E-Government: Towards Electronic Democracy

International Conference, TCGOV 2005, Bolzano, Italy, March 2-4, 2005. Proceedings

  • Michael Böhlen
  • Johann Gamper
  • Wolfgang Polasek
  • Maria A. Wimmer
Conference proceedings TCGOV 2005

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3416)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3416)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. e-Democracy: Improving Citizen Participation and Policy Making

    1. Ann Macintosh, Andy McKay-Hubbard, Danae Shell
      Pages 1-12
    2. Lasse Berntzen, Marte Winsvold
      Pages 13-24
    3. Renate Steinmann, Alenka Krek, Thomas Blaschke
      Pages 25-35
  3. e-Democracy: Experiences from Different Countries

    1. Jean-Loup Chappelet, Pierre Kilchenmann
      Pages 36-47
    2. Stefanie Roeder, Annika Poppenborg, Susanne Michaelis, Oliver Märker, Stefan René Salz
      Pages 48-56
  4. Political and Societal Implications

    1. Enrico Ferro, Marco Cantamessa, Emilio Paolucci
      Pages 81-90
    2. Armando Rech Filho
      Pages 91-99
  5. Security for e-Government Services

    1. Danilo Bruschi, Igor Nai Fovino, Andrea Lanzi
      Pages 112-121
    2. Ruth Breu, Michael Hafner, Barbara Weber, Andrea Novak
      Pages 122-133
  6. Semantic Web Technologies for e-Government

    1. Carmen Costilla, Juan P. Palacios, José Cremades, Jorge Vila
      Pages 134-146
    2. Giovanni M. Sacco
      Pages 147-156
    3. Dimitris Apostolou, Ljiljana Stojanovic, Tomas Pariente Lobo, Barbara Thoenssen
      Pages 157-168
  7. Architectures for Government Application Integration

    1. Jeffrey Gortmaker, Marijn Janssen, René W. Wagenaar
      Pages 169-180
    2. Mariangela Contenti, Massimo Mecella, Alessandro Termini, Roberto Baldoni
      Pages 181-192
    3. Elena Mugellini, Maria Chiara Pettenati, Omar Abou Khaled, Franco Pirri
      Pages 193-204
  8. Case Studies for Government Application Integration

    1. Ying Li, Minglu Li, Yue Chen
      Pages 205-212
    2. B. Meneklis, A. Kaliontzoglou, D. Polemi, C. Douligeris
      Pages 213-224
  9. Decision Support Systems

    1. J. A. Rubio, D. Rios Insua, J. Rios, E. Fernandez
      Pages 225-234
  10. Managerial and Financial Aspects of E-Government Projects

    1. J. Rios, D. Rios Insua, E. Fernandez, J. A. Rivero
      Pages 268-276
    2. Bruno Rossi, Barbara Russo, Paolo Zuliani, Giancarlo Succi
      Pages 277-285
  11. e-Procurement

  12. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The TCGOV 2005 international conference on e-government was held at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano during March 2–4, 2005. The conference was initiated by the working group “Towards Electronic Democracy” (TED) of the European Science Foundation and was jointly organized by the Free University ofBozen-Bolzano,theMunicipalityofBozen-Bolzano,theTEDWorkingGroup, and the IFIP Working Group 8.5. The conference addressed a large spectrum of issues that are relevant and have to be investigated for a successful transition from the traditional form of government to a new form known as e-government. The main focus was on the following topics: – improving citizen participation and policy making (e-democracy) – government application integration – semantic Web technologies for e-government – security aspects for e-government services Two sessions were dedicated to e-democracy, an emerging area within- government that seeks to enhance democratic processes and provide increased opportunities for individuals and communities to be involved in governmental decisions.Thecontributionsofthesetwosessionscovermorefundamentalresults and insights as well as experiences from di?erent countries. Another focus was on government application integration and the use of - mantic Web technologies, which are important technical aspects on the agenda of e-government research. Di?erent architectures for the integration and orch- tration of distributed services and processes were presented along with two case studies. Three papers about Semantic Web technologies discussed the use of ontologies in e-government.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Böhlen
    • 1
  • Johann Gamper
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Polasek
    • 3
  • Maria A. Wimmer
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceFree University of Bozen-BolzanoBozenItaly
  2. 2.Free University of Bozen-BolzanoItaly
  3. 3.Institute of Statistics and EconomicsUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland
  4. 4.Institute for IS ResearchUniversity of Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany

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