An Approach to Transform Public Administration into SOA-based Organizations

J. Sedeño, C. J. Torrecilla-Salinas, M. J. Escalona, M. Mejías


Nowadays, Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) is widely spread in private organizations. However, when transferring this knowledge to Public Administration, it is realized that it has not been transformed in terms of its legal nature into organizations capable to operate under the SOA paradigm. This fact prevents public administration bodies from offering the efficient services they have been provided by different boards of governments. A high-level framework to perform this transformation is proposed. Taking it as starting point, an instance of a SOA Target Meta-Model can be obtained by means of an iterative and incremental process based on the analysis of imperatives and focused on the particular business context of each local public administration. This paper briefly presents a practical experience consisting in applying this process to a Spanish regional public administration.


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Paper Citation

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Sedeño J., Torrecilla-Salinas C., Escalona M. and Mejías M. (2014). An Approach to Transform Public Administration into SOA-based Organizations . In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-758-023-9, pages 135-142. DOI: 10.5220/0004794701350142

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author={J. Sedeño and C. J. Torrecilla-Salinas and M. J. Escalona and M. Mejías},
title={An Approach to Transform Public Administration into SOA-based Organizations},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - An Approach to Transform Public Administration into SOA-based Organizations
SN - 978-989-758-023-9
AU - Sedeño J.
AU - Torrecilla-Salinas C.
AU - Escalona M.
AU - Mejías M.
PY - 2014
SP - 135
EP - 142
DO - 10.5220/0004794701350142