Call: 3rd Annual International GamiFIN Conference 2019

Call for Papers

3rd Annual International GamiFIN Conference 2019
April 8-10, 2019
Levi, Lapland, Finland

Conference website:
Full CFP:


December 10, 2018: Submissions deadline
January 21, 2019: Notifications of acceptance sent to authors
January 31, 2019: Registration deadline for paper authors
March 29, 2019: Deadline for camera-ready
April 8-10, 2019: Conference


Gamification is a multi-faceted phenomenon that affects multiple domains of human life. Therefore, we welcome submissions related to this ludic transformation of our reality under several domains and related (but not limited) to e.g. the following keywords:

  • Users: e.g. Engagement, experience, user types
  • Education: e.g. Gamification in education, serious games, game-based learning, games & math
  • Media: e.g. eSports, streaming, gamification in journalism
  • Commerce: e.g. Business models, free-to-play, gambling, gamification as marketing
  • Work: e.g. Organizational gamification, gameful work, gamification in leadership
  • Technology: e.g. Virtual reality, augmented reality, Internet of things
  • Toys & play: e.g. Toy play, toy design/creation, toys in education, Internet of Toys
  • Health: e.g. Quantified self, games for health, health benefits
  • Culture: e.g. Ludification, history of games and gamification
  • Theories/concepts/methods: Contributions to science around gamification


3rd Annual International GamiFIN conference, April 8-10, 2019, Sokos Hotel, Levi, Lapland, Finland!

Welcome to the gathering of international gamification research community in the Finnish Lapland, Levi. Levi is a ski resort located in Finnish Lapland, above the Arctic Circle and features incredible Finnish scenery, nature and winter activities. This is the first time the event will be organised in this winter wonderland and we hope all of our guests take the time to enjoy the surroundings and activities provided by this unique and exotic location.

GamiFIN is a leading international conference for gamification research. The conference is chaired by the Professor of Gamification Juho Hamari and gamification scholar Jonna Koivisto. The conference is organized by the Gamification Group and past keynotes have included notable scholars from the field of Gamification such as Sebastian Deterding, Richard Landers and T.L. Taylor.

GamiFIN 2019 conference welcomes 1) paper, 2) poster, and 3) doctoral consortium paper submissions.

The GamiFIN conference will offer an entry to the Gamification Publication Track ( The gamification publication track is a one of a kind, “gamified” way to develop your research paper through GamiFIN conference, HICSS Gamification Track and toward the eventual publication in an associated journal issue. The aim of the gamification publication track is to increase the predictability and rigorousness of the peer-review and publication processes by providing a concise review continuum and discussion with peers.


  • Full papers submitted to GamiFIN 2019 should be maximum 8 pages, including the list of references. All submissions will undergo a double-blinded peer-review process. Therefore, the authors should remove any information that could give an indication of the authorship. More information about paper submissions:
  • Posters should be concise and visual descriptions of smaller research contributions, work-in-progress projects, student projects or results. They will be displayed at the conference venue and will provide an opportunity to further develop and discuss the research topics presented. More information about poster submissions:
  • Doctoral consortium: GamiFIN 2019 invites doctoral students (irrespective of stage in the program) to apply to the doctoral consortium. The doctoral consortium will provide all doctoral students the opportunity to develop and discuss their research among other students and leading scholars of the area. Any research presented at the consortium can also be submitted as a paper/poster in the conference, but the consortium will allow the attendees to more extensively develop their papers in collaboration with the conference chairs and keynotes, as well as other students. More information about the doctoral consortium:


Accepted papers and posters as well as far enough developed doctoral consortium entries will be published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings in the GamiFIN Conference volume. is a free open-access publication service and recognized ISSN publication series, ISSN 1613-0073. (In the Finnish classification of publication forums, CEUR-WS-proceedings ( are classified as JUFO-1).


Gamification Group, Tampere University, University of Turku and University Consortium of Pori (UCPori)




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