Title: A review of electronic government interoperability frameworks: patterns and challenges

Authors: Yannis Charalabidis, Fenareti Lampathaki, Alexandra Kavalaki, Dimitrios Askounis

Addresses: Decision Support Systems Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Iroon Polytexneiou 9, 15780 Zografou, Greece. ' Decision Support Systems Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Iroon Polytexneiou 9, 15780 Zografou, Greece. ' Laboratory of Information Systems, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Karlovassi, Samos, GR-83200, Greece. ' Decision Support Systems Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Iroon Polytexneiou 9, 15780 Zografou, Greece

Abstract: e-Government Interoperability Frameworks (e-GIFs) outline the essential prerequisites for joined-up and web-enabled e-government, providing the basic standards that every public authority must adopt. Today, their scope has been extended to facilitate the seamless exchange of information and the deployment of interoperable systems in Central and Municipal Government. In the scope of this paper, the interoperability frameworks released by eight countries are presented, and a comparative analysis among their findings is conducted to indicate the similarities and differences in their philosophy and implementation, resulting in a set of recommendations for any interested party willing to create or update an Interoperability Framework.

Keywords: e-government interoperability framework; e-GIF contents; guidelines; organisational interoperability; semantic interoperability; technical interoperability; interoperability registry; electronic government.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEG.2010.034095

International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2010 Vol.3 No.2, pp.189 - 221

Available online: 12 Jul 2010 *

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