Nature of Computation and Communication. International Conference, ICTCC 2014, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 24-25, 2014, Revised Selected Papers

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Design and Implementation of Sustainable Social Shopping Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-15392-6_23,
        author={Claris Chung and Roman Proskuryakov and David Sundaram},
        title={Design and Implementation of Sustainable Social Shopping Systems},
        proceedings={Nature of Computation and Communication. International Conference, ICTCC 2014, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 24-25, 2014, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ICTCC},
        year={2015},
        month={2},
        keywords={Sustainability Social shopping Decision-making Consumer behavior Transformation Habit formation Wellbeing Health Finance Environment},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-15392-6_23}
    }
    
  • Claris Chung
    Roman Proskuryakov
    David Sundaram
    Year: 2015
    Design and Implementation of Sustainable Social Shopping Systems
    ICTCC
    ICST
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15392-6_23
Claris Chung1,*, Roman Proskuryakov1,*, David Sundaram1,*
  • 1: University of Auckland
*Contact email: yee.chung@auckland.ac.nz, rpro3000@gmail.com, d.sundaram@auckland.ac.nz

Abstract

Sustainability is one of the most often discussed topics in our society. Although no one argues that individuals are the main players in changing society and the environment, individuals have always been treated as just actors and decision makers who transform the organizational, societal, national, and/or global sustainability practices. However, our fundamental belief is that individual and personal sustainability are at the heart of organizational and societal sustainability. One of the key activities that humans undertake that has an overwhelming influence on the economic, environmental, and health facets of their life is shopping. In this paper, we explore the possibility of using the concepts and principles of decision-making, habit formation, social networks, and benchmarking to influence consumer behavior towards sustainable shopping. We propose a framework and architecture for Sustainable Social Shopping Systems. We are in the process of prototyping and implementing them in the context of a purely online supermarket.