Keynote: Jason Hreha, Head of Product, Behavioral Sciences at Walmart

Keynote: Jason Hreha, Head of Product, Behavioral Sciences at Walmart

Keynote Speakers

The Persuasive Technology 2018 Organizing Committee is proud to announce one of the keynote speakers, Jason Hreha – Head of Product, Behavioral Sciences at Walmart, for the upcoming Persuasive Technology 2018 conference taking place in April 2018!

Hreha is currently at Walmart, where he co-founded an industry-changing behavioral science unit. His team works on projects across the entire business, applying the latest behavioral science findings and methodologies to key initiatives.

Hreha’s background is in design and neuroscience/ behavioral science. He has collaborated with Dan Ariely and BJ Fogg and published books on how to apply behavioral economics to business, product, and marketing problems. His work on the behavioral -change framework has been used at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2011.

We very much look forward to welcoming him at uWaterloo for the upcoming conference and will be releasing more information on his talk closer to the conference date.

Keynote: Julita Vassileva, Professor of Computer Science , University of Saskatchewan

Keynote: Julita Vassileva, Professor of Computer Science , University of Saskatchewan

Keynote Speakers

Julita Vassileva is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. She co-directs the MADMUC lab where graduate students study persuasive and personalization technologies for health, ecommerce, educational and social systems.

Dr. Vassileva’s background is in AI in Education, User Modeling, Multi-Agent Systems, and Social Computing. Her work since 2001 on encouraging participation in “serious” online communites proposed ideas and methods that pioneered the “gamification” trend. Her research on motivation approaches, incentive mechanisms, and trust and reputation management systems, applied in the context of educational and workplace online communities, have resulted in over 250 publications, many of which have been widely cited.

Schedule

Schedule

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Monday April 16th 2018
Doctoral Consortium
Location: Davis Centre (DC) – William G. Davis Computer

*Due to University closure the Doctoral Consortium will start at NOON on April 16th
**New schedule for April 16th

* The Doctoral Consortium on Monday, April 16, 2018 is restricted to those students who have had their papers accepted to the consortium, and the members of the doctoral consortium panel.

Tuesday April 17th 2018
Workshops and Tutorials
Location: Feds Hall (FED)

Wednesday April 18th 2018
Main Program
Location: Feds Hall (FED)

Thursday April 19th 2018
Main Conference
Location: Feds Hall (FED)

 

Tutorials

Tutorials

Tutorial

Tutorials and viewpoint papers are intended to help people attending the conference organize a related scientific meeting on a specific topic or instruct on a specific practice. If you haven’t registered for the amazing tutorials, don’t miss the chance! Check out the following informative tutorials to register at the conference!

Tutorial #1 – Persuasive systems design, evaluation and research through the PSD model
April 17th, 9:00am to 12:30pm

Tutorial #2 – Transforming Sociotech Design (TSD)
April 17th, 9:00am to 12:30pm

Tutorial #3 – Gamification: Tools & Techniques for Persuasive Technology Design (Cancelled)
April 17th, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Tutorial #4 – Combined Toolboxes
April 17th, 1:30pm to 5:00pm

 


 

Tutorial 1

Persuasive systems design, evaluation and research through the PSD model

April 17th, 9:00am to 12:30pm

Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, University of Oulu, Finland

This tutorial will introduce conceptual frameworks for designing, evaluating and researching persuasive systems, known as the Persuasive Systems Design (PSD) model and the Behavior Change Support System (BCSS) framework. The PSD describes the process for persuasive systems development and it explains what kind of software functionality may be implemented in the service or product. The model helps select effective persuasive features and categorizes them into primary task, computer-human dialogue, system credibility, and social influence. It also highlights fundamentals behind any persuasive system and ways to analyze contexts for persuasion. Results from a variety of research projects utilizing the PSD model and the BCSS framework based approaches will be presented. The PSD model and BCSS framework can be applied for developing and evaluating both full-fledged interventions and lighter persuasive applications, carrying out systematic literature reviews, actually building the software for these applications as well as user experience and actual intervention outcome research with these approaches. We make the claim that the topics addressed in this presentation will play a central role in all future IT design, and is relevant for all future software business and economy.

 


Tutorial 2

Transforming Sociotech Design (TSD)

 

April 17th, 9:00am to 12:30pm

 

Prof. Agnis Stibe, Paris ESLSCA Business School, France
Anne-Kathrine Kjær Christensen, Specifii, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tobias Nyström, Uppsala University, Sweden

 

 

Transforming Sociotech Design (TSD) tutorial will cover conceptual frameworks for designing and evaluating Persuasive Technology (PT) aimed at achieving sustainable transformations of our lives towards wellbeing. The tutorial will introduce and explain how TSD contributes to PT research by extending our understanding beyond limitations of traditional behavioural change designs and interventions. TSD embodies a fundamental understanding of the PT components that are essential for designing successful transformations, known as Socially Influencing Systems, Computer-Supported Influence, Persuasive Cities, Persuasive Backfiring, and Persuasive Design for Sustainability. This knowledge of TSD will empower the scholars and designers participating in this tutorial session to create PT that makes behavioural and attitudinal changes last. Moreover, the tutorial will also share the knowledge about strategies from rhetoric, psychology, and neuroscience that lead to attitudinal transformations. By definition, this tutorial will also transform the way participants see the potential of PT in attaining long-term permanent behavioural changes at all scales, be it an individual, group, or societal levels. Everyone interested in creating innovations that successfully transform human behaviour and attitude is welcome, especially PT researchers and practitioners, including designers, developers, user experience experts, psychologists, gamifyers, and nudging enthusiasts.

 

Tutorial 3

Gamification: Tools and Techniques for Persuasive Technology Design (Cancelled)

 

April 17th, 1:00pm to 5:00pm (Cancelled)

 

Gustavo Fortes Tondello, Lennart Nacke, University of Waterloo, Canada

 

 

This tutorial introduces participants to concepts of gamification and practices some gamification evaluation with a set of heuristics used to evaluated gameful persuasive applications and gameful design. We will introduce participants to some of the common gameful intervention strategies to add persuasive game design elements that can be used to motivate users and then train participants with our set of 28 gamification heuristics for rapid evaluation of gameful systems. The tutorial is structured into three 60-minute units, which will give the participants enough time to learn how to gamify persuasive activities, apply new heuristics and improve their gameful designs. The course instructors, Gustavo Tondello and Lennart Nacke, have both developed the gameful design heuristics and taught a successful gamification course at CHI 2017.

 


 

Tutorial 4

Combined Toolbox Tutorial

April 17th, 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Pamela Shea, St. Lawrence College, Canada

Kaela Shea, University of Toronto, Canada

https://sheala.github.io/

Many activities and interactions of people are facilitated, optimized, or encouraged through design. Persuasive Design presents a potential for interventions in many systems through applying engineering tools. However, behavioural manipulation is a complex and multifactorial system that is tackled by a diverse variety of disciplines. Despite technical knowledge and system design expertise, many in the field of Persuasive Technology lack experience in applying fundamental behavioural change strategies. Applied Behaviour Analysis, on the other hand, prides itself in solving socially important problems and has produced powerful interventions in fields such as autism, developmental disabilities, education, clinical psychology, and organizational behaviour management. Combining the most powerful tools of Applied Behavioural Analysis and Engineering to target specific challenges is a way of strengthening intervention capabilities of both fields.

The proposed tutorial will address strategic approaches each field takes in addressing a behaviour change challenge and will aim build a liaison between the two fields through the frame of reference of one specific target challenge. Organizers Shea and Shea lend their contrasting and complimentary experiences with behavioural change, drawn from the fields of Applied Behavioural Analysis and Biomedical Engineering respectively.

Workshops

Workshops

Workshop
Persuasive Technology 2018 offers workshops that allows attendees with common interests to exchange ideas about a particular topic that would contribute to advancing the field of Persuasive Technology. They provide an opportunity for interactive discussions that would move the field forward and facilitate community building around a particular topic of interest. These sessions may be single or a multiple year series depending on interest and attendance.

 

Check out the following informative workshops and submit soon!

 


Full Day Sessions

6th International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS 2018): Using extensive data in design and evaluation of BCSS

April 17, 2018

https://bcssworkshop.wordpress.com/

The Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS) workshop, already running for the sixth time in conjunction with the International Conference on Persuasive Technology, is a workshop that builds around the concept of systems that are specifically designed to help and support behaviour change in individuals or groups. The highly multi-disciplinary nature of designing and implementing behaviour change strategies and -systems has been in the forefront of this workshop from the very beginning. This year the workshop comprises new and interesting work on BCSSs in general, but also a more focused theme of using extensive data in design and evaluation of BCSSs.

Important dates:
Submission deadline: February 12, 2018
Notification to authors: February 26, 2018
Final version due: March 12, 2018
Workshop date: April 17, 2018.

Topics
Topics for submissions include, but are not limited to:

  • Smart monitoring for persuasive coaching especially in (but not limited to) the area of health and well-being.
  • Developing just-in-time persuasive prompts and feedback to support behaviour and to create adherence and engagement to different technologies, using data generated by smart sensors, self-tracking devices, wearables, etc.
  • Engagement, integration, connectivity, personalization, and changes in Persuasive Technology.
  • Interactive visualizations (including virtual coaches and dialogues) for personalization and social support.
  • High tech, human touch/humanizing technology.
  • Connectivity designs for social support, e.g. for lifestyle change and improving wellbeing.
  • Design guidelines for the design, implementation and evaluation of BCSSs.
  • Persuasive strategies related to different outcomes (engagement; resilience; attitudes; compliance; behaviours) and levels (individual; community; society) of change.

 

This year, we especially welcome papers regarding the evaluation of BCSS:

  • Methods for measuring the impact of BCSSs and smart persuasive environments on individuals, community, and society.
  • Methods for measuring the effect of persuasive strategies on task adherence (e.g., via fractional factorial designs).
  • Methods (including mixed methods approaches) for measuring various aspects of BCSSs in the wild; considering context and including process and product measurements in a real-life setting.
  • Methods or approaches to evaluate the persuasiveness of different technologies for BCSSs (mobile, ubiquitous, ambient technologies, virtual environments, sensor-based, etc.).
  • Advanced big data analytics for analyzing and interpreting usage data and self-tracking data from (multimodal) sensors.
  • Translating the outcomes into multimodal feedback cues, and their effects on adherence and outcomes.
  • Advanced analytics to predict adherence and to identify usage patterns and its effects on adherence.
  • Implementation strategies to deal with proprietary closed algorithm layers to gather reliably gather data of daily use, using commercial sensor devices.

 

For any submissions we wish to highlight that this year’s workshop aims at discussing especially the challenges that occur while developing effective coaching strategies and technologies; what data is used for the development of better fitted persuasive systems; and/or the evaluation thereof. Therefore we encourage authors to reflect on the challenges they face in this light, and possibilities to overcome these challenges. We also welcome position papers under this workshop theme.

 

Submissions:

We encourage submissions in three categories:

  • Research papers (max. 16 pages in the LNCS format)
  • Work-in-progress papers (max. 6 pages in the LNCS format)
  • Position papers (2-4 pages in the LNCS format)

All papers will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Accepted research papers and work-in-progress papers are planned to be published via CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Links to previous years’ workshop proceedings can be found at: https://bcssworkshop.wordpress.com/

Submission will be through Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bcss2018

Contact details:
If you have any questions about the workshop topics, please e-mail the programme chairs via bcss2018@outlook.com

Workshop committees:
Programme Co-Chairs
Floor Sieverink, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Randy Klaassen, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Organizing Co-Chairs
Robby van Delden, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Jobke Wentzel, University of Twente, the Netherlands

General Co-Chairs
Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, University of Oulu, Finland


3rd International Workshop on Personalizing Persuasive Technologies: A Road Map to the Future

 

 

Rita Orji, Dalhousie University, Canada
Maurits Kaptein, University of Tilburg, Netherlands
Jaap Ham, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Kiemute Oyibo, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Joshua Nwokeji, Gannon University, USA

 

Personalizing persuasive technologies can increase their efficiency and potentially leads to sustained behavioral change. Building on the success of the 2017 workshop which witnessed 12 peer-reviewed paper presentations, one keynote presentation, and over 40 participants from over 15 different countries, this year’s workshop aims to advance the research area even further by addressing outstanding challenges and opportunities identified during 2016 and 2017 workshops and developing new focus areas for the field. The workshop aims to connect a diverse group of researchers and practitioners interested in personalization and tailoring of persuasive technologies. Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences, ideas, discuss key challenges facing the area, and discuss how to move the field forward. The workshop will cover broad areas of personalization and tailoring, including but not limited to personalization models, computational personalization, design and evaluation methods, and personalized persuasive technologies. We welcome submissions and ideas from any domain of persuasive technology and HCI including, but not limited to health, sustainability, games, safety and security, marketing, eCommerce, entertainment, and education. Workshop papers and ideas will be archived online to be accessible to the general public.

 


Half Day Sessions

Persuasive Technology: Making a Difference Together (#MDT2018)

 

 

Dr. Sitwat Usman Langrial, Sur University College, Oman
Prof. Peter de Vries, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Prof. Sandra Burri Gram-Hansen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Prof. Agnis Stibe, Paris ESLSCA Business School, France

 

This workshop will discuss the research efforts that are being made aimed at changing human behaviour and attitude. It will engage the persuasive technology community to jointly look at where do we stand and where do we want to go with the field. In 2018, it will be fifteen years since the seminal book on persuasive technology was published. Since then, already twelve annual conferences have been held on the topic. The Persuasive Technology community has attracted many young scholars and has kept very strong core of leading scientists in the area of research. At the same time, not all expectations have been met over the last decade. Therefore, the community needs to come together and discuss ways for natural expansion and strategic growth. We need to acknowledge weaknesses in the area of behaviour change interventions and seek for ways to overcome them. This workshop will help to facilitate discourses around human behaviour, behaviour change, early interventions for behaviour change, persuasive technology, persuasive systems design, design with intent, personalized persuasion, behaviour change support systems, health behaviour change, socially influencing systems, user experience design for behaviour change, computer-supported influence, and more. The workshop will discuss open questions, promote a healthy debate amongst academics, create strategic directions, and unify everyone around what’s essential for advancing the community in a fundamentally fresh and novel way.

 


Uncovering Dark Patterns in Persuasive Technology

Prof. Agnis Stibe, Paris ESLSCA Business School, France
Dr. Kate Pangbourne, University of Leeds, UK
Dr. Simon Wells, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Dr. Brian Cugelman, AlterSpark, Toronto, ON, Canada
Anne-Kathrine Kjær Christensen, Specifii, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

The dark patterns are interactive design patterns that influence technology users through deception or trickery, and which represent unethical applications persuasive technology. However, our ability to identify dark patterns is limited, creating a situation where it is difficult to manage abuses of persuasive psychology because it is difficult to even identify them. Although there are numerous practitioner taxonomies of dark patterns, there is no scientifically-based taxonomy available. In this workshop, participants will enjoy an introduction to dark patterns, and an overview of the psychological mechanisms that drive them. Through participatory exercises, participants will help to identify the theoretical underpinnings that drive dark patterns, and contribute to the development of a taxonomy of dark patterns, based on consensus within the scientific community. In the workshops, we will form working teams who will review the dark pattern taxonomy, looking for alternative theoretical explanations. Each working team will participate in a group sorting exercise, designed to inform the development of a theoretically-framed taxonomy of dark patterns. All outputs of the workshop will be captured and used to advance this study towards validation of the taxonomy. After the workshops, the authors of this paper will incorporate all the advancements into the next stage of the research, which will feed into a subsequent paper on a taxonomy of dark patterns, addressing the identified research questions.
Proposal Submission

Proposal Submission

Calls

2018 Persuasive Technology Conference: Proposal Submission

 

Submission Types

  • Paper (short and long)
  • Poster
  • Workshop
  • Symposium
  • Demo
  • Doctoral consortium
  • Tutorial / Viewpoint paper

More elaborate descriptions of each submission type are given below.


 

Paper

A paper submission is suitable for original research that is completed at the time of submission and, regardless of the length of the paper, are self-sufficient scientific contributions. Papers can be full papers (12 pages max., including all) or short papers (6 pages max., including all) in Springer LNCS format, and should describe work that is not presented, published, or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

Paper submissions can be uploaded via this link:

https://ocs.springer.com/ocs/home/Persuasive2018

Make sure you follow the LNCS formatting guidelines for your paper:

https://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by the review committee.  When accepted, a camera ready version of the paper must be submitted before the deadline. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and devoted a time slot for oral presentation. At least one author per submission is required to register before the end of the early registration period and be present at the conference. Inclusion in the proceedings is conditional upon successful registration.

Important dates:

Submission deadline: November 1, 2017  November 15, 2017

Decision notification: January 15, 2018,  January 22, 2018

Camera ready version: January 31, 2018, February 2, 2018

Note: If your paper is accepted, please read the following information carefully before submitting your camera ready version!

All papers accepted for publication in LNCS should strictly adhere to the layout characteristics that can be found on http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 (there are various templates here that can be of assistance). In addition, for each paper, a Consent to Publish needs to be filled out completely and signed, and this needs to be sent together with the photo-ready (final) version of the paper. Please use the prefilled Consent to Publish form posted here.


 

Poster

A poster submission is suitable for descriptions of small studies/experiences, of project outlines, or of work in progress. Authors should submit a 2-page abstract (including references).

Make sure your poster submission follows the formatting guidelines that are described in the Poster Template.

Posters will be displayed and presented during a dedicated session of the conference. Accepted posters will be included in the adjunct conference proceedings. Yet inclusion in the adjunct proceedings is conditional upon successful registration. Poster presenters are required to register before the end of the early registration period and be present at the conference in order to describe the content to viewers.

Please submit Posters to: poster.persuasive2018@gmail.com

Important dates:

Submission deadline: January 30, 2018

Decision notification: February 15, 2018

Camera ready version: February 28, 2018


 

Workshop

Workshops provide avenues for attendees with common interests to exchange and discuss their ideas about a particular topic that would contribute to advancing the field of Persuasive Technology in general. They provide an opportunity for interactive discussions that would move the field forward and facilitate community building around a particular topic of interest. Persuasive workshops might address any aspect of persuasive technology as highlighted in the conference page.

Approved workshops will be announced on the website. They will take place during a half- or full-day session before the conference, on April 17th, 2018. Apart from the physical and virtual space in the workshop venue, all aspects of tutorials and workshops are the responsibility of the session’s organizers (e.g. adjunct proceedings, schedule, review, promotion, supporting material).

Submission Format: Springer LNCS format (no more than 4 pages), including Background, Organizers, Link to Website, Workshop Structure, Anticipated Outcome, and References. Accepted proposals will be given a time slot, conditional upon successful registration of the organizers before the end of the early registration period.

Workshop proposals are peer-reviewed and are highly selective. In the previous year, less than 30% of workshop proposals were accepted. Workshop proposals will be selected by a team of juries. Acceptance decisions will be based on an assessment of how compelling the workshop is likely to be for Persuasive Technology attendees: scientific quality, relevance to the main conference theme, ability to generate interesting discussion and useful outcome, and ability to attract a reasonable number of participants.

Please submit Workshops to: workshop.persuasive2018@gmail.com

Accepted workshops will be included in the adjunct conference proceedings. Yet inclusion in the adjunct proceedings is conditional upon successful registration.

Important dates:

Proposal submission deadline: November 21, 2017

Decision notification: December 15, 2017

Camera-ready: January 31, 2018

Workshop Date: April 17, 2018


 

Symposium

A Symposium is a 60-minute presentation by 3-4 individuals who address a common theme or topic. A minimum of 15 minutes should be reserved for questions from the audience and dialogue among presenters. It is recommended that a symposium includes presenters from at least two different institutions.

Submissions should include a general overview of the session of max. 500 words and an individual abstract of each presenter within the symposium, including their affiliation, of max. 500 words each. Submissions can be sent to symposium@persuasivetechnology.eu.

Accepted symposia will be included in the adjunct conference proceedings. Yet inclusion in the adjunct proceedings is conditional upon successful registration.

Please submit Symposiums to: symposium.persuasive2018@gmail.com

Important dates:

Submission deadline: November 30, 2017

Decision notification: January 15, 2018

Camera ready version: January 31, 2018


 

Demo

If you want to demonstrate a piece of persuasive technology during the demo session so that attendees can try and interact with it, please submit a max. 2-page description to demo@persuasivetechnology.eu, including the authors, a description of the system and its purpose, its status of implementation and deployment, the contents of the demo to be shown at the conference, and the equipment. If you want to show a commercial product, then you might be asked to pay an exhibition fee.

Make sure your demo submission follows the formatting guidelines that are described in the Demo-Template(click to download).

Demo presenters need to bring their working demo and the hardware on which it runs (laptop, mobile phone, …) themselves. Accepted demos will be presented during a dedicated session of the conference, conditional upon successful registration before the end of the early registration period.

Accepted demos will be included in the adjunct conference proceedings. Yet inclusion in the adjunct proceedings is conditional upon successful registration.

Please submit Demos to: demo.persuasive2018@gmail.com

Important dates:

Submission deadline: January 30, 2018

Decision notification: February 15, 2018

Camera-ready version: February 28, 2018


 

Doctoral Consortium

On April 16, 2018, the Doctoral Consortium of Persuasive Technology 2018 will take place, right before the PT2018 conference.The Doctoral Consortium is a special session of the conference where Ph.D. students in the early phases of their research can receive advice in a constructive atmosphere. Students present and discuss their research with other Ph.D. students and a panel of established researchers in the area of persuasive technology.

Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should submit a 2-page abstract, describing their research question(s), its position with respect to the state of the art, their research plans and methodology, ideas, and results achieved so far.

Accepted abstracts will be included in the Doctoral Consortium session after successful registration. The panel of established researchers will read these abstracts, and after a Ph.D. student’s presentation (closely linked to the abstract), the panel will give the Ph.D. student feedback on scientific contributions, future directions, methodology, etc.

Please submit Doctoral Consortiums abstracts to: consortium.persuasive2018@gmail.com

Important dates:

Submission deadline: January 29, 2018, February 15, 2018

Decision notification: February 19, 2018

Camera ready version: February 26, 2018


Tutorials/Viewpoint Papers

Tutorials and viewpoint papers are intended to help people attending the conference organize a related scientific meeting on a specific topic or instruct on a specific practice. Apart from the physical and virtual space in the workshop venue, all aspects of tutorials and workshops are the responsibility of the session’s organizers (e.g., proceedings, schedule, review, promotion, supporting material).

If you want to organize a tutorial or viewpoint paper session, please submit a proposal as a 4-page description including the name of the organizers, the components of the committee, a description of the topic, motivation, organization, expected outcome, and supporting materials. Upon approval, the tutorial/ viewpoint paper session will be devoted a dedicated space on the conference website, conditional upon successful registration of the organizers before the end of the early registration period.

Accepted tutorial sessions will require a minimum of 15 registered attendees to stay in the program. Presenters will receive 50% of the proceedings from the registration fees for their tutorial session. The presenters, with the support of the Persuasive Technology 2018 committee, will be encouraged to recruit for their tutorial sessions.

Email for submission: tutorial.persuasive2018@gmail.com

Important dates:

Submission deadline: November 1, 2017  November 15, 2017

Decision notification: January 13, 2018

Camera-ready version: January 27, 2018


 

All types of submissions must be written in English. All types of submissions, except papers, should be sent electronically as pdf files to the appropriate submission emails outlined above. Paper submissions must be uploaded via this link: https://ocs.springer.com/ocs/home/Persuasive2018. Also, for paper submissions, make sure you follow the LNCS formatting guidelines: https://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Attention will be paid in the reviewing process to originality, technical soundness, quality of writing, ethics, validation, and connections with other work in the domain of persuasive technology. To support the blind review process of long and short papers, submissions need to be anonymous. Names and affiliations must be removed from the title page, excessive self-citation in the bibliography must be kept to a minimum and citation to the authors’ previous work in the text body must be in the third person (e.g. avoiding “As we described in [1], …” and using instead “As <Author Name> described in [1]).

When accepted a camera ready version of the paper (as .pdf) including source files (e.g., .doc, .docx or LaTeX files) must be submitted. At least one author per submission is required to register before the end of the early registration period and be present at the conference. Inclusion in the proceedings is conditional upon successful registration.

 

Call for Proposal

Call for Proposal

Calls

2018 Persuasive Technology Conference: Call for Proposal

Persuasive Technology (PT) is a vibrant interdisciplinary research field focusing on the design, development, and evaluation of interactive technologies.  Persuasive Technology aims at changing people’s attitudes or behaviors through persuasion and social influence, but not through coercion or deception.

From April 16-19, 2018, the 13th international conference on Persuasive Technologies will be hosted by the University of Waterloo, Canada, a short drive from the beautiful multicultural city of Toronto.  This is the first time that the Persuasive Technology conference has come to Canada. The previous successful conferences have been organized in Amsterdam, Salzburg, Chicago, Padua, Sydney, Linköping, Columbus, Copenhagen, Claremont, Oulu, Palo Alto, and Eindhoven.

The conference will bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia who are working in the field of persuasive technologies. As a community, we aim at enriching people’s lives in various domains – e.g., health, safety, and the environment – by supporting their personal goals to change their behavior.

 

Scope

2018 Special Theme: Persuasive Technology – Making a Difference

This year’s special theme for the Persuasive Technology conference is “Making a difference”.  This theme is both a celebration of what Persuasive Technology has accomplished and a challenge for where Persuasive Technology can make a difference in the future.  As a result, we invite papers that show clearly the design of persuasive technologies with the explicit goal of creating behavioral change, and papers that show that persuasive technologies made a difference.  Papers that explore methods to improve the understanding of persuasive interventions and the measurement of behaviour change are also encouraged.  We also encourage papers exploring new frontiers for persuasive technology, such as personalized persuasion, uses of big data, and new ways of creating engagement through gaming or social connection.  Persuasive technologies in various domains (health, energy usage, social commitment and others) and creative and effective uses of persuasion through various technologies (web, wearables, AI, and smart environments) will also be considered.  

We welcome a wide diversity of papers. Papers eligible for acceptance may address the application of PT in different domains (e.g., health, safety, energy, etc.), examine the specific psychological mechanisms that positively or negatively influence PT effectiveness (e.g., habits, reciprocity, social comparison), the ethics of persuasive technology, focus on technology that provides input to persuasion attempts (e.g., sensors, monitoring, AI, etc.), or emphasize methodology (for design, evaluation, implementation, etc.). Whatever the focus, we especially welcome papers that focus on technology as a means to study interactions between humans and PT, are grounded in relevant and up-to-date theory, transcend a mere showcasing of applications, and address the generalizability of results.

The list below provides some additional examples (in no particular order); eligible papers are not limited to these specific examples.

 

Domains

  • Safety
  • Personalized health care (e.g. health, well-being, happiness)
  • Personalized medicine
  • Healthy environments
  • Sustainable environment
  • Persuasive well-being
  • Persuasive cities
  • eLearning and training
  • Marketing and e-commerce

 

Technological and design perspective

  • Big data systems
  • Sensing technology
  • Early warning systems
  • Intelligent systems
  • Smart environments
  • Connected devices (Internet of Things)
  • Design of feedback
  • Multimodal interaction
  • Persuasive systems, interfaces, visualization
  • Socially influencing systems
  • Computer-supported influence
  • Tailored, persuasive, and personalized systems
  • Mobile, pervasive and ubiquitous persuasion

 

Methodology

  • Design methodologies
  • Behavior change support systems design
  • Experiments
  • Big data methodologies
  • Gamification
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation and validation
  • Valorization
  • Machine learning
  • (Ecological) monitoring
  • Feedback
  • Coaching
  • Persuasion through gamification

 

Theory

  • Mass persuasion and interactive technologies
  • Cognition and persuasive technology
  • Ethics and moral issues
  • Cultural influences
  • Humanizing and/or dehumanizing effects of persuasive technology
  • Unconscious processes
  • Habits and habit change
  • Social practices
  • Cultural values
  • Reciprocity
  • Competition, social comparison
  • HCI issues

 

Miscellaneous

  • Unexpected effects of PT
  • Disruptive technology
  • Persuasive backfiring
  • Peripheral interaction
  • Slow technology

 

Contributions can be made in the following categories:

  • Paper (short and long)
  • Poster
  • Workshop
  • Symposium
  • Demo
  • Doctoral consortium
  • Tutorial

 

Chairs

General chair: Catherine Burns

Organizing chair: Plinio Pelegrini Morita

Program chairs: Jaap Ham and Evangelos Karapanos

Tutorial and Doctoral Symposium chair: Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen

Workshop chair: Rita Orji

Program Committee Members

Raian Ali

Nilufar Baghaei

Shlomo Berkovsky

Samir Chatterjee

Luca Chittaro

Anne-Kathrine Kjaer Christensen

Jacqueline Corbett

Janet Davis

Peter De Vries

Alexander Felfernig

Sandra Burri Gram-Hansen

Ulrike Gretzel

Stephen Intille

Anthony Jameson

Simon Jones

Maurits Kaptein

Pasi Karppinen

Saskia Kelders

Joyca Lacroix

Sitwat Langrial

Matthias Laschke

Thomas MacTavish

Judith Masthoff

Alexander Meschtscherjakov

Cees Midden

Alexandra Millonig

Plinio Morita

Harri Oinas-Kukkonen

Rita Orji

John Rooksby

Peter Ruijten

Anna Spagnolli

Agnis Stibe

Piiastiina Tikka

Manfred Tscheligi

Kristian Tørning

Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen

Vance Wilson

Khin Than Win

 

Hotel & Transportation

Hotel & Transportation

Coming Soon

Transportation

After arriving to Toronto airport, the best way to get to Waterloo is by Airways Transit or car rental for those that feel comfortable doing so, as Waterloo is an easy place to drive around. See you soon!

Hotel

Currently accommodations in the region are on a first come first served basis.

Please book directly as soon as possible as availability is limited!

Waterloo, Canada

Delta 

UWaterloo On-campus Accommodations

Homewood Suites

Comfort Inn  

Destination Inn  

Airbnb

 

Kitchener, Canada, 10 minutes drive from Persuasive2018

Crown Plaza 

Walper

Holiday Inn 

 

Cambridge, Canada, 25 minutes drive from Persuasive2018

Best Western Cambridge 

 

 

 

Availability information updated July 19, 2017.

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