Towards Computer-Aided Differential Diagnosis: A Holonic Multi-agent Based Medical Diagnosis System

  • Zohreh AkbariEmail author
  • Rainer Unland
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 801)


The state of the art of the Medical Diagnosis Systems (MDSs) has demonstrated an exciting advancement in recent years. Clearly, the success of these systems is very much dependent on the quality of their input, however, so far no computer-aided decision support system has been introduced to address this issue. Such a system should be capable of performing the Differential Diagnosis (DDx) process, in which upon receiving the chief compliant, some potential diagnoses are considered, according to which enough evidence and supporting information will be gathered in order to shrink the probability of the other candidates. This paper shows that DDx domain is a holonic domain, and hence, this process can be implemented using a holonic multi-agent based MDS.


Holonic Multi-agent system (HMAS) Machine Learning (ML) Medical Diagnosis System (MDS) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB)University of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Information SystemsPoznan University of EconomicsPoznanPoland

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