Public Documents

On this page you will find the project Deliverables – official progress report documents as described in the project’s Work Plan. Click on the thumbnail image or the file name link to download the documents below.

Work Package 1: Management

D1.1: Quality, Risk and IPR Management
This document contains all procedures on Quality Management, Risk Management and Intellectual Property Rights Management as used in the Council of Coaches project that are not otherwise specified in the Consortium Agreement.

D1.2: Data Management Plan
This Data Management Plan will describe how the projects handle data. Council of Coaches intents to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Therefore it has set out guidelines for the consortium how to safely and securely handle sensitive data. Each Work Package will describe the datasets that are being collected and/or processed. The Project Management has developed provisional guidelines on how to implement the FAIR principles to the datasets.

D1.3: Innovation Management Guidelines
This deliverable presents the Innovation Management Strategy and plans for the COUCH project. The document presents the purpose of Innovation Management, and elaborates on the strategy and plans within the project framework. As the deliverable focuses on the guidelines of Innovation Management, a reporting table will be used to monitor the process; thus keeping the document alive with bi-monthly updates.

Work Package 2: Responsible Research and Participatory Design

D2.1: The COUCH RRI Vision
This report presents a framework for the operationalisation of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) at the project level and an RRI Vision for the COUCH project produced using this framework. The report provides an overview over the state-of-the-art of the RRI debate as it relates to operationalisation at project level and explores existing codes of conduct of relevance to the Council of Coaches project. The report then provides a methodology for using these frameworks to define a project-specific RRI vision and shows how the COUCH project has done so. The report ends with some observations and outlooks towards the further RRI work in the project.

D2.2: Report on user and stakeholder needs and expectations
This document describes the Council of Coaches initial approach to stakeholder engagement as well as the initial results of individual stakeholder interviews and a group stakeholder engagement session. The interim conclusions, which will be further elaborated on in D2.3, show that the Council of Coaches “product” is expected to contribute to (a) health education, (b) providing reminders, (c) motivation, (d) social support, and (e) health monitoring.

 Work Package 3: Coaching Strategies and Knowledge Base


D3.1: Initial knowledge base design and coaching strategies
The Council of Coaches project develops a council of multiple embodied conversational coaches to provide tailored coaching on various domains. Each of these coaches will have their own coaching domain (for example, diet, cognition or physical exercise). A user of the Council of Coaches system will interact with several coaches at once. In this deliverable, we will deliver an initial design for the coaches’ coaching strategies and their shared knowledge base. First, we will describe the design process for the coaching strategies in which we take into account the literature on behavioural change and the influence of context. This can be observed in Section 3. We will then continue with the initial design of the knowledge base, which will make up Section 4.

Work Package 4: User Behaviour Sensing, Modelling and Analysis

D4.1: State-of-the-art, requirement analysis, and initial specification of the Holistic Behaviour Analysis Framework
This deliverable (D4.1) represents the contribution of the Work Package 4 (WP4) to the first crucial milestone (M6) of the Council of Coaches project. The main aim of D4.1 is to define the initial specifications and designs of the Holistic Behaviour Analysis Framework (HBAF). In order to present the initial concept of the HBAF, the sensing and profiling approach is elaborated based on a thorough investigation of the state-of-the-art sensing technologies. Hence, a literature review on sensing technologies is provided, focusing on on-body and off-body sensors in order to sense, identify and quantify the user’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social behaviour. Furthermore, a requirement analysis for the initial design of the HBAF is described explaining the functional and non-functional requirements elicited from a technical point of view. Finally, the system’s specification for the initial design of the HBAF are presented through use cases.

Work Package 5: Dialogue and Argumentation Framework

D5.1: Dialogue and Argumentation Framework Design
The final Council of Coaches (COUCH) system requires a component that allows structured coaching dialogues to take place between the patient and the coaches, and the coaches themselves – a Dialogue and Argumentation Framework. It is necessary for these dialogues to proceed in a way as close as possible models real dialogues, and thus the framework must permit naturalistic features, including (but not limited to) interruption and (possibly non-verbal) backchannels.  While there are existing systems and platforms for dialogue management, these generally contain a centralised component that restricts when users can interact and thus are insufficient for the required purpose. This document contains the requirements, use-cases and designs for a Dialogue and Argumentation Framework that simultaneously allows for structure and naturalistic flow in dialogues. The final design presented in this document is of a multi-agent system in which Dialogue Agents represent both the coaches and the human users. This removes centralisation, thus permitting the naturalistic aspects of dialogue required in the final COUCH system.

Work Package 6: Human-Computer Interfaces

D6.1: Requirements and Concepts for Interaction Mobile and Web
The goal of this Work Package (WP6) is to design, implement, and evaluate the Human Computer Interaction aspects of the Council of Coaches. In this deliverable, we provide a detailed description of existing platforms and tools that we intend to use in the Council of Coaches project. We also provide a short overview of existing agent-based user interfaces that the Council of Coaches might build on top of.

Work Package 8: Dissemination and Exploitation

D8.1: Project Website
This report accompanies deliverable D8.1 (nature: Website) and gives a brief overview of the project website of Council of Coaches.

D8.2: Dissemination Plans and Material
This report describes the dissemination plans that will be followed throughout the project and the dissemination material of Council of Coaches that can be used to promote the project.

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