László Zsolt Varga

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ARCHONTM (ARchitecture for Cooperative Heterogeneous ON-line systems) was Europe’s largest ever project in the area of Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI). It devised a general-purpose architecture, software framework, and methodology which has been used to support the development of DAI systems in a number of real world industrial domains. Two of(More)
Home Care services are notoriously difficult to deliver efficiently, due to the heterogeneity of the involved actors and the usual co-morbidity of the patients assisted at home. The K4Care platform proposes an agent-based three-layered architecture aimed at addressing these two issues and facilitate the provision of these services. The development of the(More)
László Z. Varga Department of Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK. on leave from: KFKI Research Institute for Measurement and Computing Techniques, Budapest POB 49, 1525 Hungary, OTKA F4064. Nick R. Jennings Department of Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary and Westfield College,(More)
Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI) systems in which multiple problem solving agents cooperate to achieve a common objective is a rapidly emerging and promising technology. However, as yet, there have been relatively few reported cases of such systems being employed to tackle real-world problems in realistic domains. One of the reasons for this is(More)
People are increasingly cooperating to share electronic information and techniques throughout various industries. In healthcare applications, data (a single patient's healthcare history), workflow (procedures carried out on that patient), and logs (a recording of meaningful procedural events) are often distributed among several heterogeneous and autonomous(More)
1 INTRODUCTION Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, and expert systems technology in particular, has often been used to tackle the most difficult automation problems. This is especially true in industrial applications where conventional software and teams of operators were unable to cope with the demands of rapidly changing, complex environments. After(More)
This paper presents a methodology that helps to bridge the gap between the theoretical foundations of agent technologies and their potential for industry-wide deployment. Agent systems are very often developed on top of a legacy system where agents have to be able to access the legacy system, usually web services, through a non-agent protocol and they have(More)
The percentage of old and chronically ill people in all European countries has been growing steadily in the last years. This tendency is putting a very heavy economic and social pressure on all national Health Care systems. It is widely accepted that this problem can be somehow palliated if Home Care (HC) services are improved and used as a valid(More)