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Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies and Autonomic Computing

Applications of Software Agent Technology in the Health Care Domain

Editors: Moreno, Antonio, Nealon, John L. (Eds.)

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Agent Cities [4] is an ambitious project whose main aim is the construction of a worldwide, publicly accessible network of agent-based FIPA platforms!. In March 2003 there are around 50 active platforms. Each of them supports agents that offer services similar to those that can be found in a real city (facilities, amenities, attractions, information and commercial services). It is expected that, in the near future, it will be possible to implement intelligent complex compound services (e.g. agents that are able to help a user to plan a weekend away, including tasks such as booking air tickets, selecting and booking a room in an appropriate hotel, buying tickets for the theatre and reserving a table in a restaurant that is near the theatre and offers the user's favourite meal). The main aim of our work was to develop a set of agents that could offer to the citizens and visitors of a city not the usual leisure-oriented services but health-care related services. This interest is related with previous work that our research group had done in the last years in the application of AI techniques (especially agent-based technology) to the medical domain (see e.g. [6]). Therefore, we decided to design and implement a multi-agent system with the following features: • The user may request information about all the medical centres available in a particular geographical area.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Agents in Health Care

    Fox, John

    Pages 1-2

  • Agent-Based Applications in Health Care

    Nealon, John (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Building an Agent-Based Community Care Demonstrator on a Worldwide Agent Platform

    Beer, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 19-34

  • Agent-Based User Interface Adaptivity in a Medical Decision Support System

    Greenwood, Sue (et al.)

    Pages 35-47

  • GruSMA1: Experience on the Deployment of Agent-Based Health Care Services

    Moreno, Antonio (et al.)

    Pages 49-65

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Softcover $59.95
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applications of Software Agent Technology in the Health Care Domain
Editors
  • Antonio Moreno
  • John L. Nealon
Series Title
Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies and Autonomic Computing
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-7976-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-7976-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7643-2662-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 212
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations
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