Conference topics

Submissions of full papers and workshops are invited on all topics from the domain of games and creativity, including, but not limited to:
- Game-Based Learning (GBL) in primary and secondary education
- GBL in higher education and academia
- GBL in vocational and professional training
- GBL in informal learning settings
- Children designing games
- Teachers designing games
- Learning through non-serious games
- Creativity in educational game-design


All accepted full papers will be presented at the conference, and will appear in the related ISBN proceedings. The abstracts of accepted workshops will also be included in the conference proceedings. Both abstracts and full articles will be accessible in digital format through the ProActive website. Selected articles will be chosen for publication in the journal DER - Digital Education Review (ISSN: 2013-9144).

Important dates

Full paper

- Abstract submission deadline: 15/07/2011 (closed)
- Acceptance notification: 30/07/2011
- Full paper deadline: 30/09/2011

Workshop proposal

- Abstract submission deadline: 15/07/2011 (closed)
- Acceptance notification: 30/07/2011
- Final version deadline: 30/09/2011

Procedures and templates

Please send abstract/manuscripts to:
Here you can download the abstract template / conference publication template / poster template (the poster template is provided to help presenters, but is not mandatory).

Full papers

Full papers may address any of the areas identified in the conference topics. They must report original work that has not been previously published. They should explain how the presented work has built on previous contributions, and should indicate where and why novel approaches have been adopted.
Selection of papers will be through a peer review process.
Note that the absolute maximum page length for a long paper is 4000 words (due to publishing restriction). The papers should be formatted according to the conference publication template. Your completed paper must be submitted to by 30/09/2011. Abstracts must be submitted to by 06/09/2011, following the format of the abstract template.


Workshops are an opportunity for focused discussion, resource exchange, and forging potential collaborations around specific interest topics within the GBL community. Interested participants should submit a proposal using the abstract template, describing the scope of the workshop, main topics to be covered, and expected workshop outcomes. Abstracts must be submitted to by 06/09/2011.