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We are pleased to invite you to GamiFIN conference, on 9th to 10th of May 2017. 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.

Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems and to increase their motivation and contributions. Gamification has been studied and applied in several domains, with some of the main purposes being to engage, teach, entertain, measure, and to improve the perceived ease of use of information systems. Typically gamification applies to non-game and non-entertainment applications and processes, in order to encourage people to adopt them, or to influence how they are used. Peer-support activities involve cooperation and professional and discipline-specific conversations.

GamiFIN is organised by the University Consortium of Pori. University Consortium of Pori is a centre of 2 500 students, 170 experts and four universities operating networked in a multi-science environment. UCPori carries out research and education in art, economics, culture, industrial management, technology, and social sciences, and provides a unique multidisciplinary environment for the research.

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.

GamiFIN 2017 is proud and delighted to announce our confirmed keynote speakers, we do have a great combination of excellence around gamification: Dr. Sylvester Arnab, Reader in Game Science, Coventry University (UK), Dr. Sebastian Deterding, a senior research fellow at the Digital Creativity Labs, University of York (UK) and Dr. Juho Hamari, a Professor of Gamification at UCPori and a leading researcher at the Game Research Lab University of Tampere. Exciting lectures ahead concentrating on e.g. the current state of the art in the field of academic research on gamification, why gamification needs theory and how to transform ordinary tasks into extraordinary experiences. Be sure not to miss these key-talks next May in Pori, Finland!


We are pleased to inform you that the Proceedings of the 1st International GamiFIN Conference are now available:




GamiFIN Conference Chair: Jari Multisilta (TUT)

Local Arrangement Chair and Conference Management: Pauliina Tuomi (TUT)

Program Chair: Pauliina Tuomi (TUT), Arttu Perttula (TUT), Kristian Kiili (TUT), Jaakko Suominen (UTU)




Chen Vivian Hsueh-hua, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dillon Roberto, James Cook University, Singapore

Friman Usva, University of Turku, Finland

Hyrynsalmi Sami, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Ketamo Harri, HeadAI, Finland

Lindstedt Antero, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Lugmayr Artur, Curtin University, Australia

Milrad Marcelo, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Mäyrä Frans, University of Tampere, Finland

Ninaus Manuel, IWM Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Germany

Saarikoski Petri, University of Turku, Finland

Smed Jouni, University of Turku, Finland

Specht Marcus, Open University of Netherlands



Email: gamifin2017(a)



University Consortium of Pori (UCPori), Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and University of Turku (UTU)