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Special Issue "Personalizing Persuasive Technologies"
A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 September 2019).
The 4th International Personalizing Persuasive Technologies (PPT 2019) Workshop (https://personalizedpersuasion2019.wordpress.com/) will be held on 09 April, 2019 in Limassol, Cyprus, in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Persuasive Technology 2019 (https://www.persuasive2019.org/).
PPT 2019 is the 4th workshop in the series. PPT is an international workshop on personalizing persuasive technologies. It offers a platform for networking and exchanging of ideas among scholars from academia and practitioners from industry working in the field of personalized persuasive technologies and human–computer interaction (HCI). Persuasive Technology is an interactive system designed to change human behavior and attitude through persuasion and social influence without deception or coercion. Specifically, PPT focuses on how such applications can be tailored and/or personalized to users to increase their effectiveness. It has been applied in solving problems in many areas including health, sustainability, safety and security, education, marketing, e-commerce, social media, entertainment, games, etc.
The first three editions of the PPT workshop were held in conjunction with the Persuasive Technology Conference in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Over time, the workshop has evolved to become an annual event attracting hundreds of participants from over 20 different countries. Each of the last three workshops witnessed at least 12 peer-reviewed paper presentations and one keynote presentation.
The scope and topics of interest of this Special Issue include the following:
- Frameworks and models for developing personalized persuasive technology.
- Objective and subjective approaches to personalizing persuasive technologies.
- Methods and Metrics for evaluating the effectiveness of personalized persuasive technology.
- Long-term evaluation and evidence of long-term effects of personalized persuasive technology.
- Methods for large-scale computational personalization.
- Systematically investigating and highlighting the difference between adaptivity and adoptivity.
- Systematically investigating and highlighting the difference between system-controlled personalization and user-controlled personalization.
- The relationships between individual characteristics and the effectiveness of various persuasive technology features.
- How to balance the cost and benefit of personalizing persuasive technology.
- How to develop ethical and privacy-sensitive personalized persuasive technology.
- What do we personalize (for example, do we personalize persuasive strategies, approaches, or end-goals)?
- How do we personalize (e.g., subjective and objective personalization methods)?
- What do we personalize for (e.g., personality, gender, age, persuadability, player types, emotional states, contextual/situational variables)?
- Challenges and limitations of implementing personalized persuasive technology and possible solutions.
- Case studies and examples of personalized persuasive technologies
The authors of a number of selected full papers of high quality will be invited after the workshop event in Limassol, Cyprus, to submit revised and extended versions of their originally accepted workshop papers to this Special Issue of Personalizing Persuasive Technologies, which will be published by MDPI in open access. The selection of successful papers will be based on their review, quality of their presentation during the workshop, and expected impact on the PT research community. Submitted papers should be extended to the size of a regular research article, with 70% of its content presenting new results. Although extended versions of papers presented at PPT 2019 are sought, this call for papers is also fully open to all who want to contribute by submitting a relevant research manuscript. All submitted papers will undergo our standard peer-review procedure.
Accepted papers will be published in open access format in Information and collected together in this Special Issue website. We would like to publish the extended best papers of the conference with Article Processing Fees waived. Since MDPI organizes the peer-review process, the publishing fees will be waived only for papers that receive all positive review reports. By "positive review reports", we mean no rejecting reports. Papers accepted with rejecting reports (in all rounds of peer review) will be charged for Article Processing fees.
The deadline for submission to this Special Issue is 20 August, 2019.
Please prepare and format your paper according to the Instructions for Authors. You can use the LaTeX or Microsoft Word template file of the journal (both are available from the Instructions for Authors page). Manuscripts should be submitted online via our susy.mdpi.com editorial system.
Dr. Kiemute Oyibo
Dr. Rita Orji
Dr. Jaap Ham
Dr. Joshua Chibuike Nwokeji
Dr. Ana Ciocarlan
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- persuasive technology
- behavior change