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Volume 7 Issue 4, ECEG 2009 / Dec 2009  pp295‑432

Editor: Frank Bannister

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Conceptualising Citizen's Trust in e‑Government: Application of Q Methodology  pp295‑310

Hisham Alsaghier, Marilyn Ford, Anne Nguyen, Rene Hexel

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IT Enactment of new Public Management: the Case Study of Health Information Systems in Kenya  pp311‑326

Roberta Bernardi

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Practical Aspects of DynaVote e‑Voting Protocol  pp327‑338

Orhan Cetinkaya, Mehmet Levent Koc

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The use of ICT in Brazilian Courts  pp339‑348

Roberto Fragale Filho

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Case Study: e‑Youth City Council Project an Alternative e‑Government for Young People  pp349‑360

Gemma Gibert i Font

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Fez e‑Government Project: An Initiative Transforming Scientific Research to Value in Morocco  pp361‑370

Driss Kettani, Asmae El Mahidi

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XML Schema Design and Management for e‑Government Data Interoperability  pp371‑380

Thomas Lee, C.T. Hon

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Towards an Understanding of the Factors Influencing the Acceptance and Diffusion of e‑Government Services  pp381‑392

Jyoti Devi Mahadeo

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A Pragmatic Approach to Interoperability Practical Implementation Support (IPIS) for e‑Government Interoperability  pp393‑404

Apitep Saekow, Choompol Boonmee

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In recent years, e‑Government interoperability has been a fascinating research and development area in order to facilitate the seamless exchange of information across government sectors. Many researchers have focused on the designingadopting of Government Interoperability Frameworks (GIFs) and of Enterprise Architectures (EAs) for implementing the interoperability. However, merely adopting the GIFs and EAs would be insufficient since there have been several strong obstacles and barriers on the road to its achievement in the field of e‑Government, such as human, semantic and technical issues. In fact, the successful implementation in government interoperability needs more practical and implementable approach. This paper firstly describes those obstacles and barriers with the solution and guideline to overcome them. We propose towards more practical approach covering three dimensions of interoperability: Business, Semantic, and Technical. The approach, is called 'Interoperability Practical Implementation Support (IPIS)', considers the adoptiondevelopment of integrated three components: a set of tools, an interoperability repository, and a knowledge based system. The set of tools were designed to supporting the three interoperability perspectives; the tool for modelingspecifying business processes of an organization based on UMM, the semantic tool for standardizingharmonizing data based on UNCEFACT CCTS, XML Naming and Design Rules, and Recommend 34, and the technical standards usage support tool. For reusability, the IPIS was designed by considering the adaptation of five interoperability repositories: business process, data standardized set, XML Schema standard, web services and technical standards. The knowledge based system integrates the knowledge resources that consist of a collection of best practice cases, ontological concepts in semantic technologies, and the related frameworks. The paper presents the overall methodology and the architecture of IPIS with the three components. By adopting the IPIS, the design, development and implementation of interoperable systems in e‑Government can be practically addressed. 


Keywords: interoperability, e-government interoperability, interoperability tool, GIF, e-government


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Ontology Driven e‑Government  pp405‑414

Peter Salhofer, Bernd Stadlhofer, Gerald Tretter

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An e‑Government Stages of Growth Model Based on Research Within the Irish Revenue Offices  pp415‑424

Finn de Brí

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Strategies for Orchestrating and Managing Supply Chains in Public Service Networks  pp425‑432

Anne Fleur van Veenstra, Marijn Janssen, Bram Klievink

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