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IEEE Intelligent Systems - Special Issue on Transforming E-government and E-participation

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IEEE Intelligent Systems: Special Issue on Transforming E-government and E-participation, September/October 2009

Public administrations are considered the heaviest service industry worldwide. However, they're often far from satisfying their constituents because they usually don't operate efficiently and effectively.
E-government and e-participation research aims to refocus government on its customers-citizens and businesses-and to provide the models, technologies, and tools for more effective and efficient public-administration systems as well as more participatory decision processes.
Toward this end, interest is growing in the benefits that emerging technologies (for example, the Semantic Web, Service-Oriented Architecture, Web 2.0, and social computing), tools, and applications might provide to this challenging domain.
This interest is reflected in initiatives and projects in both Europe and the US. In Europe, through the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes, a number of projects are trying to apply such technologies to e-government.
In North America, the Digital Government Society (dg.o) and the Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (SICoP), a joint initiative between industry, academia, and government, both support public agencies' use of state-of-the-art technologies. Although such programs have produced significant progress and interesting results, important challenges remain.

The special issue aims to bring together researchers from the previously mentioned technological fields and e-government and e-participation communities, covering areas of common interest. These include the following topics as they apply to e-government and e-participation:
* enterprise architectures for government
* Model-Driven Architecture and service-oriented architectures
* Government 2.0
* application of Semantic Web and Semantic Web services technologies
* social software for e-participation
* user-generated content and social tagging
* requirements for intelligent e-government and e-participation systems
* case studies and system demos based on state-of-the-art technologies
* challenges in applying intelligent technologies to e-government and e-participation
* models and ontologies for e-government and e-participation
* rule-based, personalized, and modular one-stop portals
* cross-agency service composition and monitoring
* pan-European e-government services
* interoperability for e-government systems


Important Dates

Submissions due for review: 5 Mar. 2009
Notification of acceptance: 11 June 2009
Final version submitted: 25 June 2009
Issue publication: Sept. 2009


Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be 3,000 to 7,500 words (counting a standard figure or table as 200 words) and should follow the magazine's style and presentation guidelines (see www.computer.org/portal/pages/intelligent/mc/author.html <http://www.computer.org/portal/pages/intelligent/mc/author.html> ).References should be limited to 10 citations. To submit a manuscript, access the IEEE Computer Society Web-based system, Manuscript Central, at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cs-ieee <https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cs-ieee> .


Guest Editors:

Vassilios Peristeras, vassilios.peristeras(at)deri.org, National University of Ireland, Galway - Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Galway, Ireland

Gregoris Mentzas, gmentzas(at)mail.ntua.gr, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Konstantinos Tarabanis, kat(at)uom.gr, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Andreas Abecker, abecker(at)fzi.de, Research Center for Information Technologies, Karlsruhe, Germany
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