10th European Conference on Games Based Learning 
6 - 7 October 2016, Paisley, Scotland

Location of Conference

The University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Scotland.

Welcome to ECGBL 2016

Welcome to ECGBL 2016

The European Conference on Games Based Learning was established 9 years ago. It has been held in Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Norway to mention only some of the countries who have hosted it. ECGBL is generally attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, practitioners, game designers and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of games-based learning and serious games. Among other journals, the Electronic Journal of e-Learning publishes a special edition of the best papers presented at this conference.

The conference is also host to The 4th International Educational Games Competition.

ECGBL 2016 is being held at the University of the West of Scotland on 6-7 October and the Conference Chair is Dr Thomas Connolly.

ECGBL Chairs

Conference Chair

Thomas Connolly

Thomas Connolly

Programme Chair

Liz Boyle

Liz Boyle

A personal message from the Conference Chair

Welcome to the 10th anniversary of the European Conference in Games-based Learning. For the 10th anniversary we return to where ECGBL started, Scotland. Over the last 10 years, we have explored and debated different aspects of games-based learning. While we know more about the use of games in education and training since ECGBL started, there are still many open research questions and there is still a dearth of empirical evidence and, in particular, longitudinal studies.

We also hope that you can use your trip to Scotland to visit some of our beautiful country. Perhaps a trip to nearby Loch Lomond, a visit to the Scottish Parliament and the castle in Edinburgh or for those of you with some additional time, a chance to travel along Loch Ness to Inverness and an opportunity to see the famous Loch Ness monster.

Following the successful Educational Games Competition at both ECGBL 2013, 2014 and 2015, we are also pleased to be hosting the 4th International Educational Games Competition at the conference in Paisley, Scotland.

We are looking forward to seeing you in October!

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline17 March 2016 Extended until 1st April 2016
Notification of abstract acceptance24 March 2016 Completed
Full paper due for review05 May 2016 Completed
Call for Games Closes17 June 2016
Notification of paper acceptance14 July 2016
Notification of Game acceptance29 July 2016
Earlybird registration closes28 July 2016
Final paper due (with any changes)11 August 2016
Final author payment date1 September 2016

ECGBL Publication Opportunities

Publication Opportunities



ECGBL Publication Opportunities

Papers accepted for the ECGBL will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The conference proceedings have an ISSN (2049-0992) and will be assigned an ISBN on publication.

Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for publication in:

ECGBL Conference Proceedings Accreditations

Accreditations & Listings




ECGBL 2016 Conference proceedings Accreditations

Proceedings of the European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL) are:

  • indexed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK
  • listed in the EBSCO database
  • listed on Google Book Search
  • listed on Google Schoolar
  • indexed by Elsevier SCOPUS

The Conference Proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body this process can take up to several months.