16th European Conference on Games Based Learning
6 - 7 October 2022, Lisbon, Portugal

ACI is taking a hybrid approach towards conferences this year. We are planning to run our series of conferences as physical events with the option for participants to join virtually. If when it draws close to the time  of the event we are unable to meet in person due to COVID-19 restrictions the conference will move fully into the virtual format. We urge you to continue to submit your abstracts and papers in line with the published dates (extensions will be granted on request). For more details and regular updates please click here or contact

Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal

Welcome to ECGBL 2022

The European Conference on Games Based Learning was established 15 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 10th International Educational Games Competition.

ECGBL 2022 is being held at Lusófona University UK on 06 - 07 October 2022

Conference Chairs

Conceição Costa
Filipe Luz
Nuno Fachada

Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

On behalf of the ECGBL 2022 organising committee, we are delighted to welcome you to the 16th European Conference on Games Based Learning at Lusófona University in Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon, the capital of Portugal is also the biggest city with a population near 3 million.Lisbon is the World's Leading City Break Destination 2020, so ECGBL2022 will offer you the opportunity to network with academics and industry members and do an everyday break to a diverse range of cultural activities. At last but not the least we have FADO and excellent food! We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon in 2022.

Lisbon Region As Never Seen Before

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline16 March 2022
Notification of abstract acceptance25 March 2022
Full paper due for review05 May 2022
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)14 July 2022
Call for Games Closes09 May 2022
Notification of Game acceptance25 May 2022
Earlybird registration closes28 July 2022
Final paper due (with any changes)11 August 2022
Final author payment date01 September 2022

Conference Publications


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.

Conference Accreditations



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

      • listed in the 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.