The IDABC Semantic Interoperability
Centre Europe - SEMIC.EU - belongs to the IDABC horizontal measures
with the objective to promote the harmonization of interoperability
assets that are the basis for cross-border e-Government services.
More precisely, SEMIC.EU is supposed to promote the reuse of
syntactic (e.g. XML schemas) and semantic assets (e.g. ontologies)
needed for semantic interoperability. SEMIC.EU will provide these
interoperability assets via a public web repository to interested
stakeholders in European public administrations.
In November 2008 the Greek
Interoperability Centre, upon succeeding in the relevant screening
process, became an Associate to the Semantic Interoperability
Centre Europe (SEMIC.EU). GIC and SEMIC have initiated their
collaboration in the field of semantic interoperability for
governments, focusing on methodologies and tools for
developing reusable data components, based on the UN/CEFACT Core
Components Technical Specification.
GIC members Yannis Charalabidis and
Fenareti Lampathaki have presented their perspective regarding
"Modelling Governmental Information in Greece and Eastern Europe",
in IDABC SEMIC.EU Workshop on Modelling eGovernment Entities -
Methodologies and Experiences Under Review, held on February
2nd, 2009 in Brussels, and follow closely on SEMIC.EU
news and advancements.