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Semantic Technologies for E-Government

Editors: Vitvar, Tomas, Peristeras, Vassilios, Tarabanis, Konstantinos (Eds.)

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E-government faces huge challenges in achieving interoperability and integration, taking into account differences in laws, regulations, services, administrative processes and languages across regions and countries. On the other hand, issues like service, data and process´integration have been researched by the Semantic Web community for several years now, and in the last two to three years we have witnessed the first applications of semantic technologies in real, operational e-government systems in both Europe and the US which address exactly these challenges.

With this book, the editors present the latest research results on how to use semantic technologies in order to improve or even revolutionize the use of ICT in public administration systems. The contributions are organized into three parts: architectures and process integration, ontologies and interoperability, and portals and user interactions. They give a broad overview of how semantic technologies have been applied in different e-government projects funded from the European program for ICT Research and Development, and they cover a wide spectrum of semantic technologies such as development of domain and service ontologies, semantic enhancements of business process models, semantic Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs) based on Semantic Web Services (SWS) frameworks, and ontology-based knowledge management.

In this volume, researchers of Semantic Web technologies will find a wealth of challenging real-world scenarios to stimulate new fields of research, while developers of e-government systems as well as other stakeholders in public administration will appreciate the detailed presentations and discussions of numerous applications in areas such as e-government portals, personalization of Web-based public services, or integration and orchestration of public administration processes.

About the authors

Dr. Tomas Vitvar is a senior researcher with the Distributed and Parallel Systems group at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. He has over ten years of industrial and research experience gained while working as a software developer, IT architect, systems analyst, researcher and a lecturer. His professional interests are in distributed systems and applications including service-oriented computing, web services and enterprise computing.

Dr. Vassilios Peristeras is a research fellow and adjunct lecturer in the Digital Enterprise Research Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His research interests include eGovernment and e-participation, collaborative work environments, social software, and the Semantic Web.

Dr. Konstantinos A. Tarabanis is a professor at the Department of Business Administration of the University of Macedonia, Greece. He was Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center where he worked on e-manufacturing techniques. His current research interests include conceptual modeling of information systems, service models and architectures, as well as the domains of e-government, e-learning, e-participation and e-business. He has received best paper awards from the European Conference on Information Systems for his work in e-government and from the International Academy of e-business for his work in e-business.

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From the reviews:

“As more and more of the world becomes Web based, special challenges have emerged in implementing e-government applications, especially applying Web 2.0 and related technologies. To help meet this challenge, the European Union (EU) has funded numerous research efforts. This collection of essays describes … results of these research projects. … All of the papers are clear and well written. … an excellent volume that will surely be a very valuable resource for anyone involved in this type of project.” (M. D. Derk, ACM Computing Reviews, August, 2010)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Semantic Technologies for E-Government: An Overview

    Vitvar, Tomáš (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Pan-European E-Government Services Architecture

    Vitvar, Tomáš (et al.)

    Pages 25-46

  • Employing Semantic Technologies for the Orchestration of Government Services

    Sabol, Tomáš (et al.)

    Pages 47-74

  • The Modelling of Knowledge-Intensive Processes Using Semantics

    Feldkamp, Daniela (et al.)

    Pages 75-98

  • E-Government Goes Semantic Web: How Administrations Can Transform Their Information Processes

    Klischewski, Ralf (et al.)

    Pages 99-125

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Semantic Technologies for E-Government
Editors
  • Tomas Vitvar
  • Vassilios Peristeras
  • Konstantinos Tarabanis
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-03507-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-03507-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-03506-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42433-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 321
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