eGovernment Interest Group Teleconference

26 Nov 2008

See also: IRC log


rachel, owen, kevin, josema
martin, benjamin, john, chris


<Rachel> I can scribe - do you just want notes of the phone conversation recorded in IRC?

kevin: John likely will not make the call today
... Chris Testa will not make the call today, traveling, but will have a status update next week

rachel: I'm scribe today

[Discussing importance of user experience. As we build all these test cases around "back-end" topics, must also include guidance on how the user will benefit from, and interact with, their government online]

[intent is to have each use case address front-end, as well as back-end.]

kevin:The World Bank recently hosted a meeting, and one of the topics was eGov

[Many challenges exist to implementing good eGov, outside of just technical]

<Owen> With reference to the "front-end" (user interface), XUL and UIML may be of interest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XUL & http://www8.org/w8-papers/5b-hypertext-media/uiml/uiml.html

<Owen> See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML_User_Interface

kevin: I will be updating Activity Plan with current due dates & milestones
... we'll have a straw man ready in early January, that the group can react to and comment on
... lots of renewed interest in the US by the incoming Administration, and opening up government, delivering services online
... use cases are due as soon as you can finish them

josema: I've been reaching out to interested parties to get more input on use cases
... plan is kind of W3C SWEO (Semantic Web Education & Outreach) collection, different aim
... I recommend to follow their model collecting from outside but need to show issues we'll need to address later in time
... so we should look at use cases put together by other groups working on similar initiatives

<rachel> see http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/ Semantic Web Education and Outreach (SWEO) Interest Group

kevin: I've recently addressed Web Mavens group (WA DC-based)
... and will also speak at Web Managers Roundtable about eGov on Dec, 10th

[Regarding use cases - the US web community has lots of things in the works now around social media & web 2.0, but no "final" work products ready yet. Still, a use case on these efforts would be valuable, showing lessons learned.]

josema: there's some work being done by the UK and New Zealand around social media
... also by my state government using a risk management approach
... I'll send pointers and also expect to get a use case from the local case since CTIC working on it

rachel: I'll include examples from around the world in the social media use case draft

[everyone, please try to get your use cases drafted no later than December 10, so we can discuss at the next call on December 10]

[regrets for Dec, 10th from Owen and Kevin - Owen at XML conference, Kevin at Web Manager Roundtable]


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