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  3-4 October, Porto, Portugal
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The 7th European Conference on Games Based Learning
Hosted by Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP)

Porto, Portugal
3-4 October 2013


Thomas Connolly

Carlos Vaz de Carvalho

Paula Escudeiro

Baltasar Fernández-Manjón

Paulo Gomes

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Winners at ECGBL 2013 Porto, Portugal

The winner for Best Poster


The winner for Best PhD Paper


siLang: Culturally Oriented Language Skill Development in line with Workplace Needs 

Rene Alimisi with Hariklia Tsalapata, Olivier Heidmann and Elias Houstis, University of Thessaly, Greece


Training Flexible and Adaptive Arithmetic Problem Solving Skills through Exploration with Numbers: The Development of NumberNavigation Game

Boglárka Brezovszky with Erno Lehtinen, Jake McMullen, Gabriela Rodriguez and Koen Veermans, University of Turku, Finland

Game competition winners at ECGBL 2013 Porto, Portugal


Winner for Best Game

2nd Place

3rd Place

Highly commended

Mystery of Taiga River: Scientific Investigation Game 


Sasha Barab and Anna Arici, Arizona State University, USA


ChemNerd - a gamified learning process in chemistry.


Jakob Thomas Holm, Sterskov Efterskole, Denmark


Lipa Eggs and a new approach to Early Years Education Apps


Ian Hook and Roman Hodek, Lipa Learning, Czech Republic


The White Card Game playing your way to competency

O'Rourke Mark, Victoria University, Australia   




Ludwig: a physics adventure

Wernbacher Thomas and Alexander Pfeiffer, Danube University Krems, Austria, Jorg Hofstotter, Ovos media, Austria


Best of ECGBL 2013 Porto, Portugal click the icons below to view

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Abstract Booklet






Author photos


2013 Abstract booklet




(Coming soon)






ECGBL Conference Director:

Professor Thomas Connolly, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Conference Chair:

Dr Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Programme Chair:

Dr Paula Escudeiro, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Keynote speaker:

Dr. Baltasar Fernández-Manjón, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Learning Analytics Applied to Serious Games”

Dr Paulo J. Gomes, Bigmoon Studios and Portucalense University

‘The learning power of MOBA games’


We extend our thanks to all participants at the conference, both presenters and attendees and gratefully acknowledge the support of the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), Porto, Portugal and the assistance provided by the Conference Director, Conference Chair, Programme Chair and keynote speakers. The stream and mini track chairs are to be applauded for their efforts in ensuring that timekeeping requirements were respected by all participants and the chairs and discussants of the PhD Colloquium are thanked for their invaluable contribution to this important part of the conference.

Finally, we value and unreservedly acknowledge the essential role performed by the executive and programme committees in respect of the double blind review process.





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Carlos Vaz de Carvalho

Conference Chair

Paula Escudeiro

Programme Chair




Conference Status

The conference is now closed. ECGBL 2014 Berlin, Germany was launched at the close of ECGBL 2013 in Porto, Portugal.



Publication opportunity

Papers accepted for the conference are published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of e-Learning and to the International Journal of Game-Based Learning.



Conference and Journal Accreditations



ECGBL conference proceedings are:



§           listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index)

§           indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.

§           listed in the EBSCO database

§           indexed by Google Books

§           indexed by Google Scholar

Conference publications are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body, this process can take several months.




The Electronic Journal of e-Learning is:

§           rated level 1 in the Danish Government bibliometric lists

§           rated level 1 in the Norwegian register of scientific journals and publishers

§           listed in the Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities

§           listed in the Open Access Journals database

§           listed in the EBSCO database of electronic journals

§           indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.

§           Listed in the ProQuest database



§           Included in Scopus


Proceedings for previous ECGBL conferences can be purchased from our bookshop by clicking on the Purchase Proceedings button.


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Who was there?

We have received several requests to make available the author pictures that were posted up at the Conference Registration desk. We hope this (along with the participant list in your conference pack) will help facilitate your personal networking efforts.

Author photos

And the winners for best poster are:
Insights Into Student Learning Using Virtual Environments As Assessments; Datamining SAVE Science

Diane Jass Ketelhut, University of Maryland, Brian Nelson, Arizona State University, Alexander Yates and Avirup Sil, Temple University, USA

Photo Gallery
Click on the image to see the Picasa gallery of pictures taken during the conference and conference dinner.



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