Outlining an ‘Evaluation continuum’: Structuring evaluation methodologies for infrastructure-related decision making tools

Alexandr Vasenev, L. Montoya, Dan Ionita

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    Abstract

    Validation of tools to support decisions on infrastructures evolutions should account for the context of their future use. Thus, the role of evaluation constructs is very important, because it identifies the operational context of a power grid. This paper reviews relevant evaluation methods that focus on partnership, collaborative planning, tool-supported collaborative planning, and individual decisions. We propose a structure called ‘Evaluation Continuum’ that embraces the methods. This paper aims to provide readers with a way to account for constructs relevant for validating tools. The outlined ‘Evaluation continuum’ can be used for planning gaming simulations and stakeholder workshops. It can be also useful for devising questionnaires for such sessions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSmart Grid Inspired Future Technologies
    Subtitle of host publicationSecond EAI International Conference, SmartGIFT 2017, London, UK, March 27–28, 2017, Proceedings
    EditorsEng Tseng Lau, Michael K.K. chai, Yue Chen, Oliver Jung, Victor C.M. Leung, Kun Yang, Sandford Bessler, Jonathan Loo, Tomonori Nakayama
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages243-249
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-61813-5
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-61812-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future, SmartGIFT 2017 - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 27 Mar 201728 Mar 2017
    Conference number: 2
    http://smartgiftconf.org/2017/

    Publication series

    Name Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
    Volume203

    Workshop

    Workshop2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future, SmartGIFT 2017
    Abbreviated titleSmartGIFT
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period27/03/1728/03/17
    Internet address

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    Keywords

    • continuum
    • EWI-27797
    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • IR-104044
    • Collaboration
    • Management
    • Validation
    • Methods
    • Infrastructure
    • Decision Making
    • Resilience
    • Smart Grid
    • Evaluation

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    Vasenev, A., Montoya, L., & Ionita, D. (2017). Outlining an ‘Evaluation continuum’: Structuring evaluation methodologies for infrastructure-related decision making tools. In E. T. Lau, M. K. K. chai, Y. Chen, O. Jung, V. C. M. Leung, K. Yang, S. Bessler, J. Loo, ... T. Nakayama (Eds.), Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies: Second EAI International Conference, SmartGIFT 2017, London, UK, March 27–28, 2017, Proceedings (pp. 243-249). ( Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering ; Vol. 203). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61813-5_24