Ontology Driven Government Services Inventory and Business Process Management

Sonmez V. N., Canli M., Gokce S., Unver M., Guclu A. N.

11th International Workshop on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support/15th International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Design, Hammamet, Tunisia, 7 - 08 June 2010, vol.50, pp.26-28 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 50
  • City: Hammamet
  • Country: Tunisia
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-28
  • Keywords: public services ontology, government services inventory, service oriented process management
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


In this paper, the experience obtained in the e-government project of Turkey is described, which consisted of three parts: inventorying all services and processes in all governmental agencies; modeling several of the processes identified with the help of Extended Event Driven Process Chain technique; and execution via transforming the model to a Business Process Management tool that allowed business activity monitoring. Due to size of the project, and the limitation of the paper, main focus will be on the inventorying. The paper first discusses the ontology design for Public Services in Turkey and the process of developing the ontology based services inventory management, as the basis for e-Government gateway. Then the discussion follows on how this ontology can establish the basis for the service-based process design and finally the pilot implementation for the selected citizen-centric processes is presented.