PERSUASIVE: International Conference on Persuasive Technology



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Event When Where Deadline
Persuasive 2023 Persuasive 2023 - The leading conference on Persuasive Technology
Apr 19, 2022 - Apr 21, 2022 Eindhoven, The Netherlands Dec 9, 2022
Mar 29, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022 Hybrid -- Online and Doha, Qatar Nov 30, 2021 (Nov 25, 2021)
PERSUASIVE 2021 The 16th International Conference on PERSUASIVE TECHNOLOGY 2021
Apr 12, 2021 - Apr 14, 2021 Bournemouth Dec 6, 2020 (Nov 30, 2020)
Persuasive 2018 The annual conference on Persuasive Technology 2018 Waterloo Canada
Apr 16, 2018 - Apr 19, 2018 Waterloo Canada Nov 1, 2018
Persuasive 2015 The 10th International Conference on Persuasive Technology
Jun 3, 2015 - Jun 5, 2015 Chicago, IL USA Jan 12, 2015
PERSUASIVE 2014 The 9th International Conference on Persuasive Technology
May 21, 2014 - May 23, 2014 Padua, Italy Nov 29, 2013
Persuasive 2013 Persuasive Technology 2013
Apr 3, 2013 - Apr 5, 2013 Sydney, Australia Nov 15, 2012 (Nov 10, 2012)
PERSUASIVE 2009 The Fourth International Conference on Persuasive Technology
Apr 26, 2009 - Apr 29, 2009 Claremont, California, USA Jan 2, 2009

Present CFP : 2023

Persuasive 2023: The 18th International Conference on Persuasive Technology 2023 Conference Hosted by Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 19-21 April 2023

Conference Website:

Paper Submission deadline: 9 December 2022

In a world in which technology is increasingly present in people’s lives, and changing human behavior and attitudes is often the key to solving many societal and personal problems, studying how technology might be used to influence humans (in their behavior, attitudes and information processing), is paramount.

Persuasive technology is a vibrant interdisciplinary research field, focusing on the design, development and evaluation of technologies aimed at influencing people’s attitudes and/or behaviors through informed persuasion, but not through coercion or deception. The research community aims at enriching people’s lives in various domains such as health, sustainability, education and well-being, by supporting the setting and achieving of goals they set for themselves, and thus change their behaviors.

The 2023 conference will be hosted by Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. The previous versions of conferences have been successfully organized in Qatar (2022), Bournemouth (2021, online due to COVID-19), Aalborg (2020, online due to COVID-19), Limassol (2019), Waterloo (2018), Amsterdam (2017), Salzburg (2016), Chicago (2015), Padua (2014), Sydney (2013), Linköping (2012), Columbus (2011), Copenhagen (2010), Claremont (2009), Oulu (2008), Palo Alto (2007), and Eindhoven (2006). The conference series seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia working with various topics of persuasive technology. These researchers have very diverse scientific backgrounds, ranging from engineering, computer science, human-computer interaction, design, psychology, ethics, communication, and many other specializations.

We welcome the following categories of papers:

-- Technical papers that introduce novel persuasive technology approaches and solutions alongside evidence of their potential.
-- Empirical studies which seek to provide evidence and explanation of methods, principles and theories in persuasive systems.
-- Conceptual-theoretical papers which primarily seek to contribute to the general understanding of the field’s core themes and specificities.
-- Other papers, e.g. literature reviews or experience reports.


The scope of the conference includes (but is not limited to) the following topics:

Persuasive systems’ design
Behavior change support systems
Interaction with persuasive systems, interfaces, visualization
Interactive agents in persuasive systems
AI for persuasive technology
Tailored and personalized persuasion
Gamification for persuasion
Evaluation and validation of persuasive applications
Software architectures and technical infrastructures for persuasive systems
Smart environments, e.g. IoT, and persuasion
Digital Marketing, eCommerce, eTourism and SMART ecosystems
Motivational, cognitive and perceptual factors in persuasive technology
Application domains for persuasive technologies such as safety, healthy living, sustainable behaviors, learning and training, marketing and commerce, work environments, organizations
Positive technology
Humanizing and/or dehumanizing effects of persuasive technology
Values and ethics in persuasive technology
Privacy, perceived security and trust in persuasive technology
Resilience and counter-persuasion
Detecting persuasive strategies in social media posts
Encouraging adherence to safety measures in pandemic situations


As earlier conferences, persuasive 2023 welcomes special track submissions. You can find more information about these on the conference website, on the page about the Call for Papers.



This format is suitable for original research, which is completed work at the time of submission and, regardless of the length of the paper, is a self-sufficient scientific contribution. Papers can be full papers (12 pages, excluding references) or short papers (6 pages, excluding references) in Springer LNCS format, and describe work not presented, published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and be devoted a timeslot for oral presentation.


This format is suitable for descriptions of smaller studies, project outlines, technical demonstrations, or work-in-progress. Authors should submit a 2-page abstract in Springer LNCS format. Accepted posters will be included in the adjunct conference proceedings (CEUR Workshop Proceedings). Posters will be displayed and presented during a dedicated session of the conference. For abstracts on technical demonstrations or other physical or virtual setups, presenting at the conference an actual poster is not obligatory (although possible): such presentations can also consist solely of the technical demonstration or setup.


The Doctoral Consortium is a special session of the conference where PhD students can receive advice in a constructive 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 4-page abstract in Springer LNCS format describing their research question, its position with respect to the state of the art, their research plans and methodology, ideas, and results achieved so far. Accepted abstracts will be included in the adjunct conference proceedings (CEUR Workshop Proceedings) unless opted out by the student.


Workshops are meant to gather a number of people to work interactively on an emerging topic and exchange ideas. Tutorials are intended to help people attending the conference organize a related scientific meeting on a specific topic or instruct on a specific practice. Approved workshops and tutorials will be announced on the conference website. Tutorials and workshops will take place during a half- or full-day session before the conference. If you want to organize a workshop, please submit a proposal as a maximum 4-page description in Springer LNCS format, including a description of the topic, motivation, organization, expected outcome, and supporting materials. Workshop and tutorial descriptions will be included in the adjunct conference proceedings (CEUR Workshop Proceedings). Workshop chairs must commit to create their Call for Papers and their website and EasyChair accounts within one week from the notification.


-- Please consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines when preparing your paper:
-- Make sure to use the Springer LNCS proceedings template, either for LaTeX or for Word, when preparing your paper.
-- Remember the page limit for each type of submission.
-- Remember that your paper must be anonymised as we implement a double-blind review process. That means removing author names, emails and affiliations and avoiding any explicit reference to the authors’ identity in the paper.

We look forward to receiving your submission! Please submit your manuscript through the conference website.


Accepted regular and special track papers (full and short) will be published by Springer in a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series ( Workshop and demo descriptions, abstracts from posters, and doctoral consortium abstracts will be published as an adjunct proceedings volume with an ISBN (CEUR Workshop Proceedings).


Regular papers submissions:

Paper Submission deadline: December 9, 2022
Decision notification: February 4, 2023
Final versions due: March 6, 2023

Workshop and tutorial proposals:

Submission deadline: January 6, 2023
Notification deadline: January 20, 2023

Poster, technical demonstration and doctoral consortium submission:

Submission deadline: February 18, 2023
Decision notification: February 25, 2023
Camera-ready: March 4, 2023


General Chair
Jaap Ham, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Program Chairs
Alex Meschtscherjakov, Salzburg University, Austria
Cees Midden, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Poster Track chairs
Khin Than Win – University of Wollongong, Australia
Uwe Matzat - Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Workshop and Tutorial Chair
Sandra Gram-Hansen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Local Chair:
Peter Ruijten, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, Oulu University, Finland
Lisette van Gemert, Twente University of Technology, The Netherlands

Web and Publicity Chairs
Felix Koranteng, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Khansa Chemnad, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Volunteer Coordination Chair
Sherry Ma, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

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