Several actions have been taken to deal with the public security issues in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil, in particular trying to reduce the number of homicides by means of specific strategies conducted by police organizations and the articulation of initiatives for the improvement of social indicators. In this context, there is a need and opportunity for improving the information systems that support monitoring and controle activities conducted by governmental organizations that deal with this reality, with a focus on information on violent deaths.
The construction of an information database, integrating data from many organizations that produce such information on violent deaths (for instance, in the executive branch of the government, Public Security, Justice and Health agencies) is fundamental to support more effective diagnostics of policies and action, as well as to allow the analysis of the result of such interventions.
INTERSEP is the result of a research project funded by call number 013/2014 – Research Applied to State-wide Public Policies – from our local funding agency FAPES. In this project, we tackled the aforementioned interoperability problem by means of a governance approach on public security information based on reference information models. Such models, also technically called Ontologies, are keys that guide the process of mapping entities and events from one information silo (data base or information system) to other silos, thus allowing an integrated view of the information, which would otherwise be scattered in different silos.
The results of this project are described in further detail on the website http://intersep.nemo.inf.ufes.br/, in Portuguese. Below, we list the main publications related to the project that are written in English:
- A. A. Detoni, G. M. Miranda, L. D. C. Renault, R. A. Falbo, J. P. A. Almeida, G. Guizzardi, and M. P. Barcellos, “Exploring the Role of Enterprise Architecture Models in the Modularization of an Ontology Network: A Case in the Public Security Domain,” in Proc. of the 2017 IEEE 21st International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW), 2017, p. 117–126.
- A. A. Detoni, G. M. Miranda, L. D. C. Renault, J. P. A. Almeida, R. A. Falbo, G. Guizzardi, F. A. Baião, and R. S. S. Guizzardi, “Where Enterprise Architecture and Early Ontology Engineering Meet: A Case Study in the Public Security Domain,” in Proc. of the Joint Ontology Workshops 2017, Bolzano, Italy, 2017.
- L. A. Santos, G. M. Miranda, S. L. Campos, R. A. Falbo, M. P. Barcellos, V. E. S. Souza, and J. P. A. Almeida, “Using an Ontology Network for Data Integration: A Case in the Public Security Domain,” in Proc. of the 11th Seminar on Ontology Research in Brazil (ONTOBRAS 2018), São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 2018, p. 209–220.
- G. M. Miranda, C. H. Bernabé, L. A. Santos, and M. P. Barcellos, “Where Enterprise Architecture and Early Software Engineering Meet: An approach to use cases definition,” in Proc. of the 17th Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality – SBQS, 2018, p. 240–249.
For further information on INTERSEP, contact prof. Vítor E. Silva Souza, who formally coordinated the project along its duration, from November 2015 until October 2019.