SemanticGov – Providing Integrated Public Services to Citizens at the National and Pan-European level with the use of Emerging Semantic Web Technologies.

Start 2006.01.01, Finish 2008.12.31

The project 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.

SemanticGov is funded as a Specific Targeted Research Project under European Commission 6th FP with a budget around 2.7M euros. It started January 2006 and runs for 3 years. SemanticGov is coordinated by CERTH, Greece.

Contact: Marin Dimitrov.

Project Objectives

The SemanticGov project aims at the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of an integrated, intelligent environment for public administration (PA) service provision at the national and pan-European level by capitalizing on emerging concepts and technologies that appear directly useful for revolutionizing the area of electronic government, and in line with the European Interoperability Framework. This environment will be based on the Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) paradigm, implemented through Semantic Web Services (SWS) technology, and supported by rigorous and reusable public administration domain analysis and modeling.

Ontotext’s Role

  • PA Domain Ontology
  • PA Service Ontology
  • Goal/need to service mediation
  • Semantic Service Repositories
  • Distributed Business Process Manager
  • Architecture, methodology, implementation roadmap to design and develop National and Pan-European eGovernment Services with the use of Semantic Web Services.

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