Shaun Topham by 8h479m


									Case Study - Getting into Europe and
wider: Sheffield’s projects, present and
future. Lessons of value to all?
Dr Shaun Topham
Co-ordinator of EU IST projects for Sheffield City Council.
           What I want to cover
• The background to how we got involved in the
first place.
• What we decided to specialise in.
• Our strategy based upon working with networks.
• And our current portfolio of projects.
• Some indication of what we plan to do next.
Policy context 2003 - 2006
•   eGovernment Communication + Council Conclusions 2003
•   Cobra recommendations, Sept 2004 (national initiatives)

•   Procurement Directives, e-procurement Action Plan
•   Draft Services Directive
•   Paperless customs, etc
•   Electronic Signature Directive
•   Water Framework Directive
•   Measurement, eID & Authentication, legal issues Modinis studies
•   IST/eGovt, IDAbc, eTEN studies and projects
•   Lisbon revision March 2005
•   i2010 – the initiative to boost growth and employment with ICT
•   Towards Ministerial Conference - Ministerial Declaration Nov
•   Ministerial Declaration from Riga on eInclusion.2006
•   Towards eGovernment 2006 - 2010
 EU ICT programs for Modernisation and Innovation
            in Public Administrations
Ministers of Information Society,                 Ministers of Public Administrations,
Telecoms, Research, Innovation                    Internal, Economic Affairs, Finance

            eGovernment policy, Ministerial Conferences, eGov subgroup of eEurope,
         Interoperability Frameworks, good practice exchange, studies on pan-European
                   services, eID, multi-platform, free/open source software, …

                                      eTEN                                               Structural
  IST/eGovt                           pilots,                                              Funds
    R&D                             validation,
              EU IST FP4
• Sheffield’s current public access and public
  participation policy evolved from an EU
  funded project in the Fourth Framework
• The results of the project Public DataWeb
  were deployed in Sheffield
   Long standing partnerships.

• “From Policy to Practice” Group
Bremen, Prato, Tampere, Bologna, Torino…. All
winners in 2001
Ministerial Declaration to share Best Practice at
a EU level.
UK -eGISE Network
Engaging the Citizen
• Electronic Services for South Yorkshire (e@SY CONNECTS) is a public
sector partnership organisation consisting of Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham
and Doncaster local authorities, health authorities, emergency services,
voluntary sector, Job Centre Plus, Yorkshire Forward and the South Yorkshire
Passenger Transport Executive.
• The aim of the e@SY Connects programme is to ensure that innovative
means of access to specific public information and services is made as easy
as possible for all, but particularly for those in greatest need.
• The partnership and the systems it delivers are all about giving the citizens of
South Yorkshire the information and access to interactive services as and
when they need it, all in an intuitive manner.
• Partners sharing the workload, getting more for less with a build once use
many approach.
• The two principal mediums or brands of the programme are e@SY Connects
Online (Internet and touch screen kiosks) and e@SY Connects TV (Digital
       The specialisms emerging
• Access for citizens without the ability or the means to use
a home PC. (eInclusion)
• How to get them involved more? (eParticipation)
• How do we prove who these people are online, particularly
from public access points? (eIdentity - particularly
• How do we provide secure means of communication
which they will trust? (secure messaging)
                               New R&D
                  Towards Innovative Government
 Tools for formulation and enactment of democratic decisions,
scalable large scale dialogues, new forms of interactivity, Active

Intelligent, personalised eGovernment services for all
      Intuitive interaction, inclusion, multi-channel service delivery
    platform, context-awareness, privacy protection & enhancement,

                     Adaptive and proactive eGovernment
           Knowledge-based government, process models, tools for administrative
             management, technologies for transparency, diversity, multi-level

                        Secure pan-European eGovernment
               Very large scale, heterogeneous, cross-border admin architectures/
               processes/ information infrastructures; pan-European eGovernment
                                       ID, policy-driven,…

                                + International Cooperation
          Research programmes Timeline
 WP03-04                    WP05-06
      Call1                     Call4
                Call2     Call3           Call5     Call6 (?)

FP6          2003        2004          2005          2006

FP7                                                                 2007 - 2010 ?
      Communication: "Preparing                                 WP + Calls
      the future: reinforcing
                                  Proposals on FP
      European research policy"
                                  and SPs

                     New Financial Perspectives                      2007 – 2013 ?
         Sheffield EU Projects
• Portfolio of projects in the field of Smartcards,
  Electronic Signatures and Secure messaging.
• Some R and D in the IST Programme, with most
  being aimed at rectifying the market failure in
  these already mature technologies.
• These are mainly funded by eTEN.
• We also look to other programmes such as
  eContent and Interreg IIIC.
                                IST Fifth
•Proof of the concepts behind the European
Smartcard Charter.
•Sheffield smartcard tested for interoperability
with National cards from Italy, France, Israel etc.
•Software developed for all major card
manufacturers to use.
•“Son of eEpoch” to follow.
                The eTEN Projects
• W.SPES -
• P*P*P
Covering areas which we are interested in pursuing regardless. Match
Funding is referred to as “Investment”, which is planned for anyway.

Total value of these Projects exceeds €30
• Replicating the overall European
eGovernment prize-winning application of 2003,
developed by Bremen, in Sheffield and in
• A Secure eMail archiving and timestamping
This Project continues the work started in the original SPES
project-Setting Processes for Electronic Signatures in
European Cities
It sought to develop and utilise electronic signatures in a wide
range of applications in the partner cities of Prato, Bologna
and Saarbrucken.
It also worked on creating interoperability betweent he
different Certification Authorities involved.
New partners from other countries as well as Sunderland and
Dundee were added.
   P*P*P Provide eGovernment Good Practices

Sheffield to lead the two strands of gathering and
disseminating Best Practice examples, in the areas in
which it has the greatest interest -
eForum is both a public and private sector organisation
which distinguishes it from other networks.
Replicating an Italian NHS “unattended pharmacy” pilot in
Use of secure messaging and smartcards for authentication
Video links to pharmacist.
New E111 card implications
“Joining up the dots” by selecting sites for trials to maximise
synergies or to create new partnerships. In this case with
students and smartcard applications in education.
• Replicating the French Government’s Secure Messaging
Service in Sheffield and and in the Region of Valencia.
• EU Best Practice award in 2005
• System developed by the French “Caisse des Depots et
Consignments” and trialled in Versailles/Yvelines
• Large private/public sector partners in support including
French Telecom, La Poste, to help with roll-out.
• New Secure Electronic Messaging Directive on the
• Looking at a variety of mechanisms for making
payments to the council from a variety of sources and
bringing them together in a seamless fashion.
• Payments from shops, adaptation of existing bar
codes, working with Credit Unions etc.
• Italian, German and French partners.
 CARMEN.Citizens Advanced
  relationship management
A Market Validation Project.
Designed to replicate some of the advances
already made in the field of Customer
Relationship Management in the private sector,
adapting them to public sector needs.
Utilising open source technology developed by
the Italian “LGA”.
                                    FP6 Project
Led by Brunel University with technical partners from
Norway including their National Computing Centre.
Working to provide a simplified internet access for elderly
people -building upon work carried out in the DATES
eInnovations Project by Sheffield and the Black Country.
Sheffield and Torino will provide the test facilities, working
with local organisations such as Age Concern.
Intention to deliver something of real value to the
residents of sheltered housing as well as research results.
Interreg IIIC Project which looks at how the Best Practice
award winning ePatitioning system from the Scottish
Assembly might be enhanced for other eGov purposes
with strong authentications, and utilising more channels.
       eEPOCH                        ONOMA TOPIC
The strategic objective is to provide a complete technical platform and a
framework enabling the European Governments to issue interoperable
documents (Citizen Card, Electronic Identity, Visas or Passport documents)
for electronic identification or authentication and for access to e-Services.
The Onom@Topic+ consortium incorporates all key players from the European
smart-card industry: smart-card manufacturers (Axalto, Gemplus, Oberthur CS),
silicon founders, (STMicroelectronics, Philips Semiconductors), electronic design
companies (ID3 semiconductors), biometrics specialists (Precise Biometrics),
software and services companies (Esterel Technologies, OKsystem, CompuWorx),
security laboratories (CEA-Leti). and Consumer Electronics laboratories (Innovation
Lab of Philips CE).

The project will deliver both specifications, contributions to European and
International standards, benchmark test tools, silicon ICs, SW reference platforms
and dedicated prototypes.

Sheffield is collaborating with Onoma@Topic+ and will be a demonstration site.
Strategic Advantages of Participation.
1, Policy comes from Brussels.
Directive on Electronic Signatures, Directive on
eProcurement -future eInclusion Directive.

2. Ability to integrate with UK initiatives.
3. Specialisation made possible.
Public Key Infrastructure, smartcard applications for
security and eInclusion etc.
4, Overall cost reduction as initial deployments can be
tested and different approaches compared before full
deployment takes place.Shared risks and entry costs.
               Importance of Networks
• Large funds available for Projects.
• But…. As much as 50% of this goes to existing partnerships with
  experience of the programme and what it needs.
• And then a further 25% to those needed to bring special skills to join
  these networks.
• With the remaining 25% being fought over with a one in six/seven
  chance of success.
• So, if a smaller public authority is keen to get involved, it can be
  better to work alongside those already experienced and sharing your
  interests rather than risk a lot of wasted effort in submitting a
• For every co-ordinator of a project, there are many more “partners”
  who gain equally from the project submitted.
    Why does a city participate?
• “Each project is required to include participation of
the full range of users and other stakeholders and to
explore further deployment beyond the project itself with
a wider group of potential adopters.” - So we are
actually useful!

• “to launch services in a real life environment.”

• "digital exclusion” and “Services exploiting trust and
security” - Our interests co-incide with the aims of the
          Other Programmes
Just as National Research should not stand in
isolation from European Programmes, there
are other European Funding streams which
compliment IST and eTEN.
Sheffield has Interreg IIIC Projects running,
involving their core partners such as Tampere
and Bremen, in the areas of eParticipation,
eCitizen and One Stop Shops. Good starting
eContent application on GIS submitted
European Centre for SmartMedia and eInclusion
   European Centre for Smartcard
    Technology and eInclusion
Crucial Objectives in the South Yorkshire
Objective 1 Programme can be helped by this
Involves Industry and University.
Designed to capitalise on EU Projects and to
disseminate and create new projects.
SmartCities (FP4), LASSEO, CEN ISSS
  European Centre for SmartMedia
          and eInclusion

• Launched in the city by the UK Head of
  eGovernment in May 2005.
• Combines the needs of industry, academics
  and Government.
• Intention is to provide greater focus and
  resources for taking this area of EU funding
  more seriously.
         Future Developments -Global
            interoperability of eID
             EU-China IST Co-operation Project.
             Collaborating with the five model cities in China
             for show-casing eGovernment, including the
             cities specialising in smartcard schemes

 Collaboration with Japanese city demonstrating Japanese
 National eID Card- the Residence Card, through NICCS
 and the Asian IC Card Forum.
Collaboration with North American city as a first stage in
creating a Group of cities capable of collaborating on wider
interoperability trials.
 First meeting of this new group planned for Beijing in May
                In Summary
• Keep an eye on European Policy so as to be
• Specialise and build from recognisable
strengths, such as roles in National Projects.
• Get involved regardless of the immediate
financial gain.
• Stick with the partners which you get along with.
• Rely on others until enough experience gained.
• DTI IST Helpdesk

     eGovernment research website

   (or search for “egovernment”)
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