ECGBL Call for Papers

Academic Conference Call for Papers


  • Academic Papers
  • Case Studies
  • Work in-Progress Papers
  • Round Table Discussion Proposals
  • PhD Papers
  • Posters
  • Non- Academic or Practitioner Contributions

Over the last ten years, the way in which education and training is delivered has changed considerably with the advent of new technologies. One such new technology that holds considerable promise for helping to engage learners is Games-Based Learning (GBL). The Conference offers an opportunity for scholars and practitioners interested in the issues related to GBL to share their thinking and research findings.

Papers can cover various issues and aspects of GBL in education and training: technology and implementation issues associated with the development of GBL; use of mobile and MMOGs for learning; pedagogical issues associated with GBL; social and ethical issues in GBL; GBL best cases and practices, and other related aspects. We are particularly interested in empirical research that addresses whether GBL enhances learning.

This Conference provides a forum for discussion, collaboration and intellectual exchange for all those interested in any of these fields of research or practice

Please see the ECGBL Important Dates below:


Key Topics

  • Technology
  • Pedagogy
  • Social and Ethical Issues

For more information on Submission Topics, or to Submit an Abstract, please click here

Mini Tracks

Specialised topics within the field of Games Based Learning are suggested by the conference committee as mini-tracks each year. If you would like to submit a mini-track proposal for this conference please contact 

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline15 March 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance26 March 2018
Call for Games Closes15 June 2018
Notification of Game acceptance26 June 2018
Earlybird registration closes26 July 2018
Final paper due (with any changes)09 August 2018
Final author payment date30 August 2018