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, therefore please remove any information that could give an indication of the authorship. The industrial submissions should include a short biography of the author / presenter, and description of their organization.

In the online submission system you will be asked to list the most relevant themes of your paper as keywords. 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.

EasyChair Submission system (requires registration): Submit to GamiFIN2017 

At the conference: presenters of academic papers have a 15-minute slot (+5mins for questions). More information will be sent during the following weeks.

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


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 sent for consideration in CEUR Workshop Proceedings and after acceptance, the proceedings will be published as a 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).


February 15th, 2017: deadline for submissions – FINAL CALL 

March 31th the latest, 2017: Notification of acceptance/rejection + guidelines for camera-ready papers

April 30th, 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