An Agent-Based Framework for Persuasive Health Behavior Change Intervention

Fawad Taj*, Michel Klein, Aart van Halteren

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With the increased understanding of human behavior and the systematic reporting of a different mechanism through which the behaviors can be influenced, autonomous coaching systems are emerging. In this paper, a generic framework, based on the behavior change ontology, for health behavior change support systems is presented. In the framework, all the intervention components are singly defined and linked. The BDI-based behavior change coaching agent is designed through a framework which delivers behavior change intervention for a variety of coachees (human). Physical activity coaching scenario is created and simulated to show the definition and implementation of different classes in the framework. The simulation results show how through this framework we can define a coaching agent that can apply different types of health behavior interventions across a population of coaches and their preference settings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Information Science
Subtitle of host publication9th International Conference, HIS 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 20–23, 2020, Proceedings
EditorsZhisheng Huang, Siuly Siuly, Hua Wang, Yanchun Zhang, Rui Zhou
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030619510
ISBN (Print)9783030619503
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event9th International Conference on Health Information Science, HIS 2020 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 20 Oct 202023 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12435 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference9th International Conference on Health Information Science, HIS 2020


  • BDI based agent
  • Health behavior change
  • Health behavior coach
  • Health behavior framework
  • Physical activity


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