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A novel task allocation protocol in agent organizations and its application to health care problems


Ye, D and Zhang, M and Bai, Q and Win, KT, A novel task allocation protocol in agent organizations and its application to health care problems, International Journal of Computers and Their Applications, 17, (3) pp. 150-160. ISSN 1076-5204 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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In this paper, a novel protocol to address task allocation in agent organizations is proposed. Compared with existing related works, this protocol takes the structure of agent organizations into account during task allocation processes, and allows not only neighboring agents but also indirectly linked agents in an organization to help with a task if needed. Through this way, agents can achieve more efficient and robust task allocations in loosely coupled distributed environments. A set of experiments are presented to evaluate the efficiency and scalability of the protocol. The experiment results demonstrate that the protocol can work efficiently in different situations. In addition, an example of its application to a health care problem is also introduced, which shows its potential application to some real cases.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:task allocation, agent organizations, health care problems, protocol, application, healthcare systems
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial intelligence
Research Field:Intelligent robotics
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Bai, Q (Dr Quan Bai)
ID Code:140674
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2020-09-01
Last Modified:2020-10-19

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