A Configurator Component for End-User Defined Mobile Data Collection Processes

  • Johannes Schobel
  • Rüdiger Pryss
  • Marc Schickler
  • Manfred Reichert
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10380)

Abstract

The widespread dissemination of smart mobile devices offers promising perspectives for collecting huge amounts of data. When realizing mobile data collection applications (e.g., to support clinical trials), challenging issues arise. For example, many real-world projects require support for heterogeneous mobile operating systems. Usually, existing data collection approaches are based on specifically tailored mobile applications. As a drawback, changes of a data collection procedure require costly code adaptations. To remedy this drawback, we implemented a model-driven approach that enables end-users to realize mobile data collection applications themselves. This paper demonstrates the developed configurator component, which enables domain experts to implement digital questionnaires. Altogether, the configurator component allows for the fast development of questionnaires and hence for collecting data in large-scale scenarios using smart mobile devices.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Schobel
    • 1
  • Rüdiger Pryss
    • 1
  • Marc Schickler
    • 1
  • Manfred Reichert
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Databases and Information SystemsUlm UniversityUlmGermany

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