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Infrastructure For Interoperability Of The E-Government Applications Based On Semantic Web Services

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  • Maria Moise


    (Romanian-American University,Bucharest, Romania)

  • Victor Popa


    (National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics,Bucharest, Romania)

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    The e-Government interoperability is the ability of ICT components/applications to work together, in other words it is the ability of two or more diverse government (ICT) systems or components to sharing and re-use of information-services, inter-linking of administrative tasks, within and between sectors are essential factors for the delivery of high quality, innovative, seamless and customer-centric e-services. The organizational interoperability refers to the cooperation way of the public administrations processes, by defining the communication interfaces between processes. This approach addresses the interoperability of e-government applications at organizational and semantic level, adopting Web services (WS) and Semantic Web Services (SWS) as technological solutions. The e-Government interoperability is becoming an increasingly crucial issue, especially for developing countries that have committed to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 . Enhanced government efficiency and effectiveness coupled with the delivery of basic public services to all citizens are essential components required to achieve such goals. In this context, most governments have finalized the design of national e-government strategies and are busy implementing priority programmes. Today the data needed by policy makers to make better decisions is available but inaccessible. Policy makers are faced not only with overlapping and uncoordinated data sources, but also with the absence of common terms of reference and means of representing these data. This results in the time consuming and complex cost of comparing data that is represented differently. Interoperability will allow data compiled by different agencies to be used together to make faster and better decisions. An important goal of governance is to enable the citizenry to have easier and faster access to government information and services. The seamless flow of data from one government office to another provides the policy maker with the information needed to draft sound policy and deliver better services. In this paper we present an approach, which addresses the interoperability of e-government applications at organizational and semantic level, adopting Web services (WS) and Semantic Web Services (SWS) as technological solutions. The main objective of this work consists in designing and developing a distributed network of semantic registries in order to publish, find and execute the Web services. The publishing in registries of the Web services consists in the execution of syntactic and semantic matching algorithms between the attributes of the registries and the attributes of Web services.

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    Article provided by Romanian-American University in its journal Journal of Information Systems and Operations Management.

    Volume (Year): 5 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2.1 (December)
    Pages: 434-439

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    Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:5:y:2011:i:2.1:p:434-439
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