- Co-operation between intelligent agents to improve patient management (e.g., distributed patient scheduling).
- Agents that provide remote or elderly care delivery.
- Agents that provide information about medical services.
- Multi-agent systems for patient monitoring and diagnosis.
- Agent-based execution of clinical guidelines.
- Successful applications of agents and multi-agent systems in health care.
- Multi-agent systems that improve medical training or education (e.g. tutoring systems).
- Patient-centered agent-based applications.
- Medical agent-based decision support systems.
- Information agents that gather, compile and organise medical knowledge available on Internet.
- Surveys providing an up to date view of the state of the art in the area of agents in health care.
- Solutions to the basic methodological and technological problems associated to the real deployment of health-care agent-based systems:
- Security, privacy of medical data.
- Social acceptance of agent-based systems.
- Lack of clinical ontologies.
- Lack of centralised control.
- Communication standards (HL7 and EN13606).
- Integration with other types of software.
- Legal and ethical issues related to the use of agents in health care.
The organising committee will also pay special attention to papers describing applications which are not just academic, but are already deployed, certified and running in a real medical environment.
Patient-centered applications are also welcome.