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An Agent Architecture for Distributed Medical Care

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

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Published date: 1995
Venue - Dates: Intelligent Agents, 1995-01-01
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity


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Date deposited: 03 Dec 2002
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:05

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Author: J. Huang
Author: N. R. Jennings
Author: J. Fox
Editor: M. J. Wooldridge
Editor: N. R. Jennings

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