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Lunch seminar on e-health communities

Yesterday, on December 3, we had a lunch seminar on “E-health communities” at SYSLAB. I gave my view of the area and related to some of my research findings.

The seminar focused on e-health communities for people who suffer from established bad (unhealthy) habits, who try to lose weight or quit smoking. These communities aim at helping people change habits,… Continue reading

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IADIS International Conference on Web Based Communities 2009

Earlier this summer, in June, I participated in the IADIS conference on Web Based Communities, part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2009. The conference was held in Algarve, Portugal. I presented a paper titled “The Use of an Online Health Community on Overweight: A Member Perspective”. I was also committee member of the IADIS conference on e-Health, a conference that took place in parallel with the one on Web Based Communities.

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Reflections on Dissertation Defense

I would never have thought that having a dissertation defense could be such a positive and memorable experience! After years of research work – with studies to conduct, papers to be written, editors and peer reviewers to convince and conferences to go to – and after some intensive spring and summer months struggling to finish the thesis, it was all heading for the grand finale. On the 17th of September, it was finally time for me to face the Professors of the evaluation committee. The subject… Continue reading

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