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An Evaluation Framework for EU Research and Development e-Health Projects’ Systems

  • Androklis Mavridis
  • Stamatia-Ann Katriou
  • Adamantios Koumpis
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 0001)

Abstract

Over the past years it has become evident that an evaluation system was necessary for the European Research and Competitive funded projects which are large and complex structures needing constant monitoring. This is especially so for e-Health projects. The race to complete assignments means that this area is usually neglected. A proposed framework for the evaluation of R & D project systems using ATAM, ISO 14598 and ISO 9126 standards is presented. The evaluation framework covers a series of steps which ensures that the offered system satisfies quality, attributes such as operability, usability and maintainability imposed by the end users. The main advantage of this step by step procedure is that faults in the architecture, software or prototype can be recognised early in the development phase and corrected more rapidly. The system has a common set of attributes against which the various project’s deliverables are assessed.

Keywords

Evaluation e-Health Research and Development projects Software 

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© Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Androklis Mavridis
    • 1
  • Stamatia-Ann Katriou
    • 1
  • Adamantios Koumpis
    • 1
  1. 1.ALTEC S.AThessalonikiGreece

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