e-coaching for Health and Wellbeing

January 26-27, 2017


The conference is part of the Healthy Lifestyle Solutions research program, in which academic researchers work together with their partners in industry to investigate and develop new scientifically grounded and ethically appropriate possibilities for using e-coaching to improve wellbeing by helping individuals change their health behaviors.

Healthier lifestyles

The HLS conference is concerned with (the combination of human and) automatic coaching to support people in adopting a healthier lifestyle, involving their physical activity, sleep and eating behavior and stress level.


We intend to focus on e-coaching elements that are common for these application areas, including the use of sensors and software methodology, ethical and societal aspects, and ways to persuade people to comply.

Prospective sessions

Sessions will likely address principles of behavioral modification, monitoring technologies, design of expert systems, ethics of persuasion, etc., with applications to domains such as weight control, sleep deprivation, and exercise. For more information, see the Call for Papers.


Jaap Ham

General chair • Sponsors & Finance chair

Michel Klein

General chair • Local chair • Demo chair

Robbert Jan Beun

Program Commmittee chair

Joel Anderson

Publicity co-chair

Joyce Westerink

Poster chair

Anne Roefs

Publicity co-chair


Thursday January 26 th Friday January 27 th
09:00 Registration and coffee 08:00 Registration and coffee
09:45 Conference opening 09:00 Keynote 4: Denny Borsboom
09:50 Intro 09:45 Paper session 4
10:00 Keynote 1: Paschal Sheeran 11:00 Coffee break/Demo market
10:45 Coffee break/Posters 11:30 Paper session 5
11:15 Paper session 1 12:45 Lunch/Demo market
12:30 Lunch/Posters 14:00 Keynote 5: Tillmann Vierkant
13:30 Keynote 2: Susan Michie 14:45 Paper session 6
14:15 Paper session 2 16:00 Coffee break/Demo market
15:30 Coffee break/Posters 16:30 Keynote 6: Timothy Bickmore
16:00 Paper session 3 17:15 Conference closure
16:45 Keynote 3: Reinder Haakma
17:30 Day closure
19:00 Conference Dinner

Key note speakers

Click on the pictures to read the abstract and find out more about our keynote speakers

Paschal Sheeran

University of North-Carolina

Susan Michie

University College London

Reinder Haakma

Philips Research

Denny Borsboom

University of Amsterdam

Tillmann Vierkant

University of Edinburgh

Timothy Bickmore

Northeastern University

Submit your paper, poster Abstract, or demo proposal on EasyChair

We welcome different types of submissions:

· Full papers of maximum 14 pages in Springer LNCS format.
· Proposals for industrial or academic system demonstrations of maximum 2 pages in Springer LNCS format.
· Poster abstracts of maximum 150 words.

Note that requirements for the demonstrations should be clearly specified in your submission. All submissions can be done via the portal EasyChair. Accepted papers and system demonstrations will be published by Springer in the LNCS series.

More information can be found in the Call for Papers.

Important dates

November 1, 2016

Deadline for submission of full papers and demonstrations

November 25, 2016

Notification of acceptance

December 7, 2016

Camera-ready version papers

December 19, 2016

Poster abstract deadline


Registration options will be provided soon.

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