Olga Kulyk, Liseth Tjin-Kam-Jet - Siemons, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen
Emergent technologies allow gathering larger amounts of data from multiple sources, e.g., multi-sensor data and self-tracking data, that can be used for customization and personalization purposes. Smart environments collect and analyze sensor data on self-tracking behaviors, emotions, and thoughts enabling psycho-physiological feedback for personal change by strengthening emotional, social, and physical presence. Quantified holistic self-concept will give insights into how technology integrates in our lives, and how people engage each other and interact with smart environments using unobtrusive technologies. Advances in multi-sensor data research opens new exciting frontiers and raises important concerns like safety, profiling, purpose limitation, liability, data ownership, and (above all) privacy. Such issues should be dealt with appropriately, to enhance the public’s trust in technological advancements. So far, the capacities of technologies to change behaviors and to continuously monitor the progress and effects of interventions are not yet being used to its full potential.
This 4th international BCSS workshop aims at connecting multidisciplinary researchers, practitioners and experts from a variety of scientific domains, such as information sciences, psychology, human-computer interaction, industrial design and medicine. This interactive workshop will act as a forum where experts from multiple disciplines can present their work, discuss and debate the pillars for persuasive technology and we like to introduce a holistic concept: EPIC (Engagement, Personalization, Integration of services, Connectivity) for Change. Case studies in various domains (e.g. healthcare. energy, safety, etc.) will be presented to exchange knowledge, experiences and to define new agenda for future research. We will discuss and position new avenues for data driven persuasive coaching systems, e.g. to personalize healthcare.