Call for Papers


The Second Asia Pacific Conference on Gambling & Commercial Gaming Research (APCG2013)

1-4 December (Sunday to Wednesday) 2013, Kaohsiung, Taiwan


The Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies (APAGS) would like to invite you to submit your abstracts for presentation consideration at the Second Asia Pacific Conference on Gambling & Commercial Gaming Research (APCG2013), which will be held between 1-4 December (Sunday to Wednesday) 2013 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

All research on gambling and commercial gaming from perspectives in the fields of psychology, law and regulation, marketing and management, economics, public policy, medical science, and others are welcome. The language of the conference is English, though arrangements for some sessions in Chinese will be arranged if necessary.

The submission deadline is July 31, 2013, and corresponding authors will be notified of the results of the review by August 31, 2013.

For inclusion of your presentation in the conference program, at least one author must register. The deadline to pay the registration fee and to register online is October 1, 2013. On-site registration will be accepted only for participation without presentation and dependent on the capacity of conference facilities.

Regular registration fee: USD480.00
Discounted registration fee for speakers: USD360.00
Discounted registration fee for students and companions: USD180.00

(The registration fee covers conference materials, two light dinners, one conference dinner, three lunches, five coffee breaks, and a complimentary half-day city tour for delegates from outside of Kaohsiung. The registration fee does not cover hotel, insurance and travel costs.)


Dr. Hsiao, Teng Yuan(Jerry), Associate Professor & Chair, Leisure and Recreation Management Department, School of Tourism, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan

Dr. Wu, Tai-Chi, Assistant Professor & Chair, Department of Entertainment Management, I-Shou University, Taiwan

Dr. Huang, Guihai (Samuel), Director-General, Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies (APAGS) and Associate Professor, Gaming Teaching and Research Centre, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau

For enquiries: Please contact Ms. Pingli Cai, APAGS Secretary, at .

Here is a tentative conference program template; it is subject to change without notice in advance.

December 1, Sunday
14:30 Preconference Workshop (to be determined) and Registration

18:30 Reception and Light Welcome Dinner

December 2, Monday
9:00-11:00 Welcome and Plenary/Concurrent Sessions
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Concurrent Sessions

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Concurrent Sessions
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Concurrent Sessions

18:30 Light Dinner

December 3, Tuesday
9:00-10:30 Plenary/Concurrent Sessions
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 Plenary/Concurrent Sessions

12:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Plenary/Concurrent Sessions
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Plenary/Concurrent Sessions

18:30 Conference Dinner 

November 4, Wednesday
9:00-10:30 Plenary/Concurrent Sessions
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Plenary/Concurrent Sessions
12:30-13:00 Closing Remarks

14:00 City Tour

About Kaohsiung:
Facing Taiwan Strait on the west and Bashi Channel on the south, Kaohsiung is a beautiful and modern metropolis located in southern Taiwan as well as the second largest city of Taiwan island. Looking down from an airplane, one will see the abundant landscapes of Kaohsiung: the lush Chai Mountain and Banping Mountain, the clear and serene Lotus Pond, and Love River flowing across the city. This subtropical city boasts its brilliant sunshine and gentle breeze from the passionate sea. Sitting between Cijin Island and downtown, Port of Kaohsiung is the world-class port in Taiwan as well as a hub for international trade. The ceaseless ships and containers from around the world represent the energy and vitality of the business in Kaohsiung. Kaohsiung, a city of glamour, not only has unique features of mountain, sea, river, and port, but also possesses a rich culture and beautiful cityscape. The city sincerely welcomes your visit. For more information, the Tourism Department of Kaohsiung government maintains an excellent website ( in 5 different languages.