Electronic government, e-government, or digital government refers to the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to provide and improve government services, transactions, and interactions with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government. e-Government and e-governance are broad concepts related to a variety of functional areas, including justice, healthcare, and more.
Interoperability is essential to broad success in e-government for all its different facets, semantic, technical, organizational, legal, and so on. For such critical governmental concerns as justice and healthcare, interoperability and its governance are of particular importance. Challenges emerging in this area focus on e-government interoperability in cloud computing, open government, and smart city initiatives.
The goal of this special issue is to introduce the e-government interoperability to a wide audience, report about recent results, and envision challenges ahead.