W3C Technology and Society Domain Web Science Research Initiative

Toward More Transparent Government

Workshop on eGovernment and the Web

18 - 19 June 2007
United States National Academy of Sciences
Washington DC, USA


Read the Summary Report


From the Call for Participation: "Internet-connected computers and the World Wide Web are revolutionizing the ways in which citizens and governments relate. Citizens can use an increasing number of services (e.g. apply for a driving license, ask for tax return) and have easier access to information of public interest including legislation and regulatory information, basic data generated about the operation of government, public policy debates, as well as the basic information about public resources such as geospatial data.

This Workshop will help find ways of facilitating the deployment of Web standards across eGovernment sites, and help shape the ongoing research agenda in the development of Web technology and public policy in order to realize the potential of the Web for access to and use of government information."

A W3C European Symposium on eGovernment was previously organized and a report is available.

Agenda and Position Papers

There are separate pages with the Agenda and the Position Papers that have been submitted.

Call for Participation

Position papers are the basis for discussions at the Workshop, are encouraged, and had to be submitted no later than 22 May 2007. Deadline is over. Thanks to all who submitted papers.

For details, see the Call for Participation.

Registration details

Registration is already closed.


National Academy of Sciences
2100 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C., USA 20418

Security: Please note that all meeting participants will be asked to present a photo I.D. by NAS building security. If for some reason, someone attending the meeting is not on the attendee list we give NAS this week, these people will need to sign their name to a visitors list.

Meeting Room: NAS Lecture Room

Getting there

The Washington, D.C., area is served by three major airports. You may wish to check all area airports for fares. Washington National Airport is located closest to the meeting location and downtown Washington and may be accessed by Metrorail subway. Amtrak service is available to Washington's Union Station. Directions to the Academy from the airports are available on the NAS site.

The National Academy of Science is located at 2100 C Street, N.W. The Lecture Room is to the right of the main entrance, on the east front of the building.

We strongly encourage transportation via Metrorail (subway) or taxi, because of very limited parking at the NAS building and surrounding area.

By Metro's Orange or Blue Line:

1. Take Metro's Orange or Blue Line to the Foggy Bottom-GWU station.
2. Turn RIGHT on to 23rd Street N.W. when you exit the station.
3. Walk SOUTH on 23rd Street N.W. for approximately 7 blocks.
4. Turn LEFT on to C Street N.W. (after the State Department).
5. Cross 22nd Street N.W. The next building on your right will be 2100 C St. N.W.


The hotels recommended Yellow Cab and we are investigating sedan or livery services.


Please, note that June is considered peak season (the beginning of peak season), so attendants should make hotel arrangements as soon as possible.

There is a very limited guest parking at NAS. Attendants are strongly advised to stay at a hotel within walking distance or take public transportation and/or taxi.

Important Dates

Date Event
10 April 2007 Call for Participation issued
15 May 2007 Beginning of registration period
22 May 2007 Deadline for position papers
28 May 2007 Acceptance notification; release of workshop program
11 June 2007 Deadline for registration
18 June 2007 Workshop Begins (8:30 am)
19 June 2007 Workshop Ends (6pm)

Workshop Support

MindlabThanks to the University of Maryland Mindlab for workshop support.

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Daniel J. Weitzner and José Manuel Alonso