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, Portugal on 06 - 07 October 2022

Conference Chairs

Conceição Costa
Filipe Luz
Nuno Fachada

Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

The 16th European Conference on Games Based Learning is hosted by Lusófona University  in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference will cover a wide range of topics, but how GBL approaches could be more inclusive and impact positively on the environment as well as on the well-being and health of people is the main theme of this event. We invite all of the community of researchers, educators, game designers, entrepreneurs, and professionals who are engaged in the study and/or development of games-based learning approaches to participate. Sustainable and inclusive practices and agendas, emergent products or technologies and innovative learning methods based on the interdisciplinary integration of sciences, arts and social disciplines will underpin the expected contributions to this year’s conference.

Lisbon Region As Never Seen Before

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline16 March 2022Extended until 30 March 2022
Notification of abstract acceptance30 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.