The use of multi-agent systems (MAS) in health-care domains is increasing. Such agent-mediated medical systems can manage complex tasks and have the potential to adapt gracefully to unexpected events. However, in these kinds of systems the issues of privacy, security and trust are particularly sensitive in relation to matters such as agents' access to… (More)
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In this paper we extend the formalization of Carrel, a virtual organization for the procurement of tissues for transplant, to deal also with organs. We focus on the organ allocation process to show how it can be formalized with the ISLANDER specification language and we also present the first version of a mechanism to federate several… (More)
; Abstract. We present a system called UCTx designed to model and automate some of the tasks performed by a Transplant Coordination Unit (UCTx) inside a Hospital. The aim of this work is to show how a multi-agent approach allows us to describe and implement the model, and how UCTx is capable of dealing with another multi-agent system (Carrel, an Agent… (More)
In this paper, we present an action language which is called A P oss in order to perform reasoning about actions under uncertainty. This language is based on a possibilistc logic programming semantics which is able to deal with reasoning under uncertain information. In order to illustrate the language, we use a medical scenario.
BACKGROUND The study aimed to identify the most burdensome functioning domains in depression and their differential impact on the quality of life (QoL) of individuals from nine countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data from two multi-country projects-the World Health Organization's Study on Global Ageing and Adult… (More)