Virca Afonso – Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Guarda, Portugal
Clara Silveira – Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Guarda, Portugal
Leonilde Reis – Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Guarda, Portugal


5th International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2021 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Online/Virtual, March 18, 2021, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; ISBN 978-86-80194-43-1, ISSN 2683-4510


Information and communication technologies enhance the digital transformation of society
by accelerating and impacting changes in people’s lives. This paper presents a technological solution,
within the scope of the Sustainable Development Goals that intends to implement initiatives to “Eradicate
Poverty” and “Healthy Living”, namely an application that provides suggestions to optimize savings.
The application has underlying concerns in the scope of Psychological Health, as an integral part
of the Health of the human being, allowing to perceive the user’s state of mind. It is also considered relevant
that people have good psychological health so that they can manage their resources in a rational
and intelligent way. The agile methodology was behind the development of the project as a process that
combines the iterative model and the incremental model. The Healthy Economy application thus contributes
to raising awareness of the rational management of financial resources, promoting the Sustainable
Development Goals.


Agile software development, Information systems, Information and communication technologies,
Sustainable development goals.


Aimbity AS (2021). Monefy: Better way to track your expenses,
Anxiety Canada (2020). MindShift™CBT,
Becker, C., Chitchyan, R., Duboc, L., Easterbrook, S., Penzenstadler, B., Seyff, N., & Venters, C.
(2015). Sustainability Design and Software: The Karlskrona Manifesto. Proc. 37th International
Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 15). http://doi:10.1109/ICSE.2015.179.
Guerriero, C., Haines, A. & Pagano, M. (2020). Health and sustainability in post-pandemic economic
policies. Nat Sustain 3, 494–496.
Jacobson, I., & Seidewitz, E. (2014). A new software engineering; Communications of the ACM;
Volume 57 Issue 12, 49-54.
Jacobson, I., Lawson, B., McMahon, P., Goedicke, M. (2017). Software Engineering Essentialized,
Mobills Labs. (2021). Mobills – Assuma o controle das suas finanças:
Penzenstadler, B. (2015). Sustainability and Requirements: A Manifesto, IEEE Software; Volume:
32, Issue: 05, pp 90-92.
Ransing, et al. (2020). Mental Health Interventions during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conceptual
Framework by Early Career Psychiatrists, Asian Journal of Psychiatry.
Reis, L., Silveira, C., Carvalho, L., & Mata, C. (2020). Digitalization as a key issue of the Circular
Economy to promote Sustainability: Prototyping Design for Homeless People. In S.
Rodrigues, P. Almeida, & N. Almeida (Eds.), Mapping, Managing, and Crafting Sustainable
Business Strategies for the Circular Economy. IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-
Sanvello Health (2021). Sanvello,
Silveira, C., & Reis, L. (2021). Sustainability in Information and Communication Technologies.
In Carvalho, L. C., Reis, L., Prata, A., & Pereira, R. (Ed.), Handbook of Research on
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and ICTs (pp. 375-396).
IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-4099-2.ch017.
Silveira, C., Reis, L., Santos, V. & Mamede, H. (2020). Creativity in Prototypes Design and
Sustainability – The case of Social Organizations, Advances in Science, Technology and
Engineering Systems Journal, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 1237-1243. http://doi:10.25046/aj0506147.
UNDP (2021). Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations Development Programme:

Download full paper

Share this

Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – UdEkoM Balkan
179 Ustanicka St, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Udekom Balkans is a dynamic non-governmental and non-profit organization, established in 2014 with a mission to foster the growth of scientific knowledge within the Balkan region and beyond. Our primary objectives include advancing the fields of management and economics, as well as providing educational resources to our members and the wider public.

Who We Are: Our members include esteemed university professors from various scientific disciplines, postgraduate students, and experts from ministries, public administrations, private and public enterprises, multinational corporations, associations, and similar organizations.

Building Bridges Together: Over the course of nine years since our establishment, the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans has established impactful partnerships with more than 1,000 diverse institutions across the Balkan region and worldwide.

EMAN conference publications are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.