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  

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Mini Tracks

    If you would like more information on submitting a Mini Track, please email 

    Important Dates

    Abstract submission deadline03 March 2021
    Notification of abstract acceptance12 March 2021
    Full paper due for review22 April 2021
    Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)01 July 2021
    Call for Games Closes26 April 2021
    Notification of Game acceptance05 May 2021
    Earlybird registration closes15 July 2021
    Final paper due (with any changes)29 July 2021
    Final author payment date19 August 2021