An agent-based framework for supporting e-health: from OWL description to MAS
The increasing level of elder patients across the European countries obliges governments to face health services in a more flexible and uniform manner. The idea of this research project is to prospect the possibility of building an intelligent agent-based ICT (Information & Communication Technology) platform in order to grant home care services close to the patient´s needs. In particular, this paper presents the unexplored possibility to add an intelligence automation to the implementation, creation and deployment of agents participating the e-Health MAS, starting from their Ontology Web Language description. This approach will convey the advantages inherent both the involvement of semantic representations and the agent paradigm.