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Decentralised control of intelligent devices: a healthcare facility study

Decentralised control of intelligent devices: a healthcare facility study
Decentralised control of intelligent devices: a healthcare facility study

We present a novel approach to the management of notifications from devices in a healthcare setting. We employ a distributed constraint optimisation (DCOP) approach to the delivery of notification for healthcare assistants that aims to preserve the privacy of patients while reducing the intrusiveness of such notifications. Our approach reduces the workload of the assistants and improves patient safety by automating task allocation while ensuring high priority needs are addressed in a timely manner. We propose and evaluate several DCOP models both in simulation and in real-world deployments. Our models are shown to be efficient both in terms of computation and communication costs.

DCOP, DPOP, Healthcare, IoT
0302-9743
20-36
Springer
Lhopital, Sacha
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Aknine, Samir
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Ramchurn, Sarvapali
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Thavonekham, Vincent
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Vu, Huan
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Bassiliades, Nick
Chalkiadakis, Georgios
de Jonge, Dave
Lhopital, Sacha
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Aknine, Samir
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Ramchurn, Sarvapali
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Thavonekham, Vincent
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Vu, Huan
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Bassiliades, Nick
Chalkiadakis, Georgios
de Jonge, Dave

Lhopital, Sacha, Aknine, Samir, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Thavonekham, Vincent and Vu, Huan (2021) Decentralised control of intelligent devices: a healthcare facility study. Bassiliades, Nick, Chalkiadakis, Georgios and de Jonge, Dave (eds.) In Multi-Agent Systems and Agreement Technologies - 17th European Conference, EUMAS 2020, and 7th International Conference, AT 2020, Revised Selected Papers. vol. 12520 LNAI, Springer. pp. 20-36 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-66412-1_2).

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Abstract

We present a novel approach to the management of notifications from devices in a healthcare setting. We employ a distributed constraint optimisation (DCOP) approach to the delivery of notification for healthcare assistants that aims to preserve the privacy of patients while reducing the intrusiveness of such notifications. Our approach reduces the workload of the assistants and improves patient safety by automating task allocation while ensuring high priority needs are addressed in a timely manner. We propose and evaluate several DCOP models both in simulation and in real-world deployments. Our models are shown to be efficient both in terms of computation and communication costs.

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Accepted/In Press date: 5 May 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 5 January 2021
Published date: 5 January 2021
Keywords: DCOP, DPOP, Healthcare, IoT

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Local EPrints ID: 447983
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/447983
ISSN: 0302-9743
PURE UUID: 340d3516-b6cb-4d94-b6c1-faa0a407edaa
ORCID for Sarvapali Ramchurn: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9686-4302

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Date deposited: 29 Mar 2021 16:37
Last modified: 23 Apr 2021 01:38

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