X Workshop on Agents Applied in Health Care, held in conjuntion with the International Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2017)

Sheraton São Paulo WTC, Brazil, May 8-9, 2017

Intelligent agent-based systems constitute one of the most exciting research areas in Artificial Intelligence. Due to the growing interest in the application of agent-based systems in health care, a number of applications addressing clinical problems are already based in agent technology. Thus, it may now be a good time for the specialists in the field to meet and report on the results achieved in this area, to discuss the benefits (and drawbacks) that agent-based systems may bring to medical domains, and also to provide a list of the research topics that should be tackled in the near future.

This workshop will try to incorporate two novel aspects with respect to related workshops held in the last years:


Current topics of research include personalized 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 and diagnosis. Several methodological and technical problems have been discovered by the researchers that attempt to deploy agent-based systems in the medical area; just to name a few, the growing number of huge databases that need to be integrated (e.g. genetic data from next generation sequencing), the difficulty to integrate new agent-based systems with legacy software, the need to apply changing national and international laws and regulations concerning the privacy of medical data and the security of the transaction of patient information between agents.

News: Extended deadline: February 17th, 2017 (full paper, strict deadline)

News: Special Issue in AIIM

Authors of the best papers accepted and presented to A2HC 2017 will be invited to submit a journal version of articles to a Special Issue on AIIM Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.
Extended papers will undergo a review process by journal editors before accepting for publication.

News: Post-Proceedings to be published in Springer LNAI

Selected revised papers from A2HC 2017 will be published as a post-proceedings volume in Springer's Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI). Extended papers will undergo a second review process before publication in the post-proceedings

Past workshops

First workshop on agents applied in health care - ECAI 2002 in Lyon, France. Organised by Antonio Moreno (Univ. Rovira i Virgili, URV), Ulises Cortés (Technical Univ. of Catalonia, UPC) and John Fox (Cancer Research UK, CRUK). Expanded versions of selected papers were published in a special issue of AI Communications (Ed. A.Moreno, Vol. 16, Issue 3, 2003).

Second workshop on agents applied in health care - ECAI 2004 in Valencia, Spain. Organised by Antonio Moreno (URV), Ulises Cortés (UPC), John Nealon (Oxford Brookes University, OBU) and John Fox (CRUK). Expanded versions of selected papers were published in a special issue of AI Communications (Ed: John Nealon, Vol. 18, Issue 3, 2005).

Third workshop on agents applied in health care - IJCAI 2005 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Organised by Antonio Moreno (URV), Ulises Cortés (UPC) and John Nealon (OBU). Expanded versions of selected papers were published in a special issue of IEEE Intelligent Systems (Ed: A.Moreno, Vol. 21, Issue 6, December 2006).

Fourth workshop on agents applied in health care - ECAI 2006 in Riva del Garda, Italy. Organised by Antonio Moreno (URV), Ulises Cortés (UPC), Roberta Annicchiarico (Fondazione Santa Lucia, FSL) and John Nealon (OBU). Expanded versions of selected papers were published in the book Agent technology and e-health (Eds: R.Annicchiarico, U.Cortés, C.Urdiales), Whitestein series in Software Agent Technologies and Autonomic Computing, 2007.

Fifth workshop on agents applied in health care - AAMAS 2008 in Estoril, Portugal. Organised by Antonio Moreno (URV), Ulises Cortes (UPC) and Roberta Annicchiarico (FSL).

Sixth workshop on agents applied in health care - eHealth 2010 in Casablanca, Morocco. Organised by Antonio Moreno (URV), Ulises Cortes (UPC), Roberta Annicchiarico (FSL), Magi Lluch (MicroArt) and David Isern (URV).

Seventh workshop on agents applied in health care - AAMAS 2012 in Valencia, Spain. Organised by Antonio Moreno (URV), Ulises Cortes (UPC), Magi Lluch (Informatics Research Institute) and David Isern (URV). Expanded versions of the workshop papers are being considered for publication in a special issue of the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools.

Eighth workshop on agents applied in health care - AIME 2013 in Murcia, Spain. Organised by Antonio Moreno (URV), Ulises Cortes (UPC), Mr. Magi Lluch (BDigital), Dr. Helena Lindgren (Univ. of Umea, Umea, Sweden), Dr. Michael Schumacher (University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Sierre, Switzerland) and Dr. David Isern (URV).

Ninth workshop on agents applied in health care - A2HC 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. Organised by Daniel Castro Silva (University of Porto, Portugal), Pedro Henriques Abreu (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Cristian Barrué (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain) and Michael Schumacher (University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Sierre, Switzerland).

Other related workshops were hold within the last years:

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