GALA conf 2017 Update

An updated program of GALA conf 2017 is available on the conference website

We are happy to present to exceptional keynote speakers:.

On December 6, Pablo Moreno-Ger (Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Tecnologia, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja) will have a talk on Serious games analytics as a crossroads between learning analytics, big data and traditional game analytics. On December 7, Ana Paiva (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa) will answer the question Can social robots play a role in Serious Games?

On December 5, 4 tutorials will be freely available upon registration to antonie.wiedemann[at]

  • FAtiMA: Implementing emotional behavior in social agents for pedagogical systems Samuel Mascarenhas, João Dias, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Exploiting the practice theory to design a social chatbot Manuel Gentile, Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • Introduction to Machine Learning techniques and its application in Pedagogical Systems Francisco Melo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Automated discourse analysis with ReaderBench: going beyond surface chat assessments Gabriel Gutu, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers University “Politehnica” of Bucharest

IJSG 4, 3 (2017): Gala Conf 2016 Special Issue

The International Journal of Serious Games has just published its latest issue, a special issue dedicated to selected papers from the GALA conf 2016, managed by the guest editors Rosa Maria Bottino and Johan Jeuring. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit the journal website to review articles and items of interest.