Mobile Technologies to Enable Users’ Informed Decisions

Xavier Franch, Anna Perini, Hugo H. Pibernat, Norbert Seyff


The significant wide impact of mobile technologies (e.g., smartphones, tablets) and the difficulty of mastering their complexity (due to factors like constant emergence and evolution) pose new challenges to many (if not all) software engineering disciplines. We particularly see these challenges when thinking of average citizens that carry out their daily activities in smart environments where mobile technologies and sensors installed provide many potential advantages to support them. Applications that could enable informed decision-making are currently beyond what software developers can provide. This position paper discusses challenges, and highlights current approaches available in order to support decision-making for thoughtful living. We present an initial version of a comprehensive framework to overcome the challenges identified and analyse which software engineering research lines may help to implement it. A motivating scenario is used to conduct the discussion.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Franch X., Perini A., H. Pibernat H. and Seyff N. (2013). Mobile Technologies to Enable Users’ Informed Decisions . In Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-68-6, pages 345-353. DOI: 10.5220/0004591903450353

in Bibtex Style

author={Xavier Franch and Anna Perini and Hugo H. Pibernat and Norbert Seyff},
title={Mobile Technologies to Enable Users’ Informed Decisions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2013)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2013)
TI - Mobile Technologies to Enable Users’ Informed Decisions
SN - 978-989-8565-68-6
AU - Franch X.
AU - Perini A.
AU - H. Pibernat H.
AU - Seyff N.
PY - 2013
SP - 345
EP - 353
DO - 10.5220/0004591903450353