Publications

As a Research and Innovation Project, the work done within the Council of Coaches project is on the cutting edge of science and technology. Below you will find a list of scientific publications that are direct results of the research done in this project:

2020

Silke ter Stal, Lean Leonie Kramer, Monique Tabak, Harm op den Akker, and Hermie J. Hermens, “Design Features of Embodied Conversational Agents in eHealth: a Literature Review“, in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 138, June 2020.


Reshmashree Bangalore Kantharaju, Caroline Langlet, Mukesh Barange, Chloé Clavel, and Catherine Pelachaud, “Multimodal Analysis of Cohesion in Multi-party Interactions“, in Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, May 2020.


Marian Hurmuz, Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink, Harm op den Akker and Hermie J. Hermens, “User Experience and Potential Health Effects of a Conversational Agent-Based Electronic Health Intervention: Protocol for an Observational Cohort Study“, in JMIR Research Protocols, Volume 9, No. 4, April 2020.


Marian Hurmuz, Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink, Harm op den Akker, “How to conduct a summative evaluation of eHealth applications: the Council of Coaches case study“, in Supporting Health by Technology (HealthByTech 2020) – Abstract Book.


Tessa Beinema, Harm op den Akker, Lex van Velsen, Hermie Hermens, “What to discuss? Automatic topic selection for embodied conversational health coaches“, in Supporting Health by Technology (HealthByTech 2020) – Abstract Book.


2019

Silke ter Stal, Monique Tabak, Harm op den Akker, Tessa Beinema and Hermie J. Hermens, “Who Do You Prefer? The Effect of Age, Gender and Role on Users’ First Impressions of Embodied Conversational Agents in eHealth“, in International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, December 2019.


Konsolakis, K., Hermens, H., Banos, O., “A Novel Framework for the Holistic Monitoring and Analysis of Human Behaviour“, in 3th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient ‪Intelligence (UCAmI 2019), November 2019.


Reshmashree B. Kantharaju, Alison Pease, Dennis Reidsma, Catherine Pelachaud, Mark Snaith, Merijn Bruijnes, Randy Klaassen, Tessa Beinema, Gerwin Huizing, Donatella Simonetti, Dirk Heylen, and Harm op den Akker, “Integrating Argumentation with Social Conversation between Multiple Virtual Coaches“, in proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Paris (pp 203-205), July 2019.


Fajrian Yunus, Chloé Clavel, and Catherine Pelachaud, “Gesture Class Prediction by Recurrent Neural Network and Attention Mechanism“, in Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Paris (pp. 233-235), July 2019.


Kuthethur Sneha Jagannath Das, Tessa Beinema, Harm op den Akker and Hermie Hermens, “Generation of Multi-Party Dialogues among Embodied Conversational Agents to Promote Active Living and Healthy Diet for Subjects Suffering from Type 2 Diabetes“, in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health – Volume 1: ICT4AWE, 297-304, 2019, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.


2018

Kostas Konsolakis, Hermie Hermens, Claudia Villalonga, Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten and Oresti Banos, “Human Behaviour Analysis through Smartphones“, in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAml 2018), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, December 2018.


Reshmashree B Kantharaju, Dominic de Franco, Alison Pease, and Catherine Pelachaud, “Is Two Better than One? Effects of Multiple Agents on User Persuasion“, in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA2018), pp 255-262, November 2018.


Marijke Broekhuis, “Context in designing and evaluation usability in eHealth technology for older adults“, in Proceedings of the NordiCHI2018 Doctoral Consortium, Oslo, Norway, October 2018.


Reshmashree B. Kantharaju, Fabien Ringeval, Laurent Besacier, “Automatic Recognition of Affective Laughter in Spontaneous Dyadic Interactions from Audiovisual Signals“, in Proceedings of the 2018 on International Conference on Multimodal Interaction – ICMI ’18, October 2018.


Mark Snaith, Dominic de Franco, Tessa Beinema, Harm op den Akker and Alison Pease, “A Dialogue Game for Multi-Party Goal-Setting in Health Coaching“, in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Volume 305: Computational Models of Argument, pp 337-344, September 2018.


Brian Ravenet, Catherine Pelachaud, Chloe Clavel and Stacy Marsella, “Automating the Production of Communicative Gestures in Embodied Characters” in Frontiers in Psychology, Volume 9, July 2018.


Tessa Beinema, Harm op den Akker, and Hermie Hermens, “Creating an Artificial Coaching Engine for Multi-domain Conversational Coaches in eHealth Applications“, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Conversation Agents for Home and Geriatric Care Applications (ICA-HoGeCa2018), July 2018.


Gerwin Huizing, Randy Klaassen, and Dirk Heylen, “Designing and Developing Lifelike, Engaging Lifestyle Coaching Agents and Scenarios for Multiparty Coaching Interaction“, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Conversation Agents for Home and Geriatric Care Applications (ICA-HoGeCa2018), July 2018.


Reshmashree Bangalore Kantharaju, and Catherine Pelachaud, “Towards Developing a Model to Handle Multiparty Conversations for Healthcare Agents“, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Conversation Agents for Home and Geriatric Care Applications (ICA-HoGeCa2018), July 2018.


Jan Wohlfahrt-Laymann, Hermie Hermens, Claudia Villalonga, Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten, and Oresti Banos, “MobileCogniTracker – A mobile experience sampling tool for tracking cognitive behaviour“, in Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, pp 1-18, May 2018.


Oresti Banos, Hermie Hermens, Christopher Nugent and Hector Pomares, “Smart Sensing Technologies for Personalised e-Coaching“, in Sensors, Volume 18, Number 6, Pages  May 2018.


Dominic de Franco, Alison Pease, and Mark Snaith, “Measuring Persuasiveness in Behaviour Change Support Systems“, in Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS 2018), April 2018.


Jan Wohlfahrt-Laymann, Hermie Hermens, Claudia Villalonga, Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten, and Oresti Banos, “Enabling remote assessment of cognitive behaviour through mobile experience sampling“, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops), Athens, Greence, March 2018.


Harm op den Akker, Rieks op den Akker, Tessa Beinema, Oresti Banos, Dirk Heylen, Bjorn Bedsted, Alison Pease, Catherine Pelachaud, Vicente Traver-Salcedo, Sofoklis Kyriazakos and Hermie Hermens, “Council of Coaches – A Novel Holistic Behavior Change Coaching Approach“, in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health – Volume 1: ICT4AWE (pages 219-226), Funchal Madeira, Portugal, March 2018.