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Oct 20, 2005

First International Conference on Persuasive Technology and Well-Being

From the conference website

Can computers help fight obesity? Can technology motivate you to waste less energy? Can communication devices help overcome racial prejudice? Can a virtual agent persuade you to break your smoking habit? Can a mobile phone help you study? Can a robot challenge you to perform rehabilitation exercises?

PERSUASIVE 06 is aimed at exploring technology in the service of human well-being, within the broader context of a socially and ecologically sustainable society. Join academic researchers, designers, and technology developers from around the world in investigating the potential of persuasive technologies to positively affect human attitudes and behaviour.

The goal of PERSUASIVE 06 is to bring together a multidisciplinary group of social scientists studying persuasion, and engineers developing persuasive technologies in areas such as health and rehabilitation, housing, information and communication, and energy conservation, so they can meet, share experiences, present research, and exchange ideas. Key topics include:

· Health, comfort, and wellbeing
· Sustainability
· Education and training
· Communication
· Ethics of persuasive technology
· Theories of persuasion and related topics such as motivation, credibility, trust and control
· Persuasive technologies as change agents

The conference will take place 15-16 May 2006 hosted by Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

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