Integrated service E-marketplace for independent and assisted living

business and software engineering challenges

Leszek Maciaszek*, Wieslawa Gryncewicz, Robert Kutera

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

7 Citations (Scopus)


E-Marketplaces for services are governed by similar, but not the same business and technology principles as e-marketplaces for products. Additionally, in the particular case of e-marketplaces for senior citizens, service innovation must be requestor-focused. Immobile (residential, fixed) and mobile ambient (sensors, actuators) intelligence devices cover the spectrum of people monitoring (daily living, health status). On the society side, the aim is to enable elderly people, nearing or in retirements, healthy or unhealthy, to live socially-included and economically-active lives. On the IT side, the aim is to provide innovative systems and solutions embracing contemporary shifts of computing paradigm to service science, cloud computing, mobile connectivity, business processes, and societal participation. In this paper the Authors present the service e-marketplace as an ecosystem that is able to utilize the capital of elderly people with the whole added value they can contribute. The special attention is put on integration of elementary e-marketplace systems which provide senior citizens with the specific kinds of services. The importance of the integrator entity is explained and the concept of information system that plays such a role is presented. Selected business and technological implications of embarking on the development of a service emarketplace platform for independent and assisted living are reported. The Authors discuss also plausible business models, identify major success factors, and present software engineering challenges underpinning development of such platforms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Modeling and Software Design
Subtitle of host publication6th International Symposium, BMSD 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsBoris Shishkov
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319572222
ISBN (Print)9783319572215
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2016 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 20 Jun 201622 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1865-1348
ISSN (Electronic)1865-1356


Other6th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2016


  • ambient assisted living
  • business models
  • design science
  • e-marketplace
  • e-service
  • independent living
  • service-oriented software engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Integrated service E-marketplace for independent and assisted living: business and software engineering challenges'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this