Persuasive Technology 2015


10th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, Chicago, 3-5 Jun 2015; Deadline 5 Jan

PERSUASIVE 2015 – The 10th International Conference on Persuasive Technology

June 3-5, 2015 Chicago, IL USA

First Call For Papers

Persuasive Technology is a vibrant interdisciplinary research field, focusing on the design and development of interactive technologies aimed at changing users’ attitudes or behaviors through persuasion and social influence, but not through coercion or deception.

The 10th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (PERSUASIVE 2015) will be hosted in Chicago, Illinois (USA) on June 3-5, and will build on the success of previous conferences held at Padua, Sydney, Linköping, Columbus, Copenhagen, Claremont, Oulu, Palo Alto, and Eindhoven. Academics, students, and practitioners interested in theories, design and applications development related to persuasion are invited to submit their work for presentation at the conference. The language of the conference is English.

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The scope of the conference includes (but is not limited to) the following topics:

  • – Theory of persuasive technologies
  • – Design of persuasive technologies
  • – Evaluation and validation of persuasive applications
  • – Cognition and persuasive technology
  • – Ethical aspects of persuasive technology
  • – Political and cultural consequences of persuasive technology
  • – Habit change, social practices and cultural values
  • – Mass persuasion and interactive technologies
  • – Persuasive systems
  • – Persuasive interfaces
  • – Persuasive visualization
  • – Behavior change support systems
  • – HCI issues in persuasive technology
  • – Tailored and personalized systems
  • – Mobile, pervasive and ubiquitous persuasion
  • – Technical infrastructures and intelligent systems for persuasion
  • – Smart environments and persuasion
  • – Persuasive technologies for healthy living
  • – Persuasion in social technology
  • – Persuasion through entertainment and games (see special theme below)
  • – Persuasive internet services
  • – Emphatic and symbiotic systems
  • – Persuasive applications for marketing and commerce
  • – Management and coordination through motivating technologies
  • – Persuasive technologies for a sustainable environment
  • – Persuasion in smart environments
  • – Persuasive technologies in learning and training
  • – Empowering technology for organizations and work environments
  • – Persuasive technologies for safety
  • – Persuasive technology and religion



PAPER: this format is suitable for works that have been completed with results at the time of submission and, regardless of the length of the paper, are self-sufficient scientific contributions. Papers can be short (6 pages) or long (12 pages) in Springer LNCS format, and describe work not presented, published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. We encourage authors to use all allotted pages for their type of submission. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and be devoted one timeslot (10 to 20 minutes) for oral presentation.

POSTER: this format is suitable for descriptions of small studies/experiences, of project outlines, of works still in progress. Authors should submit a 2-page abstract in Springer LNCS format. Accepted posters will be included in the adjunct conference proceedings. Posters will be displayed and presented during a dedicated session of the conference. Poster presenters are required to register and be present at the conference in order to describe the content to the visitors.

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM ABSTRACT: The Doctoral Consortium is a special session of the conference where PhD students in the early phases of their research can receive advice in a constructive and informal atmosphere. Students present and discuss their research with other PhD 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 in Springer LNCS format describing their research question, 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 adjunct conference proceedings.

WORKSHOPS/TUTORIALS: Workshops and tutorials are meant to gather a number of people to work interactively on a topic and exchange ideas or to learn a specific practice; there might be short presentations but the discussion will prevail, leading to new advances. Approved workshops and tutorials will be announced on the website; they will actually take place during a half-day session before the conference if a minimum number of 8 attendees will register for them. Candidate organizers can submit their proposal as a 2-page description format including the name of the organizers, motivations, organization, expected outcome, list of discussants/supporting materials.

DEMO & SHOWCASES: 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 2-page description, including authors, purpose of the system, status of implementation and deployment, contents of the demo to be shown at the conference, equipment. If you want to show a commercial product then you might be asked to pay an exhibition fee.


  • Long/short paper submission due: January 5, 2015
  • Long/short paper decision notification: February 23
  • Camera-ready papers: March 16, 2015
  • Workshops/Tutorials proposals due: March 2, 2015
  • Workshops/Tutorials decision notification: March 16, 2015
  • Workshops/Tutorials: submission due: March 23, 2015
  • Camera-ready papers: April 6, 2015
  • Early bird registration deadline: April 17, 2015
  • Regular registration deadline: May 15, 2015