Article on option generation and e-coaching published Open Access in AI & Society

The article “Why option generation matters for the design of autonomous e-coaching systems” by Bart Kamphorst and Annemarie Kalis has been published in Springer’s AI & Society. In the article it is argued that understanding how people generate options for action – i.e., the actions that people actually consider doing – is important for designing autonomous e-coaching systems that are both effective and respectful of people’s personal autonomy.

The article is published under a Creative Commons Open Access license thanks to financial support from the NWO Incentive Fund Open Access Publications and is available here.

Paper on ‘Ethics of E-Coaching’ accepted for SIPC’14

The paper “Ethics of E-Coaching: Implications of Employing Pervasive Computing to Promote Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyles” by Joel Anderson and Bart Kamphorst (equal contribution) has been accepted for publication in the proceedings of the third IEEE International Workshop on the Social Implications of Pervasive Computing for Sustainable Living (SIPC 2014), in conjunction with the Twelfth IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2014).

In the paper it is explained that e-coaching technologies have the potential to support individuals in attaining and maintaining healthy and sustainable lifestyles by supporting and strengthening people’s self-regulatory capacities. In addition, the paper presents and discusses six social and ethical concerns that e-coaching technology can raise as a first step towards an open debate about these concerns.

The pdf is available through IEEE Xplore Digital Library.