Digital Solutions To Government Challenges
This year’s National Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.02003) held this spring showcased an array of digital government projects.
UrbanSim from University of Washington researchers simulates city growth so that policymakers in Honolulu, Seattle, and Salt Lake City can anticipate future trends.
Artificial intelligence is employed in Stanford University’s Regnet, which outlines legal advice people can follow to more easily wade through government laws and regulations, while the University of Arizona’s Coplink data-mining engine also uses AI to make deductions from random clues.
Pennsylvania State University’s Quality Graphics Project is designed to extract patterns from American data to map out health, habits, family life, and living conditions in the United States.
Researchers at Iowa State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara, have collaborated on Project Battula, a wearable database-navigation uplink that is allowing field data collectors to construct databases at the scene.
More than 200 participants from the government and academic sectors attended the conference which was hosted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the aegis of the Digital Government Research Center.
The Digital Government initiative of the NSF focuses on innovations in government-citizen interchange, studies how information technology affects democratic processes, and bolsters government agency applications, among other things.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from Newswise (05/17/03).