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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2006 vol. 21)
ISSN: 1541-1672
pp: 55-62
Jesus Favela , CICESE
Marcela D. Rodr?guez , Autonomous University of Baja California
This article is part of a special issue on Intelligent Agents in Healthcare. Hospitals are natural candidates for pervasive computing technology, but they have significant privacy requirements. Autonomous agents can help developers design privacy-aware systems for pervasive healthcare environments. An extension of the SALSA agent framework incorporates customizable privacy mechanisms to adapt applications to a certain quality-of-privacy level, thereby harnessing the properties of autonomous agents. An implementation of a context-aware pervasive hospital application shows how this framework can help developers manage user privacy.
autonomous agents, healthcare applications, privacy-aware computing, pervasive computing

M. D. Rodr?guez, M. Tentori and J. Favela, "Privacy-Aware Autonomous Agents for Pervasive Healthcare," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 21, no. , pp. 55-62, 2006.
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