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CALL FOR PAPERS - Semantic Web Technologies for Government

From: Iordanov, Borislav (CIAO) <boris@miamidade.gov>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 02:35:51 +0000
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Dear all,

Posting this on behalf of a friend, please email Branco Ponomariov  (branco..ponomariov@utsa.edu) if you have any question. 

********************* CALL FOR PAPERS ********************* 

SUBMISSIONS DUE: 10 April 2013 (paper proposals) 15 October 2013 (full papers)
JOURNAL: International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA) 
SPECIAL ISSUE ON: Semantic Web Technologies for Government 
GUEST EDITOR: Branco Ponomariov

INTRODUCTION:
The Semantic Web (SW) broadly denotes a suite of Internet technologies (e.g.., machine-interpretable data descriptions, resource description languages, software agents) that transform the Worldwide Web from a collection of disparate documents heavily dependent on human interpretation and assembly into a network of linked data, the use of which can be greatly facilitated by technologies capable of directly assessing and "interpreting" the meaning of different data components. As a result, knowledge discovery, sharing, and synthesis to inform policy or management action can be greatly improved to positively affect multiple government stakeholders. The SW has the potential to dramatically enhance data-driven policy and management decision making, government service delivery, and transparency and accountability. The resulting applications are typically more systematic and comprehensive than past attempts using scorecards and dashboards based on relatively few, and localized, data sources, as well as may reduce dependence on fragmented and often scarce expert knowledge of relevant contexts. Multiple rudimentary applications of SW already exist in both government and the private sector.

OBJECTIVE OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE:
Considering the nascent nature of implementation of SW technologies in government, the special issue aims to publish works representing the state of the art in theory-driven empirical research advancing the systematic understanding of the organizational, management, and policy implications and consequences of SW technologies in various government-related applications.

RECOMMENDED TOPICS:

The special issue invites a broad range of contributions pertaining to the role and  implications of Semantic Web technologies as they apply to areas such as

- Ontologies (development, implementation, consolidation, exchanges, uses in G2G collaboration, application business models, relationship standards)
- Government information systems
- Intra- and inter-agency information exchanges and decision making
- Data driven problem formulation and policy design
- Government service delivery consolidation and optimization
- Civic participation, data transparency, citizen relationships
- Tools for problem definition and policy design
- Development and implementation of SW services and systems
- Resource description/metadata design, provenance/credibility, maintenance
- Open government and linked data applications. Mash-ups, data accessibility, and citizen engagement
- Beyond linked data: intelligent agents design and uses

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for papers for this special theme issue Semantic Web Technologies for Government on or before 10 April 2013. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. The paper proposals should be no longer than 3-4 pages, and outline a proposal for a paper relevant to the topics of the special issue. After an initial review of proposals, authors will be invited to submit full papers. The deadline for the full papers is 15 October 2013. Authors invited to submit full papers also agree to review two full paper submissions, in a double blind peer review process.

INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL'S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at

http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf.

All papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis.
Papers must follow APA style for reference citations. All submissions should be sent by email to:

Branco Ponomariov, Guest Editor
International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA)
E-mail: branco.ponomariov@utsa.edu

ABOUT: The International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA) is an international journal that examines the impact of public administration and information technology (IT) in developed and developing countries. Original research papers published in IJPADA focus on the impact of new and innovative technologies on improving public service delivery in public and nonprofit organizations. This journal will also provide case studies examining technology innovations in specific countries. The editor invites
author(s) to submit original research papers that examine important issues in public administration and information technology. This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association (www.igi-global.com/ijpada)

Editor-in-Chief: Christopher Reddick
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)

PUBLISHER: The International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA) is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference", "Business Science Reference", and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.
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