Next-Generation Applications and Implementations of Gamification Systems

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things (IoT)".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2025 | Viewed by 67

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Department of IT in Management, University of Szczecin, 71-101 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: gamification; information systems for education; e-learning
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Gamification has already been adopted in many fields as a powerful tool to stimulate individuals to motivate themselves and achieve certain objectives. This Special Issue is devoted to gamification research and its next-generation applications and implementations. From education to healthcare and from business to personal development, gamification is rapidly evolving, with innovative solutions using mixed reality to Artificial Intelligence (AI), generative adversarial networks (GANs), Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and more.

We hope that this Special Issue will encourage scholars, industry professionals and policymakers alike to use gamifying approaches to create purposeful experiences that have positive impacts on various areas of human activity.

Potential topics include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • AI-powered gamification.
  • Best practices for the design of gamified UI.
  • Big data and gamification.
  • Biometric sensors and emotional gamification.
  • Blockchain in gamification.
  • Conceptual and technical frameworks for implementing gamification in the cloud.
  • The ethical and social implications of gamification.
  • IoT devices and gamified experiences.
  • Gamification as a service.
  • Gamification for learning and education.
  • Generative algorithms and dynamic content generation for gamification applications.
  • Multiplayer and social gamification.
  • Health and wellness gamification.
  • Mixed-reality gamification approaches.
  • Models and architectures for gamified cloud-based systems.
  • New concepts and techniques in gamification design.
  • Open-source gamification tools and libraries.
  • Player behavior modeling.
  • Procedures for testing gamification.
  • Standardization of gamification-related data.

Dr. Jakub Swacha
Prof. Dr. Ricardo Queirós
Guest Editors

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  • gamified software systems
  • artificial intelligence
  • dynamic content generation
  • Internet of Things

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