Title: Electronic support of government-to-government negotiation and collaboration for the design and implementation of new policies

Authors: Fillia Makedon, Euripidis Loukis, James Ford

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, 416 Yates St., Nedderman Hall, Arlington, TX 76019-0015, USA. ' Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of Aegean, Karlovasi 83200, Samos, Greece. ' Dartmouth Experimental Visualization Laboratory (DEVLAB), Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA

Abstract: The growing complexity of the problems and needs of modern societies necessitate extensive negotiation and collaboration among government organisations from the same or even from different countries. Therefore it is an important challenge to extend |electronic government| in this direction. In this paper we present the internet/WWW-based information system TNC (Trust-Negotiation-Collaboration), which offers a wide range of functionalities supporting initial trust relationship building and then negotiation and collaboration among public organisations. The development of TNC has been based on extensive analysis of the relevant requirements of public organisations from the USA and the European Union. Also, an application scenario of TNC is presented in the area of environmental policy design and implementation.

Keywords: e-government; e-negotiation; e-collaboration; e-services; public policy; electronic government; electronic services; online services; government-to-government collaboration; government-to-government negotiation; web services; trust; internet; information systems; USA; United States; European Union; EU; environmental policy; policy design; policy implementation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2010.034621

International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, 2010 Vol.3 No.3, pp.264 - 282

Published online: 13 Aug 2010 *

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