This paper presents a Web-based, database-oriented set of applications, namely “Public Information” and “Electronic Voting”, to support information services (exchange and sharing) between Local Government authorities (Region, Prefecture and Municipalities) and the citizens. The whole set of services developed exploits Internet and Extranet technologies enabling asynchronous cooperation, manipulation of information from heterogeneous sources, security and easy administration, providing in parallel advanced telecommunication facilities. We propose an innovating approach for submitting questions, remarks and comments from citizen to Local authorities (prefecture) and receiving response/correspondence in a reasonable period of time (Public Information) and, on the other hand, a smart way to support voting on common subjects in which all local community is interested in. The system included applications and services were planned and implemented to be easily expandable to any organizational chart of any Local Administration. Both applications are based on state-of-the-art software platforms, integrating WWW and database. The system aims to become a pilot in future efforts relative with distribution and management information between and within different types of local authorities.
Bouras, Christos; Kastaniotis, Spyridon; and Triantafillou, Vassilis, "Citizen Information Services Using Internet Technologies" (2000). ECIS 2000 Proceedings. 169.