Special Issue on

“Intelligent Learning Assessment in Serious Games”


International Journal on Serious Games

ISSN: 2384-8766

Indexed by the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) – Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection


Guest Editors

Prof. Riccardo Berta, University of Genoa riccardo.berta@unige.it

Prof. Pablo Moreno Ger, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, pablo.moreno@unir.net


The assessment of learning in Serious Games can be defined as the process  of reporting results about the effectiveness of the educational activity provided during the game play,  in terms of the progress towards the established learning outcomes.

Data gathered during the game play, like game analytics (game events, player actions, etc.) and information gathered from innovative controllers (user movements, physiological measurements, etc.) have the potential to automate (through algorithms, AI statistical methods, etc.) the assessment process and to improve the adoption of serious games by stakeholders (industry training responsibles, teachers, schools, etc.) by proving the evidence of SG’s impact on learning.

However, the collection of statistical data alone, without a deep understanding of the specific context, cannot result to a significant effect in training and teaching. Ad-hoc designed approaches and technologies may facilitate the monitoring of learning processes and allow learners to adjust their path in order to optimize the outcomes of their efforts.

In this context, the International Journal on Serious Games seeks original manuscripts for a Special Issue on “Automatic Learning Assessment in Serious Games”, which is tentatively scheduled to appear in the April 2018 issue.

Submitted contributions should reflect one or more of the following sample topics of interest for this special issue, although other relevant research topics will also be considered:


Submitted papers must describe original research which is not published or under revision by other journals, conferences or books. Authors are responsible for understanding and adhering to submission guidelines published on the IJSG website (http://journal.seriousgamessociety.org).

Please address all other correspondence regarding this Special Issue to riccardo.berta@unige.it  



Please note the following important dates:


Deadline for submissions: 13 October 2017

Notification of Acceptance: 26 January 2017

Final copy due: 16 March 2018

Expected Publication: April 2018


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