We encourage submissions in three categories:
1. Research papers (max. 16 pages in the LNCS format)
2. Work-in-progress papers (max. 6 pages in the LNCS format)
3. Position papers (2-4 pages in the LNCS format)

Important dates:
Submissions due: February 3, 2017 February 13, 2017
Notification to authors: February 24, 2017
Final version due: March 10, 2017
Workshop date: April 4, 2017

Submission will be through Easychair:

Please email Piiastiina Tikka (piiastiina.tikka[at] if you plan to submit a paper or have any questions about the workshop topics. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

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

BCSS design & development

  • Engagement, Personalization, Integration, Connectivity and Changes in Persuasive Technology
  • 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 that are related to different outcomes in change (engagement, resilience, attitudes, compliance behaviors at different levels; individual, community, society)

BCSS Evaluation

  • Measuring the impact of BCSSs and smart persuasive environments on individuals, community and society
  • 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, to identify usage patterns and the 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

Persuasive coaching strategies
Within this specific theme of BCSS, we welcome papers related to the various aspects of smart monitoring, persuasive coaching and related behavior change strategies in technology, especially those focused on

  • Application areas of health and well-being.
  • Evaluation methods for measuring various aspects of BCSSs; process and products measurements
  • Using various technologies for coaching (e.g. smartphones, smart sensors, and even augmented or virtual reality).
  • Various evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods, and the possibility of incorporating technology to obtain data) as regards coaching and smart monitoring.
  • Implementation of results in daily practice in coaching systems.

Accepted research papers and work-in-progress papers are planned to be published via CEUR Workshop Proceedings.