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Service-Centric Framework for a Digital Government Application
January-March 2011 (vol. 4 no. 1)
pp. 3-16
Athman Bouguettaya, CSIRO ITC Centre, Canberra
Qi Yu, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester
Xumin Liu, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester
Zaki Malik, Wayne State University, Detroit
This paper presents a service-oriented digital government infrastructure focused on efficiently providing customized services to senior citizens. We designed and developed a Web Service Management System (WSMS), called WebSenior, which provides a service-centric framework to deliver government services to senior citizens. The proposed WSMS manages the entire life cycle of third-party web services. These act as proxies for real government services. Due to the specific requirements of our digital government application, we focus on the following key components of WebSenior: service composition, service optimization, and service privacy preservation. These components form the nucleus that achieves seamless cooperation among government agencies to provide prompt and customized services to senior citizens.

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Index Terms:
Web service management system, WebSenior, digital government, service composition, service optimization, privacy preservation.
Citation:
Athman Bouguettaya, Qi Yu, Xumin Liu, Zaki Malik, "Service-Centric Framework for a Digital Government Application," IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 3-16, Jan.-March 2011, doi:10.1109/TSC.2010.36
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