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Automating e-Channelling in Mobile Platform using Multi-Agent Technology

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dc.contributor.advisor Karunananda, A Chandrapala, HM 2015-10-20T12:05:48Z 2015-10-20T12:05:48Z 2015-10-20
dc.description.abstract All human beings wish to lead a healthy life irrespectively of their race, religion, age or social status. Accordingly they temp to seek medical advice or treatment for immediate relief when they feel or sense that they suffer from any kind of illness. They need to consult a doctor in this regard. There are many ways to consult a doctor. The e-channelling has become the most popular way among the patients. Nevertheless, those approaches are time consuming and costly. In these approaches, the process iscomplicated, as the patient or the user has to find out more information from various sources and synthesize them manually tocomplete the e-Channelling process. The main objective of this research is to overcome those identified issues by using the multi agent technology and the mobile technology. i.e., giving more autonomy and reducing the human intervention using the multi agent approach. Sincethe intelligent agents have the feature of autonomy, the human intervention will be reduced and as a result system will become more efficient. Presently, the mobile phone is a very common device andthe majority of the population use the mobile phones. Therefore, if we can introduce the mobile phonesalso to this system, the process will be more effective and with the few taps on the mobile phones, the answer will be displayed. The proposed system has nine agents. They are, the - Message Space Agent, the Hospital Location Agent, the Disease Agent, the Data Agent, the Appointment Managing Agent, the Hospital Checking Agent, the Best Doctor Selection Agent, the Mobile Interfacing Agent and finally the agent that resides on the user’s mobile device. The usercan use the doctor’s name, the hospital, the category and the disease as inputs. However all the above inputs are not mandatory. If the user wants to search a doctor via disease, only the disease name is required. This same theory will be applicable for the category as well. The salient feature of this system is, that it is able to determine the recommended doctor for the particular category or the disease. Therefore, the user does not require to have any idea or knowledge about the best doctor or the recommended doctor for the particular category or the disease. The core agents in the proposed system are developed by using the JADE. The mobile part of the system is developed by using the JADE-LEAP. The proposed system is evaluated by thirty participants and the results were gathered. The results show that the proposed system is more automated than the current system. Furthermore, it shows that the time and the cost are reduced. Accordingly, the new system will address most of the issues relating to the current system. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Automating e-Channelling in Mobile Platform using Multi-Agent Technology en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty IT en_US Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Information Technology en_US 2014-11
dc.identifier.accno 109295 en_US

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