Call for research contributions

Nordic DiGRA (Digital Games Research Association) invites research contributions in the form of extended abstracts which will be peer reviewed for quality and suitability to the theme. We accept deviations from the format as well as creative interpretations (such as panels, workshops and demos). The conference will be a fully in-person event in Uppsala, Sweden, on 27–28 April 2023.

We invite contributions from within and across any discipline committed to advancing knowledge on games. The conference theme this year, Interdisciplinary embraces, speaks to the multidisciplinary nature of the field of games research. We ask for extended abstracts in a first round, all accepted speakers will be invited to submit full papers for a special issue in the Transactions of the Digital Games Research Association (ToDiGRA) journal. This will be subject to a second round of peer-review.

Instructions for submissions to Nordic DiGRA 2023.

Nordic Digra Doctoral Consortium Workshop – information about the workshop and instructions for submissions.

Important dates

Nordic Digra Conference

  • Research contribution submission deadline: new date – 25 November 2022
  • Presenter acceptance notification: 1 February 2023
  • Registration deadline: 1 April 2023 (early bird discount until 20 March)
  • Conference: 27–28 April 2023
  • Full paper deadline: 31 May 2023

Nordic Digra Doctoral Consortium Workshop

  • Deadline for submission Doctoral Consortium Workshop: 8 March 2023
  • Notification of results Doctoral Consortium Workshop: 15 March 2023
  • Doctoral Consortium Workshop: 26 April 2023


The theme of this year is “Interdisciplinary Embraces”. The theme aims to celebrate the multidisciplinary belongings of researchers interested in games and the fact that our subject thrives in the meetings between disciplines. Additionally it is a nod to the end of the necessary physical separation during the pandemic. We ask that submissions relate to the conference theme by being clear on disciplinary belongings, positions, and transgressions, all to encourage the interdisciplinary embraces of the research presented.


Nordic DiGRA invites authors to submit papers reporting new research. In a first round extended abstracts need to be anonymised and submitted in the DiGRA template (word document) to the paper track. Suggested length is 3 pages + references, we do accept deviations from the format (for example panels, workshops and demos).

All contributions should be submitted through EasyChair. Reviewers will judge the quality of the submission as well as the fit to the conference theme.

Accepted extended abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper for a special conference issue in the Transactions of the Digital Games Research Association international, peer-reviewed journal (ToDiGRA, ISSN: 2328-9422). This is done to accommodate the variety of publishing strategies of various disciplinary belongings of game research scholars. Full papers will go through an additional round of peer-review.


Direct your questions to the organising team:

  • Lina Eklund, organiser, lina.eklund (at)
  • Jon Back, co-organiser, jon.back (at)
  • Björn Sjöblom, submission chair, bjorn.sjoblom (at)
  • Paulina Rajkowska, social activities chair
  • Andreas Bergqvist, volunteer coordinator

Nordic Digra 2023 conference website (start page)

Last modified: 2023-03-15