Privacy based information brokering for cooperative distributed e-health systems

Abdul Mutalib Masaud-Wahaishi, Hamada Ghenniwa

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    Healthcare services and systems become very complex and encompass a vast number of entities (software systems, doctors, patients, etc.) that are characterized by shared, distributed and heterogeneous information sources with varieties of clinical and medical settings. A major challenge of brokering in open environments is to support privacy. Within the context of brokering, we model privacy in terms of the entities' ability to hide or reveal information related to its identities, requests, and/or capabilities. In this work we present a privacy-based multi-agent information brokering architecture that supports different privacy degrees. Unlike traditional approaches, the brokering is viewed as a set of services in which the brokering role is further classified into several sub-roles each with a specific architecture and interaction protocol that is appropriate to support a required privacy degree. The proposed architecture has been implemented using coordinated intelligent, rational agent (CIR-agent) model for cooperative distributed information ehealth prototype using (JADE), FIPA-complaint platform.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)161-171
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


    • Agent technology
    • Brokering
    • Cooperative distributed systems
    • Privacy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications


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