Exploiting eParticipation Using an Ontological Approach

  • Cleyton Slaviero
  • Ana Cristina Bicharra Garcia
  • Cristiano Maciel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7444)


When building an eParticipation environment, many questions arise. Who will the participants be? What are the outcomes? How will citizens interact? How will they be selected? All these questions will influence the specification of an eParticipation environment. In order to create an effective eParticipation environment, the designer pays attention to all these characteristics, which can be tricky, especially when selecting ICTs to support the eParticipation process. This paper suggests the use of an ontological approach when specifying these eParticipation environments, in order to reduce the designer’s cognitive efforts when designing effective eParticipation environments.


ontology design specification phase eParticipation environments 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cleyton Slaviero
    • 1
  • Ana Cristina Bicharra Garcia
    • 1
  • Cristiano Maciel
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de ComputaçãoUniversidade Federal FluminenseNiteróiBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de ComputaçãoUniversidade Federal de Mato GrossoCuiabáBrazil

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