*Call for Papers: e-Coaching for Health and Wellbeing (eCHW-2017)*
After a successful first event in November 2015 in Eindhoven, the
Netherlands, a scientific conference on e-Coaching for Health and
Wellbeing will be held in Amsterdam on *January 26-27, 2017.*
The e-Coaching for Health and Wellbeing (eCHW) is a bi-yearly scientific
conference about all aspects relevant to e-coaching applications that
support people in adopting or maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A healthy
lifestyle is – among others – reflected in sufficient physical activity,
good sleeping and eating patterns, and behaviours related to stress
reduction and mental wellbeing. This research area is of importance to
understanding fundamental scientific issues of behavior change through
technological systems, as well as crucial for developing innovations
highly needed in society.
The conference will bring together researchers and practitioners from
several fields, including psychology, computer science, health sciences,
human-computer interaction, ethics and artificial intelligence. The
contributions to the conference will be peer-reviewed.
Confirmed keynote speakers include *Timothy Bickmore*, Associate
Professor in the college of Computer and Information Science of the
Northeastern University, and *Paschal Sheeran*, Professor in the
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience of the University of
North-Carolina, *Susan Michie*, professor of Health Psychology at
University College London (UCL) and *Denny Borsboom*, Psychology
Department of the University of Amsterdam.
The conference focuses on e-coaching elements that are common for
different application areas, including the use of sensors and software
methodology, ethical and societal aspects, and ways to persuade people
to comply. The conference solicits contributions on topics proposed
below and related issues.
* Technology: sensor measurement, architecture and implementation,
networking, ubiquitous computing.
* Data processing and analysis in relation to e-coaching: big data,
sensor data, managing inconsistent data from various sources, etc.
* Functionality: monitoring, task scheduling, ecological momentary
* Generic design: interaction principles, goal setting, ontologies.
* Persuasive strategies: adaptation, tailoring, motivational support,
* Applications: related to domains such as: nutrition, physical
activity, sleep, stress & relaxation, procrastination.
* Implementation of therapeutic techniques in e-coaching
* Methodological issues: scenarios, ecological design, generic design,
interaction, coaching trajectories, scheduling.
* Testing, validation and evaluation: simulation and experimental
design, RCT’s for mobile systems, performance measurement.
* Societal embedding, impact and target groups, economic implications.
* Theoretical frameworks for coaching or support systems.
* Usage of gaming for behaviour change: coach in gaming, gaming as a
* Ethical implications: transparency, autonomy, privacy, self-esteem,
* Legal and policy implications.
Papers of maximum 12 pages in Springer LNCS format can be submitted via
the website. The proceedings of the conference will be published by
* October 1, 2016: paper submission deadline
* Mid November: notification of acceptance
* November 30, 2016: camera-ready version papers
* January 26 - 27, 2017: eCHW 2017 conference in Amsterdam (De Bazel)
Joel Anderson, Utrecht University, [log in to unmask]
Robbert-Jan Beun, Utrecht University, [log in to unmask]
Jaap Ham, EIndhoven University of Technology, [log in to unmask]
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