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Dear colleague,

This is an updated call for papers for the conference on "e-Coaching for Health and Wellbeing" (to be held in Amsterdam on January 26-27, 2017). Please consider submitting a contribution, attending, and/or circulating this further!

Revised information regarding EXTENDED deadlines for submissions:
November 13, 2016: EXTENDED deadline for submission of full papers and demonstrations
December 1, 2016: notification of acceptance
December 11, 2016: camera-ready version papers due
December 19, 2016: poster abstract deadline (unchanged)
January 26 - 27, 2017: eCHW 2017 conference in Amsterdam

You can find all information about the conference, including submission possibilities, registration fees, location, etc. - as well as abstracts of the keynotes here:

Keynote speakers

Timothy Bickmore (Northeastern University, USA): "Coaching to Death"
Denny Borsboom (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands): "Personalized Network Analysis"
Reinder Haakma (Philips, the Netherlands): "The Role of Wearable Sensor Technology in Healthy Lifestyle Promotion"
Susan Michie (University College London, UK): "Drink Less: An Evidence-Based Alcohol-Reduction Smartphone App"
Paschal Sheeran (University of North Carolina, USA):  "Reception, Motivation, Application (REMAP): New Approaches to Problems in Behavior Change"
Tillmann Vierkant (University of Edinburgh, UK): "E-Coaching and Willpower Muscle Atrophy: Does Reliance on Self-Regulation Technology Bypass the Agency of Users?"

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.

Themes & Call for Submissions

The conference solicits contributions on topics proposed below and related issues. Contributions can be in the form of full papers, posters, or demonstrations.  For more information, go to

The conference focuses on e-coaching elements that are common for different application areas:

*         Technology: sensor measurement, architecture and implementation, networking.

*         Data processing and analysis: big data, sensor data, network analyses.

*         Functionality: monitoring, task scheduling, ecological momentary assessment.

*         Persuasive strategies: adaptation, tailoring, motivational support, gamification.

*         Applications in domains such as nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress, procrastination.

*         Implementation of psychological / therapeutic techniques in e-coaching

*         Testing and evaluation, such as randomized clinical trials of e-coaching systems.

*         Societal embedding, impact and target groups, economic implications.

*         Serious gaming in e-coaching.

*         Ethical implications: transparency, autonomy, privacy, self-esteem, reliability, trust.

*         Legal and policy implications.


Joel Anderson, Utrecht University: Publicity co-chair
Robbert Jan Beun, Utrecht University: Program Committee chair
Jaap Ham, Eindhoven University of Technology: General chair * Sponsors & Finance chair
Michel Klein, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam: General chair * Local chair * Demo chair
Anne Roefs, Maastricht University: Publicity co-chair
Joyce Westerink, Philips Research & Eindhoven University of Technology: Poster chair

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