Process-Driven Data Collection with Smart Mobile Devices

Schobel, Johannes and Schickler, Marc and Pryss, Rüdiger and Reichert, Manfred (2015) Process-Driven Data Collection with Smart Mobile Devices. In: 10th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (Revised Selected Papers). LNBIP (226). Springer, pp. 347-362.

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Paper-based questionnaires are often used for collecting data in application domains like healthcare, psychology or education. Such paper-based approach, however, results in a massive workload for processing and analyzing the collected data. In order to relieve domain experts from these manual tasks, we propose a process-driven approach for implementing as well as running respective mobile business applications. In particular, the logic of a questionnaire is described in terms of an explicit process model. Based on this process model, in turn, multiple questionnaire instances may be created and enacted by a process engine.
For this purpose, we present a generic architecture and demonstrate the development of electronic questionnaires in the context of scientific studies. Further, we discuss the major challenges and lessons learned. In this context the presented process-driven approach offers promising
perspectives in respect to the development of mobile data collection applications.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2015 17:21
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2016 20:48

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