An agent-based architecture for managing the provision of community care: the INCA (Intelligent Community Alarm) experience

Beer, M.D., Hill, R., Huang, W. and Sixsmith, A. 2003. An agent-based architecture for managing the provision of community care: the INCA (Intelligent Community Alarm) experience. AI Communications. 16 (3), pp. 179-192.

TitleAn agent-based architecture for managing the provision of community care: the INCA (Intelligent Community Alarm) experience
AuthorsBeer, M.D., Hill, R., Huang, W. and Sixsmith, A.
Abstract

Community care is an area that requires extensive ooperation between independent agencies, each of which needs to meet its own objectives and targets. None are engaged solely in the delivery of community care, and need to integrate the service with their other responsibilities in a coherent and efficient manner. Agent technology provides the means by which effective cooperation can take place without compromising the essential security of both the client and the agencies involved as the appropriate set of responses can be generated through negotiation between

the parties without the need for access to the main information repositories that would be necessary with conventional collaboration models. The autonomous nature of agents also means that a variety of agents can cooperate together with various local capabilities, so long as they conform to the relevant messaging requirements. This allows a variety of agents, with capabilities tailored to the carers to which they are attached to be developed so that cost-effective solutions can be provided.

KeywordsCommunity care, agent applications, multi-agent systems
JournalAI Communications
Journal citation16 (3), pp. 179-192
ISSN0921-7126
Year2003
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Web address (URL)http://iospress.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=0921-7126&volume=16&issue=3&spage=179
Publication dates
Published2003

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