Multi-agent Personal Memory Assistant

  • Ângelo Costa
  • Paulo Novais
  • Ricardo Costa
  • Juan M. Corchado
  • José Neves
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 71)


Memory is one of our most precious goods has it gives us the ability to store, retain and recall information thus giving a meaning to our past and help us to envision our future, dreams and expectations. However, ageing decreases the capacity of remembering and the capacity to store new memories, thus affecting our life quality. These presented problems configure a social and human dilemma. With the presented work we intend to address some of these problems, thru the use of the Personal Memory Assistant (PMA) concept in order to help its user to remember things and occurrences in a proactive manner. We will also address socialization and relaxation events that should be part of the user’s life. With the use of a Multi-Agent System to implement the PMA, the objectives can be achieved in a ubiquitous and highly configurable manner. It is presented here the platform concept, scheme and the agent characteristics and their contribution to each and every agent.


Multi-agent systems e-Health Memory Assistant Ambient Assisted Living Scheduling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ângelo Costa
    • 1
  • Paulo Novais
    • 1
  • Ricardo Costa
    • 2
  • Juan M. Corchado
    • 3
  • José Neves
    • 1
  1. 1.CCTC, Departamento de InformáticaUniversidade do MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.CIICESICollege of Management and Technology of Polytechnic of PortoFelgueirasPortugal
  3. 3.Departamento Informática y AutomáticaUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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