Workshop organizers

Somaya Ben Allouch, PhD is a senior researcher and since 2014 she leads the Technology, Health and Care research group at Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. Her research interests are in the areas of adoption and acceptance of interactive technologies and social robotics. She obtained her PhD in 2008 from the University of Twente where she was an assistant professor until 2014. During her PhD research she investigated the adoption and acceptance of interactive technologies. Ben Allouch has been a visiting researcher at the Ambient Intelligence Research Lab of Stanford University in 2011 and 2012. Since 2012 she is part of the editorial board of the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments. She has been and is currently involved in both European as national funded research projects with regard to the adoption and acceptance of interactive technologies.

Lex van Velsen, PhD is a senior researcher at Roessingh Research and Development (the largest Dutch scientific research centre for telemedicine and rehabilitation technology) and holds a research line on requirements engineering and design for eHealth. Before this position, he obtained a PhD in Technical Communication and worked as an eHealth designer at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. His expertise includes human- centered design, requirements engineering, information design, personalization, and designing for privacy and trust. He is associate editor for BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.

Program committee

Marit Dekker, Roessingh Research and Development, the Netherlands
Jan van Dijk, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Ana González Segura, Everis, Spain
Maartje de Graaf, Brown University, USA
Claudia Muller, University of Siegen, Germany
Laura Sbaffi, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

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