PEACH2017 Workshop

4TU Delft
4TU Eindhoven
4TU Twente
4TU Wageningen

PEACH2017 Workshop

Within the framework of the 17th International conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents in Stockholm this year, we organized the first workshop on Persuasive Embodied Agents for Behavior Change, PEACH2017. Researchers were invited to submit position papers and projects at early stages. Topics ranged from visions on AI guidance in eHealth, agenda-setting in interventions targeting multiple behaviors, and intelligent topic-switching to personalization of instructions using reinforcement learning, induced cognitive dissonance in VR, and chatbot support for obese children. In breakout sessions of half an hour following each presentation, presenters were given the opportunity to ask the audience for feedback on specific aspects of their research or for input on problems they have been struggling with. With more than 20 participants from all over the world, vivid discussions ensued and presenters received diverse and extensive input. Particularly this interactivity was greatly appreciated by participants and authors alike. We therefore hope to host this workshop again at future IVA conferences.

PEACH2017 Workshop

PEACH2017 Workshop

Within the framework of the 17th International conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents in Stockholm this year, we organized the first workshop on Persuasive Embodied Agents for Behavior Change, PEACH2017. Researchers were invited to submit position papers and projects at early stages. Topics ranged from visions on AI guidance in eHealth, agenda-setting in interventions targeting multiple behaviors, and intelligent topic-switching to personalization of instructions using reinforcement learning, induced cognitive dissonance in VR, and chatbot support for obese children. In breakout sessions of half an hour following each presentation, presenters were given the opportunity to ask the audience for feedback on specific aspects of their research or for input on problems they have been struggling with. With more than 20 participants from all over the world, vivid discussions ensued and presenters received diverse and extensive input. Particularly this interactivity was greatly appreciated by participants and authors alike. We therefore hope to host this workshop again at future IVA conferences.