IIS.RU
 
 
Main Page
About the Institute
Governing Bodies
Activity Directorates
Projects
Services
Clients
Events
International Collaboration
Chronicles
Hall of Fame
Links
Information Society Journal

e-Region

Information Society Glossary (PDF, 1.21 MB, Rus)

ICT for non-profit organizations

Strategy for Information Society Development in Russia
Projects

The Institute has completed the following key projects either independently or jointly with expert teams from other organizations:

Development of an action plan to ensure the leading position of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area - Yugra among the subjects of the Russian Federation in terms of information society and e-government development

This research work was carried out from December 2012 to July 2013 commissioned by the Department of Information Technology of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area - Yugra. A part of the research was an analysis of the information society and e-government development in general and on key factors influencing the ICT use. Based on the analysis,  recommendations on enhancing the ICT use to address different socio-economic problems of the Area and to provide leadership position of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area - Yugra among the subjects of the Russian Federation in terms of information society and e-government development. Another part of the work was co-organizing the Fifthe International IT-Forum (4-5 June 2013, Khanty-Mansiysk), which provided a platform for an expert discussion of the problems and prospects of the information society and e-government development in Yugra and other regions of Russia. 

Development of information systems providing for access to e-catalogues of libraries in the sphere of education and science in a single internet resource

In the period from 2011 to 2013, the IIS was one of the executors of this work, commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia. The Prime contractor was Russian National Public Library. The system developed is composed of 19 sub-systems that automate the recording and accounting of libraries in the sphere of education and science that have electronic catalogs and/or full-text resources; gathering information about catalogs and resources of digital libraries in education and science, including that about copyright on the electronic materials and documents; automated forming of a unified catalog of electronic collections based on the information collected; providing a single point of users access to a unified catalog and electronic documents of the libraries in the sphere of education and science; integration with existing information resources on education, science and other fields of activity; monitoring the state of the unified catalog and electronic collections included in the catalog; providing information security in the management of and access to a unified catalog of electronic collections.

Study "Role of ICT-competences in social and economic development of Russia"

Carring out the research of human capital assets influence and, in particular ICT-competencies of population on social and economic development of the country, was ordered by Microsoft Rus. IIS and Microsoft declared the results of study "Role of ICT-competencies in social and economic development of Russia" during expert discussion within S.-Petersburg International Economic forum 2012. In the report prepared by Institute of Information Society under support of Microsoft is analyzed influence of ICT-competencies as a component of human capital assets in Russia on innovative development of economy and social sphere. Special attention is paid to significance of ICT-competencies increase programs in development of human capital assets. Within the project a representative poll (April-May 2012) and statistical research of factors influencing information society development in Russian regions were carried out. In the work results of the most recent scientific researches of ICT influence on economic development are used, and comparative analysis of a situation in Russia and the leading countries in information society development sphere (usually European Union) was conducted.

Preparation of Technical Specification for creation of ICT development and use monitoring methods in municipalities of Tyumen region

Work was fulfilled under order of Informatization Department of Tyumen region in March-May 2012.

Technical specification was developed on the basis of analysis of world and home experience and international standards of ICT development and use monitoring, including experience of monitoring at regional municipal level. As a result of conducted researches an analytical report “Recommendations on priority trends of ICT development and use in Tyumen region” was compiled.

Development of information systems of D. Rogacheva Federal Research Center Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology

The work was conducted on request of the Federal state organization Federal Research-Clinical Center of Children Hematology, Oncology and Immunology" (FRCC CHOI) of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation in 2010. Purpose of creation of a complex information system is to provide for efficient scientific, medical and other activities of FRCC CHOI by means of information technologies. It is expected that as a result of implementation of the project the pressure experienced by users during performance of their main activities will decrease owing to reduction of quantity of routine operations and accessing necessary information in the on-line or close mode, increasing quality of medical services, increasing quality and quantity of educational and retraining programs by means of ICT use, improving psychological climate among patients and their parents ought to softening the regime of the compelled social isolation, their inclusion in society by the use of information society achievements, as well as increasing efficiency of the work of service personnel and subdivisions due to optimization of service costs.

Development of the city task program "E-Moscow (2011-2013)" concept

The work accomplished in 2010 under the contract with the Moscow City Department of Informatization. It resulted in the concept of the city target program “E-Moscow (2011-2013)" mainly aimed at increasing quality of life of the city population by broadening of modern ICT use in everyday life.
 

Participation in preparations and conducting of the 7th Tver Social and Economic Forum "Information Society"

On July 8-9, 2010 the Forum, organized by the Association of Managers and Institute of the Contemporary Development under official support of the Administration of the President of RF and Administration of Tver Region, took place.  Institute of the Information Society acted as general expert partner. In the course of the preparations experts worked with spokesmen, chairmen of sections (brief outlines and presentations were gathered), the Program of the Forum was developed. 
Besides IIS provided for preparation and printing for distribution purposes of the following editions: Index of Russian Regions E-Readiness 2008-2009; Methodical materials: "Development of the Information Society in the Russian Federation"; "Proceedings of the 7th Tver Social and Economic Forum "Information Society"; “Information Society” journal, issue ¹4 for 2010.
 

Creation of sectoral node of the Complex of the Social Sphere of Moscow electronic interaction environment Metasystem "E-Moscow" and development of legislative and standard environment of its functioning

The Project was implemented in 2010 under the contract with "INEK – Automated Systems" Ltd Co. The following tasks were implemented in the course of work:  development of technical project, operating design and preparation for putting into industrial operation of social sphere sectoral node of interoperability environment of Metasystem "E-Moscow", and development of legislative and standard basis for the interoperability environment of Metasystem "E-Moscow" functioning.
 

Development of methodic documents for monitoring and management of the Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous region – Yugra task program "Information Society – Yugra" for 2011-2013"

The project was implemented in 2010 under the contract with the Department of Information Technologies of the Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous region – Yugra. In the course of works the survey of the current status of e-government and information society at the Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous region – Yugra was conducted, methodic recommendations for monitoring and management of the autonomous region task program "Information Society – Yugra" for 2011-2013" were developed, passports of the activities and information society development plan and e-government development for 2010-2012 were refined as well.
 

Research of maintenance problems of automated systems of the Department of Social Protection of Moscow City Population (AS DSPP)

The work accomplished in 2010 under the contract with the Department of Social Protection of Moscow City Population. During the research the Institute developed methodology and program of inspection of the Department of Social Protection of Moscow City Population objects to be computerized in order to define current status of public services provision processes within the framework of distributed computer based information processing system "Soczashchita". In the course of the research services provided by organizations of the Dept. of SP, documents required for obtaining services and those that are the results of services delivery, information systems and information objects, as well as all interrelations of services, documents, information systems and information objects, were defined. Implementation of this project resulted in drafting Concept of modernization and development of AS DSPP and preparation of Requirements Specifications for modernization and development of the System.
 

Analysis of ICT impact on long-term scientific and technological development of key sectors of the Russian economics for the period till 2030

In the course of works performed in 2010 under the contract with JSC “Interdepartmental Analytical Centre” the following tasks were implemented:  the earlier scientific and technological forecast of ICT sector for the period till 2010 was revised; trends of ICT sector development in Russia were analyzed and forecast till 2010 was made; strategic alternatives of the sector’s development were formulated; possible variants of future appearance of the sector were forecasted.
 

The 5th Forum of the Arts and Science Intelligentsia of the CIS Member-States "Innovative and Humanitarian Partnership – the basis of dynamic development of CIS countries"

IIS acted as co-organizer of the Forum held on October 14-15, 2010 at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations. The event, which was attended by Dmitry Medvedev, the President of the Russian Federation, gathered more than 1000 participants, including about 200 delegates from all CIS countries and about 200 representatives of creative youth. 
The Forum was attended by well-known scientists, cultural and educational workers, representatives of intergovernmental organizations, national authorities and international organizations. Within the framework of the Forum IIS organized a panel discussion “Information Society for All: Humanitarian Aspects of Modernization”.
 

Development of complex information system FCRC CHOI

The work was accomplished in 2010 under the contract with the Federal State Enterprise «Federal Clinical Research Center for Children’s Hematology, Oncology and Immunology» of the Ministry of Health Care and Social Development of the Russian Federation. The goal of the complex information system creation is to provide for efficient scientific, medical and other activities of FCRC CHOI by means of information technologies. As a result of project implementation it is expected that the workload of users performing their primary activities will be decreased due to reducing the quantity of routine operations and providing them with necessary information in real time mode or close to it, increasing quality of medical services, increasing quality and level of scientific researches, increasing quality and quantity of educational programs and professional development by ICT use, improvement of psychological climate among patients and their parents at the expense of reducing the regime of forced social isolation, their inclusion in the social environment by using the achievements of information society, and increasing efficiency of attendants’ and divisions’ work due to optimization of expenses on maintenance.
 

Analysis of Main Trends in ICT Development for the period till 2030

The work was accomplished in 2009 on request of the Ministry of Communications of RF. Long-term problems and challenges as well as major factors of the communications and IT sectors development in Russia and in leading industrial countries have been determined. IIS experts outlined an hierarchy of most important goals and objectives for an innovative development of the above sector for medium- and long-term perspective. They also designed a technological road map of the sector’s development in Russian Federation till 2030.
 

Examination and Analysis of Official Web Sites of Public and Local Authorities of RF in regards to their Compliance with Federal Legislation

In 2009 IIS worked out a methodology of examination (monitoring) of official web sites of subjects of RF with respect to their compliance with provisions of Federal Law # 8-FZ "On Providing Access to Information regarding the Work of Public and Local Authorities" (dated February 09, 2009), including methods of examination. IIS specialists elaborated questionnaires for examining official web sites of regional government authorities. A group of experts examined the web sites, processed the results and prepared an analytical report for the customer: the Russian Ministry of Economic Development.

Working Out Proposals on Improvement, Optimization and Unification of Structure and Content of Indexes in Forms of Federal Statistical Monitoring in the sphere of Communications

IIS analyzed laws and regulations in the sphere of communications with respect to introduction of changes in effective forms of federal statistical monitoring. They proposed lists of forms that require changes or cancellation, of statistical indexes to be included in forms of federal statistical monitoring taking into account changes in relevant legislation as well as emerging technologies and services. The work was completed in 2009 within a state contract with the Russian Ministry of Communications.

Program of ICT implementation in the Ministry of Culture of RF

The work was accomplished in 2009 on request of the Main Data Centre of the Ministry of Culture of RF. IIS made analysis of ICT use in the operations of the Ministry, proposed a revision of current goals and objectives of ICT implementation, as well as that of expected results, recommended approaches to resource provision for the program, list of specific projects, and mechanism of program implementation.

Providing Expert Advice for Developing the Standardized ICT Solutions for the Regional Informatization in the Russian Federation

In 2007 the needs assessment of the regional standardized ICT solutions was conducted as part of the Federal e-Russia program (2002-2010) by request of Federal Agency on Information Technologies. This work resulted in developing the recommendations for implementing the Concept of regional informatization in the Russian federation and conducting a contest for the selection of pilot regions for implementation and testing of standard ICT Solutions in 2008. In 2008 the legal and technical assessment of eight standardized ICT solutions was completed to ensure their compliance with the Standard Program of ICT Development and Use in a RF Region and with the Rules of Developing, Testing, Upgrading and Implementing the Standard ICT Solutions for the Russian Regions. In addition, the IIS specialists worked on improving the methods of governing the development and adaptation process for the proposed technological solutions based on the architectural approach to building the information systems.

Developing the Standardized Program for Implementing the Modern ICTs in the Public Authorities as part of the e-Government Program

The Federal Agency of Information Technologies was the state primary initiator of this project, which was completed in 2008. The key executive entity was “Informexpertise.” This work was completed in accordance with the priority tasks identified by the Strategy of the Information Society Development in Russia, Presidential directives based on the State Council meeting of July 17, 2008 as well as the Concept of Forming e-Government system in Russia prior to 2010. The IIS developed methodological recommendations, which allowed a given agency to implement the standardized program while adapting it to their specific conditions. The Program also identifies the principles of determining priority tasks and directions which ought to be automated in the government.

Developing the ICT Training Programs for Government Authorities’ Employees

In 2007 three documents were created as part of the “Electronic Russia 2002-2010” Program based on the state contract between the Federal Education Agency and the Institute of the Information Society. These documents included the Concept of ICT Training for government officials, the packet of standardized programs for government ICT Training, and a set of methodological recommendations for the training process. The general principles of distance learning approach were determined taking into account the differences in personnel requirements as well as levels of Internet access for various categories of organizations and target audiences. Also identified were skills and knowledge sets necessary for each segment of the target audience. As a result of activities carried out in 2008, a complete set of training materials, instructions, and electronic versions of study modules were developed for the government employees.

Creating the Information and Reference System for Supporting the All-Russia Attestation Commission (VAK) of the Russian Federation Ministry of Education

During the first phase of the project (2008) the IIS analyzed the domestic and international experience of using the ICT for expert activity to evaluate professional achievements of scientists and teachers. As well, the concept of information system that would support activities of the All-Russia Attestation Commission was created. The second phase brought about the prototype of the information system and draft legislation that would enable its content provision and proper functioning.

Conducting e-Readiness Assessments

Since 2001 the Institute undertakes constant efforts aimed at assessing the level of Information Society development in Russia. Currently the following analytical reports represent the most significant outputs of this work (in reverse chronological order):

  • Analysis of ICT Development and Use in Subjects of Russian Federation. Problems of Overcoming the Digital Divide between Regions / edited by Yu. Hohlov, S. Shaposhnik. – Ì.: Institute of the Information Society, 2009. – 208 p. Prepared on request of the Moscow City Informatization Department for Interagency Task Force on Reduction of Digital Divide between Subjects of RF of the Council under the President of RF on Information Society Development. Includes comparative analysis of existing regional suppositions for large-scale ICT use, describes level of ICT use for development in key sectors.

  • Index of Russian Regions E-Readiness. 2007‑2008 / Ed. by Yu. Hohlov, S. Shaposhnik. - Ì.: Institute of the Information Society, 2009.- 256 p. Index weight calculated based on data of the proposed period for all subjects of RF, except Chechen Republic which lacks required statistical data.

     
  • National Report on the Information Society Development in Russia for 2007. This work was completed in 2008 by the mandate of the Federal Agency on Information Technology. The key executive entity was “Informexpertise.” The draft report presented the state of information society development in Russia on the key directions from the Strategy of Information Society Development in the Russian Federation, which was signed by the President on February 7, 2008. The material was prepared based on the data from the state and international statistical sources as well as the information from a representative survey of the Russian population on the use of ICT.
  • Information and Communication Technologies Development and Use in the Russian Regions: Analytical Report / Edited by Yuri E. Hohlov – M.: Institute of the Information Society, 2008. – 240 pages. The Report contains a comparative analysis of the e-development factors of the Russian regions and key spheres of ICT use. This analysis was conducted using the indicator system recommended by the leading international organizations, statistical and analytical agencies. The publication’s target audience includes experts and managers working on strategy and policy formulation for ICT development and use in various spheres of human life – government, business, education, culture, etc.
  • Index of Russian Regions’ e-Readiness 2005-2006. – M.: Institute of the Information Society, 2007. – 244 pages. This publication is prepared by the Information Society Development Center with participation of experts from the Institute of Information Society and with financial support from Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Intel. The work includes the results of studying the information society advancement in the Russian regions. The data that was received, in contrast to the previous Index 2004-2005 prepared by the IIS, indicates positive dynamics in many regions observed in the majority of the 76 indicators used here. As well, in addition to the first issue of the Index, this report includes indicators related to another important sphere of ICT application – the education domain.
  • Index of Russian Regions’ e-Readiness 2004-2005. This analytical work presents an assessment of the level of Russian regions' readiness for large-scale ICT implementation. The Index was developed by the Directorate of Monitoring the Information Society Development of the IIS with support from the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of the Russian Federation. The purpose of this Index was to create an information and analytical tool for developing, implementing and adjusting the information society development policy at the federal and regional levels. The index is calculated for all regions of Russia (except for the Chechen Republic) based on 2004-2005 data.
  •  Russia e-Readiness and e-Needs Assessment. This analytical report was completed with financial support from the infoDev Program of The World Bank as part of the social project “Assessment of ICT infrastructure and Russia’s e-readiness.” The report uses a unique methodology that was developed specifically for evaluating Russia. The report is essentially an assessment of the state of knowledge economy development in Russia in the period of 2002-2003. ZIP-archive file, 890 Kb.
  •  Russian Regions e-Readiness Assessment. This is part of the report on research activity entitled “Developing a Concept of the Russia Development Gateway” related to topic #21.3.14 of the Federal Program "eRussia (2002-2010)" supported by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. The document contains a comparative analysis of e-Readiness of six Russian regions - Tula, Kaliningrad, Novgorod, Perm, Chelyabinsk regions and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area - Yugra. The leading international methodologies were specially adapted to assess the Russian regions for the purposes of completing this report. The report contains data for 2002-2003. Text in Russian.
  •  Russia e-Readiness and e-Needs Assessment. This analytical report applied the methodology developed by the Center for International Development of Harvard University. The report was completed in May-July 2001 by the expert group as part of the grant from the infoDev Program of The World Bank. This report represents the first attempt to consolidate disorganized data about Russia’s e-Development and to add the expert opinions to these data regarding the building of the Information Society in Russia.

In 2005-2006 two IIS leading experts - Yuri Hohlov and Sergey Shaposhnik - were involved in implementing the project on monitoring telecommunications and the information Society. The prime objective of this FP6 project was to provide the European Commission with information on the development of the Information Society and the telecommunications market in Russia and some other New Independent States as well as barriers to such development. In the course of realization of the project four intermediate (spaced in half-year intervals) reports were prepared, which reflected the changes in CIS countries. The European Commission released a final report for the project "Monitoring of Russia and Ukraine (priority 1) and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Moldova (priority 2): Telecommunications and the Information Society".

Developing Forecast Indicators for Information Society Development based on the State Statistics and Administrative Reports

The project was completed in 2008 according to the state contract between the Federal Education Agency and the Institute of the Information Society as part of implementing the “Electronic Russia 2002-2010” Program. The Institute developed a system of indicators describing the key directions and factors of information society development at the federal and regional levels as well as created methodology and tools for collecting primary data required for calculating these indicators. The IIS tested these methods and tools during the final stages of the project using the 2007 data and also prepared a forecast of the key information society development indicators annually up to 2015.

Developing the Program of ICT Development and Use in the Republic of Tatarstan

This project became of the results of implementing the Protocol of Intentions in the field of implementing the comprehensive project “e-Government of the Republic of Tatarstan”, which was signed by the Tatarstan Cabinet of Ministers and the IIS on February 21, 2006. Development of the regional program of ICT development and use in Tatarstan in 2008-2010 was carried out as part of the state contract with the Information Technologies Center of Tatarstan until December 2007. The program draft was approved at the Tatarstan Cabinet of Ministers meeting on February 11, 2008.

Draft Sample Legislation “About the Internet”

This document was created by the Russian Association of Electronic Communications and the IIS by the request of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS countries. As part of this project the legal review of existing legislative practices in the CIS countries was prepared. The draft legislation was discussed at the meeting of the Information Policy Commission of the Federation Council on January 28, 2008 and brought about a wide public resonance.

Methodological Support of Implementing the Concept of Regional Informatization

In 2006 the IIS completed the project “Developing recommendations for implementing the Concept of Regional Informatization” as part of the “Electronic Russia 2002-2010” Program at the request of the Federal Agency on Information Technologies. As well, a tender was held to select the pilot regions for implementing and testing the standardized ICT solutions, which were created with the funds from the federal budget. As a result, the analytical report was prepared entitled “Analysis of ICT Development and Use in the Russian Regions” along with the Draft Standardized Program for ICT Development and Use in the Russian regions and Methods of its Adaptation for a Specific Region. A list of standard ICT solutions was created that were provided by the federal budget, and the system of their creation and dissemination in the Russian regions was set. The organizational support was provided for the Council of Regional Informatization under the Ministry of Informatization and for holding the tenders to select the regions for 2007 IT projects. In 2007-2008 the research was conducted and recommendations were developed for creating the system of implementing the regional informatization activities and voluntary certification. As a result, analytical report was produced which depicted the state of ICT use and development in the Russian regions as well as implementation of regional informatization programs. The report also included draft legislation, recommendations on standardized solutions’ applications in the regions, proposed list of activities aimed to support the dissemination and adoption of ICT in the regions and proposed systematic organization of the voluntary certification for regional informatization.

Development of E-Government services and standards in Tver Region

This project was completed in August 2007 as part of the state contract between the IIS and the Department of Transport and Communications of the Tver Region. The work included carrying out e-readiness assessment; working out the informatization standards for the Tver Region, which determine the region’s e-government architecture; drafting a regional target program for ICT development and use in Tver Region (Electronic Tver Region).

Developing Draft Municipal Program “E-Moscow 2008-2010”

In the context of research efforts made by request from the Moscow Informatization Department, based on the analysis of ‘E-Moscow (2003-2007)’ program implementation experience, the IIS drafted a concept for the city target program “E-Moscow” till 2010 and an outline for this program. In May 2007 the proposal for new e-Moscow 2008-2010 program was completed.

Developing e-Government Architecture for the Republic of Tatarstan

Project was carried out by IIS together with N.G. Chebotarev’s Research Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics at Kazan State University by the request of the state enterprise “Center of Information Technologies of the Republic of Tatarstan” in 2006. As a result of this work, a report on the research project was prepared entitled “E-Government Architecture of the Republic of Tatarstan.” The report contains a review of foreign and domestic experience of designing e-government architecture and introduces results of preliminary examination of the ICT use by governmental authorities of the Republic of Tatarstan. A pilot model portal of e-government architecture in Tatarstan was also developed as part of this project.

Developing Moscow's Unified Cultural Information System

Moscow’s Unified Cultural Information System (MUCIS) represents the basis for implementing the long-term strategy and comprehensive informatization program of the cultural sphere in Moscow. The project has been carried out since 2004. Legal framework for the system was developed and specialist education and training was provided during the first phase (chief executive entity was Moscow Telecommunications Corporation and the co-executor was the Institute for the Information Society). Consortium headed by IIS started developing the first stage of the system’s implementation requested by Moscow Committee on Culture in December 2006. MUCIS is brought about as an integrated system consisting of applied and functional subsystems. The following subsystems were developed in 2006-2008: “Moscow Public Libraries” [including the use of ‘single reader’s card’ technology], “Moscow Museums”, “Moscow Cultural Authorities” and ”Moscow Culture Portal”. Full-scale interaction between the aforementioned subsystems and with exterior information systems was carried out at further stages of the MUCIS implementation in Moscow. New capabilities were added, such as possibility to search and view information about the various events taking place in the city’s music and art schools, to perform expanded search of museum items’ and library documents’ descriptions, as well as ability to enroll in music and art schools as students.

Participation in Developing the Moscow Region Governmental Internet Portal

ABC company acted as a main contractor in implementing the first phase of a business portal project of Moscow region’s authorities and draft regulations in the field of electronic communication between the regional government and citizens as part of the program “E-Moscow Region for 2006-2009”. IIS carried out development of technical requirements for the portal and technical project for its creation, launched the system’s first line, and worked out draft administrative and e-administrative regulations in the field of service provision for the citizens in 2006.

Developing Voronezh Regional Administration Portal

This project was carried out according to a government contract between the administrative department of Voronezh region and the IIS. It provided for construction of an information system “Voronezh Regional Administration Internet Portal”. 2006 was marked by preparing the technical documentation on detailed design and applied  software support, conducting preliminary tests and launch activities, supplying with maintenance staff, developing of regulatory  documentation regarding system exploitation, conducting experimental running and putting the system into industrial operation. In 2007 the industrial implementation and guarantee service of this system was planned.

Developing the Website for Administrative Department of Moscow Government on Moscow Economic Security

Project was carried out in 2006 by the request of Moscow Informatization Department and Administrative Department of Moscow Government on Moscow Economic Security as part of the city program ‘E-Moscow’. Performance specifications and detailed design on web-site construction were prepared, software was developed, and experimental running and test were conducted.

Participation in Developing the Culture and Arts Gateway

2006 was marked by providing English-language content for the prototype of the Moscow City Portal, which is being developed in the context of city program “E-Moscow”. The work was completed by IIS on demand of the state unitary enterprise “Granit Center”. IIS also took part in developing a program and principles of preliminary tests of the portal’s 2nd phase.

Construction of an Information Exchange Subsystem for the 2nd line of Automated Information System for Moscow Budget Administration

Work on the project requested by the Moscow Department of Economic Policy and Development started in December 2006. By mid-2007 the development of specific technical requirements for subsystem’s modules, software, technical project and documentation was completed, as well as putting applied software into operation, modeling network architecture and information exchange, and testing changes introduced at the production stage.

Designing an Integrated Automated Information System for International Assembly of Capitals and Big Cities

IIS carried out this project in 2006 by the request of Moscow Department of International Relations. The project included R&D on development of TOR, preparing a feasibility study and technical project for the integrated automated information system for International Assembly of Capitals and Big Cities (IAIS IAC). The main goals of IAIS IAC are increasing Moscow’s participation in IAC activities, positioning Moscow as a dynamic megapolis, promoting Moscow enterprises’ goods and services to other cities’ markets, assisting in economic interaction between Moscow and other cities’ businesses,  improving internal and external information exchange between IAC Secretariat and Moscow Department of International Relations through ICT use.

Designing Automated Information System “Registration of Children”

According to the government contract signed by the Moscow Department of Education, IIS and CROC company, developed an interdepartmental automated information system designed to provide Moscow Department of Education with communication tools for interaction with territorial authorities on registration of children. The main goals of the system are supplying Moscow municipal councils with instruments allowing them to work with information about children between the ages of 0 and 18 years old who live on the territory of a respective municipality.

Coordinating the activity of the Russian e-Development Partnership

Russian e-Development Partnership (PRIOR) is a volunteer association of organizations and individuals putting together their efforts and resources in order to provide mutual informational, technological, consulting, financial, organizational, and other types of support to achieve common goals and objectives. The major goal of PRIOR is to facilitate dynamic and comprehensive development of the Information Society and to build the Knowledge Economy in Russia. The Institute of the Information Society put forth the initiative of creating PRIOR and was authorized to act as Partnership’s coordinating party by the PRIOR organizational conference of November 30, 2001.

Creating Russia Development Gateway Portal

This work commenced on March 1, 2001. The Portal development was conducted with the financial support of the World Bank infoDev Program and of the Russian Federal Program e-Russia (2002-2010) up to year-end 2003. In 2004-2005, Development Gateway Foundation provides funding for the RuDG. The Portal has become part of the international network of development gateways while also representing the core component of the Network of Development Gateways of the Russian Federation. The more detailed description of the goals and objectives of RuDG creation as well as its content, services and technologies is provided on PRIOR website.

Creating Moscow Development Gateway

This work was completed as part of the special program event of the e-Moscow city program in 2003-2005, which strives to improve the effectiveness of the efforts undertaken to implement the city policy, city programs and projects geared towards developing the Information Society and the Knowledge Economy. The Moscow Development Gateway is part of the Network of Development Gateways of the Russian Federation and is maintained in Russian and English.

Developing the Monitoring System of Moscow's Advancement to the Information Society

This activity is completed since 2003 as part of the special program event of the e-Moscow municipal program. The project proposes the monitoring methodology, which includes conceptual framework, system of indicators, classification, and statistical and sociological instruments. The project is based on the international experience while also taking into account Moscow’s specifics as a major urban conglomerate. Based upon the results received form the initial stages of work, the Moscow’s e-Readiness Assessment report was prepared. The task of developing a full-fledged comprehensive methodology of monitoring the information society development has not been solved globally or in Russia. Thus, the work completed by the IIS as part of e-Moscow project can be considered groundbreaking.

Participation in Developing the Unified Automated Information System "Development - 2"

Information System "Development - 2" intends to provide comprehensive analytical support for administrators and specialists of the Moscow City Department of Economic Policy and Development working towards achieving sustainable phase and creating conditions for Moscow’s stable socioeconomic development. The chief executive body is the Science and Research Institute of Information Technologies, and the co-executor is the Institute for the Information Society. The work started in 2004 and will be continued throughout 2005.

Supporting the Functioning of the Moscow Secretariat of the UN ICT Task Force Regional Network for Europe and Central Asia

Russia proposed to create this Regional Network, and it was officially established on April 29, 2002 at the European regional meeting in Geneva discussing the work of the UN ICT Task Force and the preparation for the UN World Summit on the Information Society. 16 countries of Europe and Central Asia were members of the Network until UN ICT Task Force accomplished its mandate in December 2006. IIS maintained the Regional Network secretariat, which provided organizational support for the participants’ activities.

Europe and Central Asia Virtual University 

This University was initiated by the World Bank Institute in 2001 and was coordinated by the IIS in 2001-2003. The University’s goal was to create and develop a consortium of universities in Russia and Central Asia that would generate a unified distance-learning environment in the region based upon using the ICT and Russian as a common working language. In 2002-2003 the project was supported by the National Training Foundation.

Publishing the Information Society Journal

The Information Society journal has been published since 1989 by the All-Russia Institute of Interdisciplinary Research. In 1998 the IIS jointly with the Russian Engineering Academy established and started publishing the new version of the Journal. The Information Society currently holds the status of an international information and analytical editorial. The Journal became a winner of the 7th All-Russian Mass Media Festival "All Russia-2002" in the nomination "Publications dedicated to the issues of media-society". Since 2004 the Journal is published jointly with the Russian e-Development Foundation.

Infocity Moscow

The project was started in 1998 by the initiative of the IIS. At the early stages it was completed jointly with the Moscow Telecommunications Corporation COMCOR, Sun Microsystems, Lotus, ATIK and other companies, whose efforts were directed at creating a prototype district of an information city (Infocity) of the future based upon the existing information infrastructure. This project strives to facilitate the widespread access to the information resources and services, to provide the maximum possible number of services that could be offered to the end-user – a city resident. In 2000 as part of the Infocity the pilot project was launched, which was based at the Tolstoy’s Central Library of the Centralized Library System #1 of the Southern Administrative District of Moscow. The Infocity project gained the status of a separate program event of the municipal program e-Moscow since 2003 as requested by the Executive Department for the Territories of the City of Moscow. In 2006 the IIS enabled development of the draft regulatory, organizational, methodological and operational documents for use and development of the second phase of the Infocity information system as well as participated in content creation for it.

Information and Methodological Support for Creating and Utilizing the Russian Digital Libraries (Elbib Project)

This project took place in 1998-2006 with the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Fundamental Research. The project results and outcomes are described in detail at the interactive informational portal Russian Digital Libraries. As part of this project, the scientific e-Journal Digital Libraries was published since 1998 (mass media registration certificate #019036 of July 1, 1999 by the Russian Federation State Committee on Print Media), the Digital Library Registry was completed, the CD series "Electronic Libraries" was issued, the methodological materials were generated in order to assist the DL community members in their everyday work on creating and utilizing digital libraries, collections, resources, and documents.

Participation in Generating the Development Concept for the Regional Information and Analytical System of Perm Region for 2005-2007

The Concept is aimed at enabling improved effectiveness and efficiency of the regional government authorities’ work based on the extensive use of ICT. The Concept was developed in line with the strategy of socioeconomic development of the Perm region. The chief executor of the project is the Regional institution Information and Computing Center of the Perm Regional Administration; other executors include Ural Computer House, IVS Company, IIS, First Perm Internet Center, and Parma-Telecom Company. This project essentially represents the development concept of the e-Government platform for the Perm region. The Concept was approved by the Perm regional administration in 2004.

Participating in Developing the Systems Project Metasystem "e-Moscow"

The systems project Metasystem e-Moscow determines the conceptual framework of the metasystem, which represent a set of technologically and organizationally integrated information systems with common governance. Such an arrangement containing Moscow’s information resources serves the goal of providing information services for government authorities, municipal structures and Moscow residents. The chief executor is e-Moscow company; co-executors are IBS and Jet Infosystems companies as well as the IIS. The Institute developed a section dedicated to the architecture of the systems project. The project was completed in 2004.

Legislative Projects of the IIS

  • Comparative analysis of the legislation regulating the processes of creation and use of the Russian Federation information resources - the Institute’s expert report completed by the request of the Moscow City Duma in 2000.
  • Developing the Moscow Municipal Law "About Information Resources and Informatization of Moscow" -by request of the Moscow City Duma and Moscow Government, the legislation was drafted by the Institute jointly with the Public Expert Council of the Moscow City Duma on "Information, Informatization, Telecommunication, and Television" in 2000-2001. The law was adopted by the Moscow City Duma on October 24, 2001 (#52).
  • Developing the law "About Guarantees of Information Availability regarding the Work of Moscow Municipal Governmental Authorities" - this intended to provide the citizens with a legal right to the information about the decisions adopted by the municipal authorities. The legislation was drafted by the Institute jointly with the Public Expert Council of the Moscow City Duma on "Information, Informatization, Telecommunication, and Television" in 2001-2003. The law was adopted by the Moscow City Duma on March 31, 2004 (#20).

Participating in Organizing Contest "Best Region in the ICT Field"

The contest was held in 2002 and 2003 as part of the Federal Program e-Russia with RosBusinessConsulting (RBC) as a chief executor. The Institute developed the contest’s concept, methodology for determining the winners, nominations, criteria for evaluating the regions, and surveys for estimating the level of regional electronic development.

Awareness Raising Project "World Summit on the Information Society: Expectations of the Russian Regions"

This project includes a series of workshops on the Information Society in Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk, which was organized on October 16-22, 2003, as well as publication of the book with the same title in Russian and English with the support of the British Council Russia.

Developing the Comprehensive Program of Moscow's Advancement towards the Information Society (e-Moscow 2003-2007)

The Program, which is based upon consolidating the leading global experience and thorough analysis of the factors of Moscow’s development as an “information city”, was developed with IIS coordination, according to the request of the Government of Moscow (Department of Economic Policy and Moscow City Development) in 2001-2002. A number of organizations took part in developing this Program: Department of Economic Policy and Moscow City Development, Transportation and Communication Division of the City of Moscow, Committee of Telecommunications and Mass Media of the City of Moscow, Bank of Moscow, Moscow Committee on Science and Technologies, e-Moscow company, Moscow Telecommunications Corporation COMCOR, and Mobile Telematics Positioning Systems company. The Program was approved by the Directive of the City of Moscow # 367-PP of May 13, 2003. It has been implemented as a municipal program since the year-end 2003.

Concept of Moscow's Advancement towards the Information Society

The document proposing the paths of Moscow’s development as a modern information conglomerate was developed by the Institute in 2000 and is based upon an in-depth analysis of the global experience and the specific circumstances of the Russian capital. The Concept was elaborated in response to the request by the Moscow Government (Department of Economic Policy and Moscow City Development) and was approved on July 20, 2001 by the Moscow Mayor’s Resolution No. 715-ÐÌ.

ThinkQuest in Russia

Between June 2001 and September 2003 the Institute served as a national partner of the international ThinkQuest contest for schoolchildren of 12-19 years old to develop the best educational web-site. The contest was held by the American nonprofit organization Advanced Network & Services, Inc. since 1996 and by the Oracle Education Foundation since 2002. The key goals of this contest include the development of the global educational space and facilitating the cooperation between students from various countries and schools with different level of technical capability. Currently the ThinkQuest project in Russia is implemented by the RELARN association.

Network Integration of Electronic Information Resources of the Leading Russian Libraries and Information Centers (LibWeb Project)

This work became an IIS project in 1998; prior to this time it had been completed by the initiative of several of the Institute’s founders since 1995 with the support from the Russian Foundation for Fundamental Research, Russian Federation Ministry of Science and Technology, and since 1996 – by the Russian Humanitarian Scientific Foundation. This groundbreaking project unified the efforts of the leading Russian libraries and information centers, provided an impulse to mobilize the existing and generate new electronic information resources in Russia, and facilitated in developing the subject-oriented library network. The latter is currently accessible to the domestic and foreign scientists, specialists, and organizations. The project was completed in 2003.

Participating in the Development of the Concept of Facilitating the International Collaboration and External Economic Relations in the ICT Sphere, including the Process of Russia's joining to the WTO

The work was completed according to the request by the Russian Federation Ministry of Communication and Informatization in 2002 as part of the Federal Program eRussia 2002-2010. The chief executor was Sociomaster company.

Preparing the Concept of Specialized Information System "Government Portal"

The work was completed by the request of the Russian Federation Ministry of Communication and Informatization in 2002 as part of the Federal Program eRussia 2002-2010. The chief executor was the Information Business Systems company.

Russian-English Glossary on the Information Society

This was the joint project by the IIS and the British Council Russia, which was implemented in 2001. The project resulted in developing the two-language glossary including 100 basic terms and concepts of the information society and its publication on the Internet.

Participation in the Development of the Methodological Framework for Improving the Effectiveness of the Information Interaction between the Government Authorities and the Public ("e-Government" Concept)

The project was completed in 2001by the request of the Russian Federation Ministry of Communication and Informatization. The project was jointly completed by the Institute of Systems Analysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the IIS and other organizations.

Participation in Developing the Systems Project of Creating the Moscow Citywide Information System

The project was developed in 1997-1998 by the IIS jointly with the Moscow Telecommunications Corporation COMCOR, InfoDom Company, and other organizations. The goal of this project was developing the Moscow citywide information system through further integration of the existing city information systems and large-scale use of Moscow’s extensive telecommunication infrastructure.

Participating in Creation of the Database of Court Files for Russian Defence Lawyers and Human Rights Activists

The project was completed in 1999 by the American nonprofit organization Freedom Channel, Inc. in collaboration with the Russian advocacy organization Advocates’ Training and with support from the National Endowment for Democracy (USA) and the grant #98-20.0. The technical side of the project was completed by the research team of the IIS. The system was designed for storing the materials of criminal cases with the specialists’ comments and providing them by user requests.


Partners
Membership
  Valid XHTML 1.0!  Valid CSS!