TRANSPARENCY IN CITIZEN-CENTRIC SERVICES - A Traceability-based Approach on the Semantic Web

Ivo J. Garcia dos Santos, Edmundo R. Mauro Madeira

Abstract

The search for effective strategies to increase the transparency in public administration processes is becoming a key issue for governments and for the success of the new citizen-centric services and applications. Also, the application of service-oriented architectures, semantics and ontologies is gaining momentum as an alternative to fulfill the inherent e-Government interoperability and dynamism demands. Considering the challenges introduced by this new scenario, this paper contributes proposing an approach to monitor and audit composite e-Government services. The solution is based on a set of Traceability Policies modeled and implemented over a semantically-enriched and service-oriented middleware (CoGPlat).

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J. Garcia dos Santos I. and R. Mauro Madeira E. (2008). TRANSPARENCY IN CITIZEN-CENTRIC SERVICES - A Traceability-based Approach on the Semantic Web . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-39-5, pages 184-189. DOI: 10.5220/0001720601840189


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@conference{iceis08,
author={Ivo J. Garcia dos Santos and Edmundo R. Mauro Madeira},
title={TRANSPARENCY IN CITIZEN-CENTRIC SERVICES - A Traceability-based Approach on the Semantic Web},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,},
year={2008},
pages={184-189},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001720601840189},
isbn={978-989-8111-39-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,
TI - TRANSPARENCY IN CITIZEN-CENTRIC SERVICES - A Traceability-based Approach on the Semantic Web
SN - 978-989-8111-39-5
AU - J. Garcia dos Santos I.
AU - R. Mauro Madeira E.
PY - 2008
SP - 184
EP - 189
DO - 10.5220/0001720601840189