Period: Mar 01, 2008 - Mar 31, 2009
Status: abgeschlossen

R4eGov was a project supported by the European Commission to help tackle one of the major challenges facing eGovernment in Europe today – the vast and ever evolving environment making it necessary to collaborate with changing partners without touching existing systems.

R4eGov aimed at providing eGovernment interoperability for e-Administrations by large, while preserving the autonomy of existing institutions and diversity of basic principles.

In a team of 22 partners, we aimed to support interoperabiliy in eGovernment while preserving the autonomy of existing institutions and the independency of their systems. At the Institute of Information Systems Research, at the University of Koblenz-Landau, we put special effort on

  • the analysis and specification of requirements for comprehensive interoperable eAdministration - basing on existing projects as well as on the R4eGov use cases.
    Our research group developed a framework to support the classification of solutions and standards. The application of this framework resulted in a web-based tool, presenting the result of European and national research and development on the topic of "Interoperability in eGovernment" - the eGovCube.
  • the support of collaborative workflows in a service oriented architecture (SOA) as a basis of seamless processing across existing applications of the public sector.
  • the modelling of cross -organisational business processes and the automated transformation in machine-readable instructions (concept2code).
  • the monitoring in a SOA as means to measure the (personal, technical, monetary) performance and to optimise the business processes.
  • the development of a holistic Enerprise Architecture with scope on interoperability

Project Data

R4eGov was an Integrated project co–funded under the European Commission's sixth framework programme: Information Society Technologies – IST, Action line 2.4.9. The project started 1st of March 2006, and was funded for 3 years.


The R4eGov Project is co-funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Program, Information Society Technology (IST)

Project partner

North East Development Agency, UK (coordinator)
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für künstliche Intelligenz GmbH, DE
Hamburger Informatik Technologie Center E.V., DE

Infocamere – Societa Consortile di Informatica delle Camere di Commercio, IT
Institut Eurecom, FR
Karobas, FR

Max-Planck Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften E.V., DE
Metadat IT-Beratungs und Entwicklungs GmbH, AT

Thales Security Systems, FR
Unisys Belgium SA Unisys, BE
University of Leeds, UK

Web Force, FR
Bundesgerichtshof, DE
Bundeskanzleramt der Republik Österreich, AT

Europol, NL
Eurojust, NL
Greffe du tribunal de commerce de Paris, FR

Service Public Fédéral Technologie de l'information et de la communication, BE




Schmidt, Daniel; Mondorf, Ansgar; Ziemann, Jörg (2008): Conceptual Definition of Interaction Process Patterns for eGovernment.. In: Proceedings of the 6th Eastern European eGovernment Days.

Matheis, Thomas; Ziemann, Jörg; Schmidt, Daniel; Wimmer, Maria A.; Loos, Peter (2008): Gathering requirements for eGovernment in the large - Conceptual framework and exemplary application. In: Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2008. S. 10.

Matheis, Thomas; Ziemann, Jörg; Schmidt, Daniel; Loos, Peter; Wimmer, Maria A. (2008): Evaluating eGovernment in the large.. In: 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Toronto, Canada.


Diedrich, Elisabeth; Schmidt, Daniel; Wimmer, Maria A. (2006): A Three Dimensional Framework to Realize Interoperability in Public Administrations. In: Abecker, Andreas; Mentzas, Gregoris; Stojanovic, Ljiljana: Proceeding of the Workshop on Semantic Web for eGovernment 2006. S. 54-59.