Re: Draft agenda for 15/10/2008 and Use Cases

Hi John,

Thanks very much for the input. I very much think this is great food  
for discussion.
In the meantime, I revamped the Use Cases wiki page to reflect we are  
discussing it:

I would like to hear discussion about two main topics:
1) Modalities
Michael Pynthian already commented about this [1] and I feel there's a  
shift coming up in the models according to some articles and reports,  
but... I'm wondering if starting this way is enough; i.e. every time  
we think too much about this and that, we discuss for quite some time,  
scope gets bigger and bigger, and we are stuck there. I would like to  
hear a counter argument, rationale and proposal on another more  
sophisticated classification.

2) What is missing?
Are those ten use cases reflecting all biggest issues we should address?

Let me say again that if we can develop a number of use cases that  
could show very well the big issues, that could be very useful and  
enough for the first year of the Group. We are not required to develop  
best practices to address them, although we could do it, too.

And... think about taking on development of use cases!



Jose M. Alonso <>    W3C/CTIC
eGovernment Lead        

El 13/10/2008, a las 23:56, Sheridan, John escribió:
> ********************************************************************
> "Straw Man" Use Case framework (posted to encourage debate)
> We are aiming for everyone in the working group to pick and write up  
> a use case in one of the areas in the framework over the next week,  
> from the conference call to the face to face.
> Some areas are more important than others, for example delivering  
> public services using the web, so would potentially bear more than  
> one draft use case.
> I have divided Use Cases into the “provide, engage, enable”  
> modalities for government on the web.
> * Provide: public services on the web, either transactional or  
> information services
> * Engage: with citizens and businesses, on government terms or on  
> the citizens terms
> * Enable: public sector information re-use
> These roughly approximate to the task force areas of interest: Usage  
> of Web Standards, Transparency and Participation, Seamless  
> Integration of Data. The related task force areas are given for each  
> candidate use case. These necessarily overlap, but ideally each use  
> case should focus primarily on one task force area of interest.
> Is this too simplistic, or about right?
> ******************************************************************
> Candidate Use Cases
> Provide: Using the web to deliver public services
> 1. Transactional services (simple), involving communication between  
> citizen and one agency of government e.g. completing a tax return.
> Relates to task force areas: Usage of Web Standards (e.g. Mobile,  
> Accessibility, Security)
> 2. Transactional services (complex), involving back office  
> integration by three or more agencies (public or private), e.g.  
> renewing vehicle tax disc, involving data sharing between  
> government, insurance companies and garages.
> Relates to task force areas: Seamless Integration of Data, Usage of  
> Web Standards (e.g. Policy – especially privacy and consent,  
> Accessibility, Security, Semantic Web).
> 3. Information services (simple), involving the provision of basic  
> information to the citizen in ways they can more easily interpret,  
> e.g. interactive crime maps (as opposed to presenting tables of  
> figures)
> Relates to task force areas: Usage of Web Standards, Transparency  
> and Participation
> 4. Information services (complex), providing a persistent,  
> 'citable', authoritative source of information, e.g. legislation on  
> the web, or long term availability of web only official publications
> Relates to task force areas: Usage of Web Standards (e.g. Web  
> Architecture), Transparency and Participation
> 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.
> Relates to task force area: Transparency and Participation
> 2. Intervening in citizen to citizen dialogues – e.g. interacting  
> with  (non government / 3rd sector) online communities e.g.  
> providing advice and support to parents via an online parents forum.
> Relates to task force area: Transparency and Participation
> Enable: Using the web as a platform to deliver data for re-use
> 1. Structuring data using standards (e.g. setting out strategic  
> objectives in XML – the use case developed by Owen)
> Relates to task force areas: Seamless Integration of Data,  
> Transparency and Participation
> 2. Making structured data re-usable (e.g. building an API)
> Relates to task force areas: Web Standards (Web Services), Seamless  
> Integration of Data
> 3. Making semi-structured data re-usable (e.g. “your website is your  
> API”, publishing statutory notices or job advertisements using RDFa  
> and/or GRDDL)
> Relates to task force areas: Web Standards (Semantic Web), Seamless  
> Integration of Data
> 4. Licensing the re-use of government data (e.g. rights expression  
> and indication of third party rights)
> Relates to task force areas: Web Standards (Policy, Semantic Web),  
> Seamless Integration of Data
> **********************************************************
> Does this cover the ground? What's missing?
> Please feel free to shoot this down!
> John.
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