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What is Multi-Agent Systems

Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services
A system composed of multiple interacting intelligent agents.
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Privacy and Data Protection towards Elderly Healthcare
Ângelo Costa (University of Minho, Portugal), Francisco Andrade (University of Minho, Portugal), and Paulo Novais (University of Minho, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3986-7.ch017
Developed societies are registering a dramatic change in terms of population evolution, the most important fact being the ageing population. An alarming fact is that the birth-rate is dropping very fast, inverting the ageing pyramid that used to have a higher incidence on the young population, now having a higher incidence in the older population. In the quest to provide answers to some problems the elderly population has, applications and projects arise from the Ambient Assisted Living area, providing services that help the user in his daily life, providing the needed help and trying to be as non-invasive as possible. The fact is that these systems operate optimally by using information about the user, assisting him according to his preferences. The data gathered for such events is highly personal and sensitive. This can cause a loss of privacy and affect personal data. In this chapter, the authors present an Ambient Assisted Living project towards assistance to an elderly population. The problems and possible solutions in the legal area towards loss of privacy and personal data and information use is also covered.
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Support of Online Learning through Intelligent Programs
Systems composed of multiple interacting agents, where each agent is a coarse-grained computational system in its own right. The hypothesis of multi-agent systems is creating a system that interconnects separately developed agents, thus enabling the ensemble to function beyond the capabilities of any singular agent in the set-up.
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Hybrid Meta-Heuristics Based System for Dynamic Scheduling
A system composed of several agents, collectively capable of solve complex problems in a distributed fashion without the need for each agent to know about the whole problem being solved.
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Application of Fuzzy User's Profile for Mining Reusable E-Learning Repositories on Web through Lightweight Mobile Agent
A multi-agent system is comprised of several agents working together towards a goal or completion of a task. It is a loosely coupled network of problem-solving entities that work together to find answers to problems that are beyond the capacity of any individual problem-solving entity.
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Intelligent Agent Technology in Supply Chains
A loosely coupled network of software agents that collaborate with each other to solve problems that are beyond individual capacities or domain knowledge.
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Formal Approach to Ensuring Interoperability of Mobile Agents
Are systems composed of multiple autonomous agents, such as software programs or robots, that interact with each other. Their interactions can be either cooperative, that is, they can share a common goal, or selfish, that is, they can pursue their own interests. Multi-agent systems can be used to solve complex problems in areas such as disaster response, online trading and social structure modeling.
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Discrete Event Models of Medical Emergencies
A computerized system composed of multiple interacting intelligent agents within an environment.
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Trust Calculation Using Fuzzy Logic in Cloud Computing
These systems consist of a number of intelligent agents that interact and cooperate with each other in an environment. These agents are autonomous to a certain degree and work together to solve a particular problem.
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Exploiting Agent Technology
Multi-agent systems (MAS) is a new methodology to address the issues in organizing large-scale software systems. This methodology provides a conceptual model that helps maintaining constraints, a task conventional software engineering is unable to achieve. An agent is a software entity that actively seeks ways to complete its tasks. Intelligent agents have the ability to gain knowledge through their problem-solving processes. Multi-agent systems are often used to model loosely coupled distributed systems with decentralized control and data allocation. In these systems, communicating agents represent distributed expertise for problem solving. The agents have the ability to process local data efficiently and to communicate with other agents when necessary if the tasks that they are facing are beyond their domain knowledge.
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Integrated Multi-Agent-Based eLearning System as a Strategy to Promote Access to Higher Education in Africa
A system that consists of a number of agents which interact with one another usually through cooperation, competition, coordination or negotiation (Wooldridge, 2002 AU107: The in-text citation "Wooldridge, 2002" is not in the reference list. Please correct the citation, add the reference to the list, or delete the citation. ).
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A Trust Case-Based Model Applied to Agents Collaboration
A system composed by agents that are able to interact among themselves and within an environment.
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