NOTE! Due to the recent changes in the CEUR proceedings guidelines, please be aware that the submission guidelines for papers have been updated!

GamiFIN welcomes full paper submissions related to the multi-faceted phenomenon of gamification.

Please submit your paper through:

Important dates:

  • December 23, 2018:  Submissions deadline * Extended *
  • February 11, 2019: Notifications of acceptance sent to authors
  • March 8, 2019: Registration deadline for presenting authors
  • March 22, 2019:  Deadline for camera-ready submissions
  • 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 gameful 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



Accepted papers will be sent for consideration for publication 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).

According to CEUR guidelines, full papers submitted to GamiFIN 2019 should be minimum of 10 pages (including title, abstract, figures, tables, references etc.) and maximum of 12 pages (including title, abstract, figures, tables, references etc.). If the authors wish to submit their work as short paper, the submission should be 5-9 pages.

Download the relevant templates through the links below:

MS word template
LaTeX template
Ms template for Mac users

All authors are kindly asked to follow the LNCS Springer_Guidelines_for_Authors_of_Proceedings for the preparation of their manuscripts.

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. Both paper formats are equally presented at the conference and archived in the CEUR proceedings according to CEUR guidelines.

At the conference presenters of accepted academic papers will have a 10-minute slot + 5 mins for questions.

The GamiFIN conference will offer an entry to the Gamification Publication Track that can help authors develop their papers from the first manuscript version to the final journal paper and thus aim to increase the predictability and rigorousness of the publication process.

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