Inter-organization Cooperation for Care of the Elderly

  • Ricardo Costa
  • Paulo Novais
  • José Machado
  • Carlos Alberto
  • José Neves
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 252)


With the growing numbers of the elderly population, the society is face to face with a set of new problems, namely the lack of resources to assist their living in a noble mode. Nevertheless, with the use of new computational technologies and novel methodologies for problem solving, some solutions to these problems are emerging (e.g., remote sensing/assistance/supervision). Therefore, it is our goal to show that under such scenarios, it is possible to bring into play different interconnected virtual organizations, through which will be provided to the population, in general, and the elderly, in particular, a number of services (e.g., healthcare, entertainment, learning), without delocalization or messing up with their routine.


Multi Agent System Horn Clause Ambient Intelligence Logic Programming Language Group Decision Support System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Costa
    • 1
  • Paulo Novais
    • 2
  • José Machado
    • 2
  • Carlos Alberto
    • 3
  • José Neves
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Management and TechnologyPolytechnic of PortoFelgueirasPortugal
  2. 2.DI-CCTCUniversidade do MinhoBragaPortugal
  3. 3.EPEHospital Geral de Santo AntónioPortoPortugal

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