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types of use cases? -- Re: regrets for today's meeting

From: Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 19:23:20 +0200
Cc: John Sheridan <John.Sheridan@nationalarchives.gov.uk>, Kevin Novak <kevinnovak@aia.org>, public-egov-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <041F59C6-484E-4DD4-BE41-8EAC2741BA9F@w3.org>
To: "Peristeras, Vassilios" <vassilios.peristeras@deri.org>

Hi Vassilios,

[+Group, this needs discussion]

I added your two ideas to the wiki so we could discuss at the F2F.

Anyway, I believe these are a bit different from what we have  
discussed so far. Have any of those been implemented and deployed by a  
government already?

I'm asking because I believe this shows also another issue for the  
Group: what kind of use cases do we want? Real and implemented  
solutions or also ideas that could address some eGov issues?

We might want both, but I have a slight preference for the former. As  
we recently discussed several times on "web basics" even basic things  
like persistence are not being correctly implemented or government  
don't provide any data in reusable open formats although they have  
been around for quite some time already.

Would love to hear the opinion of the Group so we could focus the F2F  
discussion even better.

Thanks much again for sending those!
Jose.


El 15/10/2008, a las 13:53, Peristeras, Vassilios escribió:
> John,
>
> Thanks for your message.
>
> I have two areas in my mind.
>
> a) The first could be actually related to an existing W3C  
> submission, namely SIOC (Semantically Interlinked On-line  
> Communities) which is an attempt to create a simple ontology for  
> linking the blog sphere and web-based discussions. Recently adopted  
> by Yahoo [1]. This may fit to “Transparency and Participation” and  
> more specifically to
> Engage: Using the web to interact with citizens and businesses, 1.  
> Government to citizen - e.g. blogs by ministers and officials, or,  
> publishing consultation documents as wikis or with a "comment on  
> this" facilities.
>
> b) The second could be linked with a common specification for  
> describing public services. The approach is similar to SIOC: a  
> simple and easy to be used ontology which could give unifying  
> semantics (annotations) to service descriptions based on different  
> perspectives by service providers. We already have an RDFa based  
> prototype on this that uses an (eGov) extension of SA-REST as the  
> annotation vocabulary.
> I think this fits to both Provide: Using the web to deliver public  
> services and Enable: Using the web as a platform to deliver data for  
> re-use
>
>
> Simplicity and clear value of the approach is key for future  
> community/governmental adoption thus the use cases will try to  
> highlight on these.
>
> Please let me know if you find these ideas relevant.
>
> Best regards,
> Vassilios
>
> [1] http://developer.yahoo.com/searchmonkey/smguide/SIOC.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/wiki/Use_Cases
>
>
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