Applying HoCCAC to Plan Task the COPD Patient: A Case Study

  • Juan A. Fraile
  • Sara Rodríguez
  • Juan F. de Paz
  • Belén Pérez-Lancho
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 92)


This paper presents a multiagent system that facilitates the performance of daily tasks for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patient within a context-aware environment. The paper analyzes the relevant aspects of context-aware computing and presents a prototype that can be applied to monitor COPD patient at their homes. The system includes computational elements that are integrated within a domestic environment with the goal of capturing context-related information and managing the events carried out by the patient. The services are support by the processing and reasoning out of the data received by the agents in order to offer proactive solutions to the user. The results obtained with this prototype are presented in this paper.


Context-Aware Multi-Agent Systems Home Care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan A. Fraile
    • 1
  • Sara Rodríguez
    • 2
  • Juan F. de Paz
    • 2
  • Belén Pérez-Lancho
    • 2
  1. 1.Pontifical University of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Informática y AutomáticaUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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