SemanticGov (Providing Integrated Public Services to Citizens at the National and Pan-European level with the use of Emerging Semantic Web Technologies) is a project aiming at building the infrastructure (software, models, services, etc) necessary for enabling the offering of semantic web services by public administration (PA).
Through this cutting edge infrastructure, SemanticGov addresses longstanding challenges faced by public administrations such as achieving interoperability amongst PA agencies both within a country as well as amongst countries, easing the discovery of PA services by its customers, facilitating the execution of complex services often involving multiple PA agencies in interworkflows.
SemanticGov is funded as a Specific Targeted Research Project under European Commission 6th FP with a budget around 2.7M euros. It started January 2006 and runs for 3 years. SemanticGov is coordinated by CERTH, Greece.
Contact: Marin Dimitrov.
The SemanticGov project aims at the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of an integrated, intelligent environment for public administration (PA) service provision at the national and pan-European level by capitalizing on emerging concepts and technologies that appear directly useful for revolutionizing the area of electronic government, and in line with the European Interoperability Framework. This environment is based on the Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) paradigm, implemented through Semantic Web Services (SWS) technology, and supported by rigorous and reusable public administration domain analysis and modeling.