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[ecrea] GamiFIN Conference 2017 - Call for Papers

Thu Oct 20 18:58:14 GMT 2016

GamiFIN Conference 2017, Pori, Finland
9th to 10th May 2017

Submissions due on:
DEADLINE 9th January, 2017

Selected contributions will be published in special issue of International journal of Serious Games
+ Open-access online conference proceedings

We are pleased to invite you to GamiFIN conference, on 9th to 10th of May 2017 in Pori, Finland. GamiFIN is a meeting place where researchers, industry and experts present results from their latest work regarding gamification, technology, media and digital culture for the future society.

GamiFIN is a concept made up by University Consortium of Pori. University Consortium of Pori (UCPori) is a centre of 2 500 students, 170 experts and four universities operating networked in a multi-science environment. GamiFIN brings together people not only from different fields of academia but also from different sectors such as companies and other institutions. GamiFIN is a great opportunity to present your novel and ground-breaking research results, benefit from the interaction with industry and practitioners and to get new ideas how to utilize gamificational approaches in research as well as in industrial level.

The GamiFIN conference features e.g. the following major themes:

◦  Gamification, ludification, playfulness

◦  Industry and gamification

◦  Gamification of public events such as concerts, sports events etc.

◦  Wellbeing and gamification

◦  Sustainability, ecological solutions

◦  Customer services gamification

◦  Funification

◦  Gamification of mathematics

◦  Gamification of data collection

◦  Gamification of research


There are two different tracks you can submit your proposals to:

1) academic and 2) industrial

In the academic track, the papers should contain 4 -6 pages, including the list of references. Papers are expected to contribute the field of gamification, based on the different themes of the conference. The contribution has to be original, novel, well written and scientifically ensure the validity of the presented results.

The industrial track serves the participating companies by offering demo sessions where current and on going work can be presented. Contributions concerning development, business cases, marketing, strategy, case studies, best practices and lessons learned etc. are welcomed. In industrial track, please submit 1-page position paper. All academic submissions will be peer-reviewed double blinded. The industrial submissions should include a short biography of the author / presenter, and description of their organization.

Papers in both tracks should be submitted in PDF format, but no special formatting templates apply in this stage. In general, both paper types should be formatted to follow the basic guidelines: Times New Roman, 12pt, line spacing 1 and margins top & bottom: 2, left & right: 2.5. References, tables and figures are acceptable in the papers. The camera-ready papers will be collected with appropriate template.
You can start sending in your papers from 17th of October onwards.

Submit to GamiFIN2017:


The authors of the selection of the best papers will be invited to publish their work as an article in a special issue of the International journal of Serious Games.

All the papers accepted to the conference, will be published as an open access-publication (D6 Edited professional books) via TUTCRIS, Tampere University of Technology.


January 9th, 2017: Deadline for submissions
February 20th, 2017: Notification of acceptance/rejection
April 3rd, 2017: Deadline for camera-ready papers for the proceedings publication
May 9th to 10th, 2017: GamiFIN Conference 2017
July 15th, 2017: Deadline for invited journal article submissions
September 28th: Notification of journal article acceptance/review comments
October 31th 2017: Deadline for final and Camera-ready journal article submission.
December 2017: IJSG Special issue published


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