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Please check this box if you do not wish your email address to be published Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments that have enabled the improvement of manuscript's quality. The authors would also like to acknowledge that the Before that, he served as a Researcher Grade D at the research center(More)
Given the rapid uptake and the great diversity of PaaS offerings, understanding semantic interoperability at the PaaS level is essential for supporting inter-Cloud cooperation, seamless information exchange and application and data portability. In this vein, this paper introduces a PaaS semantic interoperability framework (PSIF). PSIF studies, models and(More)
– The use of Enterprise Architectures is becoming increasingly widespread in the private sector. Borrowing insights from enterprise reference architectures developed during the last decade, IT vendors and companies belonging to specific industries are establishing reference data and process models advancing the standardization of their businesses and(More)
but they are still far from satisfying their constituents, as they usually operate inef-fi ciently and ineffectively. E-government and e-participation research aims to refo-cus government on its customers—citizens and businesses—and provide the models, technologies, and tools for more effective and effi cient public administration systems as well as more(More)
In this paper we define a formal model for a Public Administration service on the basis of the Web Service Mod-eling Ontology (WSMO). For this purpose we employ the generic public service object model of the Governance Enterprise Architecture (GEA) providing a PA domain specific semantics. We investigate conceptual mappings between PA entities and WSMO(More)
Governments worldwide realize the importance of strengthening active participation of citizens in the political process. By recognizing the need for engaging the social intelligence of citizens, governments will be able to govern more effectively and credibly. The field of public participation has been recently enhanced with the adoption of Information and(More)
Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a rapidly growing IT paradigm which enables software developers to deploy applications without the burden of software platform maintenance. Currently, the PaaS market is dominated by a few providers that promote incompatible standards. This introduces adoption barriers that prevent the interoperability between(More)