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Smart Coaching solutions for Health & Wellbeing Special Issue

Editorial Board
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 this Special Issue 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.
  • 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
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Publication of special issue (tentative):

Ambient Systems
Submission Closed