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Authors: John Bruntse Larsen 1 ; Virginia Dignum 2 ; Jørgen Villadsen 1 and Frank Dignum 1

Affiliations: 1 Technical University of Denmark, Denmark ; 2 Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Keyword(s): Social Practices, Hospital Staff Planning, Multi-Agent Goals, Decision Support.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Agents ; Artificial Intelligence ; Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems ; Distributed and Mobile Software Systems ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development ; Knowledge Representation and Reasoning ; Knowledge-Based Systems ; Multi-Agent Systems ; Software Engineering ; Symbolic Systems

Abstract: Understanding the social contexts in which actions and interactions take place is of utmost importance for planning one’s goals and activities. People use social practices as means to make sense of their environment, assessing how that context relates to past, common experiences, culture and capabilities. Social practices can therefore simplify deliberation and planning in complex contexts. In the context of patient-centered planning, hospitals seek means to ensure that patients and their families are at the center of decisions and planning of the healthcare processes. This requires on one hand that patients are aware of the practices being in place at the hospital and on the other hand that hospitals have the means to evaluate and adapt current practices to the needs of the patients. In this paper we apply a framework for formalizing social practices of an organization to an emergency department that carries out patient-centered planning. We indicate how such a formalization can be used to answer operational queries about the expected outcome of operational actions. (More)


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Larsen, J.; Dignum, V.; Villadsen, J. and Dignum, F. (2018). Querying Social Practices in Hospital Context. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART; ISBN 978-989-758-275-2; ISSN 2184-433X, SciTePress, pages 405-412. DOI: 10.5220/0006580904050412

author={John Bruntse Larsen. and Virginia Dignum. and Jørgen Villadsen. and Frank Dignum.},
title={Querying Social Practices in Hospital Context},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART},


JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART
TI - Querying Social Practices in Hospital Context
SN - 978-989-758-275-2
IS - 2184-433X
AU - Larsen, J.
AU - Dignum, V.
AU - Villadsen, J.
AU - Dignum, F.
PY - 2018
SP - 405
EP - 412
DO - 10.5220/0006580904050412
PB - SciTePress