Abstract: The growth in the adoption of the use of biometric data for identification and extraction of its sui generis property is intrinsic to the need of the governments around the world to realize several benefits linked to the use of technology. Still, a determining factor for adoption is the current development of each country and its purchasing power. In order to enable the implementation of ABIS by small and/or poor countries, this paper presents a study on the real needs in the implementation and proposes to the cloud system to enable the adoption of biometrics technologies, confirming the viability of an Open Source and Free deduplication solution as a service. Further proposing, the creation of a new model of service delivery in order to encourage the competition between ABIS vendors and the rise of new providers.
Authors: Jose A. S. Torres, Johnatan S. Oliveira, Rafael T. de Sousa Junior and Flavio Elias G. de Deus
Abstract: This article presents the DEMOS (Democracy and Social Data) Project, which, based on the philosophical premises of the theory of Deliberative Democracy, aims the development of Information and Communication Technologies that allow the transformation of democratic practices in favor of participation more inclusive and active of population. Three fronts of the project are presented: the development of a political participation platform, called Ágora; a methodology of political action based on the Theory of Communicative Action; and, finally, a natural language processing and data mining tool for extracting public opinion.
Authors: Tiago N. Angelo, Romis R. F. Attux and Cesar J. B. Pagan
Abstract: World governments often define and maintain several standards and good practices manuals to guide the IT Teams of ministries, departments and public agencies in development and deployment of Information Technology applications, infrastructure and processes. Despite often being a good representation of the state of art in many IT areas, these standards are written in an high level of abstraction and their practical deployment are hampered due to lack of highly specialized knowledge. In this regard, this paper proposes a secure and integrated transmission subsystem model compliant with the standards and specifications proposed by the Brazilian government and, at the same time, establish mechanisms and controls to ensure the effective protection of data, as well as reducing the risk of losses, changes and unauthorized access, ensuring non-repudiation and preserving the availability, integrity, confidentiality and authenticity of the information. The proposed model, that was originally developed to provide the integrated transmission subsystem to the ABIS architecture deployed in the national id program, can be fully extended to several other applications of Brazilian government and, furthermore, to applications of several other countries, since it follows the most important international good practices guides and standards.
Authors: Johnatan S. Oliveira, Jose Alberto S. Torres, Rodrigo B. Nogueira and Flavio E. de Deus