Establishing context for software agents in pervasive healthcare systems

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Perrot, C., Finnie, G., & Morrison, I. (2012). Establishing context for software agents in pervasive healthcare systems. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems (NBiS-2012), 26-28 September, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 978147323314

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2012 HERDC submission. FoR code: 080702; 080606

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Understanding and interpreting context plays a major role in pervasive computing environments. This research describes a federated framework for dynamically managing context in a health care scenario. In patient management, data may be found in the general practitioners records, hospital records, test results and sensor readings. For this research, this context is registered in a central registry and the framework uses semantic web concepts to describe context in a uniform way as well as ontologies to describe the problem domain. Decision making is performed through business rules which interact with the problem domain model.

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