IGGI Conference 2018

The IGGI Conference

12 - 13 September 2018

Queen Mary University of London

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Welcome to the 2018 IGGI conference! Since 2014, IGGI has recruited 58 PhD students working in games research topics, in collaboration with industry partners, and we are really starting to see an impact, with commercial games featuring our technology, entrepreneurial IGGI students launching games into the marketplace, and an ever-better understanding of the games as a tool for wellbeing and scientific understanding of behaviour.

This is a special year for IGGI – our final cohort will start in 2018, and we will have our first graduates. We want to continue to build our partner network – contact info@iggi.org.uk to find out more about how your organisation can inspire research questions for the next generation of IGGI students and benefit from an IGGI student working with your organisation.

And, of course, enjoy the 2018 IGGI conference – We are looking forward to meeting you there!

IGGI Conference Testimonials

Great to hear about the amazing 60 or so talented people doing some fantastic innovative projects at the IGGI conference.
Jo Twist, CEO of UKIE
So inspired to hear to breadth, depth and sheer brilliance of the IGGI PhD at IGGI Buzz 2017.
TIGA, Network for UK Game Developers and Digital Publishers
The student talks at #IGGI17 today were as varied, unique, useful and forward-thinking as anything you'd get at #GDC!
Will Freeman, Ex-editor, Develop Magazine
Great day at IGGI Phd 2017 representing @DECDTNetwork & @HorizonCDT. Some fantastic and inspiring research projects happening!
Felicia Black, DEN Project Manager and HorizonCDT Research Impact Officer
Buzzing from IGGI 2017- Great to see the team growing again, so many talented and passionate researchers ready to change the future of games!
Sam Devlin, AI Researcher, Microsoft Research
Enjoying slick and informative rapid-fire pitches of games research underway at IGGI 2017- great diversity of topics and approaches
Dayna Galloway, Head of Division of Games and Arts, Abertay University


The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (IGGI) is a £12 million EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training with the mission to develop cutting-edge research the games industry needs and transform the way the games industry works with the academic community. IGGI is a collaboration between the University of York, the University of Essex, Goldsmiths and Queen Mary University of London as well as more than 60 games industry partners like Creative Assembly, AI Factory, UKIE, TIGA, or Sony.

IGGI projects are organized around two main themes:

Find out more at the main IGGI Website

Thank you to our funders, EPSRC, and to all the collaborating institutions: University of Essex; Goldsmiths University of London; Queen Mary University of London, and University of York.