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RE: Restarting W3C eGov Meetings and Roadmap

From: Valayer Clémentine <clementine.valayer@trasysgroup.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:07:00 +0000
To: "paoladimaio10@googlemail.com" <paoladimaio10@googlemail.com>, "eGov IG (Public)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6C73D67FF96EE34C8DB15E1AFAA9F08C0AE13F@XCHMBX02.ariane.tractebel.be>
Dear all,

*Here is a benchmarking report on the state of eGovernment in Europe, at the Member State level. [Digitizing Public Services in Europe: Putting ambition into action - 9th Benchmark Measurement | December 2010] 
*The main activities of eGovernment in Spain are at the MINISTERIO DE HACIENDA Y ADMINISTRACIONES PUBLICAS, as an example: the technical interoperability standards case study http://www.epractice.eu/en/cases/eninti .

*At the EU level, there are of course any initiatives, main ones being: 
-The eGovernment Action Plan, http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/egovernment/action_plan_2011_2015/index_en.htm
-The ISA workprogramme (Interoperability Solutions for EU Public Administrations) http://ec.europa.eu/isa/ 

Clémentine Valayer|Practice Leader eGovernment|IS Strategy, Architecture & Organisation
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-----Original Message-----
From: paoladimaio10@gmail.com [mailto:paoladimaio10@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Paola Di Maio
Sent: 22 June 2012 13:43
To: Holm, Jeanne M (1760)
Cc: eGov IG (Public)
Subject: Re: Restarting W3C eGov Meetings and Roadmap

Jane and all

additional thought:

I presume the work being done here is intended to be of global reach, ie,applicable in principle to any country

Having studied how egov knowledge domain is developing worldwide (the scope of W3C), I notice two easily identifiable poles:

1. local jurisdictions/legislation .  national /regional boundaries seem to shape what is happening in egov for example, EU vs USA etc. But there are subregions, EU is not an even landscape, and presume the USA is not either. From a research viewpoint, may be interesting to map these jurisdictions.I am currently in Spain and the public administration I have spoken so far have never heard of eGovernment.. I wonder what is happening in other parts of the world.

2. language/information channels -  the majority of work in PA is done in the local language, there seems to be a lot of asymmetry between the lexical /conceptual heritage in egov knowlege domain, depending i what language one is working, also different knowledge sets.
A suggestion here may be that an egov shared vocab if adopted, should be translated also in local languages, therefore, would be nice to have local representatives from each jurisdiction participate in this WG



On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Jeanne
> thanks for the update
> good to see a plan ahead, I ll aim to contribute when possible to this 
> interesting work
> Skimmed through your mail and links, Just a couple of points:
>> First, we will be resuming the meetings for the W3C eGov Interest Group.
>> Based on your responses to the survey, we will have a meeting every 
>> two weeks, with differing times to best reach your time zones:
> what survey? - could find no link or is it an older one?
>> We have published the draft roadmap document to the wiki at 
>> http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki. We welcome your comments and 
>> suggestions.
> 1. the link to definition, does not redirect to a definition , as far 
> as I can see at my end (but good that there is a plan to evaluate the 
> definition)
> 2. Any meaningful discussion, for example to address mechanics and 
> value proposition is constrained (ontologically) by the definitions 
> adopted, therefore I must insist on the suggestion that we need to 
> agree with a definition first, and the definition should be 'valid'  
> and functional to the purpose of e-government in the true sense.
> 3. define some general vocabulary. Again, this is a recurring thing, 
> but the terminology/concepts that we adopt are likely to shape 
> discourse. for example, not just the definition of egov.
> For example, I do not object to the word  'citizenry' , but I wonder 
> if we all use it in the same way. In the light of modern and 
> democratic constitutions that eGov emanates from (from what I 
> understand)  citizens are sovereign , therefore citizenry can be a 
> synonym of sovereignty Is this what is intended as 'citizenry' in the 
> charter
> A bit nitpicking perhaps, but thats what i understand you are 
> soliciting as feedback,
> Thank you, best
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