Title: Test results 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2003 
Availability: Paequann Consortium, Test results http://aquaeco.ups-tlse.fr/index2.htm 
Author 1/Producer: Paequann Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://aquaeco.ups-tlse.fr/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
 
Long description: According to the specifications of the PAEQANN Project, a software tool that has been developed in order to provide an easy access to the models that have been developed in the framework of the Project. Since this tool is mainly aimed at end users that are not modelers nor interested in the theoretical issues related to the underlying modelling, the software tool has been developed in order to be as user friendly as possible. Nevertheless, only a real interaction with real users allows to optimize a software tool as far as its ease of use and practical applications are concerned. Therefore, a set of testers was selected among potential end users in order to evaluate the beta release of the PAEQANN tool, i.e. the prototype tool. The beta release of the tool that these users received had been already debugged and improved according to the alpha testing results (PAEQANN partners carried out the alpha testing). The testing phase is obviously not going to finish with the administrative end of the PAEQANN Project, and it will continue well after that deadline. In fact, most users will use the tool during the next months or years, and their comments are just as useful as those of the beta testers. Therefore, we are planning to publish those comments in the PAEQANN web site and to take them into account for further optimisation of the software. In this Deliverable the comments from the very first beta testers, i.e. those that have been taken into account for optimizing the final release of the PAEQANN tool, are presented. Some comments are not reported yet and others are only summarized, because the testing phase is going on while this report is being compiled, but they will be published in the PAEQANN web site as soon as they will be available. 
Link to Project(s): PAEQANN Predicting Aquatic Ecosystem Quality using Artificial Neural Networks: Impact of Environmental characteristics on the Structure of Aquatic Communities (Algae, Benthic and Fish Fauna).
 
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 14/02/2006