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International Journal of Information Technology and Management
International Journal of Information Technology and Management


Special Issue on: "An Innovative IT and Management Approach Using Gamification"

Guest Editors:
Sangkyun Kim, Kangwon National University, South Korea
Kibong Song, Virginia Tech, USA

Gamification is the use of game mechanics, dynamics and aesthetics to attract desired human behaviours in the fields of commercial marketing, government policy, operation management, healthcare and education. This approach is more useful for Generation Y, who are more familiar with gamified environments than others.

The concept was defined in January 2011 at the Gamification Summit, San Francisco. On the strength of tremendously growing use of social network services, tablets and smart phones, the approach of gamification has been widely proliferating for a year. There are several cases of gamified systems which are applied to scientific problem solving, training of engineering professionals, human resource management, decongestion management, and procurement of public goods.

This special issue aims to solve the difficult problems that organisations tend to face in business environments when they carry out a gamification of business systems by providing scientific and practical research results.

Subject Coverage
Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Game mechanics and dynamics for gamification
  • Gamification methodology and processes
  • Strategies and tools for gamification
  • Decision factors for gamification
  • Innovation cases using gamification
  • Governmental and non-profit sector cases using gamification
  • Cost and benefits of gamification cases
  • Human cognition and performance related to gamification
  • Gamified learning and training
  • Legal and ethical issues of gamification

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 December, 2012

Notification to authors: 31 March, 2013

Final versions due by: 30 April, 2013