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

Wednesday 21 November

9.30-10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00-11.00 Presentations

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Presentations

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-22.00 CS:GO Tournament with Four Teams (incl. SuperJymy)

Thursday 22nd November

9.30-11.00 Seminar Session 1

  • 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

  • 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

15.15-17.15 Seminar Session 3

  • 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)


Friday 23 November

9.30-11.00 Seminar Session 4

  • Esports and Craftsmanship. Tom Brock (Manchester Metropolitan U.)

  • Why do we watch others play? Understanding esports as sporting entertainment. Andreas Schellewald (U. of Edinburgh)

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

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Seminar Session 5

  • 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)

  • Exergaming Usage. 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

17.00 Conference closing & coffee