Welcome to WIS 2022


in Turku, Finland on 25 – 26 August 2022

Every time, WIS seeks high-quality contributions based both on scientific research and practical experience. The conference is multidisciplinary in nature, gives room for qualitative and quantitative analysis, empirical surveys, case studies as well as for conceptual work; thereby making WIS a perfect forum for exchange of information and ideas. Welcome to WIS 2022!

Since 2006, WIS has focused on various topics from the field of Well-being in Information Society. The overarching themes of the WIS were:

2020 – Fruits of Respect
2018 – Fighting Inequalities
2016 – Building Sustainable Health Ecosystems
2014 – Safe and Secure Cities
2012 – Exploring the Abyss of Inequalities
2010 – Navigating the Fragmented Innovation Landscape
2008 – Promoting Health in Urban Living
2006 – European Cooperation in Health Impact Assessment


Well-being in the Information Society  WIS 2022 Program 

Presentation allotted time per paper: 45 minutes total, including 30 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for Q&A.

Thursday 25.8.2022 
Conference opening and Session I. Mental Well-being and E-Health
Meeting room Säätiö (3. floor) at TSE
Session chair Kaisa Mishina
10.00 Welcome to WIS 2022 
Conference Chair Reima Suomi  
10.15 Well-being of Hong Kong DSE students in the post-COVID-19 age: Opportunities and Challenges for Mental Health Education and Promotion 
Wai Sun Derek Chun, Siu Ho Yau, Wai Man Chan and Ting Ting Fung 
11.00  Important Features Associated with Depression Prediction and Explainable AI 
Vincent Peter C. Magboo and Ma. Sheila A. Magboo 
11.45Mental Health Monitoring at Work: IoT Solutions and Privacy Concerns Dana Naous and Tobias Mettler 
12.30Understanding University Students’ Health Information Seeking Behaviours on Social Media during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Developing Country Perspective
Aung Pyae and Shahrokh Nikou
Keynote and Session II. Social Media and Well-being 
Meeting room Säätiö (3. floor) at TSE
Session chair Jukka Kärkkäinen
14.00 Keynote:
Supporting Health Behavior Change through Digital Interventions: Persuasive Systems Design
Professor Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, University of Oulu, Finland
 15.00 Thinspiration Inspired by K-pop: A Comparison of K-pop Related Thinspiration Imagery and Texts to Regular Thinspiration Content on Tumblr 
Linda Achilles, Thomas Mandl, and Christa Womser-Hacker 
15.45 Mental Health Communication on Social Media in India: Current Status and Predictors 
Sairaj Patki and Anika Iyer 
16.30Design and Development of an NLP-based Mental Health Pre-Screening Tool for
Undergraduate Students in Thailand: A Usability Study
Prima Pangsrisomboon, Aung Pyae, Noppasorn Thawitsri and Supasin Liulak                                                                           

Friday 26.8.2022 
Session III. Innovative Solution for Well-being in the Information Society 
Meeting room Yhdistys (4. floor) at TSE
Session chair Katja Heikkinen
9.00 Classification of Healthcare Robots 
Rong Huang 
9.45Digital Solutions for the Marginalised in Society: A Review of Systems to Address Homelessness and Avenues for Further Research 
Michael Oduor 
10.30Investigating Students’ Engagement, Enjoyment, and Sociability in Virtual Reality-Based Systems: A Comparative Usability Study of Spatial.io, Gather.town, and Zoom 
Summa Sriworapong, Aung Pyae, Arin Thirasawasd, and Wasin Keereewan 
Session IV. Driving Well-being in the Information Society and conference closing  
Meeting room Yhdistys (4. floor) at TSE
Session chair Robert Krimmer
12.00A review of health beliefs and their influence on asylum seekers and refugees’ health-seeking behavior 
Hamed Ahmadinia 
12.45Measuring the maturity of healthcare testbeds 
Eva Collanus, Emilia Kielo-Viljamaa, Janne Lahtiranta and Antti Tuomisto 
13.30Study Structures in the Interplay of Stress and Coping in Higher Education 
Eija-Liisa Heikka, Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen, Outi Keränen, and Pia Partanen 
14.15What Drives User Engagement of Theme Park Apps? Utilitarian, Hedonic or Social Gratifications 
Ting Long  
End Session
15.00Awarding the best paper  
Open discussion 
Conference Chair Reima Suomi 
15.15End of the conference 

WIS conference proceedings

The proceedings will be available until 19 September at Springer

Session chairs

Session 1Kaisa Mishina
Session 2 and keynoteJukka Kärkkäinen
Session 3Katja Heikkinen
Session 4Robert Krimmer


Thursday 25.8.2022  at 14.00

Supporting Health Behavior Change through Digital Interventions: Persuasive Systems Design

Professor Harri Oinas-Kukkonen

University of Oulu, Finland


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WIS 2022 Conference Chair:

  • Professor Reima Suomi
    Information Systems Science, University of Turku, Finland

WIS 2022 Conference Programme Chairs:

  • Robert Krimmer, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Jukka Kärkkäinen, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

WIS 2022 Organizing Chair

  • Doctoral Candidate Chenglong Li
    Information Systems Science, University of Turku, Finland

Conference Management Group:

  • Brita Somerkoski, University of Turku
  • Gunilla Widén, Åbo Akademi University
  • Hongxiu Li, Tampere University
  • Jukka Kärkkäinen, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare