© 2017

Agents and Multi-Agent Systems for Health Care

10th International Workshop, A2HC 2017, São Paulo, Brazil, May 8, 2017, and International Workshop, A-HEALTH 2017, Porto, Portugal, June 21, 2017, Revised and Extended Selected Papers

  • Sara Montagna
  • Pedro Henriques Abreu
  • Sylvain Giroux
  • Michael Ignaz Schumacher
Conference proceedings A2HC 2017, AHEALTH 2017

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10685)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 10685)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Teleassistance, Remote and Monitoring Agents Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Davide Calvaresi, Michael Schumacher, Mauro Marinoni, Roger Hilfiker, Aldo F. Dragoni, Giorgio Buttazzo
      Pages 3-24
    3. Nicola Falcionelli, Paolo Sernani, Albert Brugués, Dagmawi Neway Mekuria, Davide Calvaresi, Michael Schumacher et al.
      Pages 40-56
  3. Personal Assistant Agents in Health-Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. António Silva, Tiago Oliveira, José Neves, Ken Satoh, Paulo Novais
      Pages 76-93
    3. Jayalakshmi Baskar, Rebecka Janols, Esteban Guerrero, Juan Carlos Nieves, Helena Lindgren
      Pages 94-116
  4. Prediction Models for Health and Societal Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Papa Alioune Cisse, Jean Marie Dembele, Moussa Lo, Christophe Cambier
      Pages 131-153
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 155-155

About these proceedings


This book contains revised and extended selected papers from two workshops: the 10th International Workshop on Agents Applied in Health Care, A2HC 2017, held at the 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2017, held in São Paulo, Brazil, in May 2017, and the International Workshop on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems for AAL and e-Health, A-HEALTH 2017, held at the 15th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS 2017, in Porto, Portugal, in June 2017. 

The 9 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 16 submissions. They feature current research topics such as personalised health systems for remote and autonomous tele-assistance, communication and co-operation between distributed intelligent agents to manage patient care, information agents that retrieve medical information from distributed repositories, intelligent and distributed data mining, and multi-agent systems that assist the doctors in the tasks of monitoring, decision support and diagnosis.



agent based systems artificial intelligence decision support systems health care information systems health informatics Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) intelligent agents model development and analysis multi-agent Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) software engineering user interfaces

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BolognaCesenaItaly
  2. 2.University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.Université de SherbrookeSherbrookeCanada
  4. 4.University of Applied Sciences of Western SwitzerlandDelémontSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Agents and Multi-Agent Systems for Health Care
  • Book Subtitle 10th International Workshop, A2HC 2017, São Paulo, Brazil, May 8, 2017, and International Workshop, A-HEALTH 2017, Porto, Portugal, June 21, 2017, Revised and Extended Selected Papers
  • Editors Sara Montagna
    Pedro Henriques Abreu
    Sylvain Giroux
    Michael Ignaz Schumacher
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect.Notes Computer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-70886-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-70887-4
  • Series ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series E-ISSN 1611-3349
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 155
  • Number of Illustrations 37 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Artificial Intelligence
    Software Engineering
    User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
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