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 12, 2018
Notification to authors: February 26, 2018
Final version due: March 12, 2018
Workshop date: April 17, 2018

Submission will be through Easychair:

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 via We look forward to receiving your submissions.

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

  • Smart monitoring for persuasive coaching especially in (but not limited to) the area of health and well-being.
  • Developing just-in-time persuasive prompts and feedback to support behavior and to create adherence and engagement to different technologies, using data generated by smart sensors, self-tracking devices, wearables, etc.
  • Engagement, integration, connectivity, personalization, and changes in Persuasive Technology.
  • Interactive visualizations (including virtual coaches and dialogues) for personalization and social support.
  • High tech, human touch/humanizing technology.
  • Connectivity designs for social support, e.g. for lifestyle change and improving wellbeing.
  • Design guidelines for the design, implementation and evaluation of BCSSs.
  • Persuasive strategies related to different outcomes (engagement; resilience; attitudes; compliance; behaviors) and levels (individual; community; society) of change.

This year, we especially welcome papers regarding the evaluation of BCSS:

  • Methods for measuring the impact of BCSSs and smart persuasive environments on individuals, community, and society.
  • Methods for measuring the effect of persuasive strategies on task adherence (e.g., via fractional factorial designs).
  • Methods (including mixed methods approaches) for measuring various aspects of BCSSs in the wild; considering context and including process and product measurements in a real-life setting.
  • Methods or approaches to evaluate the persuasiveness of different technologies for BCSSs (mobile, ubiquitous, ambient technologies, virtual environments, sensor-based, etc.).
  • Advanced big data analytics for analyzing and interpreting usage data and self-tracking data from (multimodal) sensors.
  • Translating the outcomes into multimodal feedback cues, and their effects on adherence and outcomes.
  • Advanced analytics to predict adherence and to identify usage patterns and its effects on adherence.
  • Implementation strategies to deal with proprietary closed algorithm layers to gather reliably gather data of daily use, using commercial sensor devices.

For any submissions we wish to highlight that this year’s workshop aims at discussing especially the challenges that occur while developing effective coaching strategies and technologies; what data is used for the development of better fitted persuasive systems; and/or the evaluation thereof. Therefore we encourage authors to reflect on the challenges they face in this light, and possibilities to overcome these challenges. We also welcome position papers under this workshop theme.

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