Managing healthcare workflows in a multi-agent system environment

HILL, R., POLOVINA, S. and BEER, M. (2005). Managing healthcare workflows in a multi-agent system environment. In: Proceedings of the Agents Applied in Healthcare Workshop, Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Edinburgh, Scotland.

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    Abstract

    Whilst Multi-Agent System (MAS) architectures appear to offer a more flexible model for designers and developers of complex, collaborative information systems, implementing real-world business processes that can be delegated to autonomous agents is still a relatively difficult task. Although a range of agent tools and toolkits exist, there still remains the need to move the creation of models nearer to code generation, in order that the development path be more rigorous and repeatable. In particular, it is essential that complex organisational process workflows are captured and expressed in a way that MAS can successfully interpret. Using a complex social care system as an exemplar, we describe a technique whereby a business process is captured, expressed, verified and specified in a suitable format for a healthcare MAS.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2007
    Last Modified: 21 Dec 2010 11:29
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/47

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