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Special Issue "Smart Sensing Technologies for Personalised Coaching"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2017

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Oresti Banos

Center for Monitoring and Coaching, University of Twente, Enschede, 7500 AE, Netherlands
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Phone: +31(0)53-4895-329
Interests: human-aware computing; behaviour and context modeling; intelligent coaching systems; smart ubiquitous sensing; digital health
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hermie Hermens

Head of Telemedicine Group, Roessingh Research and Development, Enschede, 7500 AH, Netherlands
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Phone: +31(0)53-4892-761
Interests: telemedicine; remote monitoring and treatment; smart artificial coaching
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Chris Nugent

School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT37 0QB, UK
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Phone: +44-289-0368-330
Interests: pervasive and mobile computing; smart environments, ambient assisted living
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hector Pomares

Research Centre for Information and Communication Technologies, University of Granada, Granada, E-18071, Spain
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Phone: +34-95-8241-716
Interests: smart technologies; machine learning; time series prediction; intelligent systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lifestyle choices can have a tremendous impact on people’s health and wellness. Avoiding unhealthy habits is, nowadays, a priority, and to achieve this goal, ground-breaking mechanisms are required to automatically and autonomously identify and eventually change people’s behaviours. An increasing number of smart ubiquitous sensing technologies are being developed all over the world to coach people on healthier, as well as more responsible behaviours, providing them timely and ubiquitously with personalised information and support. This Special Issue aims at bringing together the latest experiences, findings and developments on the smart sensing, modelling and understanding of human behaviour for the provision of personalised coaching and support services.

We invite novel, innovative and exciting contributions including sensors used for behavior monitoring and coaching, validity and reliability of sensing modality, and modeling of behavior and coaching strategies. This Special Issue is further interested in:

  • wearable, mobile and ubiquitous health sensing systems,
  • mobile social networks,
  • behavioural grouping and participatory sensing,
  • context-awareness and semantic modelling,
  • physical and virtual coaching systems,
  • benchmarking, datasets and simulation tools that have been applied to study behavior and/or support coaching.

Dr. Oresti Banos
Prof. Dr. Hermie Hermens
Prof. Dr. Christopher Nugen
Prof. Dr. Hector Pomares
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • behavior modelling
  • activity recognition
  • emotion recognition
  • location tracking
  • social sensing
  • wearable, mobile and ubiquitous computing
  • intelligent coaching
  • virtual agents

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