An Agent Architecture for Distributed Medical Care


Huang, J., Jennings, N. R. and Fox, J. (1995) An Agent Architecture for Distributed Medical Care. In, Wooldridge, M. J. and Jennings, N. R. (eds.) Intelligent Agents. , Springer Verlag, 219-232.

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Abstract. This paper describes the design and implementation of a layered agent architecture for decision support applications in general and for distributed medical care in particular. Three important characteristics which shaped the agent design are identified: distribution of data and control, information uncertainty, and environment dynamism. To provide appropriate decision support in these circumstances the architecture combines a number of AI and agent techniques: a symbolic decision procedure for decision making with incomplete and contradictory information, a concept of accountability for task allocation, commitments and conventions for managing coherent cooperation, and a set of communication primitives for inter-agent interaction.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
ePrint ID: 252147
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2002
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:54
Publisher: Springer Verlag
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/252147

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