Integrated Service E-Marketplace for Independent and Assisted Living – Business and Software Engineering Challenges
Leszek Maciaszek , Wiesława Gryncewicz , Robert Kutera
AbstractE-Marketplaces for services are governed by similar, but not the same business and technology principles as e-marketplaces for products. Additionally, in the particular case of e-marketplaces for senior citizens, service innovation must be requestor-focused. Immobile (residential, fixed) and mobile ambient (sensors, actuators) intelligence devices cover the spectrum of people monitoring (daily living, health status). On the society side, the aim is to enable elderly people, nearing or in retirements, healthy or unhealthy, to live socially-included and economically-active lives. On the IT side, the aim is to provide innovative systems and solutions embracing contemporary shifts of computing paradigm to service science, cloud computing, mobile connectivity, business processes, and societal participation. In this paper the Authors present the service e-marketplace as an ecosystem that is able to utilize the capital of elderly people with the whole added value they can contribute. The special attention is put on integration of elementary e-marketplace systems which provide senior citizens with the specific kinds of services. The importance of the integrator entity is explained and the concept of information system that plays such a role is presented. Selected business and technological implications of embarking on the development of a service e-marketplace platform for independent and assisted living are reported. The Authors discuss also plausible business models, identify major success factors, and present software engineering challenges underpinning development of such platforms
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|Book||Shishkov Boris (eds.): Business Modeling and Software Design. 6th International Symposium, BMSD 2016, Rhodes, Greece, June 20-22, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol. 275, 2017, Springer International Publishing, ISBN 978-3-319-57221-5, [978-3-319-57222-2], 233 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-57222-2|
|Keywords in English||e-marketplace, e-service, independent living, ambient assisted living, business models, service-oriented software engineering, design science|
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