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EAI International Conference on Design, Learning & Innovation

October 30–31, 2017 | Heraklion, Greece

SPECIAL TRACK

Digital Game-Based Learning 

 

You are hereby invited to contribute to the dedicated track on digital games-based learning, held during the 2nd EAI International Conference on Design, Learning & Innovation.

As digital game-based learning (DGBL) currently is a highly topical area within different kinds of educational practices (formal, semi-formal or informal). The special track will organize 5-6 authors intending to extend and widen the conference program and its impact in the field of digital game-based learning. In this way, it is the intention to further the main goals of the conference by offering a special space for sharing experiences and best practices and for exercising scientific dialogue on new and innovative developments within the field of digital game-based learning and contribute to innovations for learners in different educational contexts. 

We thus welcome and encourage academics as well as designers, game developers, and practitioners in different educational contexts, working in this cross-disciplinary field, to submit a paper to this dedicated track.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries.

 Accepted Authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to a Special Issue in the International Journal Designs for Learning. (http://www.designsforlearning.nu)

 

TOPICS

The topics that can be addressed are (but not limited to):

  • Digital Game Design and Learning,
  • Role Playing Games,
  • Game-based Learning and Digital Competence,
  • Digital Literacy,
  • Digital Games and Storytelling,
  • Integration of Digital Games and Learning Content,
  • Digital Games in eLearning Environments,
  • Digital Games as Motivational Drivers,
  • Simulation and Gaming,
  • Digital Games and Virtual Reality,
  • Teachers’ Perspectives on Digital Games for Learning,
  • Game Developers Perspectives on Digital Games for Learning,
  • Digital Game Development and Entrepreneurship,
  • Practical Guides to Engaging with Digital Games for Learning,
  • Digital Games and People with Disabilities,
  • Current Uses and Emergent Trends in DGBL.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Full Paper Submission 23 June, 2017
Notification and Registration opens: July 10, 2017
Camera-ready deadline:  August 18, 2017
Start of Conference: October 30, 2017
End of Conference: October 31, 2017


PAPER SUBMISSION

We welcome submissions in the form of Full Papers, Work in Progress and Demonstrations  

  •  Full Papers should be between 8 and 10 pages long (excluding references)
  •  Work in Progress submissions should be between 4 and 6 pages (excluding references)

Work in Progress submissions will be presented at the conference in a poster session

  •  Demonstrations submissions should be between 2 and 4 pages (excluding references)

Demonstrations submissions must include a three-minute (anonymous) video documenting the demonstration, and an extra logistics document explaining the requisites to present the work. Demonstration submissions must be a complete, stand-alone submission that makes sense without the video. The maximum size of the submission should not exceed 40 Mb. Accepted Demonstrations will be exhibited in a venue that is open to conference participants. Authors will need to be available for facilitating interaction with their Demonstration at scheduled times.

NOTE - We encourage authors (if appropriate) of all categories to provide a three-minute video, as this will facilitate the review process and increase the visibility of the work. All videos must be anonymous. The maximum size of each submission should not exceed 40 Mb. In case your submission exceeds this limit, please contact the program chairs to make alternative arrangements.

 

ATTENDANCE

One author of each accepted submission must register for the conference before the early registration deadline in order for the final paper version to be published in the conference proceedings.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries.

"Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: EI, ISI Thomson's Scientific and Technical Proceedings at Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI's own EU Digital Library (EUDL)."

Accepted Authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to a Special Issue in the Journal of Designs for Learning. The International Forum for Research on Design and Learning.

 
Papers should be submitted via Confy system. Please follow instructions on initial submission and in author's kit when submitting your paper.

 

CONTACT

Eva Brooks, Organizing Committee eb@learning.aau.dk

Robin Isfold Munkvold, Organizing Committee robin.munkvold@nord.no