Papers presented at the conference will be edited by selected members of the scientific program committee and published as part of the series in Persuasive Technology–10th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2015, Chicago, Illinois, June 4-5, 2015, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer 2015. The papers must comply with the Springer LNCS format. Proceedings contain the full and short papers and will be published under an ISBN for proper tracking. Submit materials to

Key Deadlines


February 9, 2015: Reviews assigned
February 23, 2015: Review deadline
March 2, 2015: Meta-level reviews complete
March 15, 2015: Long/short paper decision notification
April 13, 2015: Camera-ready papers


March 23, 2015: Proposals due
March 30, 2015: Decision notification
April 6, 2015: Submission due
April 13, 2015: Camera-ready papers

Doctoral Consortium

April 27, 2015 Proposals due
May 04, 2015 Decision Notification
May 11, 2015 Camera-ready papers

Submission, Presentation, and Publication Information


This format is suitable for works that have been completed with results at the time of submission and, regardless of the length of the paper, are self-sufficient scientific contributions. Papers can be short (six pages including references) or long (12 pages including references) in Springer LNCS format and describe work not presented, published, or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. We encourage authors to use all allotted pages for their type of submission.

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and be give 10 to 20 minutes for oral presentation. Oral presentation of long papers is scheduled for 20 minutes delivery and 10 minutes for questions. Short papers are scheduled for 10 minutes delivery and 5 minutes for questions.

The auditorium is provisioned with a podium, laptop, speakers, projector, and microphone. Please save your presentation material in a folder on a USB memory stick and transfer it to the conference laptop before your session starts. If you prefer to use your own laptop, please remember to bring a screen output adapter and, if needed, a power supply.

If you are using the conference laptop, please remember to include in your presentation folder any multimedia material linked in your presentation or the link will likely fail. We are not guaranteed an Internet connection, so please store any linked material on your presentation folder and device.


This format is suitable for descriptions of small studies/experiences, project outlines, or works still in progress. Authors should submit a two-page abstract (plus reference page) in Springer LNCS format. Accepted posters will be included in the adjunct conference proceedings. Poster presenters are required to register and be present at the conference in order to describe the content to viewers.

The poster session will take place during the lunch time session on 4 June 2015 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. During that session, the poster’s contact author is expected to stand next to the poster to provide explanations.

The recommended size for the poster is either European format (70 x 100 cm) or US format (24 x 36 inches), portrait orientation. Also, consider providing other printed matter (including your business card) to give to interested attendees during the poster session.

Prior to the poster session, posters will be presented orally during a One Minute Madness session. Poster presenters are asked to prepare a 2-slide presentation. We’ll collate these presentations into one slideshow comprising them all; your slides will be programmed to show for one minute only.


The doctoral consortium is a special session of the conference where a limited number of PhD students in the early phases of their research can receive advice in a constructive and informal atmosphere. Students present and discuss their research with other PhD students and a panel of established researchers in the area of persuasive technology. Students interested in participating in the doctoral consortium should submit a two-page abstract in Springer LNCS format but without the typical sections of a paper submission; it is important instead to describe research questions, position with respect to the state of the art, research plans and methodology, ideas, and results achieved so far. The two-page limit does not include references. Accepted abstracts will be included in the adjunct conference proceedings. Candidates who have made some progress but who are still on time in their research to make changes will be preferred. Please submit your abstract by emailing it to

DC presenters can refer to the guidelines for oral presentations above, except that their presentation must contain – in addition to their planned content – also the items included in the abstract, i.e. background, research plan, advancement state, and collaborators (e.g., tutor and funding body). DC presentations will last about 20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion.


Workshops and tutorials are intended to help people attending the conference organize a related scientific meeting on a specific topic or instruct on a specific practice. Apart from the physical and virtual space in the workshop venue, all aspects of tutorials and workshops are the responsibility of the session’s organizers (e.g., proceedings, schedule, review, promotion, supporting material). Candidate organizers can submit their proposal as a two-page description including the name of the organizers, the components of the committee, motivations, organization, expected outcome, list of discussants, and supporting materials if available. Proposals will be examined by the organizing chairs for approval. Upon approval, the workshop/tutorial will be devoted a dedicated space on the conference website. An approved tutorial/workshop will take place at IIT Institute of Design on June 3 if it reaches a minimum number of six individual participants or contributors.


If you want to demonstrate persuasive technology during the demo session so that attendees can interact with it, please submit a two-page description including authors, purpose of the system, status of implementation and deployment, contents of the demo to be shown at the conference, and equipment. If you want to show a commercial product, then you will be asked to pay an exhibition fee.

Demo presenters need to bring their working demo and the hardware on which it runs (laptop, mobile phone, …). No poster is needed. We will provide a table, if requested. You may distribute information or promotional material at your discretion.

Requirements for all submissions

Please check that your submission: — is written in English and proofread. — is in .pdf, .doc, or .docx file format. — complies with the Springer LNCS format; general guidelines for LNCS Springer files can be found here ; a Microsoft Word 2003 template with instructions can be downloaded here (zip file); a Microsoft Word 2007 template with instructions can be found here (zip file); complete author information for Springer LNCS proceedings can be found here (external link to Springer web site). — includes project ID and funding agency (if applicable). — is anonymous — that is, names and affiliations must be removed from the title page, excessive self-citation in the bibliography must be kept to a minimum, and citation to the authors’ previous work in the text body must be in third person (e.g., avoid “As we described in [1], …” and use instead “As <Author Name> described in [1]). — uses copyright material with permission.

Guidelines for final papers

Once the paper or poster abstract has been revised according to the reviewers’ comments, please proceed as follows for submitting the camera-ready paper for final consideration


  1. Prepare material
  • Papers need to adhere to the conference guidelines and to Springer LNCS format. See the formal author instructions at
  • The exact number of pages allotted to each submission format (i.e., 6 for short papers, 12 for long paper) must be fully used
  • The file should not be anonymous but should contain full author information
  • You will need to save your file both in source format (the one you used for creating the file, for instance “Word”) and in pdf format. The PDF file must be named pdf
  • Along with the paper, you will also need to upload the copyright form, filled in and signed. The template form can be found
  • Finally, you will need to prepare a detailed revision letter explaining how each reviewers’ comments were addressed in the revision. In your explanation, please point to specific parts of the revised text so we can find the improved portion. Please, note that the revisions will be checked and will be sent back for refinements in case the reviewers’ comments are not addressed convincingly.

2. Upload material

  • Make sure you have 4 files: paper source file and paper pdf together in a zip folder; revision explanation and copyright form in pdf
  • Use the website with your usual credentials.
  • You will be able to modify your submitted revision until the April 13, 2015

3. Register

  • Oral paper presenters must register for the conference by April 13. This is required in order for your work to be included in the proceeding book.

4. If you need a formal invitation letter for purposes of US Visas, please send your request via email to

Paper and workshop topics

  • Theory of persuasive technologies
  • Design of persuasive technologies
  • Evaluation and validation of persuasive applications
  • Cognition and persuasive technology
  • Ethical aspects of persuasive technology
  • Political and cultural consequences of persuasive technology
  • Habit change, social practices and cultural values
  • Mass persuasion and interactive technologies
  • Persuasive systems
  • Persuasive interfaces
  • Persuasive visualization
  • Behavior change support systems
  • HCI issues in persuasive technology
  • Tailored and personalized systems
  • Mobile pervasive and ubiquitous persuasion
  • Technical infrastructures for persuasion
  • Intelligent systems for persuasion
  • Smart environments and persuasion
  • Persuasive technologies for healthy living
  • Persuasion in social technology
  • Persuasion through entertainment and games
  • Persuasive internet services
  • Emphatic and symbiotic systems
  • Persuasive applications for marketing and commerce
  • Motivating technologies
  • Persuasive technologies for a sustainable environment
  • Persuasion in smart environments
  • Persuasive technologies in learning and training
  • Empowering technology for work environments
  • Persuasive technologies for safety
  • Persuasive technology and religion