AI to Support E-Government

Workshop in conjunction with AI-2003

23rd Annual International Conference of the BCS Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence
Peterhouse College, Cambridge, UK
Monday 15 December 2003

Provisional Programme:

9.30 - 11.00- Theme 1: "Standards and Information Exchange"

9.30 10.15 paper presentations

•  Towards a European eGovernment Metadata Standard, by Efthimios Tambouris
Archetypon S.A., Athens, Greece.

•  Towards an Ontology for Electronic Transaction Services, by Nick Adams, et al, International Teledemocracy Centre, Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland

•  On the need for standard document formats for eGovernance - Applications of legal Knowledge-based systems, by Dr. Thomas F. Gordon, ECCO Competence Center, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin

10.15 to 11.00 Discussion on this theme

11.00 11.15 tea/coffee break

11.15 - 12.45 Theme 2: "The promises and reality of NLP and Speech Recognition"

11.15 12.00 paper presentations

•  Moving e-government into the world of Conversational Agents, by Stewart J. Cringean , et al, International Teledemocracy Centre, Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland

•  EDEN: The gap between us and them - Introducing NLP in eDemocracy , by Paolo Moreschini, Massimo Vanocchi, YANA Research, Pisa, Italy, and Michele Carenini, Omega Generation, Bologna, Italy

•  On the integrated e-government software environments for administering the procedure of customer complaints, by Boris Galitsky, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

12.00 to 12.45 Discussion on this theme

12.45 - 13.00 next steps for publication of relevant papers

13.00 finish and lunch


Ann Macintosh
Professor of E-Governance
International Teledemocracy Centre
Napier University
10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT

Telephone: +44 (0) 131 455 2421
Fax: (0) 131 455 2282

Dr. Thomas F. Gordon
ECCO Competence Center
Fraunhofer FOKUS