Assessing Software Sustainability of Connected Health Applications

José A. García-Berná, Sofia Ouhbi, José L. Fernández-Alemán

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Connected health applications encompass m-health, e-health and digital health applications. More and more healthcare professionals and patients are adopting connected health solutions. It is expected that the advances in the Information and Communication Technologies in healthcare services will keep increasing in the future. Given the deterioration of the environment a growing need to consider sustainability in technology is observed. Moreover, there is an increasing interest in software sustainability among the software engineering community. Software sustainability is about producing environment-friendly products to support sustainability goals. It aims also to achieve sustainable products that have limited impact on the environment. In this vein, an assessment method using a checklist for the software sustainability of connected health application is proposed in this paper. To this end, the individual, social, environmental and technical dimensions of software sustainability were considered. The checklist was generated from a reusable requirement catalog intended for sustainable connected health applications. In addition, the checklist artifact can serve as a tool to audit this kind of e-health applications in sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems and Technologies - WorldCIST 2022
EditorsAlvaro Rocha, Hojjat Adeli, Gintautas Dzemyda, Fernando Moreira
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783031048258
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event10th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, WorldCIST 2022 - Budva, Montenegro
Duration: Apr 12 2022Apr 14 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume468 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


Conference10th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, WorldCIST 2022


  • Assessment
  • Checklist
  • Connected health
  • Green software
  • Software sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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