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VirtualECare: Group Decision Supported by idea Generation and Argumentation

  • Ricardo Costa
  • Paulo Novais
  • Jo∼ao Neves
  • Goreti Marreiros
  • Carlos Ramos
  • José Neves
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 283)

It is understood that Collaborative Work plays an important role in today’s organizations life cycle. On the other hand, any decision that may involve a set of decision makers is, by itself, quite complex. It is under this umbrella that it will be presented the VirtualECare project, that contemplates an intelligent multi-agent system able to monitor, interact and serve its customers in need of (health)care services. We will center our attention on the system group decision and argumentation modules, which use idea generation techniques and resort to argumentation to exchange and justify belief and choice. At the end, a prototype will be presented.

Keywords

Multiagent System Group Decision Ambient Intelligence Computer Support Cooperative Work Nominal Group Technique 
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© International Federation for Information Processing 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Costa
    • 1
  • Paulo Novais
    • 2
  • Jo∼ao Neves
    • 3
  • Goreti Marreiros
    • 4
  • Carlos Ramos
    • 4
  • José Neves
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Management and TechnologyPolytechnic of PortoFelgueirasPortugal
  2. 2.DI-CCTCUniversidade do MinhoPortugal
  3. 3.Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho-EPEPortugal
  4. 4.GECAD, Institute of EngineeringPolytechnic of PortoPortugal

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