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Behavioural Informatics Symposium

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Sponsored by SIKS and BNVKI

February 29, 2016
VU University
main building, Aurora
Route: Go right after entering via the main entrance of the VU mainbuilding. Walk along 'Rendez Vu' at the right side and enter the restaurant. Then go left immediately and you are in front of the entrance of the Aurora-room.


On February 29th, the Computer Science Department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will host a symposium on Behavioural Informatics. The research area of Behavioural Informatics studies the design, implementation, and evaluation of intelligent computational systems that analyze, simulate and influence human behaviour. The symposium will be centered around two events, namely 1) the name change of the Agent Systems Research group at the VU to Behavioural Informatics group, and 2) the PhD Ceremony of Jeroen de Man.



09.30 - 09.45 Reception and Coffee
09.45 - 10.00 Opening: Frank van Harmelen

Session 1 - Intelligent Systems for Health Care Support

10.00 - 10.30 Mark Neerincx (TU Delft & TNO): "A PAL robot with its avatar helps children to cope with diabetes at the hospital, camps and home"
10.30 - 11.00 Annerieke Heuvelink-Marck (Philips): "Deploying technology to support behavior change"
11.00 - 11.30 Iskander Smit (Behavior Design Amsterdam), Ben Kröse (UvA, HvA): "Beyond glass: vibro-tactile interfaces for human behavior change"
11.30 - 12.00 Willem-Paul Brinkman (TU Delft): "Virtual health agents for behavior change support"
12.00 - 12.45 Lunch break

Session 2 - Simulation-Based Training with Virtual Humans

12.45 - 13.25 Jonathan Gratch (USC ICT): "Using virtual humans to teach negotiation"
13.25 - 14.05 Karel van den Bosch (TNO): "The design and use of intelligent agents for training"
14.05 - 14.45 Dirk Heylen (U Twente): "Taking a Stance. Interacting with Virtual Humans for Social Skills Training."
14.45 - 15.00 Coffee break

PhD Defence

Location: Aula, main building

15.45 - 17.00 PhD Defence Jeroen de Man: "Measuring and modeling negative emotions for virtual training"


Participation is free, but you are requested to register here.