Publications

Below you will find a listing of all my scientific publications, click on the title of each article to open the Full Text article (this will open a new tab).

2021

Tessa Beinema, Daniel Davison, Dennis Reidsma, Oresti Banis, Merijn Bruijnes, Brice Donval, Alvaro Fides Valero, Dirk Heylen, Dennis Hofs, Gerwin Huizing, Reshmashree B. Kantharaju, Randy Klaassen, Jan Kolkmeier, Kostas Konsolakis, Alison Pease, Catherine Pelachaud, Donatella Simonetti, Mark Snaith, Vicente Traver, Jorien van Loon, Jacky Visser, Marcel Weusthof, Fajrian Yunus, Hermie Hermens, and Harm op den Akker (2021), “Agents United: An Open Platform for Multi-Agent Conversational Systems“, in Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, pp 17-24, September 2021.

Giuseppe Andreoni, E. Konstantinidis, D. Petsani, P. Bamidis, D. Gatsios, D. I. Fotiadis, Harm op den Akker, M. Inés Torres, J. Tenorio-Laranga, G. Cordasco, E. González-Fraile, A. Esposito, M. S. Kornes, G. Chollet, B. Fernández-Ruanova, V. Veleva, M. Žnidaršič, B. Ženko, A. Osojnik, R. Wheeler, K. Gand, H. Schlieter, S. Kyriazakos, M. Caprino, L. Nicolas, J. Kropf, I. Luengo, P. Jimeno, and Cinzia Mambretti, “Other Advanced Research Initiatives in Elderly Care and Fragility Prevention”, in Digital Health Technology for Better Aging, pp. 327-359, July 2021.

Tessa Beinema, Harm op den Akker, Lex van Velsen and Hermie Hermens (2021), “Tailoring coaching strategies to user’s motivation in a multi-agent health coaching application”, in Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 121, August 2021.

Mark Snaith, Nicholas Conway, Tessa Beinema, Dominic de Franco, Alison Pease, Reshmashree Kantharaju, Mathilde Janier, Gerwin Huizing, Catherine Pelachaud and Harm op den Akker (2021), “A multimodal corpus of simulated consultations between a patient and multiple healthcare professionals”, in Language Resources and Evaluation, April 2021.

2020

Lex van Velsen, Miriam Cabrita, Harm op den Akker, Lena Brandl, Joana Isaac, Maria Suárez, Afonso Gouveia, Nathaniel Evans, Rute Dinis de Sousa, Ana Maria Rodrigues, Helena Canhão, DELA Natura- en Levensverzekeringen NV, Marije Blok, Carlos Alcobia, and Jeannette Brodbeck, “LEAVES (optimizing the mentaL health and resiliencE of older Adults that haVe lost thEir spouSe via blended, online therapy): Proposal for an Online Service Development and Evaluation”, in JMIR Research Protocols, Vol. 9, No. 9, September 2020. [#50]

Silke ter Stal, Lean Kramer, Monique Tabak, Harm op den Akker and Hermie Hermens, “Design features of embodied conversational agents in eHealth: a literature review”, in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 138, pp. 102409, June 2020. [#49]

Silke ter Stal, Monique Tabak, Harm op den Akker, Tessa Beinema and Hermie Hermens, “Who do you prefer? The effect of age, gender and role on the users’ first impressions of embodied conversational agents in eHealth”, in International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Volume 36, Issue 9, pp. 881-892, May 2020. [#48]

Marian Hurmuz, Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink, Harm op den Akker and Hermie Hermens, “User Experience and Potential Health Effects of a Conversational Agent-Based Electronic Health Intervention: Protocol for an Observational Cohort Study”, in JMIR Research Protocols, Vol. 9, Issue 4, April 2020. [#47]

Francesco Infarinato, Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink, Paolo Romano, Lex van Velsen, Harm op den Akker, Federica Rizza, Marco Ottaviani, Sofoklis Kyriazakos, Beatrix Wais-Zechmann, Markus Garschall, Stefano Bonassi and Hermie Hermens (2020), “Acceptance and Potential Impact of the eWALL Platform for Health Monitoring and Promotion in Persons with a Chronic Disease or Age-Related Impairment”, in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH), Volume 17, Issue 21, October 2020. [#46]

Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink, Roos Bulthuis, Silke ter Stal, Lex van Velsen, Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis, Sofoklis Kyriazakos, Andrew Pomazanskyi and Harm op den Akker (2020), “The Results of an Iterative Evaluation Process of an Mhealth Application for Rewarding Healthy Behaviour Among Older Adults”, in Ziefle M., Maciaszek L. (eds) Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health. ICT4AWE 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1219. Springer, Cham. [#45]

Kostas M. Tsiouris, Dimitrios Gatsios, Vassilios Tsakanikas, Athanasios A. Pardalis, Ioannis Kouris, Thelma Androutsou, Marilena Tarousi, Natasa Vujnovic Sedlar, Iason Somarakis, Fariba Mostajeran, Nenad Filipovic, Harm op den Akker, Dimitrios D. Koutsouris and Dimitrios I. Fotiadis (2020), “Designing interoperable telehealth platforms: bridging IoT devices with cloud infrastructures”, in Enterprise Information Systems, Vol 14, Issue 8, pp. 1194-1218, April 2020. [#44]

2019

Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis, Harm op den Akker, Sofoklis Kyriazakos, Andrew Pomazanskyi and Albena Mihovska (2019), “Game and Multisensory Driven Ecosystem to an Active Lifestyle“, in Poulkov V. (eds) Future Access Enablers for Ubiquitous and Intelligent Infrastructures. FABULOUS 2019. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 283. [#43]

Lex van Velsen, Marijke Broekhuis, Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink and Harm op den Akker (2019), “Tailoring Persuasive Electronic Health Strategies for Older Adults on the Basis of Personal Motivation: Web-Based Survey Study“, in Journal of Medical Internet Research, Volume 21, No. 9, 2019. [#42]

Reshmashree Kantharaju, Alison Pease, Dennis Reidsma, Catherine Pelachaud, Mark Snaith, Merijn Bruijnes, Randy Klaassen, Tessa Beinema, Gerwin Huizing, Donatella Simonetti, Dirk Heylen and Harm op den Akker (2019), “Integrating Argumentation with Social Conversation between Multiple Virtual Coaches“, in IVA ’19 Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (pages 203-205), Paris, France, 2019. [#41]

Stephanie Kosterink, Roos Bulthuis, Silke ter Stal, Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis, Sofoklis Kyriazakos, Andrew Pomazanskyi and Harm op den Akker (2019), “GOAL: An eHealth Application for Rewarding Healthy Behaviour. The First Experiences of Older Adults“, in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health – Volume 1: ICT4AWE, 2019 (pages 58-66), Heraklion, Crete, Greece. [#40]

Kuthethur Sneha Jagannath Das, Tessa Beinema, Harm op den Akker and Hermie Hermens (2019), “Generation of Multi-Party Dialogues among Embodied Conversational Agents to Promote Active Living and Healthy Diet for Subjects Suffering from Type 2 Diabetes“, in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health – Volume 1: ICT4AWE, 2019 (pages 297-304), Heraklion, Crete, Greece. [#39]

2018

Mark Snaith, Dominic de Franco, Tessa Beinema, Harm op den Akker, and Alison Pease (2018), “A Dialogue Game for Multi-Party Goal-Setting in Health Coaching“, in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Volume 305: Computational Models of Argument, Proceedings of COMMA 2018 (pages 337-344), Warsaw, Poland, 2018. [#38]

Mark Snaith, Harm op den Akker, Tessa Beinema, Merijn Bruijnes, Alvaro Fides-Valero, Gerwin Huizing, Reshmashree Kantharaju, Randy Klaassen, Kostas Konsolakis, Dennis Reidsma, and Marcel Weusthof (2018), “A Demonstration of Multi-Party Dialogue Using Virtual Coaches: The First Council of Coaches Demonstrator“, in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Volume 305: Computational Models of Argument, Proceedings of COMMA 2018 (pages 473-474), Warsaw, Poland, 2018. [#37]

Miriam Cabrita, Harm op den Akker, Monique Tabak, Hermie J. Hermens, and Miriam M.R. Vollenbroek-Hutten (2018), “Persuasive technology to support active and healthy ageing: An exploration of past, present, and future“, in Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Volume 84 (pages 17-30), August 2018. [#36]

Tessa Beinema, Harm op den Akker and Hermie Hermens (2018), “Creating an Artificial Coaching Engine for Multi-domain Conversational Coaches in eHealth Applications“, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Conversation Agents for Home and Geriatric Care Applications (ICA-HoGeCa2018), July 2018. [#35]

Lex van Velsen, Mirka Evers, Cristian-Dan Bara, Harm op den Akker, Simone Boerema, and Hermie Hermens (2018), “Understanding the Acceptance of an eHealth Technology in the Early Stages of Development: An End-User Walkthrough Approach and Two Case Studies“, in JMIR Formative Research, Volume 2(1), June 2018. [#34]

Harm op den Akker, Rieks op den Akker, Tessa Beinema, Oresti Banos, Dirk Heylen, Bjorn Bedsted, Alison Pease, Catherine Pelachaud, Vicente Traver-Salcedo, Sofoklis Kyriazakos and Hermie Hermens (2018), “Council of Coaches – A Novel Holistic Behavior Change Coaching Approach“, in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health – Volume 1: ICT4AWE (pages 219-226), Funchal Madeira, Portugal, March 2018. [#33]

Stefan Lentelink, Monique Tabak, Boris van Schooten, Dennis Hofs, Harm op den Akker and Hermie Hermens (2018), “A Remote Home Monitoring System to Support Informal Caregivers of People with Dementia“, in Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies – Volume 5: HEALTHINF (pages 94-102), Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, January 2018. [#32]

2017

Sofoklis Kyriazakos, Ramjee Prasad, Albena Mihovska, Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis, Harm op den Akker, Hermie Hermens, Paolo Barone, Alessandro Mamelli, Samuele de Domenico, Matthias Pocs, Andrej Grguric, Miran Mosmondor, Dina Simunic, Antun Kerner, Nikola Zaric, Milica Pejanović-Djurišić, Vladimir Poulkov, Krasimir Tochev, Beatrix Zechmann, Markus Garschall, Angeliki Angeletou, Stefano Bonassi, Francesco Infarinato, Octavian Fratou, Alexandru Vulpe, Carmen Voicu, Liljana Gavrilovska and Vladimir Atanasovski (2017), “eWALL: An open-source cloud-based eHealth platform for creating home caring environments for older adults living with chronic diseases or frailty“, in Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 97(2), pages 1835-1875, 2017. [#31]

Claudia Villalonga, Harm op den Akker, Hermie Hermens, Luis Javier Herrera, Hector Pomares, Ignacio Rojas, Olga Valenzuela and Oresti Banos (2017), “Automatic Mapping of Motivational Text Messages into Ontological Entities for Smart Coaching Applications“, in Ochoa S., Singh P., Bravo J. (eds) Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence. UCAmI 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10586. [#30]

Claudia Villalonga, Harm op den Akker, Hermie Hermens, Luis Javier Herrera, Hector Pomares, Ignacio Rojas, Olga Valenzuela and Oresti Banos (2017), “Ontological modeling of motivational messages for physical activity coaching“, in Proceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing (PervasiveHealth’17), pages 355-364, Barcelona, Spain. [#29]

Valentin Rakovic, Daniel Denkovski, Vladimir Atanasovski, Liljana Gavrilovska, Harm op den Akker and Cristian Bara (2017), “Cloud based solution for vital signs tracking“, in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Smart Technologies (IEEE EUROCON 2017), Ohrid, pages 525-529. [#28]

2016

Mohammad Hossein Nassabi, Harm op den Akker, Marian Bittner, Coen Kemerink, Bert-Jan van Beijnum, Hermie Hermens and Miriam Vollenbroek (2016), “MyHealthFrame – Design and Evaluation of a Minimally Invasive Communication Platform for Telemedicine Services Aimed at Older Adults“, in Lecture Notes in 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2016 – Volume 5: International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF), 21-23 February 2016, Rome, Italy (pp. 322-329). [#27]

2015

Miriam Cabrita, Mohammad Hossein Nassabi, Harm op den Akker, Monique Tabak, Hermie J. Hermens, and Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten (2015), “An Unobtrusive System to Monitor Physical Functioning of the Older Adults: Results of a Pilot Study“, in Posters, Demos, Late-breaking Results and Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2015), Dublin, Ireland, June, 2015 [#26]

Cristian-Dan Bara, Miriam Cabrita, Harm op den Akker and Hermie J. Hermens (2015), “User Interaction Concepts in Smart Caring Homes for Elderly with Chronic Conditions“, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 9102, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2015, Geneva, Switzerland, pages 38-49, June, 2015 [#25]

Harm op den Akker, Miriam Cabrita, Rieks op den Akker, Valerie M. Jones and Hermie J. Hermens (2015), “Tailored motivational message generation: A model and practical framework for real-time physical activity coaching“, in Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Vol. 55, pages 104-115, 2015. [#24]

2014

Hermie J. Hermens, Harm op den Akker, Monique Tabak, Jacqueline Wijsman and Miriam M.R. Vollenbroek-Hutten (2014), “Personalized Coaching Systems to support healthy behavior in people with chronic conditions“, in Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Vol. 24 (6), pages 815-826, 2014. [#23]

Harm op den Akker, Valerie M. Jones, and Hermie J. Hermens (2014), “Tailoring real-time physical activity coaching systems: a literature survey and model“, in User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, Vol. 24 (5), pages 351-392, 2014. [#22]

Mohammad Hossein Nassabi, Harm op den Akker and Miriam M.R. Vollenbroek-Hutten (2014), “An ontology-based recommender system to promote physical activity for pre-frail elderly“, in the 20th International Workshop on Adaptivity and User Modeling (Mensch & Computer 2014), Munich, Germany, pages 181-184, September 2014. [#21]

Sebastiaan de Hoogh, Berry Schoenmakers, Ping Chen and Harm op den Akker (2014), “Practical Secure Decision Tree Learning in a Teletreatment Application“, in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, Bridgetown, Barbados, pages 179-194, March 2014. [#20]

Eleftheria Makri, Maarten H. Everts, Sebastiaan de Hoogh, Andreas Peter, Harm op den Akker, Pieter H. Hartel and Willem Jonker (2014), “Privacy-Preserving Verification of Clinical Research“, in Sicherheit 2014: Sicherheit, Schutz und Zuverlässigkeit, Beiträge der 7. Jahrestagung des Fachbereichs Sicherheit der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), Vienna, Austria, pages 481-500, March 2014. [#19]

Miriam Cabrita, Harm op den Akker, Reinoud Achterkamp, Hermie Hermens and Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten (2014), “Automated Personalized Goal-Setting in an Activity Coaching Application“, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Sensor Networks (SensorNets2014), Lisbon, Portugal, pages 389-396, January 2014. [#18]

2013

Monique Tabak, Harm op den Akker and Hermie Hermens (2013), “Motivational cues as real-time feedback for changing daily activity behavior of patients with COPD“, in Patient Education and Counseling, Vol. 94 (3), pages 372-378. [#17]

Reinoud Achterkamp, Miriam Cabrita, Harm op den Akker, Hermie J. Hermens and Miriam M.R. Vollenbroek-Hutten (2013), “Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle: Towards an Improved Personalized Feedback Approach“, in Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom2013), Lisbon, Portugal, pages 677-679. [#16]

Harm op den Akker, Randy Klaassen, Rieks op den Akker, Valerie M. Jones and Hermie J. Hermens (2013), “Opportunities for Smart & Tailored Activity Coaching“, in Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS2013), Porto, Portugal, pages 546-547. [#15]

Randy Klaassen, Jordi Hendrix, Dennis Reidsma, Rieks op den Akker, Betsy van Dijk and Harm op den Akker (2013), “Elckerlyc Goes Mobile – Enabling Natural Interaction in Mobile User Interfaces” in International Journal on Advances in Telecommunications, Vol. 6 (1 & 2), pages 45-56, 2013. [#14]

Randy Klaassen, Rieks op den Akker and Harm op den Akker (2013), “Feedback Presentation for Mobile Personalised Digital Physical Activity Coaching Platforms“, in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA2013), Rhodes Island, Greece. [#13]

2012

Harm op den Akker, Valerie M. Jones, Laura S. Moualed and Hermie J. Hermens (2012), “A Context-Aware Adaptive Feedback Agent for Activity Monitoring and Coaching“, in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research (Measuring Behavior 2012), Utrecht, the Netherlands, pages 192-132, August 2012. [#12]

Harm op den Akker, Monique Tabak, Mihai Marin-Perianu, Rianne Huis in’t Veld, Valerie M. Jones, Dennis Hofs, Thijs M. Tönis, Boris W. van Schooten, Miriam M.R. Vollenbroek-Hutten and Hermie J.Hermens (2012), “Development and Evaluation of a Sensor-Based System for Remote Monitoring and Treatment of Chronic Diseases – the Continuous Care & Coaching Platform“, in Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on eHealth Services and Technologies (EHST2012), Geneva, Switzerland, July 2012. [#11]

2011

Harm op den Akker, Laura S. Moualed, Valerie M. Jones and Hermie J. Hermens (2011), “A Self-Learning Personalized Feedback Agent for Motivating Physical Activity“, in Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (ISABEL2011), Barcelona, Spain, October 2011. [#10]

Thijs M. Tönis, Harm op den Akker, Simone T. Boerema, Freek van Polen and Hermie J. Hermens (2011), “Exploring Patterns of Activities of Daily Living in the Home Environment“, in Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on the Pervasive Application of Wireless Technologies (W32011), Enschede, The Netherlands, September 2011. [#9]

Wilko Wieringa, Harm op den Akker, Valerie M. Jones, Rieks op den Akker and Hermie J. Hermens (2011), “Ontology-Based Generation of Dynamic Feedback on Physical Activity“, in Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME2011), Bled, Slovenia, July 2011. [#8]

Val Jones, Ricardo Batista, Richard Bults, Harm op den Akker, Ing Widya, Hermie Hermens, Rianne Huis in’t Veld, Thijs M. Tönis, Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten (2011), “Interpreting streaming biosignals: in search of best approaches to augmenting mobile health monitoring with machine learning for adaptive clinical decision support“, in Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Learning from Medical Data Streams (LEMEDS2011), Bled, Slovenia, July 2011. [#7]

Harm op den Akker, Hermie Hermens and Val Jones (2011), “A Context-Aware Adaptive Feedback System for Activity Monitoring“, in Book of Abstracts of the 2nd International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM2011), Glasgow, United Kingdom, May 2011. [#6]

2010

Harm op den Akker, Val Jones and Hermie Hermens (2010), “Predicting Feedback Compliance in a Teletreatment Application“, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (ISABEL2010), Rome, Italy, November 2010. [#5]

2009

Harm op den Akker and Rieks op den Akker (2009), “Are You Being Addressed? – real-time addressee detection to support remote participants in hybrid meetings“, in Proceedings of the 10th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group in Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL2009), London, United Kingdom, pages 21-28, September 2009. [#4]

Harm op den Akker, Val Jones and Hermie Hermens (2009), “Personalized Feedback based on Automatic Activity Recognition from Mixed-Source Raw Sensor Data“, in Proceedings of the 14th International Workshop on Intelligent Data Analysis in bioMedicine and Pharmacology (IDAMAP2009), Verona, Italy, pages 65-66, July 2009. [#3]

2008

Rieks op den Akker, Dennis Hofs, Hendri Hondorp, Harm op den Akker, Job Zwiers and Anton Nijholt (2008), “Supporting Engagement and Floor Control in Hybrid Meetings“, in Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence – Proceedings of Cross-Modal Analysis of Speech, Gestures, Gaze and Facial Expressions, COST Action 2102 International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, pages 276-290, October 2008. [#2]

Harm op den Akker and Christian Schulz (2008), “Exploring Features and Classifiers for Dialogue Act Segmentation“, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science – Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction (MLMI2008), Utrecht, the Netherlands, pages 196-207, September 2008. [#1]