The paper “Autonomous e-coaching in the wild: Empirical validation of a model-based reasoning system” by Bart Kamphorst (UU), Michel Klein (VU) and Arlette van Wissen (VU) (equal contribution) has been accepted for publication in the proceedings of the 13h International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS’14), 2014. (To appear.)
The paper presents a monthlong empirical validation study of the eMate e-coaching system, in which eMate’s reasoning mechanism is evaluated for its accuracy and its ability to promote behavior change. Results show that eMate (i) identifies and accurately targets the problematic constructs for an individual and (ii) positively affects aspects of behavior change through tailored interventions.
Update: The paper is now available here.