The GamiFIN conference is an annual academic conference, which focuses on the development, implementation and dissemination of gamification research. The conference brings together an international group of academics and aims to attribute to the overall development of gamification as a process and a tool.

GamiFIN is hosted by the Gamification Group in affiliation with the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology, University Consortium of Pori and University of Turku. The conference provides an excellent platform for multidisciplinary research, and encourages innovation, development of technology as well as networking among the leading scholars within the field of gamification, games studies, business-studies and human-computer interaction.

GamiFIN is already the leading conference related to gamification and is quickly becoming a prominent academic conference in the world on the interaction of economics and game research. Last year the conference gathered over 60 participants from 9 different countries and the acceptance rate for the submitted academic papers was 40%. The proceedings of the conference have been published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings in the GamiFIN Conference volume.

Even though GamiFIN is a relatively new conference, it has already become a notable conference not only in the area of gamification but more broadly in connection to online economy and game research. During the first years of the conference, we have already featured top scholars of the field as keynotes such as Sebastian Deterding, Richard Landers, and T.L. Taylor.


Juho Hamari

Professor of Gamification

Tampere University of Technology/University of Turku/University of Tampere

Email: juho.hamari(@)


Jonna Koivisto

Postdoctoral researcher



Maria Törhönen


Email: maria.torhonen(@)



Email: info(@)