14th WideHealth Seminar: Milene Teixeira

The EU-funded WideHealth project aims to conduct research on pervasive eHealth and establish a sustainable network of research and dissemination across Europe.

Title: Automating the Generation of Dialogue Managers for Healthcare
Speaker: Milene Teixeira
When: June 28, 2022 16:00 CET (15:00 in Portugal)
Where: zoom link shared before the session to those who register
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Abstract: Health dialogue systems are required to respect some special requirements such as predictability and reliability. Given the complexities of the health domain, these systems frequently rely on knowledge-based techniques. However, the automated generation of reliable policies is a challenging task and it remains an open problem.
This talk will first present the challenges of current techniques for dialogue management of health dialogues. Then, I will present an approach that integrates semantic awareness and AI planning which was proposed with the aim of simplifying and automating the generation of health dialogue managers. Finally, I will discuss some of the results obtained from a living lab that was conducted in the context of the WideHealth project.

Short bio: Milene Santos Teixeira is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Trento – Italy. Her current research focuses on the integration of AI Planning and information management techniques to address health dialogues. In 2018, she concluded her master’s degree in Computer Science at the Federal University of Santa Maria, having conducted part of her research at Brock University. Milene has also collaborated with the LASIGE group (University of Lisbon) in the context of the European project WideHealth.