ISAGA 2023, 54th Simulation and Gaming Conference

ISAGA is one of the oldest communities involved in the domain of gaming and simulation. It covers a vast domain of knowledge and tradition in developing and using simulation, gaming, and related methods. ISAGA conferences bring together researchers and practitioners from the fields of management, social and environmental sciences, education, planning and technical sciences, to discuss the design, facilitation, debriefing and evaluation of gaming/simulations. The conference covers a wide range of application types and uses such as serious games for educational purposes, policy games and simulations exercises to support decision-makers, haptic games or boardgames to help groups carry out collective actions, interactive installations, or gamified environments to raise awareness, and much more in a powerful mix to produce spaces of exchange and of multilogue communication around complex issues involving humans and their environment.

The theme of the 2023 edition is

“Simulation and Gaming for social and environmental transitions”

We especially welcome contributions discussing and/or demonstrating the ways of applying gaming/simulation to accompany social and environmental transitions (games for debate, game for change, system thinking games, foresight games…), in various contexts of application of gaming/simulation (training and/or education, participatory and/or governance process, business and/or public management…). Contributions discussing epistemological and ethical issues raised by the social and environmental transitions and the practice of gaming/simulation, are also welcome. Check the website, for more details on the theme. We also welcome contributions on other topics of simulating and gaming, else than the theme of the conference.