Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, April

A Flexible IT Infrastructure for Integrated Urban Planning
AbstractThis paper presents an IT infrastructure based on an event driven architecture with the objective to decrease the turnaround time for urban planning. Most urban planning takes a long time, not only to get all stakeholders involved, but also to...
Applying Business Process Change (BPC) to Implement Multi-Agency Collaboration: The Case of the Greek Public Administration
AbstractA great number of recent studies in the e-government area focus on investigating how technology-induced changes in the public sector connect with the New Public Management (NPM) reform, envisioned by many politicians. Researchers in this field...
Architectures for Tinkering? Contextual Strategies towards Interoperability in E-Government
AbstractResearch has revealed the entanglement of e-government strategy and information infrastructure and that the control of infrastructures often remains an illusion as actual development and implementation is challenged by a constant drift. However,...
Guest Editors' Introduction
E-government Interoperability, Infrastructure and Architecture: Stateof- the-art and ChallengesSince the late nineties, most countries have released their e-government strategies and defined various approaches resulting in significant progress at all...
Information Systems Interoperability in Public Administration: Identifying the Major Acting Forces through a Delphi Study
AbstractInformation Systems (IS) interoperability in Public Administration (PA) is a main goal and a major challenge for PA professionals. Achieving interoperability among IS that are technologically disparate and that exist in different organizational...
Integration of Government Services Using Semantic Technologies
AbstractThe paper describes an approach to semantic interoperability of eGovernment services applied within the 027020 FP6 IST Access-eGov project. The goal of the project was to improve accessibility and connectivity of governmental services for citizens...
Interoperability and Information Brokers in Public Safety: An Approach toward Seamless Emergency Communications
AbstractWhen a disaster occurs, the rapid gathering and sharing of crucial information among public safety agencies, emergency response units, and the public can save lives and reduce the scope of the problem; yet, this is seldom achieved. The lack of...
Interoperability Challenges for ICT-Enabled Governance: Towards a Pan-European Conceptual Framework
AbstractIn the European academic and institutional debate, interoperability is predominantly seen as a means to enable public administrations to collaborate within Members State and across borders. The article presents a conceptual framework for ICT-enabled...
The Next Generation Information Infrastructure for International Trade
AbstractRegulators and actors in international trade are facing a difficult challenge of increasing control and security while at the same time lowering the administrative burden for traders. As a tentative response, the European Commission has introduced...
Towards Checking Laws' Consistency through Ontology Design: The Case of Brazilian Vehicles' Laws
AbstractOfficial documents, and particularly legal ones like law codes, often contain ambiguities and/or inconsistencies, due to linguistic problems like polysemy, as well as ontological problems like underspecification, disagreements and/or false agreements....