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Electronic Government, an International Journal (4 papers in press)


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  • Hyper-heuristic approach for Service Composition in Internet of Things   Order a copy of this article
    by Neeti Kashyap, A. Charan Kumari 
    Abstract: The state-of-the-art on internet of things (IoT), deals with its definition, its architecture, ontology of its components, networking and middleware. IoT contains a large number of devices which are placed around the world. Every device provides an IoT service. As devices joining the IoT are increasing, the services are also rising proportionately. In order to meet the user requirements for the complex application, we need a collection of suitable services, also known as service composition. Identifying the optimal service composition in IoT is a challenging task. This paper presents a hyper-heuristic approach, a latest trend in the field of stochastic optimisation, for the solution of service composition problem in internet of things. The efficacy of the hyper-heuristic approach is tested on 25 test data instances and the results are compared with genetic algorithm, the most widely used global optimisation technique.
    Keywords: internet of things; service composition; hyper-heuristics; genetic algorithm.
    DOI: 10.1504/EG.2018.10013553
  • Testing Some Important Factors for City e-Gov Implementation Success   Order a copy of this article
    by Tor Guimaraes, Gilberto Madeira 
    Abstract: The literature on strategic leadership, management of technology, and specific characteristics of the city's change process propose their importance in successfully implementing innovation by city government. While these factors may indeed be important to enhance city government and services performance, the existing literature contains limited empirical evidence supporting their relationship to successfully implementing innovation. A field test of 243 US cities was used to test an integrated model of the relationships between the major constructs. This report outlines the relevant theoretical framework, the specific propositions to be empirically tested, and the methodology used. The results provide many insights into how city administrators should develop the important areas for more successful implementations of e-Gov applications.
    Keywords: City government innovation; smart city; e-government; city intelligence; strategic leadership; management of technology.
    DOI: 10.1504/EG.2018.10013554
  • M-Government Applications: Measurement of Users’ Satisfaction in the Kingdom of Bahrain   Order a copy of this article
    by Hayat Ali, Reem Al Kabbi 
    Abstract: M-government applications are a vital channel in the communication between public and government. They play an important role in fast delivery of government services and have been adopted by many governments around the world including the Kingdom of Bahrain. The purpose of this research is to examine citizens' satisfaction with m-government applications in the Kingdom. A model of the factors that measure satisfaction with m-government applications was developed based on the existing models in the literature. A questionnaire was distributed and 100 responses were collected from m-government application users in the Kingdom. The findings revealed that factors that directly determine customer satisfaction include public expectation perceived quality and government image. Customer satisfaction also has a significant influence on public trust. The contribution of this research resides in its application of a developed a model of satisfaction with mobile applications, given that little research has yet been conducted to measure mobile platforms for service delivery for e-government.
    Keywords: M-Government; Mobile applications; Perceived Quality; Satisfaction; Kingdom of Bahrain.
    DOI: 10.1504/EG.2018.10015111
  • Implementation of IoT based VTMS with Energy Based Routing Scheme for Smart Cities in Indian Scenario   Order a copy of this article
    by Rajesh A, Renuga Devi S, Varun C 
    Abstract: Vehicular traffic monitoring system (VTMS) is escalating at alarming rates all across the world. This is especially the case in India. With the advent of internet of things (IoT), smarter systems are being designed to ensure smoother flow of traffic. Besides being 'smart', these systems are also required to be simple, cheap, efficient and easy to implement. This paper shows a design of a VTMS with energy-based routing scheme (EBRS) that makes use of wireless sensor nodes. The scenario is designed in NetSim and the simulation results are analysed qualitatively and quantitatively in terms of percentage variations. Prototype of an IoT-based hardware setup using SENSEnuts modules is validated.
    Keywords: Vehicular Traffic Monitoring System; Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN); Internet of Things (IoT); Zigbee; SENSEnuts; PIR.
    DOI: 10.1504/EG.2018.10015115