CfP: Gamification 53rd annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2020

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Part of the “Decision Analytics, Mobile Services, and Service Science” –
track 53rd annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS
January 7-10, 2020 | Grand Wailea, Maui

– June 15: Submissions deadline
– August 17: Notification sent to authors
– September 4: Revision deadline
– September 10: Final acceptance notifications sent to authors
– September 22: Deadline for authors to submit the final manuscript (camera
– October 1: Registration deadline
– January 7-10: Conference
– February 15, 2019 (date subject to change) (Optional) Submission deadline
for extended versions of selected papers for Internet Research or Electronic

Authors of accepted papers have the option to fast-track extended versions
of their HICSS papers either to Internet Research (Impact factor 3.838)
r) or Electronic Markets (Impact factor 3.818)

Moreover, the Gamification mini-track is part of the Gamification
Publication Track aimed at persistent development of gamification research:

=== TOPICS (but are not limited to):
– Users: e.g. Engagement, experience, motivations, user/player types
– Education: e.g. Serious games, game-based learning, simulation games
– Media: e.g. eSports, streaming
– Commerce: e.g. Game business models, free-to-play, gamification as
marketing, adoption
– Work: e.g. Organizational gamification, gameful work, gamification in
– Technology: e.g. VR, AR, MR, gameful wearables and IoT
– Toys & playfulness
– Health: e.g. Quantified-self, games for health, health benefits
– Cities: e.g. smart cities, urban gamification, playable cities, community
engagement, governance
– Theories/concepts/methods: Contributions to science around gamification

We encourage a wide range of submissions from any disciplinary backgrounds:
empirical and conceptual research papers, case studies, and reviews.

Juho Hamari
University of Turku / Tampere University
Email: juho.hamari@tuni.fi

Lobna Hassan
University of Turku / Tampere University
Email: lobna.hassan@tuni.fi

Mattia Thibault
Tampere University
Email: mattia.thibault@tuni.fi

See you in Hawaii!

Interaction with games is considered to have positive effects on our
cognitive, emotional, social abilities and motivation (5, 9, 10, 13, 15, 22,
30). It isn’t surprising, then that our reality and lives are increasingly
becoming game-like (6). This is not limited to the fact that digital games
have become a pervasive part of our lives, but perhaps most prominently with
the fact that activities, systems and services that are not traditionally
perceived as game-like are becoming either intentionally or unintentionally
gameful (4, 6, 10, 13, 14).

Intentional gamification refers to a “process of transforming any activity,
system, service, product or organizational structure into one which affords
positive experiences, skills and practices similar to those afforded by
games, and is often referred to as the gameful experience. This is commonly
but optionally done with an intention to facilitate changes in behaviours or
cognitive processes. As the main inspirations of gamification are games and
play, gamification is commonly pursued by employing game design” (6).

Gamification has become an umbrella concept that, to varying degrees,
includes and encompasses other related technological developments such as
serious games (3), game-based learning (12, 24), exergames & quantified-self
(8, 9, 21), games with a purpose/human-based computation games (17, 28), and
persuasive technology (20).

Secondly, gamification also manifests in a gradual, albeit unintentional,
cultural, organizational and societal transformation stemming from the
increased pervasive engagement with games, gameful interactions (6), game
communities and player practices. For example, recently we have witnessed
the popular emergence of augmented reality games (16; 17) and virtual
reality technologies (2, 29) that enable a more seamless integration of
games into our physical reality. Case in point are urban spaces that are
increasingly becoming playgrounds for different games and -play activities.
While location-based games such as Pokémon Go (1) were able to attract
millions of players, concepts such as Playable Cities (19) and Urban
Gamification (26) highlight the large scale changes that games are bringing
about in the smart cities of the future. Moreover, the media ecosystem has
also experienced a degree of ludic transformation: with user generated
content becoming an important competitor for large media corporations. This
transformation has led to the development of several emerging phenomena such
as the Youtube and modding cultures (23, 27) and esports (7, 25), that have
penetrated the cultural membrane allowing games to seep into domains
hitherto dominated by traditional media.
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