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Providing integrated public services to citizens at the national and pan-European level with the use of emerging Semantic Web technologies

Objective

SemanticGov aims at building the infrastructure (software, models, services, etc) necessary for enabling the offering of semantic web services by public administration (PA). Through this cutting edge infrastructure, SemanticGov will address longstanding challenges faced by public administrations such as achieving interoperability amongst PA agencies both within a country as well as amongst countries, easing the discovery of PA services by its customers, facilitating the execution of complex services often involving multiple PA agencies in interworkflows. More importantly, this infrastructure will exploit SemanticGov as an enabler for total reengineering of PA service provision and propose a paradigm shift of today's modus operandi.

To achieve this SemanticGov project aims at capitalizing on the Service Oriented Architectures paradigm, implemented through state-of-the-art Semantic Web Services technology and supported by rigorous and reusable public administration domain analysis and modelling, while being in line with the European Interoperability Framework and the recent work conducted by the EU IDABC Programme.

The consortium consists of a complementary set of top-level scientific partners (e.g. University of Innsbruck, DERI Ireland), world-leading industrial companies (e.g. SAP, Capgemini) and user partners capable to take up SemanticGov results (e.g. Ministry of Interior of Greece responsible for eGovernment strategy). This composition secures the successful execution of the project as well as the widest exploitation of its results.

As a wider impact, SemanticGov is expected to enhance the administrative capacity of national public administration systems by providing a new paradigm for service provision, and pave the way to the administrative dimension of European unification (aka 'Common European Administrative Space') by facilitating the communication amongst EU national administrative systems.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Address
6Th Km Charilaou-thermi Road
Thermi-thessaloniki
Greece

Participants (10)

ALTEC INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS S.A.
Greece
Address
Patmou 12
15123 Maroussi - Athens
CAPGEMINI NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Address
Papendorpseweg 100
3528 BJ Utrecht
CITTA DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Via Assarotti 2
10122 Torino
LEOPOLD-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road -
Galway
REGION OF CENTRAL MACEDONIA
Greece
Address
11, Kath.rossidou Str.
54008 Thessaloniki
SIRMA GROUP CORP.
Bulgaria
Address
Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd 135, Mladost Region
1784 Sofia
SOFTWARE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Uhlandstrasse 12
64297 Darmstadt
THE HELLENIC MINISTRY OF INTERIOR - PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND DECENTRALIZATION
Greece
Address
Vas Sophias 15
10674 Athens
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma