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

In addition to the main conference topics above, the advisory group invite suggestions for mini tracks. If you would be interested in preparing and chairing a mini track, please contact the Conference Manager, Elaine Hayne

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline04 March 2020
Notification of abstract acceptance13 March 2020
Full paper due for review23 April 2020
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)02 July 2020
Call for Games Closes27 April 2020
Notification of Game acceptance06 May 2020
Earlybird registration closes16 July 2020
Final paper due (with any changes)30 July 2020
Final author payment date20 August 2020