Achieving Interoperability Through Base Registries for Governmental Services and Document Management

  • Yannis Charalabidis
  • Fenareti Lampathaki
  • Dimitris Askounis


As digital infrastructures increase their presence worldwide, following the efforts of governments to provide citizens and businesses with high-quality one-stop services, there is a growing need for the systematic management of those newly defined and constantly transforming processes and electronic documents. E-government Interoperability Frameworks usually cater to the technical standards of e-government systems interconnection, but do not address service composition and use by citizens, businesses, or other administrations.

An Interoperability Registry is a system devoted to the formal description, composition, and publishing of traditional or electronic services, together with the relevant document and process descriptions in an integrated schema. Through such a repository, the discovery of services by users or systems can be automated, resulting in an important tool for managing e-government transformation towards achieving interoperability.

The chapter goes beyond the methodology and tools used for developing such a system for the Greek government, to population with services and documents, application, and extraction of useful conclusions for electronic government transformation at the global level.


Public Administration Service Composition Business Process Modeling Notation Electronic Service Metadata Schema 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yannis Charalabidis
    • 1
  • Fenareti Lampathaki
  • Dimitris Askounis
  1. 1.Department of Information and Communication Systems EngineeringUniversity of the Aegean, School of SciencesKarlovassiGreece

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