The 9th International Conference on Persuasive Technology

Submission guidelines

Submission types

***To submit the final versions of accepted papers/posters please check these additional guidelines***

PAPER: 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 (6 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 devoted one timeslot (10 to 20 minutes) for oral presentation.

POSTER: this format is suitable for descriptions of small studies/experiences, of project outlines, of works still in progress. Authors should submit a 2-page (plus reference page) abstract in Springer LNCS format. Accepted posters will be included in the adjunct conference proceedings. Posters will be displayed and presented during a dedicated session of the conference. Poster presenters are required to register and be present at the conference in order to describe the content to the visitors.

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM ABSTRACT: 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 2-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 in time in their research to make changes will be preferred.

WORKSHOPS/TUTORIALS: Workshops and tutorials allow to take advantage of the people traveling to Padua for the main conference to organize a related scientific meeting on a specific topic or to instruct on a specific practice. Apart from receiving physical and virtual room in the conference venue, any other aspect of a tutorial/workshop is left to the its organizers to be taken care of (e.g., proceedings, schedule, review, promotion, supporting material, …). Candidate organizers can submit their proposal as a 2-page description including the name of the organizers, the components of the committee, motivations, organization, expected outcome, list of discussants, 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 actually take place during a half-day session before the conference if it reaches a minimum number of 6 individual participants/contributors. Organizers can issue a call for participation in the workshop proposal and then include the resulting preliminary program in the proposal itself. In this way they will not have to wait for official approval to start promoting their workshop.

DEMO & SHOWCASES: if you want to demonstrate a piece of persuasive technology during the demo session so that attendees can try and interact with it, please submit a 2-page description, including authors, purpose of the system, status of implementation and deployment, contents of the demo to be shown at the conference, equipment. If you want to show a commercial product then you might be asked to pay an exhibition fee.

Attention will be paid in the reviewing process to originality, technical soundness, quality of writing, ethics, validation, and connections with other work in the domain of persuasive technology.

File preparation

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 aMicrosoft 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 (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.

Submission page

When your submission is ready, you can upload it at the submission page:

In addition to uploading your file, you will be also asked to insert contact information, authorship information, a statement about the way your submission makes a contribution to Persuasive Technology domain of research, and to select among a pre-defined set of keywords that better characterize your contribution and will help in the reviewer assignment process (health; safety; sustainability; education; training; religion; work organization; social interventions; ethics;games and serious games; theory; basic research; design and development;evaluation/validation; user study; quantitative study; qualitative study; ethnography; physiological data)

Even after submission, you will be able to revise your contribution until the submission deadline expires.

In case of problems with the electronic submission, please contact the conference secretariat as early as possible (

Please, notice that at least one author per submission is required to register and be present at the conference. Inclusion in the proceedings is conditional upon successful registration.