Semantic interoperability architecture for governance 2.0

Ojo, Adegboyega, Janowski, Tomasz and Estevez, Elsa, (2010). Semantic interoperability architecture for governance 2.0. Information Polity, 15(1), 18-18

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    Author Ojo, Adegboyega
    Janowski, Tomasz
    Estevez, Elsa
    Title Semantic interoperability architecture for governance 2.0
    Appearing in Information Polity
    Volume 15
    Issue No. 1
    Publication Date 2010
    Place of Publication Information Polity
    Publisher IOS Press
    Start page 18
    End page 18
    Language eng

    The increasing use of social media by governments for improving citizen access to information, participation of stakeholders in policy processes and delivery of customer-focused services are among the defining features of the so-called "Governance 2.0" phenomenon. Another feature is the interaction between existing government networks and social networks of citizens and policy actors in order to disseminate government information and seek contributions from citizens and other actors to policies, decisions and services. This article examines the semantic issues associated with the emerging Governance 2.0 networks. It evolves an architectural framework to guide governments and their agencies in developing semantic interoperability capabilities. We approach the problem by first developing a conceptual model for analyzing semantic interoperability requirements in general. Next, we provide a case study to generate interesting scenarios and identify concrete semantic interoperability issues arising from the interactions between citizens, businesses and government through traditional and electronic channels and different forms of social media. Subsequently, we present a Semantic Interoperability Architecture Framework to address these issues based on existing government semantic interoperability frameworks and semantic standards for Web 2.0. After validating the prescribed framework, we discuss how it could be used in practice by governments.

    Keyword Semantic interoperability
    Semantic interoperability reference architecture
    Semantic interoperability and web 2.0
    Semantic interoperability in governance 2.0
    Semantic tags
    Semantic mashups
    Copyright Holder IOS Press
    Copyright Year 2010
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.3233/IP-2010-0199
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