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.

All Papers accepted for ECGBL after the double-blind peer review process will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment.  The Proceedings is a published book with an ISBN and ISSN.

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

  • Games for Training Everyday Life Skills for People with Intellectual/Learning Disabilities
  • Game-Based Learning Approaches for Learning Programming
  • Digital Technologies and Game-Based Learning for Physical Movement

For more information, or to submit to, a Mini Track, please click here

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