Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies. Second EAI International Conference, SmartGIFT 2017, London, UK, March 27–28, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Outlining an ‘Evaluation Continuum’: Structuring Evaluation Methodologies for Infrastructure-Related Decision Making Tools

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-61813-5_24,
        author={Alexandr Vasenev and Lorena Montoya and Dan Ionita},
        title={Outlining an ‘Evaluation Continuum’: Structuring Evaluation Methodologies for Infrastructure-Related Decision Making Tools},
        proceedings={Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies. Second EAI International Conference, SmartGIFT 2017, London, UK, March 27--28, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SMARTGIFT},
        year={2017},
        month={9},
        keywords={Evaluation Validation Methods Resilience Continuum Infrastructure Decision making Collaboration Smart grid Management},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-61813-5_24}
    }
    
  • Alexandr Vasenev
    Lorena Montoya
    Dan Ionita
    Year: 2017
    Outlining an ‘Evaluation Continuum’: Structuring Evaluation Methodologies for Infrastructure-Related Decision Making Tools
    SMARTGIFT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-61813-5_24
Alexandr Vasenev1,*, Lorena Montoya1,*, Dan Ionita1,*
  • 1: University of Twente
*Contact email: a.vasenev@utwente.nl, a.l.montoya@utwente.nl, d.ionita@utwente.nl

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.