Call for Papers

Call for Papers, Contributions and Exhibitors

You are welcome to contribute to the conference and to present innovative ideas in education and training, policy-making and governance, decision-making, raising awareness with the use of simulation games and gamification. However, contributions may also focus on a wide range of themes related to theory, research, and practice in the field of gaming and simulation. This year we also welcome papers and submissions focusing on history and retrospective in gaming and simulation and gaming meta-analysis.

Conference Publications

All accepted conference submission (extended abstracts and full paper) will be published in peer-reviewed conference proceedings (with ISBN).
Selected full papers will be invited to the post-conference publication in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer.

Recent conference publications:

2015  - Kyoto – Kaneda T., Kanegae H., Toyoda Y., Rizzi P. (eds) Simulation and Gaming in the Network Society. Translational Systems Sciences, vol 9. Springer, Singapore.

2016 – Melbourne – Naweed A., Wardaszko M., Leigh E., Meijer S. (eds) Intersections in Simulation and Gaming. ISAGA 2016, SimTecT 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10711. Springer, Cham.

2017 – Delft - Lukosch H., Bekebrede G., Kortmann R. (eds) Simulation Gaming. Applications for Sustainable Cities and Smart Infrastructures. 
ISAGA 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10825. Springer, Cham.

Showroom and product exhibition

The ISAGA 50th Aniversary Conference will also feature a product showroom. This leading global conference will the the perfect opportunity to advertise and offer your gaming and gamification products to the the conference particpants. Furthermore, the conference floor and showroom will be also open to public and business visitors.  

We have showroom offers tailored to any organization with our Basic, Standard and Premium packages. If you wish to learn more, please contact conference organizers for more info and visit the Showroom section of the conference page.

The program of the ISAGA 2019 conference will include:

Presentation of state-of-the-art developments in the gaming domain, including research, technology, evaluation, facilitation, debriefing, and design
Game design and facilitation workshops
Special conference games
Plenary keynote lectures and panel discussion sessions
Active gameplay and open-space interactive sessions with a focus on gaming best practices and innovative ideas
A start-up stage, where young companies will present their products and ideas
Thematic research sessions and poster presentations (with the best paper and best poster awards; peer–review process)
Product showcases and presentations
…and much more

Social program

With its numerous sights and attractions, Warsaw offers exciting social activities. During the conference, you can enjoy interesting sightseeing and conference social activities. Participation in all social activities is already included in the conference fee!

In 1970 Dick Duke, who was one of the founding fathers of ISAGA, just invited people to join him at the meeting in Bad Godesberg (Germany) and offered all participants “beer and sausages”, if they would come. The meeting and eventually first ISAGA conference was a stunning success! On this day, we will celebrate and cherish the memory of that event and people who created it with beer, sausages and more at the KU campus grounds :).

Monday 26th August 2019

Tuesday 27th August 2019

We would like to give you a good feeling and a little taste of Warsaw, so we invite you to join us at the bar in the evening at the old part of Warsaw, where you can relax and enjoy nice company with a glass of wine or beer.

Sightseeing Tours

After early lunch at the Kozminski University you can choose from several tours (with bus and entrance tickets):
  • Warsaw sightseeing tour  Museum tour of Warsaw’s Uprising and Polish Jude’s Museums
  • Chopin tour to Żelazowa Wola (Chopin birthplace) and a concert,
  • … more to come

After the sightseeing tour, we invite you to join us at one of the Vistula river beaches for a beachparty with music.

Wednesday 28th August 2019

Thursday 29th August 2019

ISAGA Gala Dinner with Music
  • Part I: Honorific speeches and celebrations: Awards and Honors 50 years of ISAGA celebration act
  • Part II: Dinner and music till the daylight

(Venue will be announced later in the program.)

Closing Ceremony with traditional ISAGA tree planting.

Friday 29th August 2019