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Digital twins' impact on organizational control: perspectives on formal vs social control

Juhani Ukko, Minna Saunila, Mina Nasiri, Tero Rantala, Mira Holopainen
2022 Information Technology and People  
The results show that two characteristics, exploration and gamification, affect the extent to which digital twins can be utilized for social control.  ...  First, it diverges from previous technical-oriented research by investigating digital twins in a human context.  ...  According to Cavada and Rogers (2020) , using digital twins for serious gaming in the context of smart cities has the potential to impact individual and social well-being positively.  ... 
doi:10.1108/itp-09-2020-0608 fatcat:7xctu2yytjfnhcmtszt5snlvzi

Multi-Agent Systems Applications in Energy Optimization Problems: A State-of-the-Art Review

Alfonso González-Briones, Fernando De La Prieta, Mohd Mohamad, Sigeru Omatu, Juan Corchado
2018 Energies  
Finally, this article considers how MASs can be used for various purposes, from capturing sensor data to decision-making.  ...  Behavior and interactions between agents are key elements that must be understood in order to model energy optimization solutions that are robust, scalable and context-aware.  ...  JADE This work presents the CAFCLA framework (Context-Aware Framework for Collaborative Learning Applications) which combines WSN and Social Computing to develop activities for users rapidly and effectively  ... 
doi:10.3390/en11081928 fatcat:mxedu6y5jbc7hevx32fyb26ujq

Managing urban traffic emissions with focus on people and atmospheric impacts [chapter]

Hulkkonen, Mira Liisa Hannele; Prisle, Nønne L.
2020 Zenodo  
By shedding light on reliable approaches to reveal the real impacts of traffic initiatives, the efforts for climate change management may be reinforced.  ...  The potential of different initiatives to reduce traffic emissions is invaluable information for decision makers.  ...  Guell et al (2012) describes commuting as a complex social phenomenon and practice.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3754616 fatcat:5cmv46okqncqtdbttiu6h2hqjq

Gamification-less: may gamification really foster civic participation? A controlled field experiment

Marco Romano, Paloma Díaz, Ignacio Aedo
2021 Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing  
Mobile technologies and social networks provide the substratum for supporting formal empowerment, but citizen engagement in participation processes is still an open issue.  ...  One of the techniques used to improve engagement is gamification based on the humans' predisposition to games.  ...  In the civic participation context, the application proposed in the experiment requires that users perform actions in the wild that could be out of their comfort zone, then the adoption and the usage of  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12652-021-03322-6 fatcat:w3qqxyyv4bgwdew4xtfotsw4nm

FEEdBACk: An ICT-Based Platform to Increase Energy Efficiency through Buildings' Consumer Engagement

Filipe Soares, André Madureira, Andreu Pagès, António Barbosa, António Coelho, Fernando Cassola, Fernando Ribeiro, João Viana, José Andrade, Marina Dorokhova, Nélson Morais, Nicolas Wyrsch (+1 others)
2021 Energies  
The gamification platform is embedded in the ICT platform along with an interactive energy management system, which aids interested stakeholders in optimizing "when and at which rate" energy should be  ...  and using automation to optimize energy consumption, generation, and storage of controllable and flexible devices without compromising comfort levels and indoor air-quality parameters.  ...  Assess the impact of the previous-day message: this impact is returned in percentage, taking it as a ratio between the verified load and forecasted load.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en14061524 fatcat:4wdbbiiq6ze6hcdwsi5yizxxgi

Mining and crafting a game to teach research methodology

Carl Marnewick, Jacqui Chetty
2021 International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education  
AbstractGamification is used in various disciplines to elucidate complex problems. These disciplines are typically the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.  ...  The purpose was to force students to engage with the theory and literature and create a game based on their insights.  ...  Students within the context of this study found the learning outside of their comfort zone, thus providing the potential for learning to develop that embraced qualities of SCL, namely active, deep learning  ... 
doi:10.1186/s41239-021-00299-2 fatcat:mwhf5ntdnvbbfid4gncrohzrti

Hot, horny and healthy—online intervention to incentivize HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing among young Mexican MSM: a feasibility study

Zafiro Andrade-Romo, Laura Chavira-Razo, Raluca Buzdugan, Elena Bertozzi, Sergio Bautista-Arredondo
2020 mHealth  
Gamification elements such as badges, points, and prizes were perceived as fun, exciting, and motivating, and 71% of participants engaged in at least one activity to earn points.  ...  HIV testing for MSM in Mexico remains a challenge, in part because of the stigma and discrimination they face in their daily lives and perceived discrimination in health care services.  ...  To Reva Grimball, who participated in the formative research phase of the study, to María Alejandra Cortés Ortiz who participated in the implementation phase and to Tania Aramburo Muro for the administrative  ... 
doi:10.21037/mhealth.2020.03.01 pmid:32632366 pmcid:PMC7327285 fatcat:akoeqi4avzgztlkqgguvpqrgga

Using games in geographical and planning-related teaching: Serious games, edutainment, board games and role-play

Guy M. Robinson, Michael Hardman, Robert J. Matley
2021 Social Sciences & Humanities Open  
The growing popularity of 'serious games' and 'edutainment' is addressed, focusing on their perceived advantages in classroom-based teaching.  ...  The blurring between digital games for educational purposes and games primarily for entertainment is discussed, reflecting on the popularity of SimCity and the potential of these games for learning about  ...  In doing so, this impacted on the summative work in which students had to focus on the informal city and explore this within a more academic context.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ssaho.2021.100208 fatcat:pscvztthizc6fhoe3cjiap7loq

Combining scenario planning and business wargaming to better anticipate future competitive dynamics

Jan Oliver Schwarz, Camelia Ram, René Rohrbeck
2019 Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies  
Scenario planning allows for the exploration of interactions across multiple external forces to create a rich set of narratives on how the future may unfold.  ...  A B S T R A C T The deliberate exploration of how the future competitive landscape may evolve is critical to uncovering threats and opportunities for firms that seek to improve their core businesses and  ...  Prospecting requires setting the simulation in an appropriate context.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.futures.2018.10.001 fatcat:xclselcguvf5jfnhlwzycznjsa

13. Problem Mobile Phone Use in Spanish and British Adolescents: First steps towards a cross-cultural research in Europe [chapter]

Olatz Lopez-Fernandez
2015 The Psychology of Social Networking Vol.2  
Langer was supported by the Chilean National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development, CONICYT/PAI, Project N° 82130055 and the Chilean Millennium Scientific Initiative, Project N°.  ...  We thank Mr Paul Strickland of Xenodu Virtual Environments, the University of East Anglia (UEA), U.K, and the Norfolk and Suffolk National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust, UK.  ...  Indeed, Caplan (2003) demonstrates the value of combining the social benefits (the perceived social benefits of Internet use) and the social control factors (an individual's perceived degree of control  ... 
doi:10.1515/9783110473858-015 fatcat:7wtygoyu7nejfm3wydfzyv7zz4

Electrification in Remote Communities: Assessing the Value of Electricity Using a Community Action Research Approach in Kabakaburi, Guyana

Niebert Blair, Dirk Pons, Susan Krumdieck
2019 Sustainability  
assessing the risks and benefits from the perspective of the people in the community.  ...  for participants to play through and discuss major consequences from which prudent decisions for development can be made.  ...  How should we really assess development impacts both in the short term and long term?  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11092566 fatcat:cmkeofl5tngmpcgnsmkocnvtka

How to support sustainable energy consumption in households?

2022 Acta Montanistica Slovaca  
The study identified the main barriers to sustainable energy consumption in households and assessed state policies targeting sustainable energy consumption in households.  ...  Therefore, sustainable energy consumption in households can provide a lot of benefits for energy savings, use of renewables and GHG emission reduction.  ...  Therefore, it is vital for researchers to understand better how high levels of social need and a failure within environmental service providers to compensate for these levels of need, combine and interact  ... 
doi:10.46544/ams.v27i2.15 fatcat:hq73bs2pajfk5lqinrjbavp2yu

Wearable Computing for Health and Fitness: Exploring the Relationship between Data and Human Behaviour [article]

Katrin Hänsel, Natalie Wilde, Hamed Haddadi, Akram Alomainy
2016 arXiv   pre-print
Based on issues highlighted, we then make recommendations on the direction in which future work could be most beneficial.  ...  Health and fitness wearable technology has recently advanced, making it easier for an individual to monitor their behaviours.  ...  ICST (Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering), ICST, Brussels, Belgium, Belgium, Article 1, 8 pages. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4108/ICST.  ... 
arXiv:1509.05238v2 fatcat:oxftt4xdlna6rnfyafeejninfq

Canadian Conference on Medical Education 2021 Abstracts

Heather Hickey
2021 Canadian Medical Education Journal  
No responsibility is assumed for any claims, instructions, or methods contained in the abstracts: it is recommended that these are verified independently.  ...  Editing has been restricted to some corrections of spelling and style where appropriate.  ...  Moral orientation (how individuals usually perceive and resolve moral dilemmas), combined with legal, societal, clinical, and team contexts, contributed to moral distress.  ... 
doi:10.36834/cmej.72402 fatcat:i4gnsl3tmbf2pjsf3tis2bok44

OLJ December 2021 25(4)

Mary Frances Rice
2021 Online Learning  
in the Distance Education Department of the Social Sciences Institute at Anadolu University in 2019.  ...  Acknowledgements This study is the improved version of the master thesis entitled, "The examination of gamification user types, motivation and academic achievement in open and distance learning", completed  ...  This research could be particularly helpful in the context of exploring how to support less-engaged students as they cross comfort zones in discussion facilitation and connection creation.  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v25i4.3164 fatcat:eklvlanbm5bgrix3gx2mlek3m4
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