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Agent-Based Semantic Service Discovery for Healthcare: An Organizational Approach
November/December 2006 (vol. 21 no. 6)
pp. 11-20
C?sar C?ceres, University Rey Juan Carlos
Alberto Fern?ndez, University Rey Juan Carlos
Sascha Ossowski, University Rey Juan Carlos
Matteo Vasirani, University Rey Juan Carlos
This article is part of a special issue on Intelligent Agents in Healthcare. E-health is one of the fastest-growing application areas for intelligent mobile services. The ever-growing number and variety of health-related devices and tasks calls for mechanisms to automatically discover, invoke, and coordinate the corresponding services. This, in turn, requires languages and tools that support a semantically rich description of e-health services. This article focuses on service discovery for medical-emergency management. A new mechanism for semantic service discovery complements existing approaches by considering relevant parts of the organizational context in which e-health services are used, to improve system usability in emergencies. This approach is reusable in other application areas, especially in the medical field.
Index Terms:
artificial intelligence, multiagent systems, intelligent Web services, Semantic Web, ontology, healthcare
Citation:
C?sar C?ceres, Alberto Fern?ndez, Sascha Ossowski, Matteo Vasirani, "Agent-Based Semantic Service Discovery for Healthcare: An Organizational Approach," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 11-20, Nov.-Dec. 2006, doi:10.1109/MIS.2006.107
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