12th European Conference on Games Based Learning 
4 - 5 October 2018, SKEMA Business School, Sophia Antipolis, France

Location of Conference

SKEMA Business School,
Sophia Antipolis, France

Welcome to ECGBL 2017

Welcome to ECGBL 2018

The European Conference on Games Based Learning was established 12 years ago. It has been held in Austria, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Greece and 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 6th International Educational Games Competition.

ECGBL 2018 is being held at SKEMA Business School, Sophia Antipolis, France on 4-5 October and the Conference Chair is Dr Melanie Ciussi.

ECGBL Chairs

Conference Chair

Dr Melanie Ciussi

Programme Co-chairs

Dr Sophie Gay Anger

Dr Margarida Romero


A personal message from the Conference Chair

 SKEMA Business School is delighted to host the 12th conference of Game-Based Learning on its campus of Sophia-Antipolis, the biggest European Innovation Technopark with a strong EdTech community (www.educazur, UCA Education, #fabLINE Research Center). Transforming education with games is an exciting challenge, at the heart of SKEMA’s DNA (#innovation #digitalization) and LINE’s UCA digital innovation Lab, co-chairing the conference.
Sophia Antipolis is conveniently situated between Nice and Cannes in the South of France, 15km away from the international airport. With its +300 days of sun per year, you will hopefully enjoy a taste of an indian summer combined with a great gaming experience.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline15 March 2018 Still accepting abstracts
Notification of abstract acceptance26 March 2018
Full paper due for review03 May 2018
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)12 July 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

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 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.