XII Workshop on Agents Applied in Health Care, held in conjuntion with the 22nd International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA 2019)

University of Turin, Italy, October 28, 2019

Since 1998, PRIMA has become one of the most important forums of discussion regarding agents and multi-agent systems.

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 healthcare, a number of applications addressing clinical problems are already based on agent technology. Thus, it is unquestionable that a benefit is guaranteed if the specialists in the field can meet and report on the results achieved in this area, discuss the advantages that agent-based systems may bring to medical domains, and possibly the problems they encountered, and also provide a list of the research topics that should be tackled in the near future.

Core aspects of this workshop will be:

Research in this field can be grouped into ambient assisted leaving applications to assist patients and in-hospital applications to assist physicians’ work.

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: September 15th, 2019 (strict deadline)

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).

Tenth workshop on agents applied in health care - A2HC 2017 in São Paulo, Brasil. Organised by Daniel Castro Silva (University of Porto, Portugal), Sara Montagna (University of Bologna, Italy), Pedro Henriques Abreu (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Eloisa Vargiu (Fundació Eurecat - eHealth Unit, Spain), Michael Schumacher (University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Sierre, Switzerland) and Márcia Ito (IBM Brazil / Faculty of Technology of São Paulo, Brazil).

Other related workshops were hold within the last years:

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