[AISWorld] Call for Chapters: Proactive Development and Analysis of Persuasive Technologies in Healthcare

Dr.Usman Dr.Sitwat.Langrial at suc.edu.om
Tue Aug 1 13:05:20 EDT 2017

Sitwat Usman Langrial
Sur University College, Oman

Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: August 30, 2017
Full Chapters Due: December 30, 2017
Submission Date: April 15, 2018

There is a manifest need for developing and analysing proactive and innovative persuasive interventions that can support people’s efforts to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing. Persuasive Technologies have emerged as a combination of state-of-the-art computing fused with human psychology, especially persuasion (without coercion). Researchers from across the globe have performed research targeting different domains using Persuasive Technologies, and available literature highlights promising results. Healthcare, however, remains a relatively understudied area when applying such techniques. Use of the Internet and mobile computing devices can help us reach a large number of users to provide them with novel persuasive interventions. Additionally, use of ubiquitous computing ensures continuous access to these interventions/applications, and can be used and applied at individual levels. Available literature indicates that users largely accept persuasive applications for healthcare and general wellbeing. However, there is a lack of a comprehensive reference book that highlights various theories, frameworks, study designs, implementation issues and future research directions in the area. Further, the effectiveness of Persuasive Technology-based applications for promoting health and general wellbeing is still understudied. It is therefore important to have a collection of scholarly articles that could be complied in a reference book for furthering the research area. The aim of the proposed book is to collect individual theories, frameworks, analyzed data and results and related issues that will help future research and enhance the existing knowledge base.

The proposed book will add value to the current knowledge base in the vibrant and relatively new research area of Persuasive Technologies. There have been 12 International Conferences in the area of Persuasive Technology; however, lack of a comprehensive reference handbook is evident. The proposed book will comprise of contributions from dedicated researchers and experts in the related area by highlighting the concepts, frameworks, methodologies, real life studies and future research directions for younger researchers.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of researchers, professionals and academics working in the field of Persuasive Technologies and Healthcare.

Recommended Topics
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Computers & Persuasion
• Persuasive Interventions
• Persuasive Information Systems
• Persuasive Interventions for Healthcare
• Persuasive Interventions for Well-being
• Persuasive Interventions for Mental Health
• Persuasion and Personalized Healthcare
• Persuasive Wellbeing
• Conceptualizing Persuasive Technologies
• Behavior Change Support Systems for Healthcare
• Gamification and Healthcare
• Frameworks for Designing Persuasive Systems for Healthcare
• Implementing Persuasive Applications for Healthcare
• Challenges in Implementing Persuasive Technologies for Promoting Healthcare
• Opportunities in the Area of Persuasive Technologies for Health and Wellness
• Future Research Directions

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 30, 2017 a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by October 15, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 30, 2017, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Proactive Development and Analysis of Persuasive Technologies in Healthcare. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.
All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery_TM online submission manager.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Important Dates
August 30, 2017: Proposal Submission Deadline
October 15, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
December 30, 2017: Full Chapter Submission
February 28, 2018: Review Results Returned
April 15, 2018: Final Acceptance Notification
April 30, 2018: Final Chapter Submission

Sitwat Usman Langrial
Sur University College, Oman
Dr.Sitwat.Langrial at suc.edu.om

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