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DemIL: an Online Interaction Language between Citizen and Government

  • Cristiano Maciel, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
  • Ana Cristina Bicharra Garcia, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

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Electronic democracy should provide information and service for the citizens on the Internet, allowing room for debate, participation and electronic voting. The languages being adopted by mass communication means, especially Reality Shows, are efficient and encourage public participation in decision-making. This paper discusses a citizen-government interaction language intended to facilitate citizen participation in the government's decisions. An e-Democracy Model for people participation through web-based technologies is conceived. This model specifies the syntax of an Democracy Interaction Language, a DemIL. Such language incorporates characteristics of Reality Show Formats, and it is the back-end of a web-interface project in the domain researched. The study of case Participative Budget of Brazil represents the language proposed.

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Maciel, C. and Garcia, A. C. 2006. DemIL: an online interaction language between citizen and government. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on World Wide Web (Edinburgh, Scotland, May 23 - 26, 2006). WWW '06. ACM Press, New York, NY, 849-850.
DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1135777.1135909

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