Applying Multi-agent Systems Coordination to the Diabetic Healthcare Collaboration

Document type: Conference Papers
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Author(s): Peng Zhang, Guohua Bai, Bengt Carlsson, Stefan J. Johansson
Title: Applying Multi-agent Systems Coordination to the Diabetic Healthcare Collaboration
Conference name: The International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies: from Theory to Applications - ICTTA’08
Year: 2008
City: Damascus, Syria
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Interaction and System Design (Sektionen för teknik – adv. för interaktion och systemdesign)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: Diabetic healthcare is characterized by the collaboration problem, which is manifested by problems of accessibility and interoperability. To improve the problem situation, we propose a Multi-agent Systems approach. The interactions among the diabetic healthcare actors are categorized on three levels: collaboration, coordination, and communication. Agents are designed to work on the coordination and communication levels, and support the collaboration among human actors. This paper presents a project Integrated Mobile Information Systems for diabetic healthcare (IMIS) to demonstrate how to apply Multi-agent Systems coordination to the collaboration among healthcare actors.
Subject: Computer Science\Computersystems
Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Keywords: collaboration, coordination, diabetic healthcare, Multi-agent Systems