Call for Proposals: Esports Research Network 2024: Where Worlds Collide

Call for Proposals

Esports Research Network Conference 2024: Where Worlds Collide

Conference Overview

In anticipation of the 2024 League of Legends World Finals in London, we are excited to announce the next Esports Research Network Conference, entitled ‘Where Worlds Collide’. The conference will be an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars, researchers, industry professionals, and enthusiasts in the field of esports and aims to explore the dynamic intersections between gaming cultures, competitive play, game design, and spectatorship within the esports ecosystem.

Dates: Wednesday, October 30th to Friday, November 1st, 2024
Location: London, UK
Modalities: Online and in-person

Conference Themes

We invite submissions that address, but are not limited to, the following themes:

  • The Evolution of Esports: Historical Perspectives and Future Trajectories
  • Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Esports: Community, Identity, and Behaviour
  • Esports Technologies: Innovations, Game Design, and User Experience
  • Media and Communication in Esports: Broadcasting, Narratives, and Audience Engagement
  • The Business of Esports: Market Trends, Branding, Tourism, and Sponsorship Dynamics
  • Esports Education and Career Development: Pathways, Training, and Professional Growth
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations in Esports: Governance, Regulation, and Fair Play
  • Globalisation and Interculturality: Challenges and Opportunities in Cross-Cultural Communication.
  • Pedagogical Innovations through Esports: Integration and Effective Implementation.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Esports: Supportive Strategies and Best Practices.
  • Sustainability in Esports: Social, Economic and Environmental Innovations.
  • Esports Performance and Player Health: Coaching, Training, Analytics, Long-term Holistic Development

Submission Guidelines

There are four types of submissions. Please follow the submission guidelines template.

Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts must not exceed 300 words and should clearly outline the research question, methodology, results (if applicable), and implications Please also specify within your abstract if you plan to submit a full paper.

Full Papers: In collaboration with the Journal of Electronic Gaming and Esports, we are inviting full papers for consideration in a special issue on ‘Where Worlds Collide: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Esports Research’ should be 10,000 words, including abstract, references, tables, and figures. They must be formatted according to the guidelines of the journal.

Panels and Workshops: Proposals for panels and workshops should include a title, a 500-word rationale, including topic structure, and brief bios of the participants.

Poster Presentations: Submissions for poster presentations should include a 200-word abstract and a preliminary design concept, including layout.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 20th, 2024
Notification of Acceptance: July 1st, 2024
Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 15th, 2024
Full Paper Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2024
Conference Dates: October 30th – November 1st, 2024

Submission Process

Submissions should be sent via EasyChair. Please specify the type of submission (abstract, full paper, panel/workshop, or poster) in the subject line.

Registration and Venue Details

Further information regarding registration fees, accommodation options, and venue details will be provided upon acceptance of submissions and will also be available on the conference website.

Contact Information

For inquiries, please contact the organizing committee at ern2024conference@gmail.com

We look forward to your contributions and to an engaging and insightful conference in the heart of London. Join us as we delve into the multifaceted world of esports, where diverse realms of knowledge and practice collide!