It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 6th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, IEEE SeGAH 2018, to be held on Vienna, Austria, from 16 - 18 of May 2018, at the TU Wien.

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission: December 29, 2017
Short Paper Submission: December 29, 2017
Tutorial Submission: December 29, 2017
Demo Submission: December 29, 2017
Special-Topic Workshop Submission: December 29, 2017
Authors Notification: February 16, 2018
Final Paper Submission and Registration: March 16, 2018
Early Registration: March 16, 2018


  • Best paper: Matthias Suencksen, Henner Bendig, Markus Wagner, Klaus Dresing, Oliver Johannes Bott and Michael Teistler, Gamification and virtual reality for teaching mobile x-ray imaging
  • Best poster: John Henry, Stephen Tang, Martin Hanneghan and Chris Carter, A Framework for the Integration of Serious Games and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Segah 2018 will be held on Kontaktraum (6th floor) Gußhausstraße 25 – 27, 1040 Vienna, Austria.
  • Segah 2018 Online registration platform now available in the Registration section
  • Segah 2018 hotels and accomodations now available in the Venue section
  • Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Thomas Grechenig as keynote speaker. Thomas Grechenig is a tenure professor at the Technischen Universität Wien since 1994. He is also head of the research group for Industrial Software (INSO) Thomas is also founder of Research Industrial Systems Engineering (, RISE), which is an independent European Research&Development provider with excellence to the global IT-industry, consisting of more than 300 delivery experts and IT architects.
  • DI (FH) Volker Schörghofer as keynote speaker. DI (FH) Volker Schörghofer is the IT director of the Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions (Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger). This umbrella organisation is responsible for safeguarding general social security interests and for representing the social security institutions in matters of common concern
  • The authors of SEGAH 2018 proceeding papers are invited to submit extended versions of their papers to the special issue “Serious games and Applications for Health” from the Information — Open Access Information Science Journal
  • Jurriaan van Rijswijk as keynote speaker. Jurriaan van Rijswijk is founder and chairman of the Games for Health Europe Foundation. He is an entrepreneur and serious game designer for 22 years and won the ICT Personality of the Year Award in the Netherlands.
  • Segah 2017 - Proceedings
  • Feb 2017 - Website launched


The overall objectives of the conference are the discussion and sharing of knowledge, experiences and scientific and technical results, related to state-of-the-art solutions and technologies on serious games and applications for health and healthcare, as well as the demonstration of advanced products and technologies.

Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing session.

Workshops, Tutorials as well as Demonstrations dedicated to other technical/scientific topics are in preparation: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.

Previous Events


We particularly welcome research on topics in the following areas:

  • Simulation
  • Virtual environments
  • Patient education
  • Game-based learning
  • Exercising and active living
  • Natural user interface
  • Human-computer interface
  • Assistive technologies
  • Accessibility
  • Diagnosis
  • Algorithms
  • Game design and development
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Signal processing
  • E-learning and Education
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Telemedicine and real-time monitoring
  • Clinical training
  • Healthcare professionals training
  • Rehabilitation
  • Public health education
  • Medical imaging processing, Analysis and Visualization
  • Augmented reality for Minimally-invasive surgery
  • Techniques and tools for Minimally-invasive surgery
  • Robotic surgical Procedures
  • Robotic instruments for surgery