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"Prof. Paul Benjamin LOWRY" <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 16:35:33 +0800
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We are pleased to continue our 8th year at AIS Transactions on HCI (THCI)
with our third of four issues to be published this year. We present the
September issue with two high-quality papers outlined below.

You are welcome to download the papers from this issue and other issues by
visiting the AIS E-Library.


In this issue (Volume 8, Issue 3)


Yuan, Lingyao and Dennis, Alan (2016) "The Happiness Premium: The Impact of
Emotion on Individuals' Willingness to Pay in Online Auctions," AIS
Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (8) 3, pp. 74-87 



Much research across various disciplines has studied individuals' bidding
behavior in online auctions. Emotion is an important factor affecting
individual behavior, but we know little about its effects in online
auctions. We conducted a lab experiment to investigate the impact of
positive emotion on individuals' willingness to pay in online auctions. We
found that individuals with positive emotions bid more than those with
neutral emotions; that is, they paid a "happiness premium" of about 10
percent. The effect size was medium (Cohen's d = 0.51). This study
contributes to electronic commerce literature by identifying emotion as an
important factor affecting online auction behavior. The findings also
provide guidance to auction website design: websites can increase bid
amounts by inducing positive emotions in potential customers.


Keith, Mark J.; Babb, Jeffry; Furner, Christopher; Abdullat, Amjad; and
Lowry, Paul Benjamin (2016) "Limited Information and Quick Decisions:
Consumer Privacy Calculus for Mobile Applications," AIS Transactions on
Human-Computer Interaction (8) 3, pp. 88-130 



Mobile applications (also known as "apps") have rapidly grown into a
multibillion-dollar industry. Because they are available through devices
that are "always on" and often with the user, users often adopt mobile apps
"on the fly" as they need them. As a result, users often base their adoption
and disclosure decisions only on the information provided through the mobile
app delivery platform (e.g., the Apple App StoreTM or Google PlayTM). The
fact that using a mobile app often requires one to disclose an unprecedented
combination of personal information (e.g., location data, preferences,
contacts, calendars, browsing history, music library) means that one makes a
complex risk/benefit tradeoff decision based on only the small amount of
information that the mobile app delivery platform provides-and all in a
short period of time. Hence, this process is much shorter and much riskier
than traditional software adoption. Through two experiments involving 1,588
mobile app users, we manipulated three primary sources of information
provided by a platform (app quality ratings, network size, and privacy
assurances) to understand their effect on perceptions of privacy risks and
benefits and, in turn, how they influence consumer adoption intentions and
willingness to pay (WTP). We found that network size influenced not only
perceived benefits but also the perceived risks of apps in the absence of
perfect information. In addition, we found that integrating a third party
privacy assurance system into the app platform had a significant influence
on app adoption and information disclosure. We also found that a larger
network size reduces LBS privacy risk perceptions, which confirms our
information cascade hypothesis. We discuss the implications of these



Call for Papers


THCI is one of the journals in the AIS (Association for Information Systems)
e-library at THCI is a high-quality
peer-reviewed international scholarly journal on Human-Computer Interaction.
As an AIS journal, THCI is oriented to the Information Systems community,
emphasizing applications in business, managerial, organizational, and
cultural contexts. However, it is open to all related communities that share
intellectual interests in HCI phenomena and issues. The editorial objective
is to enhance and communicate knowledge about the interplay among humans,
information, technologies, and tasks in order to guide the development and
use of human-centered Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and
services for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities.

To increase awareness and readership, THCI is still freely available to
everyone during its initial years of publishing. You can find information
related to all aspects of THCI at its website (,
including how to submit. We would like to thank AIS
<> Council for its continued support of the journal.
And, as always, we are happy to announce that we have published the journal
on time for all 31 issues, and are building a strong case for a solid impact
factor when released by SSCI in the future. 

Topics of interest to THCI include but are not limited to the following:

*   The behavioral, cognitive, motivational and affective aspects of human
and technology interaction

*   User task analysis and modeling; fit between representations and task

*   Digital documents/genres; human information seeking and web navigation
behaviors; human information interaction; information visualization

*   Social media; social computing; virtual communities

*   Behavioral information security and information assurance; privacy and
trust in human technology interaction

*   User interface design and evaluation for various applications in
business, managerial, organizational, educational, social, cultural,
non-work, and other domains

*   Integrated and/or innovative approaches, guidelines, and standards or
metrics for human centered analysis, design, construction, evaluation, and
use of interactive devices and information systems

*   Information systems usability engineering; universal usability

*   The impact of interfaces/information technology on people's attitude,
behavior, performance, perception, and productivity

*   Implications and consequences of technological change on individuals,
groups, society, and socio-technical units

*   Software learning and training issues such as perceptual, cognitive, and
motivational aspects of learning

*   Gender and information technology

*   The elderly, the young, and special needs populations for new
applications, modalities, and multimedia interaction

*   Issues in HCI education


The language for the journal is English. The audience includes international
scholars and practitioners who conduct research on issues related to the
objectives of the journal. The publication frequency is quarterly: 4 issues
per year to be published in March, June, September, and December. The AIS
Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGHCI, is the official sponsor of THCI.




Please visit the links above or the links from our AIS THCI page
( for details on any current or emerging
special issue calls that will be announced in the future. Please keep
checking our home page to see what is brewing! If you have an idea for a
special issue, please drop us a line any time.



Dennis Galletta and Paul Benjamin Lowry, co-Editors in Chief

Gregory D. Moody, Managing Editor




Paul Benjamin LOWRY, Ph.D.;  Full Professor of
<> Information Systems

Co-editor-in-Chief of  <> AIS Transactions on

Senior Editor for  <> Journal of the
Association for IS (JAIS) and
<> Decision
Sciences (DSJ)

Associate Editor for
<> European
Journal of IS (EJIS),
<> IS Journal
(ISJ), and  <>
Information & Mgmt (I&M)


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