11th Conference on Videogame Sciences and Arts

27-29 November 2019, Aveiro, Portugal

Call for papers

Ten years, and ten years more

The 11th Conference on Videogame Sciences and Arts will be held on November 27-29, organized by the Department of Communication and Art of the University of Aveiro, and the Society of Video Games Sciences (SPCV). The annual conferences of the SPCV promote the scientific gathering of researchers in Portugal. These conferences are attended by researchers and professionals in the expanded field of videogames — Multimedia, Communication, Technology, Education, Psychology and Arts — to disseminate work and exchange experiences between the academic community and with the industry.

In 2009 the conference was held at University of Aveiro. 2019 will mark the coming back after 10 years. We intend then to show a thorough roadmap of the evolution of the national and international game research during these 10 years, as also ideas and speculations for the next 10 years.

Also, this time we plan going full international, using as working language English, for the CFP, the website, as the Proceedings. Therefore, if you've never participated in one Videojogos, this may be the best time to do it. We are calling for papers on games research from all over the world.


We welcome research proposals, long and short papers, and demos. All presenting new scientific results, innovative technologies, best practices, or improvements to existing techniques and approaches in the multidisciplinary research field of Games Research.

Suggested research topics for contributions include, but are not limited to:

  • Tabletop Games
  • Hybrid Games
  • Gamification
  • Technology
  • Aesthetics
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Learning
  • Methodology
  • Design
  • Criticism
  • Transmedia
  • Narrative
  • Serious Games

Important dates

Submission deadline (full and short paper): July 31, 2019

Author notification of the review: September 15, 2019

Submission of the print-ready version: October 1, 2019

VJ2019 conference: November 27-29, 2019


Full papers: 12 - 15 pages

Short papers: < 12 pages

The proceedings are planned to be published by Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science series, pending of final approval.

The Communications in Computer and Information Science is a book proceedings series by Springer and Indexed by SCOPUS, SCImago, and ISI Proceedings. More info

Keynote Speaker

Speaker 1

Ernest Adams

Ernest W. Adams is a game designer and professor at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, with an extensive professional activity in the field of digital games, having published "Fundamentals of Game Design" (2014) and "Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design" (2012).

More to be announced soon...


Full registration: 150€ (early) / 200€ (late) *

One author per paper

Associate members of the SPCV: 100€ (early) / 150€ (late) *

Authors, or presenting members of the SPCV association

Reduced registration: 50€ (early) / 75€ (late)

Regular participant (non-authors and co-authors)

Demo registration: 25€ (early) / 50€ (late)

One author per demo

Workshop registration: 20€ (one) / 30€ (two)

Minimum of 6 and maximum of 20 participants

* Registration includes the conference dinner, social events and indexed proceedings.

Event Venue

Departamento de Comunicação e Arte, Universidade de Aveiro


Conference chair: Ana Isabel Veloso

Scientific chair: Nelson Zagalo

Organizing chair: José Nunes

Program Committee (in construction)

  • Lynn Alves UFBA, Brazil
  • Miguel Carvalhais University of Porto, Portugal
  • António Coelho University of Porto, Portugal
  • Conceição Costa Lusófona University, Portugal
  • Paulo Dias University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Thiago Falcao Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brazil
  • Christopher Ferguson Stetson University, US
  • Aderito Fernandes Marcos Open University, Portugal
  • Emmanoel Ferreira Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
  • Renira Gambarato Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Abel Gomes University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Joao Jacob University of Porto, Portugal
  • Beatriz Legerén Universidad de Vigo, Spain
  • Fotis Liarokapis Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Filipe Luz Lusófona University, Portugal
  • Carlos Martinho University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Jorge Martins Rosa New University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Óscar Mealha University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Alex Mitchell National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Leonel Morgado Open University, Portugal
  • Wolfgang Mueller University of Education Weingarten,  Germany
  • Ricardo Nakamura University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Victor Navarro-Remesal Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
  • André Neves Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Jorge Palinhos Escola Superior Artística Porto, Portugal
  • Teresa Piñeiro Otero Universidade da Coruña, Spain
  • Antonio José Planells Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • Rui Prada University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Thorsten Quandt University of Munster, Germany
  • Christian Roth University of Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Pedro A. Santos University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Frutuoso Silva University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Maite Soto-Sanfiel University Autonoma Barcelona, Spain
  • Roger Tavares Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Ana Torres University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Jose Zagal University of Utah, US
  • Esteban Clua Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
  • Pilar Lacasa University of Alcalá, Spain
  • Ruth ContrerasPolytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Susana ToscaIT-University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Marçal Mora Cantallops University of Alcalá, Spain
  • Miguel Sicart IT-University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Ana Amélia Carvalho University of Coimbra
  • Riccardo Fassone University of Torino, Italy
  • Pedro Branco University of Minho, Portugal
  • Adérito Marcos Open University, Portugal
  • Sylvester Arnab Coventry University, UK
  • Carsten Möller German Sport University Cologne, Germany
  • Michael Loizou Coventry University, UK

Organizing Committee:

José Nunes (Organizing chair)

Ana Isabel Veloso (Conference chair)

Nelson Zagalo (Scientific chair)

Oscar Mealha (Co-organizing chair)

Tânia Ribeiro (Branding and design)

Silvino Almeida (Web design)

Liliana Costa (Registration staff)

Mónica Aresta (Registration staff)

Pedro Beça (Workshop chair)

Mário Vairinhos (Demo chair)

Contact Us


Departamento de Comunicação e Arte, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Universidade de Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

Phone Number

(+351) 234 370 389


Ana Veloso aiv@ua.pt Conference chair

Nelson Zagalo nzagalo@ua.pt Scientific chair