4th Educational and Serious Games Workshop


This workshop focusses on the fast growing area of Educational and Serious Games. The aim of the Workshop on Educational and Serious Games ESG2018 is to bring together researchers, game developers and gaming companies in order to exchange ideas on educational and serious games research and development with emphasis on case studies and practical applications. We invite authors to submit unpublished work to ESG2018. Authors are invited to contribute with research papers, case studies and demonstrations that present original scientific results, methodological aspects, concepts and approaches in the field of educational and serious games.


Topics of interest include any area related to Educational and Serious Games (E&S Games)

development and use cases. In particular, topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Applications of Games for Society and Sustainability
  • Case Studies and Applications
  • Collaboration and Competition in Multiplayer Educational and Serious Games
  • Educational and Serious Game Design and Development
  • Game Engines and Enabling Technologies
  • Games for Decision Making Support
  • Games for Education, Training and Healthcare
  • Gaming with Virtual and Augmented Reality, Mobile and Online Worlds
  • Graphics, Interaction and Visualization
  • Intelligent Agents, Gamebots and AI for E&S Games
  • Laws, Regulations, Certifications, Policies and Intellectual Property Rights for Games
  • Methodologies for Research on and Assessment of E&S Games
  • Methodologies for Gaming Simulation in E&S Games
  • Natural User Interfaces, Hardware and Accessories for E&S Games
  • Social & Psychological Impact of E&S Games
  • Usability, Evaluation and User Experience

Important Dates

  • Deadline for paper submission: February 25, 2018
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 26, 2018
  • Deadline for final versions and conference registration: April 1, 2018
  • Deadline for Workshop final papers delivery to CISTI organizers: April 8, 2018
  • Conference dates: June 13-16, 2018

Paper Submission and Format Guidelines

We invite authors to submit unpublished work resulted from research that present original scientific result, methodological aspects, concepts and approaches. Submitted work must not be not under revision elsewhere. The submissions will be double-blind reviewed on a rolling basis to ensure a rapid decision. Therefore, authors should not include on submissions names and affiliations during the reviewing phase and avoid references in the text that can possibly identify authors. Submissions must be of Full Paper (up to 6 pages). Papers must be written in one of the official conference languages (English, Spanish or Portuguese) and must follow the conference format guidelines. Format guidelines: http://cisti.eu/2017/images/templates.zip . Although submissions shall be done using PDF file format, camera ready versions of the accepted papers must be delivered in MS Word format also. Submissions must be done using EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cistiworkshops2018 chosing the appropriate Workshop.


Regardless of the type of submission, Programme Committee and Organizing Committee may suggest papers to be accepted as full-paper (6 pages), short-paper (4 pages) or poster (2 pages). Workshops full papers will be published in the conference proceedings in specific Workshop chapters. Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by ISI Thomson, SCOPUS, INSPEC and Google Scholar. Detailed and up-to-date information may be found at CISTI 2018 website. Published full and short papers will be sent to EI, IEEE XPlore, INSPEC, ISI, SCOPUS and Google Scholar. Poster papers and company papers will be sent to EBSCO and EI. Authors of accepted papers must register for the workshop to have papers published in the proceedings.

Workshop Organizing Committee

  • Luís Paulo Reis, University of Minho (EEUM) – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 919455251, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães

  • Brígida Mónica Faria, Polytechnic of Porto (ESS-PP) – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -

Tel: 934212478, Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 400, 4200-072 Porto

Provisional Program Committee (to be extended)

  • António Pedro Costa, University of Aveiro – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Brígida Mónica Faria, Polytechnic Porto – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Francisle Nery Sousa, University of Aveiro
  • Henrique Lopes Cardoso, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Joaquim Gonçalves, Polytechnic Institute of Cavado e Ave, Portugal
  • Lia Raquel, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Luís Paulo Reis, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Nuno Lau, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Paula Rego, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • Paulo Urbano, University of Lisbon
  • Pedro Miguel Moreira, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • Rui Rodrigues, University of Porto, Portugal