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********************* CALL FOR PAPERS *********************

SUBMISSION DUE DATE: 31 January 2014

SPECIAL ISSUE ON Emotions and People-Oriented Programming
International Journal of People-Oriented Programming (IJPOP)

Guest Editors: Leon Sterling, Tim Miller, Antonio A. Lopez-Lorca

Traditional approaches to software engineering focus on the functional and non-functional requirements of systems, while not considering how users feel about their use of the system. While recent work has focused on the larger socio-technical influences of systems, including user goals, the emotional desires of users has not been considered sufficiently. This can lead to the development of a product that despite being technically correct is, nevertheless, rejected by its intended users because important requirements were not discovered and incorporated. For example, an emergency contact telephone to be used in case of accident should be aware that the person calling is often in distress due to the shock of the experience. The system should be designed as simply as possible and not to prompt the user with a complex series of questions to automatically decide the most appropriate human operator or course of action. Analysing the emotional desires surrounding the sought system and the involved participants can result in uncovering important requirements that were not obvious to either clients or developers. Using these emotionally-directed requirements during the design of the system can result in important features that directly address users' personal needs.

While the consideration of emotions in design, including digital media design, is not new, incorporating this into the greater software development lifecycle and programming environments has not been investigated. We are interested how to model emotional desires of users, and how to subsequently design, implement, evaluate, and improve such emotional desires into systems. Could traditional software development activities such as requirements engineering or systems architecture benefit from the inclusion of emotions as part of the process? Is the consideration of emotions more relevant for some areas, such as human-computer interaction or digital media design, than for others?

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

  *   Modelling of emotions
  *   Designing for emotions
  *   Requirements engineering for emotions
  *   Software design and programming of emotionally-oriented systems
  *   Appropriation and deployment of emotionally-oriented systems
  *   Maintenance for emotionally-oriented systems
  *   Software processes and practice for emotionally-oriented systems
  *   Evaluation of emotionally-directed requirements
  *   Emotions in human-computer interaction
  *   Emotions in digital media design
  *   Affective computing approaches to software development
  *   Case studies relating information systems and emotions


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Emotions and People-Oriented Programming on or before 31 January 2014. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL'S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at  All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

ABOUT International Journal of People-Oriented Programming (IJPOP):

While the International Journal of People-Oriented Programming (IJPOP) is cross-discipline in range, the focus is on empowering individuals to conceptualise, design, program, configure and orchestrate Internet-powered mashups, game mods, aggregate and structure personal media and build standalone cloud-based and client-side applications (on smartphones, netbooks, laptops, desktops, home networks and novel appliances) into self-fashioned tools and products that ultimately suit the user's own unique needs and aspirations. Articles published in IJPOP deal with the composition, development and customisation of products for oneself, upon theory, concepts, techniques, methodologies and ultimately tools that service a market of one. This journal presents the latest papers from experts in all aspects of the People-Oriented Programming (POP) paradigm.

The primary mission of the International Journal of People-Oriented Programming (IJPOP) is to be instrumental in the improvement and development of the people-oriented programming, appealing to both academics and practitioners. It also educates a wider audience discussing the conceptualization, design, programming, configuration and orchestration of self-fashioned tools and products that ultimately suit the user's own unique needs and aspirations. The journal publishes original material of high quality concerned with the theory, concepts, techniques, methodologies and the tools that service a market-of-one-the empowered user.

This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association<>

Editor-in-Chief: Steve Goschnick
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)


The International Journal of People-Oriented Programming is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference", "Business Science Reference", and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit<>.

All submissions should be should be directed to the attention of:

Leon Sterling
Guest Editor
International Journal of People-Oriented Programming
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