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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Call for Position Papers - Workshop "The Ubiquitous Persuader Mechanisms, Applications and Ethical Dilemmas of Ambient Persuasion at AmI-09

http://workshops.icts.sbg.ac.at/ami09workshop/

CFP: Call for Position Papers - Workshop "The Ubiquitous Persuader  Mechanisms, Applications and Ethical Dilemmas of Ambient Persuasion at AmI-09
 

 Topic: " The Ubiquitous Persuader"  Mechanisms, Applications and Ethical Dilemmas of Ambient Persuasion"
 
 Deadlines:
    
 * Deadline position papers: September 28th, 2009
  
 * Notification for workshop participants: October 5th, 2009
  
 * Deadline for the final position papers: October 19th, 2009
  
 * Workshop at AmI2009: November  21, 2009
 
 Website: http://workshops.icts.sbg.ac.at/ami09workshop/

 Position papers about the psychological and interaction mechanisms,
 potential applications and ethical dilemmas of ubiquitous persuasive
 technology are invited.
  
 Submissions are invited on the following topics:
 * Persuasive Technology in relation to Ambient Intelligence, Embodied
 Conversational Agents, (Autonomous) Interactive Systems and Ubiquitous
 Computing with regard to
 
 * Specific Applications (e.g., Ambient Displays, Robots for Persuasion,
 Embodied Conversational Agents for Persuasion etc.)
 
 * Specific Contexts for Persuasive Technology (e.g. driving behavior, energy consumption, health improvement etc.)
 
 * Psychological Mechanisms (e.g. Theory of Persuasion, Persuasion and unconsciousness, etc.)
 
 * Dilemmas of using persuasive technology (e.g. when social norms and value conflicts arise) 
 
 * Ethical concerns regarding ambient persuasive technology
 
  
 This workshop wants to address these issues by bringing together
 practitioners and researchers from different domains interested in the
 potential of Ambient Intelligence for Persuasion. We will select
 participants with diverse backgrounds based upon the relevance,
 insightfulness, and originality of their submissions.
  
 Submissions are expected in the form position papers (up to 4 pages),
 Describing the area of research, specific work (empirical or theoretical) on the workshop topic and the innovative character of the research at hand. At least one author of accepted papers needs to register for the workshop.
  
 Workshop Organizers:
  
 Wolfgang Reitberger (HCI & Usability Unit, University of Salzburg)
 Jaap Ham (Human-Technology Interaction, Eindhoven University of Technology)
 Astrid Weiss (HCI & Usability Unit, University of Salzburg)
 Andreas Spahn (Philosophy of technology Department of IE&IS, Eindhoven
 University of Technology)
 Alexander Meschtscherjakov (HCI & Usability Unit, University of Salzburg)
 Philip Nickel (Philosophy of technology Department of IE&IS, Eindhoven
 University of Technology)
 Manfred Tscheligi (HCI & Usability Unit, University of Salzburg)