Relevant dates

Submission of full papers or research in progress papers by 05.04.2019 (extended!), replies until 15.04.2019

Optional submission of position statements before the conference (due date 09.06.2019)

The Workshop will be held on June 10, at Stockholm University’s Kista campus


The use of games in IS has increased at an astounding pace and led to inspiring trends, one being gamification which counts among the most prominent developments in the last years. However, there is some need for further research especially about how to make gamification approaches more user-centered. Especially referring to the adaption of gamification to the needs of users, the mechanisms behind gameful design and gamification are still not fully understood. The goal of the workshop is to discuss how gamification concepts can be better adapted to the needs and interests of users. We therefore welcome interested researchers that have experiences in adapting gamification to the needs of users to make gamification concepts more meaningful to them. Based on the experiences of the IS/HCI community, we want to identify the pillars for a user-centred gamification method that considers how users can be systematically involved in the analysis, design and evaluation of gamification concepts.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Methods to develop user-centered gamification concepts
  • Analysis of user needs and preferences in gamification
  • Motivational affordances and their role and meaning in gamification
  • User adapted gamification concepts and their influences on user behaviour
  • Analysis of the meaning of competition and collaboration in gamification
  • Analysis of related concepts such as digital nudging for user-centred gamification.

Submission information

We will accept research in progress papers (7 pages) as well as full papers (15 pages) (References included in page count, single -spaced pages, Times New Roman 11pt). The template is based on the ECIS 2019 template and can be downloaded here:

Interested researchers can submit their papers by sending them as PDF document and a list of all authors with their affiliations and e-mail addresses to the following address:

Each submission will be reviewed non-anonymously in a juried process in accordance with their fit to the workshop goal. We intend to provide feedback to each of the participants submission. In case of a higher amount of submissions, we will involve other participants in reviewing the submissions.

If you have any further questions, contact Sofia Schöbel ( or Andreas Janson (

Additional information

Together we will have a collaborative workshop part with the aim of writing a CAIS panel report.

Contact Information of Organizers

Sofia Schöbel (University of Kassel, Information Systems, Pfannkuchstraße 1, 34121 Kassel, Germany, E-Mail:, Phone: +49 (0)5618046659)

Andreas Janson (University of Kassel, Information Systems, Pfannkuchstraße 1, 34121 Kassel, Germany, E-Mail:, Phone: +49 (0)5618046321)