Paulo Fazendeiro

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During surgeries (especially in long ones), patients are subject to a substantial amount of drug dosage necessary to achieve the required neuromuscular blockade level. This paper aims at the development of a fuzzy controller that satisfies two important goals: 1) an optimization of the amount of drug (atracurium) required to induce an adequate level of(More)
The main objective of this work is to assess the impact of the initial conditions regarding interpretability and accuracy on the optimizer’s performance and present some guidelines in order to assist the designer. Automatic infusion of anesthesia is a task where both interpretability and accuracy of the controller are highly desirable features. Under this(More)
We further investigate the relationship between accuracy and interpretability during the design of fuzzy systems. Both aspects are of major importance for the control of neuromuscular blockade. After describing how these goals can be measured, a multi-objective evolutionary optimization scheme is set up. The results show that even for the best optimization(More)
The automatic drug infusion in medical care environment remains an elusive goal due to the inherent specificities of the biological systems under control and to subtle shortcomings of the current models. The central aim of this chapter is to present an overview of soft computing techniques and systems that can be used to ameliorate those problems. The(More)
This paper presents an approach to evaluate the supply chain agility behaviour consisting in the development of an integrated index, with the data gathering, transmission and processing supported by a cloud-computing environment. The proposed approach relies on the development of two agility indices: one to assess the individual company agile behaviour, and(More)
Bearing in mind the new Supply Chain Management (SCM) paradigms, it is important that supply chains be aware of the implementation level of the main practices associated to each SCM paradigm (Lean, Agile, Resilient, and Green, hereafter referred as LARG). The main objective of this chapter is to propose a framework, based on Enterprise 2.0 approach, for(More)