Metadata Sets for e-Government Resources: The Extended e-Government Metadata Schema (eGMS+)

  • Yannis Charalabidis
  • Fenareti Lampathaki
  • Dimitris Askounis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5693)


In the dawn of the Semantic Web era, metadata appear as a key enabler that assists management of the e-Government resources related to the provision of personalized, efficient and proactive services oriented towards the real citizens’ needs. As different authorities typically use different terms to describe their resources and publish them in various e-Government Registries that may enhance the access to and delivery of governmental knowledge, but also need to communicate seamlessly at a national and pan-European level, the need for a unified e-Government metadata standard emerges. This paper presents the creation of an ontology-based extended metadata set for e-Government Resources that embraces services, documents, XML Schemas, code lists, public bodies and information systems. Such a metadata set formalizes the exchange of information between portals and registries and assists the service transformation and simplification efforts, while it can be further taken into consideration when applying Web 2.0 techniques in e-Government.


metadata element set e-Government resources service definition e-GMS semantic interoperability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yannis Charalabidis
    • 1
  • Fenareti Lampathaki
    • 1
  • Dimitris Askounis
    • 1
  1. 1.National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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