Before the academic seminar, there is a day of invited talks and an esports tournament on Wednesday 21 November. 

 Abstracts for the presentations can be found here.

Presentations for the seminar sessions follow a format where the presentation itself has 20 minutes allocated to it and is followed by 10 minutes of time for questions and comments.

Wednesday 21 November

-- Wednesday programme at Liikunta building, room L303, 3rd floor --

9.30-10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00-11.00 Presentations

  • What has Yle learned on broadcasting esports? Juha Lahti (Yle)
  • The Smart Gym concept. Kari Partanen (Kajaani University of Applied Science)

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Presentations

  • Esports event organizing: Finland vs the World. Juho Nieminen (Assembly)
  • SuperJymy CS:GO eSports. Niklas Pehkonen (SuperJymy)
  • Physical load during iWall games. Auri Tuokko-Halonen (Kajaani University of Applied Sciences)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

-- Tournament at Musica building, Boombox, 1st (ground) floor --

14.00-22.00 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Tournament with Four Teams (incl. SuperJymy) 

Thursday 22nd November

-- Thursday programme at Liikunta building, room L304, 3rd floor --

9.00-9.30 Morning coffee

9.30-11.00 Seminar Session 1
Chair: Tuomas Kari

  • Gamification in knee replacement rehabilitation. Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial and qualitative approach. Eeva Aartolahti & Niina Katajapuu & Ari Heinonen (U. of Jyvaskyla) & Mika Luimula & Helena Malmivirta & Kimmo Tarkkanen (Turku U. of Applied Sciences) & Chrisna Botha-Ravyse (North-West U. South-Africa) & Timo Jämsä & Raija Korpelainen & Maarit Kangas (U. of Oulu) & Konsta Pamilo & Juha Paloneva (Central Finland Hospital) & Airi Oksanen & Hannes Keemu & Mikko Karvonen & Keijo Mäkelä (Turku U. Hospital)

  • Making use of a virtual reality game to reduce fall risk in people with impaired balance due to stroke.
    Mika Luimula (Turku U. of Applied Sciences) & Chrisna Botha-Ravyse (North-West U. South-Africa) & Eeva Aartolahti (U. of Jyvaskyla) & Ari Heinonen (U. of Jyvaskyla)

  • Sport exergames for real sport participation.
    Pooya Soltani (Aix-Marseille U.)

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Seminar Session 2
Chair: Tanja Välisalo

  • Finnish fantasy sports games - game types and their popularity.
    Antti Laine (U. of Jyvaskyla)

  • Instrumental Fandom and Daily Fantasy Sports.
    Mark R. Johnson (U. of Alberta)

  • Rethinking fantasy for sports and games.
    Olli Sotamaa (U. of Tampere)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Keynote: Emma Stanmore: Real world testing of exergames in assisted living facilities in the UK

15.15-16.45 Seminar Session 3
Chair: Aleena Chia

  • Sportification of Professional Gaming: A Study on Gender and Technology.
    Carina Assuncao (U. of Edinburgh)

  • Habitus in Cyberspace: Gendered Dynamics in e-Sports Culture.
    Maike Groen (Technical Uu. Cologne)

  • Why Do Finnish Women Not Participate in Esports?
    Usva Friman (U. of Turku)

19.00 Dinner at Vanha Asemaravintola (address: Hannikaisenkatu 18, see Google Map)

Friday 23 November

-- Friday programme at Musica building, Boombox, 1st (ground) floor --

9.00-9.30 Morning coffee

9.30-11.00 Seminar Session 4
Chair: Jonne Arjoranta

  • Overwatch: The game, the esports, and transmedial user practices.
    Tanja Välisalo & Maria Ruotsalainen (U. of Jyvaskyla)

  • Trolls Without Borders: A cross-cultural examination of the trolling victim experience
    Chrissy Cook & many more (Tilburg University)

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Seminar Session 5
Chair: Maria Ruotsalainen

  • Study on eSports industry in Finland.
    Osmo Laitila & al. (Jyvaskyla U. of Applied Sciences)

  • European Esports: a Peek into National Scenes.
    Miia Siutila (U. of Turku)

  • Most Meaningful Exergaming Experiences among Older Adults. 
    Tuomas Kari (U. of Jyvaskyla)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Keynote: Nick Taylor: The Numbers Game: Sports, eSports, and the Instrumentation of Performance

15.15-17.00 Panel on esports, exergaming & FL relation to sports
Antti Laine (chair), Emma Stanmore, Nick Taylor & Mark R. Johnson

17.00 Conference closing & coffee