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Title: A Markov decision-based meeting scheduling mechanism for Automatic Secretary System using Internet and Smart-agent Technologies (ASSIST)
Authors: Ho, ISK
Chan, HCB 
Keywords: Internet
Markov processes
Administrative data processing
Decision making
Office automation
Software agents
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: IEEE
Source: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2003, 5-8 October 2003, v. 5, p. 4552-4559 How to cite?
Abstract: This paper presents an automatic secretary system called ASSIST (Automatic Secretary System using Internet and Smart-agent Technologies), which provides basic secretarial services, particularly meeting scheduling. We formulate a meeting scheduling problem based on a Markov decision model. The backward induction algorithm is used to determine the optimal policy (i.e., the optimal number of time slots for scheduling purposes). The analytical results are presented to show the system's behavior.
ISBN: 0-7803-7952-7
ISSN: 1062-922X
DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.2003.1245701
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