Location-Based Services for Public Policy Making: The Direct and Indirect Way to e-Participation

Marinos Themistocleous, Nahed Amin Azab, Muhammad Mustafa Kamal, Maged Ali, Vincenzo Morabito

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This article investigates the areas of e-Participation and Location-Based Services and proposes services that facilitate citizens' participation in public policy making. When using these services, citizens will be alerted to relevant policies and public policy making when they are moving from one place to another. This article enhances the body of knowledge as it proposes: (a) a Location-Based Services classification, (b) a roadmap for Location-Based Services in e-Participation, (c) a classification of concerns and challenges in this area, and (d) direct and indirect location-based services in e-Participation for public policy making. The article opens new areas for research and highlights issues of concern and challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-283
Number of pages15
JournalInformation Systems Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • e-Participation
  • location-based services
  • public policy making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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