[If you're a European - or even international - game creator, perhaps you might consider submitting to GDC Europe, which takes place alongside the big GamesCom trade show this year again, and for which submissions are open through the next month or so!]

The UBM TechWeb Game Network, organizers of the industry-leading Game Developers Conference, have announced that submissions are now open for the 2010 Game Developers Conference Europe.

The event, taking place Monday through Wednesday August 16-18, 2010 at the Cologne Congress Center East in Cologne, Germany, will once again run alongside the major GamesCom event to present the leading game industry event for developers, consumers, publishers and trade professionals.

The event is soliciting session proposals from now through Friday, April 23rd via the official GDC Europe website. Lectures and panel proposals are now being solicited from the international game developer community for all five of this year's conference tracks, which include Business & Management, Game Design, Production, Technology, and Visual Arts.

By once again pairing GDC Europe with GamesCom, Europe's leading consumer and industry show, the conference can offer content to address the development community at a central location in the heart of Europe and command the critical mass of the European games sector.

The event marks a return for the successful conference, which in 2009, its first year, saw more than 1,500 participants, including 130 international speakers, 40 exhibitors and 240 media representatives.

With the expansion of European developers focused on online and browser-based games, GDC Europe will focus one day of the event, August 17th, to cover social networks and online games, as well as key emerging markets in the region.

"Last year's show proved to be a raging success, with content and sessions presented by some of Europe's most important industry figures," said Frank Sliwka, Vice President of European Business Development and Event Director of GDC Europe. “Once again we look to the expertise and talent of the international game developer community to provide the amazing content that makes GDC Europe the leading industry event in Europe.”

For more information on GDC Europe, including location and full details on the call for papers, interested parties can visit the official Game Developers Conference Europe website.