In the process, no specific prediction of a single possible development is made, but different paths of development and future states and their uncertainties are described, compared and evaluated. Scenarios usually form the basis of the Delphi survey.
The subject of the assessments and surveys in the ABIDA project are the complex, interrelated developments of technologies, applications, business models, social developments, potentials and problems of Big Data. The aim of the multi-stage Delphi process is to collect, weigh and aggregate a variety of assessments, mainly on the occurrence of certain states and the development paths leading to them. In the ABIDA project, the elements of “Delphi online survey” and “Delphi Workshop” are combined.