Robert J. Wierzbicki will present a paper “Digital Therapies” at the International Conference on Entertainment Computing (IFIP-ICEC’18), Poznan, Poland, September, 17-20th, 2018.
Today, digital transformation and virtualization processes profoundly affect societies; not only in terms of socio-economic disruption, but also in terms of rising mental health problems. This paper focuses on the design aspects and the use of “nurture games” as a social utility of preventive measures (that is referred to in this paper as “Digital Therapies”), in the realm of nur-turing and public school education, supporting therapeutic benefit and well-being. The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), employed for treating a large number of mental problems, is considered here as a fundamental psychotherapeutic approach, which needs to underpin the design of games aiming to improve mental health and support the prevention of challenging be-haviors in youth.
ICEL 2018 will be held at Tokyo, Japan on August 22-24, 2018. The main objective of ICEL 2018 is to provide a platform for researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Engineering and Science fields. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. Rob ert J. Wierzbicki is Committee Member for ICEL 2018.
Prof. Wierzbicki presented the EVA project at the workshop with partners from Rome, Italy.