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WellBeCoach: Smart Coaching solutions fo 2018 : PervasiveHealth - WellBeCoach: Smart Coaching solutions for Health & Wellbeing


When May 21, 2018 - May 24, 2018
Where New York, United States
Submission Deadline Mar 30, 2018
Notification Due Apr 15, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 22, 2018
Categories    artificial intelligence   health   deep learning   HCI

Call For Papers

WellBeCoach: Smart Coaching solutions for Health & Wellbeing

Behavior change technologies are nowadays widely applied to promote healthy lifestyles and improve the management of chronic diseases. Research and Innovation solutions in the area of eCoaching for health and wellbeing can inform public health policies to promote citizens’ empowerment and disease prevention in the large scale. However, the design of smart coaching solutions for the different application domains (healthcare, education, workplace, sport, etc.) remains a challenge, since sound theoretical models and evaluation studies are needed to realize and assess their concrete impact. The main objective of the workshop is to bring together novel contributions on the design and assessment of smart coaching solutions for health and wellbeing that are intended or already deployed in the large scale for producing a strong impact in their application settings.

Scope and Topics

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers, entrepreneurs, healthcare specialists, key decision-makers in educational and public health institutions, currently involved or interested in the design of smart coaching solutions for health and wellbeing. Innovative contributions on the following topics are particularly welcome:

● Large-scale studies of eCoaching systems and solutions for public health

● eCoaching solutions for Resilience-based interventions

● Embodied conversational agents as virtual health coaches

● Health conversational agents

● Deep learning based health dialogue systems

● Assistive robots

● Virtual coaching in chronic diseases prevention, diagnosis, management and control

● Assistive eCoaching for caregivers

● Persuasive health coaching applications

● Data analytics and machine learning for persuasion profiling

● Intelligent coaching for active ageing

● Socially assistive robots in elderly care

Submissions Schedule:

March 30th, 2018: Deadline for paper submissions to Workshop
April 15th, 2018: Workshop paper notification
April 22nd, 2018: Deadline for Camera ready submission
May 21st, 2018: Workshop day
Submission Instructions

Contributions to the workshop will be reviewed by a TPC Committee and final decisions will be made by the Workshop organizers taking into account the originality of contributions and sustain on claims on future research in the field.

Please prepare your 4-6 pages paper using the ACM 2-column format. View the ACM guidelines and templates at this link (, and please read the below instructions. Please be sure to use the correct Category and Subject Descriptor in your paper. See the above guidelines for instructions and visit for more information.

Your paper must be submitted in PDF format. Send your PDF contributions by the deadline to the following email: sgabrielli [at] fbk [dot] eu.

Expected Outcomes:

The expected result of the Workshop is the identification of the key challenges and opportunities for designing and deploying smart coaching solutions in health & wellbeing scenarios. In a short term the results of the workshop are intended to be published in a relevant journal to share with the larger community the views of the participants and contributors to the workshop. In the longer term, the recommendations on relevant opportunities and challenges on this field will be integrated in coming years Pervasive Health Conferences topics of interest.

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