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Sustainability 2018, 10(3), 633; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030633

Semantic Modeling of Administrative Procedures from a Spanish Regional Public Administration

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General Directorate of Information and Communications Technologies, Principality of Asturias, 33005 Oviedo, Spain
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Department of Computer Science, University of Oviedo; 33007 Oviedo, Spain
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Department of Business Administration, University of Oviedo, 33007 Oviedo, Spain
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Received: 31 December 2017 / Revised: 14 February 2018 / Accepted: 16 February 2018 / Published: 28 February 2018
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Abstract

Over the past few years, Public Administrations have been providing systems for procedures and files electronic processing to ensure compliance with regulations and provide public services to citizens. Although each administration provides similar services to their citizens, these systems usually differ from the internal information management point of view since they usually come from different products and manufacturers. The common framework that regulations demand, and that Public Administrations must respect when processing electronic files, provides a unique opportunity for the development of intelligent agents in the field of administrative processes. However, for this development to be truly effective and applicable to the public sector, it is necessary to have a common representation model for these administrative processes. Although a lot of work has already been done in the development of public information reuse initiatives and common vocabularies standardization, this has not been carried out at the processes level. In this paper, we propose a semantic representation model of both processes models and processes for Public Administrations: the procedures and administrative files. The goal is to improve public administration open data initiatives and help to develop their sustainability policies, such as improving decision-making procedures and administrative management sustainability. As a case study, we modelled public administrative processes and files in collaboration with a Regional Public Administration in Spain, the Principality of Asturias, which enabled access to its information systems, helping the evaluation of our approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: administrative file; administrative procedure; sustainability; open data; linked data; provenance; RDF; PROV-O; P-PLAN administrative file; administrative procedure; sustainability; open data; linked data; provenance; RDF; PROV-O; P-PLAN
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Hidalgo López, F.J.; Labra Gayo, J.E.; Ordóñez de Pablos, P. Semantic Modeling of Administrative Procedures from a Spanish Regional Public Administration. Sustainability 2018, 10, 633.

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