Activity-Centred Modelling of Knowledge and Interaction Tailored to Users

Agents Applied in Health Care 2012 @ AAMAS 2012 in Valencia

Posted on | June 5, 2012 | Comments Off on Agents Applied in Health Care 2012 @ AAMAS 2012 in Valencia

Juan Carlos Nieves and Farahnaz Yekeh have presented research results at the workshop Agents Applied in Health Care 2012, co-located with the AAMAS 2012 conference in Valencia. The titles of the papers are “A Qualitative Medical Diagnosis Approach based on Observer and Validating Agents” and “Agent-Supported Assessment for Personalized Ambient Assisted Living”.

Abstract for “A Qualitative Medical Diagnosis Approach based on Observer and Validating Agents”

“In this paper we introduce a multi-agent approach for dealing with medical qualitative diagnosis. This approach is based on BDI-agents which are called observer and validating agents. The observer agents are supported by a deductive inference process and the validating agents are supported by an abductive inference process. The knowledge bases of these agents are captured by a class of possibilistic logic programs. Hence these agents are able to deal with qualitative information. In order to manage an interaction between observer and validating agents, a deliberation dialogue process is defined. The approach is illustrated by real scenarios from diagnosing dementia disease.”

Abstract for “Agent-Supported Assessment for Personalized Ambient Assisted Living”

“Existing approaches to ambient assisted living (AAL) often fail to consider a human agent’s needs from a holistic perspective. In particular the regular assessment of their changing abilities, skills and limitations are often treated as a separate matter in healthcare, thereby affecting the possibilities to provide support tailored to their current condition. Therefore, the objective of this work is to integrate assessment done by the healthcare professional into the framework of AAL. We use a case scenario in the collaborative development with domain experts to demonstrate and develop the interaction between software agents and with the older adult in assessment and adaptation for supporting him/her in a home environment. The scenario also serves as an outline for a requirements analysis of the formal agent-based dialogues to be implemented. The results include a partial implementation of the scenario done by domain experts in their use of a semantic web-based knowledge and interaction modelling environment for domain professionals (ACKTUS). The resulting prototype applications are exemplified in a description of the scenario and an initial prototype implementation of selected agent-based diagnostic dialogues is presented. “

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