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Special Session
Special Session on
Social Motivations and Social Benefits of ICT
 - SocialICT 2015

20 - 22 May, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal

Within the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - ICT4AgeingWell 2015


Paula Trigueiros
School of Architecture - Product Design Graduation, University of Minho



It is widely accepted that social interaction promotes a sense of wellbeing and belonging, which can have a direct impact on people’s life expectancy. In fact, the health risks of social isolation have been compared to smoking, alcoholism, and not exercising. However, as we age and our life circumstances change, it can become increasingly difficult to maintain our social networks. This workshop concerns the use of ICT-enabled services to support interactions with existing contacts, as well as to forge new networks. In particular, the workshop aims to explore opportunities to leverage social interaction as a means of motivating users, such as older people, who are typically disengaged from the use of ICT.

Topics: User Experience, Co-Experience, Social Interaction Design, Inclusive Design, Service Design, Persuasive Technology


Paper Submission: March 19, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 26, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: April 8, 2015 (expired)


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, DBLP, EI and SCOPUS.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICT4AgeingWell Special Sessions - SocialICT 2015