::: INFORMATION INTEGRATION :::
A project titled Automating the Integration of Heterogeneous Databases will spend three years resesarching ways of streamlining the data conversion and reporting process for state and federal environmental agencies.
::: COMPLEX HETEROGENEOUS DATABASES :::
"ARGOS: Dynamic Composition of Web Services for Goods Movement Analysis and Planning" will develop flexible data query and analysis system based on the web services paradigm using data from the California Department of Transportation, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the San Bernardino Associated Governments, the Southern California Association of Governments, the Port of Long Beach, and others
The Energy Data Collection project integrates statistical data about energy products from databases and web sources from diverse government agencies and makes the integrated data accessible through a variety of modes designed to assist users at all levels of comfort with computers.
In Bringing Complex Data to Users, DGRC researchers are engaged in several projects exploring two problems presented by the vast amounts of statistical data that must be collected and published by government agencies: The authoring of survey instruments for collecting data, and the public dissemination or the resulting data over the Internet. abstract | article
::: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH :::
The Freight Analysis and Planning project models the flow of freight in the Los Angeles metropolitan area by integrating statistical and geospatial data, using the integrated data to estimate freight flow throughout the transportation network and perform what-if analyses.
::: SECURITY :::
The FedStats Secure Collaborative Environment provides coordinated teleconferencing and remote data access and manipulation, allowing experts in different locations to discuss and analyze data in real time through secure channels.
::: SOCIAL SCIENCES :::
The Neighborhood Participation Project studies ways information technology can facilitate meaningful and constructive participation by neighborhood groups in city governance. The DGRC hosts the National Conferences on Digital Government Research, operates the NSF's Digital Government Consortium web site www.digitalgovernment.org, and publishes the monthly dg.Online e-newsletter.