13th European Conference on Games Based Learning 
3 - 4 October 2019, Odense, Denmark

Location of Conference

The University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Welcome to ECGBL 2019

Welcome to ECGBL 2019

The European Conference on Games Based Learning was established 12 years ago. It has been held in Austria, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Norway and France to mention only some of the countries that 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 7th International Educational Games Competition.

ECGBL 2019 is being held at University of Southern Denmark, Denmark on 3-4 October.

ECGBL Chairs

Conference Chair

Lars Elbæk

Programme Co-chairs

Gunver Majgaard

Andrea Valente

Md. Saifuddin Khalid


A personal message from the Conference Chair

The University of Southern Denmark is delighted to host the 13th conference of Game-Based Learning, on its campus in Odense. We have five faculties and about 32,000 students. Departments in three faculties are at different levels involved in the ECGBL conference: Embodied Systems for Robotics and Learning from engineering; Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics from Health Sciences and Media science from humanities. This exemplifies the cross disciplinary nature of research in game-based learning.

Odense is located on the island of Funen, right in the heart of Denmark, and is the country’s third largest city with 200,000 inhabitants. The city is one of Denmark’s oldest, granted town rights in the year 988, and was originally named Odins Vé as a place of worship for the Nordic god Odin. It was once the site of a Viking ring fortress on the banks of the Odense River. Due to this rich history, it has been a favorite destination for visitors for centuries. Today, it is first and foremost known as the home town of the celebrated author Hans Christian Andersen.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline14 March 2019Extended until 28 March 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance25 March 2019
Full paper due for review02 May 2019
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)11 July 2019
Call for Games Closes06 May 2019
Notification of Game acceptance08 June 2019
Earlybird registration closes25 July 2019
Final paper due (with any changes)08 August 2019
Final author payment date29 August 2019

ECGBL Publication Opportunities

Publication Opportunities



ECGBL Publication Opportunities

Papers accepted for the ECGBL after the double-blind peer review process, 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 further development an possible publication in the journals listed below. Note that journal editors are provided with the conference proceedings and will make selections if they feel work is appropriate and of sufficient quality for the journal. If invited to publish in a journal authors will be expected to develop the work by 40-50%, including a change of title and abstract. Individual journal procedures will need to be followed and there is no guarantee of publication.

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 in the Elsevier SCOPUS abstract and citation database
  • listed on Google Book Search
  • listed on Google Schoolar
  • Ranked by the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers

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.