1st Workshop on Gamification Application and Technologies (GAT 2021)

Scope:

Gamification can be seen as the art of engaging users on some specific goal. These goals range from a simple fuel meter that allows the driver to know his cheapest rides, to complex software tools, used to engage students in their education process, or to motivate company collaborators achieving the organization goals. In the last few years, gamification is being used everywhere, reinforcing user’s attitudes which, in turn, generate positive results in a specific process. Despite its apparent plethora of benefits, the unbalanced use of its main mechanics can end up in catastrophic results for a company or institution. At the same time, gamification is currently seen as the savior for all problems, but there is a lack of knowledge of what it is, leading to its unregulated and ad hoc use without any prior planning. The main goal of this workshop is to share, discuss and evaluate different approaches and issues faced in integrating games into empresarial and education contexts, and what tools are available or being developed for supporting this methodology. This workshop will be targeted not just to the technologic support of gamification, but also on its methodologies and psychological studies. It will be valuable for practitioners, researchers and teachers.

 

Topics of interest:

The main areas covered in this workshop include, but are not limited to:

•         AI, ML and Chatbots for Gamification

•         Application of software-based gamification to novel areas

•         Applied Gamification (in Human Resources, Marketing, Health, Education and other domains)

•         Best practices for Gamification UI standardization

•         Big data and gamification

•         Educational Computer Games

•         Game data standardization and interoperability

•         Game Design Principles, mechanics and elements

•         Gamification within the industry

•         New concepts and techniques in gamification design and development

•         Open-source gamification tools and libraries

•         Organizational issues when implementing gamification

•         Player behaviour modelling

•         Reports on development and evaluation of innovative gamified software

•         Strategies to implement Gamification in LMS

 

Organizing Committee:

·       Ricardo Queirós, ESMAD, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·       Mário Pinto, ESMAD, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·       Alberto Simões, IPCA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·       Filipe Portela, Algoritmi Research Centre, University of Minho, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Program Committee (TBC):

·       António Marques, Escola Superior de Saúde, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

·       António Osório, Universidade do Minho

·       David Ovallos, Universidad de la Costa Barranquilla, Colombia

·       Jakub Swacha, University of Szczecin, Poland

·       Jorge Oliveira e Sá, University of Minho, Portugal

·       José Machado, University of Minho, Portugal

·       José Paulo Leal, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

·       José Paiva, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

·       Marílio Cardoso, Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

·       Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, Uk

·       Paula Morais, Universidade Portucalense, Portugal

·       Raffaele Montella, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy

·       Robertas Damaševičius, Kauna Technology University, Lithuania

·       Sokol Kosta, Aalborg University, Denmark

·       Vitor Silva, Escola Superior de Saúde, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal 

 

 

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