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The Modern Development Cycle of Citizen Oriented Applications

Ion IVAN, Bogdan VINTILĂ, Cristian CIUREA, Mihai DOINEA
Economic Informatics Department, Academy of Economic Studies
Piata Romana 6, 010374, Bucharest, Romania

Abstract: General citizen access to global computer networks’ resources is a request of the knowledge society. Applications are created for a huge target group, such as the citizens of a country, citizens fulfilling specific requirements. These computer applications use national databases that should be designed, created and populated. The concept of citizen oriented application is defined in the paper. Different types of citizen oriented applications exist as a consequence of the existence of many classification criteria. The main characteristics of the citizen oriented applications are analyzed. Many differences are found by comparing citizen oriented applications with traditional ones and from these differences arises the need of a modified development cycle. The stages of the citizen oriented applications’ development cycle are presented and their particularities are highlighted. The use of national databases is analysed.

Keywords: Software engineering, development cycle, citizen oriented applications, characteristics, national databases.

Ion Ivan PhD, is Professor in the Department of Economic Informatics at Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic Informatics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania. He does research in the field of software engineering, Programming Technologies. He published numerous papers in journals such as: Informatica Economică , JAQM, Economic Computation and Economic Cybernetics Studies and Research, Romanian Journal of Statistics. He is Editor-in-Chief for the Informatica Economică journal and the Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods.

Bogdan Vintilă graduated the Bucharest University of Economics, Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic Informatics. He is currently a PhD candidate in Economic Informatics at University of Economics. He is interested in citizen oriented informatics applications, developing applications with large number of users and large data volumes, e-government, e-business, project management, applications’ security and applications’ quality characteristics.

Cristian Ciurea has a background in computer science and is interested in collaborative systems related issues. He has graduated the Faculty of Economic Cybernetics, Statistics and Informatics from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies in 2007. He is currently conducting doctoral research in Economic Informatics at the Academy of Economic Studies. Other fields of interest include software metrics, data structures, object oriented programming in C++ and windows applications programming in C#.

Mihai Doinea attended the Faculty of Economic Cybernetics, Statistics and Informatics of the Academy of Economic Studies, graduating in 2006, Computer Science specialization. Having a master degree in Informatics Security, promotion 2006-2008, he is currently a PhD candidate, Economics Informatics specialty in the same university, also teaching as assistant to Data Structure and Advanced Programming Languages disciplines. Following are the fields of interests in which he wrote a number of papers in collaboration or as single author concerning: security, distributed applications, e-business, security audit, databases, and security optimization.

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Ion IVAN, Bogdan VINTILĂ, Cristian CIUREA, Mihai DOINEA, The Modern Development Cycle of Citizen Oriented Applications, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 18 (3), pp. 263-270, 2009.