Luís Carriço and Carlos Duarte participated at the 1st eGovernAbility project meeting, that took place in Spain, from June 15 to 16, 2015 , where they will participate as experts, contributing with techniques and methodologies to develop multidevice software. The project is funded by Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness) under the Spanish National Programme for Fostering Excellence in Scientific and Technical Research, and his main objective is to produce a model-based software architecture for methodologically developing personalized inclusive public eServices that allow any user to interact with them in a satisfactory way.
More information about the project:
Full name: A framework for building user tailored accessible services for eAdministration
Start date: January 1st, 2015
Duration: 36 months
Budget: 194.100,00 €
Funded by: Proyectos I+D 2014, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
- Universidad del País Vasco
- Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Other participating institutions:
- Universidade de Lisboa
- KING – Quality institute of Dutch Municipalities
- Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Public administrations are rapidly advancing towards the provision of basic and extended services for the citizen through the Web. In addition to the decrement of costs, this effort supports people’s civil right to access public services (including people with disabilities and elderly people). For this reason the EU started diverse initiatives to “Meeting new societal needs by using emerging technologies in the public sector” in order to “foster efficient, open citizen-centric public services”. Efforts have been made for enhancing the usability and accessibility of public administrations’ websites but several studies revealed that this is not sufficient to support acceptable eGovernment applications.
Our overall objective is to produce a model-based software architecture for methodologically developing personalized inclusive public eServices that allow any user to interact with them in a satisfactory way, no matter the device used. This requires integrating appropriate user profiling and adaptation techniques into the model to tailor eServices to users’ characteristics, available technology, and service functionalities. Hence, this project has a multidisciplinary nature and will be addressed through collaboration between researchers and experts in information technology and professionals of the eGovernment, combining diverse scientific backgrounds.