogue Systems and Stories through Behavior Composition. Stefano Cianciulli, Daniele Riccardelli, and Stavros Vassos.

11h30-12h00 Small and large MCTS playouts applied to Chinese Dark Chess stochastic game. Nicolas Jouandeau and Tristan Cazenave.

12h00-12h30 SHPE: HTN Planning for Video Games. Alexandre Menif, Eric Jacopin, and Tristan Cazenave.

12h30-14h00 Lunch Break

14h00-14h30 Minimizing Simple and Cumulative Regret in Monte-Carlo Tree Search. Tom Pepels, Tristan Cazenave, Mark H.M. Winands, and Marc Lanctot.

14h30-15h00 Monte-Carlo Tree Search for the Game of "7 Wonders". Denis Robilliard, Cyril Fonlupt, and Fabien Teytaud.

15h00-15h30 On Robustness of CMAB Algorithms: Experimental Approach. Anton Komenda, Alexander Shleyfman, and Carmel Domshlak.

15h30-16h00 Coffee Break

16h00-16h30 Fast Instantiation of GGP Game Descriptions Using Prolog with Tabling. Jean-Noel Vittaut and Jean Mehat.

16h30-17h00 Job-Level Algorithms for Connect6 Opening Position Analysis. Ting-Han Wei, I-Chen Wu, Chao-Chin Liang, Bing-Tsung Chiang, Wen-Jie Tseng, Shi-Jim Yen, and Chang-Shing Lee.

17h00-17h30 Predicting Player Disengagement in Online Games. Hanting Xie, Daniel Kudenko, Sam Devlin, and Peter Cowling.


A workshop on computer games is to be held at ECAI 2014 in Prague. The topics of the workshop concern all aspects of artificial intelligence for computer games. This includes :

Important dates

Paper Submission Extended Deadline: June 1st, 2014

Acceptance Notification: June 23, 2014

Final Papers: July 7, 2014

Paper Submission Requirements

Papers of 10 to 15 pages in LNCS format are preferred. The file format for submission is PDF. Submitted papers should be sent to

Program Committee

Yngvi Bjornsson (chair), Reykjavik University

Bruno Bouzy, University Paris 5

Tristan Cazenave (chair), University Paris-Dauphine

Remi Coulom, University Lille 3

Stefan Edelkamp, University Bremen

Nicolas Jouandeau, University Paris 8

Peter Kissmann, University Bremen

Sylvain Lagrue, University d'Artois

Marc Lanctot, Maastricht University

Viliam Lisy, Czech Technical University in Prague

Jean Mehat, University Paris 8

Jochen Renz, The Australian National University

Abdallah Saffidine, University of New South Wales

Fabien Teytaud, University of Cote d'Opale

Olivier Teytaud, University Paris-Sud

Mark Winands (chair), Maastricht University