HICSS 2022 - Health Behavior Change Support Systems (HBCSS) Minitrack

Health Behavior Change Support Systems (HBCSS) Minitrack

Part of HICSS 2022 conference, Information Technology in Healthcare track


 This minitrack focuses on how persuasive systems and services created to influence health behaviors are designed, developed, implemented and evaluated. These Health Behavior Change Support Systems (HBCSS) can assist behavior change through a variety of techniques and tools, such as providing information, education or motivation through an intentional system. The minitrack highlights how persuasive theories and models can be used to develop and evaluate efficient and effective HBCSSs for different contexts, including healthcare.

 Our minitrack presents a wide range of cutting-edge research addressing the challenges to technology use for health behavior change. Emphasis in the minitrack will be placed on both design and development of the HBCSSs, as well as evaluation, or appraisal, of their effects or artifacts. The primary focus is not purely about methodologies or technologies, but also their impact on a population or problem. Work to further develop design protocols and rigorous, longterm research is encouraged.

 The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and development:
    • Create HBCSS interventions using stakeholders’ perspectives (users and experts)
    • Design of mobile technologies for health (mHealth) and mobile approaches to HBCSSs
    • HBCSS development that incorporates users early on in order to tailor systems with user profiles, characteristics or preferences
    • Persuasive strategies to support activities offline (e.g. to support viewing and downloading virtual exercises, social support in lifestyle changing programs)
    • Persuasive prompts to create engagement and involvement in serious game interventions
    • Creation and testing of user profiles to identify which persuasive strategies matter most for whom
    • Discussion or evaluation of design approaches for developing HBCSSs, including considerations for personalization, privacy and security
  • Implementation and evaluation:
    • Health behaviour change through mobile technologies, teleconsultation and telemedicine
    • Patient education, patient empowerment, decision support tools for patients, and remote monitoring
    • Evaluation of persuasiveness of different HBCSSs (mobile, ubiquitous, ambient technologies), moving towards a checklist for practice
    • Adequate design for measuring the effect of persuasive strategies on task adherence during usage and long-term effects
    • Frameworks and methodologies to measure A/B/C-Changes (attitude change, behavior change, or an act of compliance)
    • Profiling personalities and matching them with persuasive strategies
    • Multimodal cues and measurement of the effects on adherence and outcomes
    • Advanced analytics to predict adherence, and to identify usage patterns and the effects on adherence

Minitrack Co-Chairs: 

Amanda Blok (Primary Contact)
University of Michigan

Khin Than Win
University of Wollongong

Harri Oinas-Kukkonen
University of Oulu

Important dates: 

June 15                  Papers due
August 17              Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
September 22      Deadline for Authors to Submit Final Manuscript for Publication
October 1              Deadline for at least one author of each paper to register for HICSS-55

Last updated: 13.5.2021