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Mon, 19 May 2014 12:53:51 +0200
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Call for Papers
Special Issue on Persuasive Interactive Systems
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction ( )

Special Issue Editors:
Luca Chittaro (HCI Lab, University of Udine, Italy)
Luciano Gamberini (HTLab, University of Padova, Italy)
Anna Spagnolli (HTLab, University of Padova, Italy)

Persuasive Technology (PT) is a vibrant interdisciplinary research field 
that focuses on the design and development of technologies aimed at 
changing users' attitudes or behaviors through persuasion and social 
influence, but not through coercion or deception. Interactive systems 
are increasingly used for persuasive purposes in a growing number of 
domains, ranging from personal health and safety to corporate and 
governmental campaigns. HCI researchers and practitioners working on 
such systems must focus not only on the more traditional usability, 
accessibility and user experience (UX) dimensions but explicitly address 
persuasiveness in the design as well as evaluation phases. This special 
issue aims to bridge the HCI and PT research communities, revealing new 
insights that the study, creation, evaluation and deployment of 
interactive persuasive systems have to offer. A major goal of the 
special issue is to illustrate and explore how the design and evaluation 
of persuasive interactive systems can be informed by theories in 
persuasion proposed in different areas of psychology. We must also 
consider that psychological theories of persuasion do not typically deal 
with interactive systems but consider instead the interpersonal 
persuasion context or traditional media such as printed materials, radio 
and television. Therefore, another important goal for the special issue 
is to highlight how HCI can adapt, augment and extend such theories to 
take into account the peculiar features of interactive systems.

We solicit papers that address the above described goals, and welcome 
any relevant submission on the three following themes:
● Persuasive systems based on novel interaction techniques (e.g., games, 
embodiment, augmented reality, information visualization and 
perceptualization, natural and tangible user interfaces,...)
● Methodologies for the design and evaluation of persuasive interactive 
● Interactive persuasive applications of proven effectiveness in domains 
of societal relevance

Submitted papers must present novel and rigorous research findings and 
must be robustly grounded in theories of persuasion. Papers that do not 
meet both requirements will not be considered for the special issue and 
authors will not receive detailed reviews of such submissions.

Authors should first submit a PAPER PROPOSAL to the special issue editors.
Proposals must be written by strictly following the template provided at
and must be submitted in PDF format to [log in to unmask]

Proposals will be evaluated for relevance to the special issue themes 
and goals. Authors of well-written proposals that have a good match with 
the special issue themes and goals will be invited by the editors to 
submit a FULL PAPER for consideration in the special issue. Note that 
receiving an invitation to submit a full paper from the editors does not 
imply acceptance of the full paper. Each full paper will be reviewed by 
an international committee of experts, and the final decision will be 
based on a careful evaluation of reviewers' assessments.

● Proposals due: June 30, 2014
● Response and invitations to authors: August 5, 2014
● Full papers due: October 15, 2014
● Reviews to authors: February 1, 2015
● Revised papers due: March 15, 2015
● Reviews to authors: April 30, 2015
● Camera-ready version of papers due: June 15, 2015


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