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EG-ISDC 2011 : e-Government: Implementation Strategies for Developing Countries


When Jun 16, 2011 - Jun 17, 2011
Where Ljubljani, Slovenia
Submission Deadline Nov 25, 2010
Final Version Due Jan 13, 2011
Categories    e-government   digital citizenship   e-commerce   e-democracy

Call For Papers


European Conference on E-Government (ECEG),16-17 June, Ljubljani, Slovenia

Mini Track:
e-Government: Implementation Strategies for Developing Countries

Organised and Chaired by:
Dr Zaigham Mahmood, Univ. of Derby, UK

E-Government is about harnessing the information revolution to improve the lives of citizens and businesses and to improve the efficiency of government...... Whereas, developed economies such as those in Europe and the US are well advanced in the process of achieving vertical and horizontal integrating with respect to their e-government projects, many developing countries are at the initial stages of such developments – in some cases, providing only a one-way communication...... The governments need to have ICT infrastructure, processes and policies as well as training provision for the masses in place, and citizens must be ready to embrace the new technologies and approaches. So, for developing economies, there are many issues and barriers to resolve and overcome.

The purpose of this track is to address such issues and suggest implementation strategies. The aim is to bring researchers and practitioners together to: 1) explore the issues and challenges that developing countries are facing with respect to development of e-government projects; 2) discuss frameworks, policies and strategies for successful implementation of such projects; 3) look into innovative practices and diffusion of innovation approaches and 4) share best practices and ideas based on case studies from successful ventures. The objective is to suggest strategies, frameworks and models to support the developing countries in their endeavour to achieve a successful and effective e-government.

§ E-government policies, strategies and frameworks
§ E-government stages, models and methodologies
§ E-democracy, e-voting and e-legislation
§ Government-to- government and government-to-business interactions
§ Government-to-citizen interactions and e-participation of citizens
§ Efficient and effective provision of e-services
§ Pre-requisites for successful implementation
§ ICT infrastructure and training provision for citizens
§ E-government project initiation, planning and implementation
§ E-government project evaluation metrics
§ Success factors and best practices
§ Limitations, barriers and issues
§ Challenges and opportunities
§ E-readiness factors and pre-conditions
§ Resource, ethical and legal issues
§ Diffusion of Innovation and other relevant theories
§ Managing innovation, change and integration
§ Experience and comparison reports
§ Case studies from developing countries
§ Knowledge management in e-government project

Authors are asked to submit, initially, the abstracts of their papers. For further information,please refer to

Important dates:
Abstract submission deadline: 25 November 2010
Notification of abstract acceptance: 2 December 2010
Final copy of full paper due for review: 13 January 2011
Earlybird registration closes: 7 April 2011
Final paper due (with changes): 21 April 2011

Associated journals:
Presenting authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for journals associated with the conference (eg Electronic Journal of E-Government) as well as for the Journal of E-Government Studies and Best Practices.

Further enquiries:
please contact Dr Zigham Mahmood, Univ of Derby, UK,


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