ISAGA2018 Call for Papers

2nd Announcement
Theme: Active Learning and Neo-Simulation & Gaming: Sharing Wisdom
Date: 13th (Friday) July 2018

Venue: Faculty of Fine Arts, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand

1. Purpose
          Learning in the 21st Century is an active process in which student-centered, self-directed, personalized and peer to peer approaches are critical to the future of education. Nowadays, students of all ages are eager to be engaged in the learning process. The traditional models of knowledge transfer from an expert teacher to a student in a formal classroom environment have been replaced by technology support.

          The theme of ISAGA 2018 is “Active Learning and Neo-Simulation & Gaming: Sharing Wisdom” and its aim is to bring together a multi-disciplinary gathering of practitioners and researchers from public and private sectors to share their experiences and insights into the role and projected future of the latest simulation and gaming applications applied to the domain of learning and development. ISAGA 2018 itself will employ neo-simulation and gaming within the conference as a practical and engaging experience that aims to provide a lasting learning legacy for all its participants.

2. Areas of Interest

Any areas related to simulation and gaming. See examples below:

a. Design of S/G (Simulation & Gaming) in board games, card games, and other formats and approaches
b. Facilitation & Debriefing of S/G
c. S/G to test and develop theories in social science and variety of domains and applications
d. S/G for practical design of environmental, social, industrial, and political projects and applications
e. S/G for crisis management, risk management, and natural disaster management
f. S/G applications in language, communication, science, history, business management, logistics, supply chain, and other disciplines
g. S/G in active learning, experiential learning, skill development, and learning outcomes
h. Applications of S/G in computer-assisted, internet-based, AI-based, and other cutting-edge technological platforms
i. Experiences in using S/G in South East Asia

3. Types of Contribution
a) Full Paper
b) Thematic Session
c) Workshop
d) Poster

4. Publications

1) Abstract & Program Book: All Contributions (Paper, Thematic, Workshop, and Poster) must be submitted as abstracts on a one A4 page (one A4 page is preferred but two pages are maximum) for first screening in the conference before 31 December 2017. All accepted abstracts will be included in the isaga2018 program book.

2) Conference Proceedings (pre-proceedings): If presenters wish to publish their full papers in the conference proceedings (pre-proceedings) of ISAGA2018, they have to submit their full papers manuscripts (8 pages maximum). All full papers must conform to the Springer format as described in the link below:
The papers will be subjected to two blind reviewers, and the evaluation results will be sent to all presenters. All accepted full papers will be published in the ISAGA2018 Conference Proceeding.

3) Book by Springer: All accepted full papers that are published in ISAGA2018 Conference Proceedings will be considered for publication in the Post-Proceedings, a book published by Springer. The presenters may need to correct or rewrite their papers according to the review results and send their revised papers to the conference before 30 September 2018. The editors will select high quality papers for publication. See process of submission below.


• “Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal” (Sage Publications)

Program Committee Members

  1. Dr. Precha Thavikulwat, Towson University, USA (Professor of Management & Associate Editor, Simulation & Gaming)
  2. David Crookall - Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS), France
  3. Dr. Paora Rizzi, DICEAA, University of L’Aquila, Italy
  4. Dr. Vinod Dumblekar, MANTIS, India
  5. Dr. Hidehiko Kanegae, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  6. Dr. David Wortley, Serious Games Institute, United Kingdom
  7. Dr. Ryoju Hamada, Thammasat University, Thailand
  8. Dr. Suwat Thunyaros - Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya Trang, Thailand
  9. Dr. Songsri Soranastaporn, Mahidol University, Thailand

Date and Venue
Date: 9 - 13 Jul 2087
Venue: Faculty of Fine Arts, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand

Keynote Speakers

1.Professor Dr. Willy Christian Kriz
          He is a psychologist and professor for leadership, organizational development and S&G methods at FHV university (Austria). He is using and designing simulations and games for research, education & training and change management. He is co-editor in chief of Simulation & Gaming (Journal, Sage). 

          He is founder and past chair of Swiss Austrian German Simulation & Gaming Association, co-founder and past director of ten ISAGA summerschools and past chair of two ISAGA conferences. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web site:

Professor Dr. KANEGAE Hidehiko
          He is an expert of gaming simulation for urban and social systems in planning field covering future disaster mitigation and conservation for urban historic cities. He is president of JASAG and ISAGA EB member. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. web site:

Dr. David Crookall
          David taught at the University Côte d’Azur in France, and was, for 26 years, Editor of Simulation & Gaming. He consults for several organizations in Asia and Europe. His interests and expertise are in debriefing, learning simulation, environmental issues and publication. He was initiator and co-founder of ThaiSim. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Web Site:

David Wortley, FRSA

         He is a Futurologist, Technology Strategist, Serial Entrepreneur, Business Adviser, Freelance Consultant, Keynote Speaker, Writer, Entertainer, Gamification Guru, 360 Video Pioneer, Thought Leader, Drone Pilot, Imagineer, Lover of Life, Business Coach, Mentor, Facilitator, Early Adopter, Guitar Hero, Broadcaster, Photographer, Visionary, Philosopher, Pragmatist, Innovator, Optimist. Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web Site:


5.Dr.Pattanasak Mongkolwat, CIIP

          He is an expert in imaging and medical informatics. He has been receiving funding from the U.S. National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute. His current research interests include next generation user interface for medicine, medical data collection with GIS, and senior healthy living with IoTs. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web Site:


6.Dr. Ivo Wenzler
          He is a senior principal within Accenture Strategy organization and a senior researcher at the Delft University of Technology. For more than 30 years he has been developing and implementing simulation and serious gaming based approaches aimed at helping his clients deal with their business transformation challenges. Currently he is also doing research on gaming and simulation-based decision support in the context of sustainable cities and teaching a master’s course in serious game design. Web Site


The paper must be relevant to the conference theme.
Full papers (5-8 pages) accepted by peer reviewers will be published in proceedings or ThaiSim Journal. A complete manuscript must be submitted by April 20 2018. Send your full papers to 
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Presenters Fee / Person (THB)
Members 2,500
Non-members 3,000
Participants 1,800
Fee includes program book & proceedings.


Important dates

Activities Date

  1. Submission abstract on one A4 page

31 December 2017
Extend to January 20 2018

  2. Notice of evaluation results of abstract

10 January 2018

  3. Submission of full paper (not more than 8 pages) in Springer format

15 April 2018
Extending to April 20 2018

 4. Notice of evaluation results of full paper

 30 April 2018 

 5. Submission of full paper in camera-ready format

 31 May 2018

 6. Conference

 9-13 July 2018

 7. Notice of post-proceedings evaluation results

 30 July 2018

 8. Submission of post proceedings paper with revision

 30 September 2018

 9. Publication by Springer


Poster sessions

Activities Date

  1. Online submission portal opens

 01 November 2017

  2. Deadline for submitting extended abstracts

 31 December 2017

  3. Notification of Abstract Decision

 10 January 2018

 4. Deadline for submitting full papers

 1 May 2018

 5. Feedback of papers from reviewers

 15 May 2018

 6. Deadline for submitting Camera-ready papers

 31 May 2018


Walk-in registration = 3,500.THB
All fees include four breaks & two lunches.

Methods of Payment
 By cash at Financial Department, Thonburi University
 By bank transfer to Krungthai Bank, Big C Extra Branch
Account Name: The Thai Simulation and Gaming Association (Thailand)
Account No: 966-0-21706-4


To attend ThaiSim 2018, please fill in the registration form and fax it with a copy of your pay-in slip/ATM Slip (also identify your name, surname, and address) to 02-445-4164, or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or post to

Dr. Urairat Yamchuti
President of ThaiSim and Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Thonburi University, Soi Petchkasem 110, Nongkhangplu, Nongkham, Bangkok 10160, Thailand.


For your convenience, please secure your accommodation through Key areas to search include Klongsarn, Thonburi, Issaraparb, Lad Yai, and Wong Wien Yai

Contact persons

1. Registration: please contact
Miss Chantrapon Srisuay
Tel. 02-8090823-25 ext. 123
Fax. 02-445-4164

2. Submitting full paper for proceedings:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Songsri Soranastaporn
Tel. 02-441-4401 ext. 1525
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For more information


Register Form

April 20 2018