BCSS Submissions 2022

We encourage submissions in two categories:
1. Research papers (12 pages, excluding references, in the LNCS format)
2. Work-in-progress papers (6 pages, excluding references, in the LNCS format)


Submissions due: 6 February, 2022
Notification to authors: TBD
Final version due: 26 March, 2022
Workshop date: 29 March, 2022

Submission through :

Call for Papers

Behaviour Change Support Systems (BCSS), already running for the 10th time at Persuasive Technology, is a workshop that builds around the concept of systems that are specifically designed to help and support behaviour change in individuals or groups. The highly multi-disciplinary nature of designing and implementing behaviour change strategies and systems for the strategies has been in the forefront of this workshop from the very beginning.

Persuasive Technology (PT) and Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS) applications have shown promising results in motivating and supporting people to change or adopt new behaviors and attitudes, in various domains such as health and wellbeing, sustainable energy, education, and marketing. There is an increasingly urgent need to develop an understanding of PT/BCSS constructs, tools, models, and evaluation methodologies to enable behavior change as well as to predict effectiveness and acceptability of proposed PT/BCSS interventions.

The workshop aims at connecting multidisciplinary researchers, practitioners and experts from a variety of scientific domains, such as information sciences, psychology, human-computer interaction, industrial design and medicine. This interactive workshop will act as a forum where experts from multiple disciplines can present their work (complete or in progress) and can discuss and debate the present-day challenges for persuasive technology.

BCSS research is evolving and increasingly being applied in different domains such as healthcare, education, marketing, work, energy consumption. This workshop will discuss the lessons learned from applying BCSS in various contexts and examine whether (common) guidelines can be extracted from their design and application of BCSS.

If you have any questions about the workshop topics, if you plan to submit a paper, or have any other questions about the workshop please e-mail the programme chairs. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Topics workshop: Topics for submissions include, but are not limited to:

Design & Development

  • Supporting sustained system use
  • Designing BCSSs and persuasive technology for long-term effectiveness
  • Countering attrition
  • Engagement, Personalization, Integration, Connectivity, and Changes in PT.
  • Smart communication and information systems.
  • Interactive visualizations for personalization and social support.
  • High tech, human touch / humanizing technology.
  • Persuasive prompts to create engagement and involvement: Virtual environments, ambient visualizations, etc.
  • Developing just-in-time persuasive feedback to support activities real-time and offline (e.g., triggers and alerts), using data generated by smart sensors, self-tracking devices, wearable’s, etc.
  • Connectivity designs for social support, e.g. for lifestyle change & wellbeing.
  • Persuasive profiling to personalize interventions.
  • Ethical issues of persuasive technology, big data and BCSSs.
  • Value proposition design to create BCSSs that have value in practice for all stakeholders, implementation issues.
  • Persuasive strategies related to different outcomes (engagement/resilience/attitudes/compliance/behaviors) and levels (individual/community/society) of change.


  • Predicting long-term effectiveness of BCSSs
  • Measuring the impact of BCSSs and smart persuasive environments on individuals, community, and society – immediate or long-term
  • Conducting longitudinal studies with BCSSs
  • Measures of long-term efficacy
  • Evaluation methods for measuring various aspects of BCSSs; process and products measurements.
  • Advanced big data analytics for measuring and interpreting self-tracking data from wearables, multi- sensor data, etc.
  • Adequate design for measuring the effect of persuasive strategies on task adherence during usage and long-term effects (fractional factorial designs).
  • Frameworks and methodologies to measure A/B/C-Changes (attitude, behavior or compliance).
  • Profiling personalities and matching them with persuasive strategies.
  • Multimodal cues and the effects on adherence and outcomes.
  • Advanced analytics to predict adherence, and to identify usage patterns and its effects on adherence.
  • Evaluation of persuasiveness of different BCSSs (mobile, ubiquitous, ambient technologies, virtual environments, sensor-based, etc.)
  • Design guidelines for practice, based on evaluation studies.

All Papers will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Accepted research papers and work-in-progress papers will be published via CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

Workshop organisers:

Programme co-chairs:

  • Tikka, Piiastiina (University of Oulu, Finland contact: piiastiina.tikka@oulu.fi)
  • Alpay, Laurence (InHolland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands)

General co-chairs:

  • Oinas-Kukkonen, Harri (University of Oulu, Finland)
  • van Gemert, Lisette (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

Organising chair:

  • Haque, Sanaul,  LUT University, Finland

Programme committee:

  • Alpay, Laurence (Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands)
  • Arakawa, Yutaka (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Bijwaard, Harmen (InHolland University of Applied Sciences)
  • Burri Gram-Hansen, Sandra (Aalborg University, Denmark)
  • Chow, Kenny (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • Dalling, Joan (InHolland University of Applied Sciences)
  • Davis, Janet (Whitman College, USA)
  • Enwald, Heidi (University of Oulu, Finland)
  • Haque, Sanaul (LUT University, Finland)
  • Iyengar, Sriram (University of Arizona, USA)
  • Keikhosrokiani, Pantea (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Tikka, Piiastiina (University of Oulu, Finland)
  • Vegt, Niko (Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands)
  • Vlahu-Georgievska, Elena (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • Xie, Bo (University of Texas, Austin, USA)