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Riga Technical university (RTU) researchers at Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology Department of Modelling and Simulation have developed Integrated Acceptance and Sustainability Assessment Model to evaluate management, quality of existing or new technology, domain potential, sustainability and society acceptance in one system management. New model is particularly important for all stakeholders and interested parties: users, developers and investors.
RTU professor, senior researcher of Department of Modelling and Simulation Egils Ginters: «Technology is one of the pillars of today's society, so it's important to predict which technologies will be accepted in society, which will be sustaina-ble and in which of them it is worthwhile to invest. There are yet few validated methodologies that allows to predict the credible sustainability forecast of a new or existing technology. The asset of new model is integrity of social and technolo-gy factors, which is important to evaluate potential acceptance and sustainability of ether existing technology or new one.»
The new model is web-based platform, which significantly expand the potential audience and provide convenient opportunities for forecasting sustainability both for technology authors and for investors. The assessment tool is based on deci-sion-making and it doesn't require preliminary knowledge and experience in sim-ulation modelling. Web tool is an open toolkit that can be adapted by any user, freely changing the flow and factor weights to achieve their respective modelling goals, it is possible to compare different evaluations of one technology, allowing to pursue development of the technology and plan next steps. Henceforth every technology developer or project estimator can make fast and effective prediction of prospective results: iasam3.zmp.lv.
Development of Assessment model is part of «FuturICT 2.0» project STIMUL call. The main objective of the project is to develop vision and guidelines for sustaina-ble development of information and communication technologies (ICT), by bring-ing together representatives of social science and ICT. There are twelve project partners, from seven European countries included Italy, Switzerland Belgium, France, Latvia, Romania, Belgium and Estonia.
«FuturICT 2.0» is an international European Project funded under the Seventh Framework Programme ERA-NET (ERA/Net-LAC).