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Handbook of Research on Advanced ICT Integration for Governance and Policy Modeling

Book Description

As governments and policy makers take advantage of information and communication technologies, leaders must understand how to navigate the ever-shifting landscape of modern technologies in order to be most effective in enacting change and leading their constituents. The Handbook of Research on Advanced ICT Integration for Governance and Policy Modeling builds on the available literature, research, and recent advances in e-governance to explore advanced methods and applications of digital tools in government. This collection of the latest research in the field presents an essential reference for academics, researchers, and advanced-level students, as well as government leaders, policy makers, and experts in international relations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW OF THE SUBJECT MATTER
    2. ADDRESSED TARGET AUDIENCE
    3. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    4. CONCLUSION
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: General Remarks
    1. Chapter 1: Fundamental Aspects for E-Government
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. E-GOVERNMENT AND E-PARTICIPATION
      4. E-GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES AND IMPLEMENTATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 2: The Development of Open Government Data in Austria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPT OF OPEN GOVERNMENT DATA
      4. COOPERATION OGD AUSTRIA
      5. OGD STANDARDS IN AUSTRIA
      6. ORGANIZATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. THE AUSTRIAN METADATA PORTAL
      8. METADATA STANDARDS IN THE DACH REGION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Semantic Web Standards for Publishing and Integrating Open Data
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: SEMANTIC WEB STANDARDS AND OPEN DATA
      4. MAIN FOCUS: LINKED DATA
      5. SOLUTION: LINKED OPEN DATA STANDARDS AND WORKING GROUPS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Policy Modeling Methodologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW ABOUT POLICY MODELING
      4. TYPES OF EXISTING PROCESS DEFINITIONS
      5. REQUIREMENTS FOR ICT-BASED POLICY MODELING PROCESSES
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: The FUPOL Policy Lifecycle
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS: ADVANCED POLICY MODELS
      5. SOLUTION: THE FUPOL POLICY LIFECYCLE
      6. SOFTWARE MODULES SUPPORTING THE FUPOL FEATURES AND THEIR ASSIGNMENT TO SUBTASKS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: Simulation Methods and Software for Policy Modeling
    1. Chapter 6: Causal Modeling to Foster E-Participation in the Policy Decision-Making Life-Cycle
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. URBAN PLANNING MODELING APPROACHES TO FOSTER CITIZENS’ PARTICIPATION
      5. CASE STUDY: DESIGN OF A GREEN PARK CONSIDERING NEIGHBOURS PREFERENCES
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 7: Sociotechnical Aspects of Policy Simulation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. POLICY DECISION-MAKING SUPPORT ENVIRONMENT: A SOCIOTECHNICAL SYSTEM
      4. SOCIOTECHNICAL FEATURES IN POLICY SUPPORT SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
      5. ZAGREB OPEN GREEN PARK SIMULATOR
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 8: A Review of the Application of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps in the Policy Decision-Making Life Cycle
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 9: Visual Process Support to Assist Users in Policy Making
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CLASSIFICATION OF USER-ASSISTANT TECHNIQUES
      4. DESIGN OF A PROCESS-BASED USER SUPPORTING SYSTEM
      5. IMPLEMENTATION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
  11. Section 3: Technologies for Active Involvement of Citizen in the Policy Process
    1. Chapter 10: E-Participation with Stakeholders' Feedback Platforms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COMMUNITY FEEDBACK PLATFORM FOR E-DEMOCRACY
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 11: Information Visualization and Policy Modeling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ABSTRACT POLICY MODELING STEPS
      4. FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION VISUALIZATION
      5. DATA FOUNDATIONS
      6. VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES
      7. VISUAL INTERACTION
      8. SEMANTICS VISUALIZATION
      9. VISUALIZATION OF SOCIAL DATA AS SEMANTIC INFORMATION
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ADDITIONAL READING
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      15. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 12: Hot Topic Sensing, Text Analysis, and Summarization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      6. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 13: Real-Time Multimedia Policy Analysis of Using Video and Audio Recognition from Radio, TV, and User-Generated Content
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. REAL-TIME MULTIMEDIA CONTENT ANALYSIS FOR RADIO, TV, AND VIDEO
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 14: Approaches to Integrate Various Technologies for Policy Modeling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE SCOPE OF THE ICT SYSTEM
      5. NON-FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: THE DRIVERS OF THE SYSTEM’S ARCHITECTURE
      6. BUILDING BLOCKS: THE SYSTEM’S COMPONENTS
      7. SYSTEM INTEGRATION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING SECTION
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 4: Best Practice Cases and Research Projects
    1. Chapter 15: Zagreb Case
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 16: Future Policy Implementation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. ANALYSIS OF CURRENT SITUATION
      5. 4. METHODOLOGY
      6. 5. OPTIMIZED SCHEDULE
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
      8. 7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 17: Future Policy Implementation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. ANALYSIS OF CURRENT SITUATION
      5. 4. METHODOLOGY
      6. 5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 18: Is Political Participation Online Effective?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INTERNET, DELIBERATION, AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
      4. DIGITAL DEMOCRACY: PARTICIPATION MODELS
      5. PORTAL E-DEMOCRACIA: A SUCCESSFUL CASE?
      6. METHODS
      7. FROM PROPOSAL TO DEBATE: DELIBERATIVE APPROPRIATIONS OF WIKILEGIS
      8. EFFECTIVENESS OF WIKILEGIS PARTICIPATION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTES
    5. Chapter 19: Social Media Development and Implication on eGovernance in China
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: CHINA’S INFORMATIZATION PROCESS AND E-GOVERNANCE
      3. THE EFFECT ON E-GOVERNANCE OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN CHINA
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 20: Singapore Policy-Making Processes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SINGAPORE: THE YOUNG CITY NATION AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE ICT SECTOR
      4. SINGAPORE NETWORK GOVERNANCE AND MAJOR ICT STAKEHOLDERS
      5. THE PROCESS OF POLICYMAKING AND THE E-GOVERNMENT EVOLUTION
      6. THE ROLE OF CITIZENS IN POLICY IMPLEMENTATION: SINGAPORE E-PARTICIPATION AND THE FUTURE INFOCOMM ROADMAP
      7. POLICY INNOVATIONS IN SINGAPORE: THE CASE OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 21: E-Participation for Equity in Low-Income Neighborhoods
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RECOGNIZING MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS IN LOCAL DECISION-MAKING
      4. PARTICIPATION IN THE CITY: DELIMITATING THE RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN DELIBERATIVE AND REPRESENTATIVE SYSTEMS
      5. ONLINE ENGAGEMENT IN LOCAL DECISION-MAKING
      6. INSTITUTIONAL DESIGN FOR MTWAPA’S E-PARTICIPATION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. NOTE
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Section 5: Future Directions
    1. Chapter 22: A Living Roadmap for Policymaking 2.0
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE RATIONALE OF THE ROADMAP: WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
      4. NOT JUST ANOTHER HYPE: THE DEMAND SIDE OF POLICY- MAKING 2.0
      5. THE SUPPLY SIDE: CURRENT STATUS AND THE RESEARCH CHALLENGES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: POLICY-MAKING 2.0 BETWEEN HYPE AND REALITY
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. ADDITIONAL READING MATERIAL
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors