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Energy management is nowadays a subject of great importance and complexity. It consists in choosing among a set of sources able to produce energy that will give energy to a set of loads by minimising losses and costs. The sources and loads are heterogeneous, distributed and the reaction of the system, the choice of sources, must be done in real-time to(More)
We present a qualitative model of the interaction between the HIV-1 virus and the human cell, based on qualitative process theory. This model takes into account a previous qualitative model of the cell growth. The model presented here can be regarded as a first step for setting up a comprehensive model of the HIV-1 virus-cell interaction in which the(More)
The construction of ad-hoc design processes is more and more required today. In this paper we present our approach for the construction of a new design process following the Situational Method Engineering paradigm. We mainly focus of the selection and assembly activities on the base of what we consider a key element in agent design processes: the MAS(More)
An expert system, named BREASTCAN and designed to assist physicians giving postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer, is described. The system is based on frames, each corresponding to one stage of treatment--either a decision-making stage or a therapeutic stage. The system has been designed to allow fast and easy consultation by general(More)
A qualitative model of cell growth, based on qualitative process theory, is presented. The model can be used to analyze the effects of the interaction of antiproliferative drugs on cells when the effects of each specific drug are known, mainly when designing multi-drug protocols for optimal cancer treatment.
NEWCHEM, an artificial intelligence system for the control of cancer cell growth, is described. This system takes into account the most recent advances in molecular and cellular biology and in cell-drug interaction, and aims to develop optimal strategies for the selective control of cancer cell through qualitative reasoning from first principles at cellular(More)
We present a qualitative model of the interaction between HIV-1 virus and human cell, based on qualitative process theory. This model can be regarded as a first step for setting up a comprehensive model of the HIV 1 infection treatment in which the possible points where a drug can attack the virus are evidentiated. The first simulation trials indicate that(More)
The use of design patterns proved successful in lowering the development time and number of errors when producing software with the object-oriented paradigm. In previous works we engaged the production of a tool for the reuse of patterns for multi-agent systems. Now we are fronting a new problem: automatic code generation for agents, designed with a(More)