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Increasing Human-Organ Transplant Availability: Argumentation-Based Agent Deliberation
November/December 2006 (vol. 21 no. 6)
pp. 30-37
Pancho Tolchinsky, Technical University of Catalonia
Ulises Cort?, Technical University of Catalonia
Sanjay Modgil, Cancer Research UK
Francisco Caballero, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona
Antonio L?pez-Navidad, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona
This article is part of a special issue on Intelligent Agents in Healthcare. The shortage of human organs for transplantation is a serious problem, yet the current organ selection and assignment processes discard many organs deemed nonviable for transplantation. However, these processes ignore that medical specialists might disagree as to whether an organ is viable. A novel organ selection process lets transplant physicians, who might be geographically dispersed, deliberate over an organ's viability. This argument-based deliberation is formalized in a multiagent system called Carrel+, which requires the deliberation to adhere to formal rigorous standards acknowledging the domain's safety-critical nature.
Index Terms:
multiagent systems, argumentation, healthcare
Pancho Tolchinsky, Ulises Cort?, Sanjay Modgil, Francisco Caballero, Antonio L?pez-Navidad, "Increasing Human-Organ Transplant Availability: Argumentation-Based Agent Deliberation," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 30-37, Nov.-Dec. 2006, doi:10.1109/MIS.2006.116
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