Agent Technology and e-Health

  • Roberta Annicchiarico
  • Ulises Cortés
  • Cristina Urdiales

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ulises Cortés, Roberta Annicchiarico, Cristina Urdiales
    Pages 1-4
  3. Magí Lluch-Ariet, Francesc Estanyol, Mariola Mier, Carla Delgado, Horacio González-Vélez, Tiphaine Dalmas et al.
    Pages 5-24
  4. Gokce B. Laleci, Asuman Dogac, Mehmet Olduz, Ibrahim Tasyurt, Mustafa Yuksel, Alper Okcan
    Pages 25-44
  5. Javier Vázquez-Salceda, Sergio Álvarez, Tamás Kifor, László Z. Varga, Simon Miles, Luc Moreau et al.
    Pages 45-63
  6. Pancho Tolchinsky, Ulises Cortés, Dan Grecu
    Pages 65-93
  7. Fabio Campana, Antonio Moreno, David Riaño, László Z. Varga
    Pages 95-115
  8. Ulises Cortés, Roberta Annicchiarico, Cristina Urdiales, Cristian Barrué, Antonio Martínez, Alfredo Villar et al.
    Pages 117-140
  9. Alfredo Villar, Alessia Federici, Roberta Annicchiarico
    Pages 141-148
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 149-150

About this book


Multi-agent systems are one of the most exciting research areas in Artificial Intelligence. In the last ten years there has been a growing interest in the application of agent-based systems in health care. Moreover, a growing European community of researchers interested in the application of intelligent agents in health care emerged as a result of the activities within the AgentCities.NET European network and the AgentLink III Technical Forum Group on Healthcare Applications of Intelligent Agents. This book reports on the results achieved in this area, discusses the benefits (and drawbacks) that agent-based systems may bring to medical domains and society, and also provides a list of the research topics that should be tackled in the near future to make the deployment of health-care agent-based systems a reality.


Cooperation Coordination Decision Support Systems Electronic Clinical Records Electronic Institutions Monitor Personalized Health Care artificial intelligence autonom communication decision support system intelligence knowledge multi-agent system ontology

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberta Annicchiarico
    • 1
  • Ulises Cortés
    • 2
  • Cristina Urdiales
    • 3
  1. 1.Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCSRomaItaly
  2. 2.Departamento SoftwareUniversidad Polytècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Departamento Tecnologia ETSI TelecomunicacionUniversidad MalagaMalagaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-8546-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-8547-7
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