Tuesday 20th of February 2018

Towards an Assessment-oriented Model for External Information System Quality Characterization

Abir Elmir, Badr Elmir and Bouchaib Bounabat

Information System Quality (ISQ) management discipline requires a set of assessment mechanisms to evaluate external quality characteristics that are influenced by the environmental parameters and impacted by the ecosystem factors. The present paper suggests a new assessment oriented model that takes into consideration all facets of each external quality feature. The proposed model, named RatQual, gives a hierarchical categorization for quality. RatQual is designed to quantify dependent-environment qualities by considering internal, external and in use aspects. This model is supported by a tool that automates the assessment process. This tool gives assistance in quality evolution planning and serves for periodical monitoring operations used to enhance and improve information system quality.

Keywords: Information system quality management, External quality characteristics, Quality assessment, RatQual Model

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Abir Elmir
“Ph.D. candidate” at ENSIAS (National Higher School for Computer Science and System analysis) Rabat, holder of a master degree from ENIM Rabat and a mastere diploma from INSA Lyon France (2011). Her research focuses on multi objective optimization and optimal control of information system quality within collaborative networks. She is an integration architect on a private Financial Holding (Banking, Insurance). She also runs the Solutions support activity of this holding

Badr Elmir
He received a Ph.D. degree (2012), an Extended Higher Studies Diploma (2006) and a Software engineer degree (2002) from ENSIAS, (National Higher School for Computer Science and System analysis), Rabat. His research currently focuses on interoperability optimization on public administration. He is an integration architect on the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Morocco since 2002. He also oversees information system quality assurance activity in this department

Bouchaib Bounabat
Ph.D. in Computer Sciences. Professor in ENSIAS, (National Higher School for Computer Science and System analysis), Rabat, Morocco. International Expert in ICT Strategies and E-Government to several international organizations, Member of the board of Internet Society - Moroccan Chapter

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