Title: Quality of service in e-government underlines the role of information usability

Authors: Flavio Corradini, Alberto Polzonetti, Barbara Re, Luca Tesei

Addresses: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Camerino, Via Madonna delle Carceri 9, Camerino, Italy. ' Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Camerino, Via Madonna delle Carceri 9, Camerino, Italy. ' Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Camerino, Via Madonna delle Carceri 9, Camerino, Italy. ' Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Camerino, Via Madonna delle Carceri 9, Camerino, Italy

Abstract: Digital services can be thought as internet based applications that fulfil users| needs and their quality represents a basic element during the delivery process. In such a context, usability is one the main quality parameters and it refers to the ease of benefiting from the functionalities and the information the service provides. We propose a list of quality parameters and a formal model suitable for the quality assessment of digital services. In order to examine the effectiveness of our model, we report the results of an experimentation that we carried out to study the quality of a digital e-government service.

Keywords: e-government; quality of service; QoS; quality modelling; quality assessment; usability; electronic government; web services; internet.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIQ.2008.022960

International Journal of Information Quality, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.133 - 151

Published online: 05 Feb 2009 *

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