Design of a virtual community infrastructure for elderly care

LM Camarinha-Matos, H Afsarmanesh

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Abstract

The virtual organizations paradigm combined with adequate tools to support the cooperation of social care assistants, health care professionals, elderly people, and their relatives, constituting a "virtual community", represent a promising approach to reduce the overwhelming care provision costs and to increase their quality. An architecture for a flexible platform based on adaptive mobile agents and information federation mechanisms is proposed and preliminary feasibility experiments are described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOLLABORATIVE BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS AND VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES
EditorsLM CamarinhaMatos
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages439-450
Number of pages12
Volume85
ISBN (Print)1-4020-7020-9
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event3rd Working Conference on Infrastructures for Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE 02) - SESIMBRA, Portugal
Duration: 1 May 20023 May 2002

Publication series

NameInternational Federation for Information Processing
PublisherKLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS
Volume85
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

Conference

Conference3rd Working Conference on Infrastructures for Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE 02)
CountryPortugal
CitySESIMBRA
Period1/05/023/05/02

Cite this

Camarinha-Matos, LM., & Afsarmanesh, H. (2002). Design of a virtual community infrastructure for elderly care. In LM. CamarinhaMatos (Ed.), COLLABORATIVE BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS AND VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES (Vol. 85, pp. 439-450). (International Federation for Information Processing; Vol. 85). Kluwer Academic Publishers.