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EGOV 2012 : International IFIP Electronic Government Conference


Conference Series : Electronic Government
When Sep 3, 2012 - Sep 6, 2012
Where Kristiansand (Norway)
Submission Deadline Mar 19, 2012
Notification Due May 25, 2012
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2012
Categories    e-government

Call For Papers

The annual international IFIP Electronic Government (EGOV) conference is the European core conference in the study domain, which presents the state of the art in e-government and e-governance. The IFIP conference is organized by the IFIP Working Group 8.5 on information systems in the public sector. Since its beginnings in 2001, the EGOV conference has provided important guidance for research and development in this fast-moving domain of study.

The IFIP e-government conference brings together leading researchers and professionals from across the globe and from a number of disciplines. Over the years, the interest in this domain of study has steadily increased. Together with ePart, the sister conference on electronic participation, the 2011 IFIP EGOV and ePart conferences have attracted more than 160 participants from all continents including developing countries.

E-government research has demonstrated its relevance to practice and, consequently, has influenced and shaped government strategies and implementations. Conversely, e-government practice has inspired e-government research. A wide range of topics has received scholarly attention. In recent years, the assessment and evaluation of e-government projects, the foundations of e-government as a research discipline, integration and interoperation in government, transformation, organizational change, citizens at the center, open data, adoption and diffusion, and the role of information and communication technology for development rank among leading topics on the research agenda.

For the 11th IFIP e-government conference we seek contributions that include but are not limited to:

Foundations of e-government, open government and e-governance research
Future directions in research and practice of ICT in the public sector
Research theories and frameworks for public sector modernization with the support of ICT
Research methods, method integration and techniques
Designing and assessing systems for the public sector: innovative cases and systems
ICT usage, acceptance and performance of technology-supported public sector activities: methods and contemporary case analyses
Transformative government
Open government, transparency, and collaboration
Approaches and solutions in open data and linked open government data
Participative governance and (agent-based) policy modeling
Digital and social divide
Universal access as well as equity of access to information and services
Social media, web 2.0 and social network in the public sector
Trust, security and privacy in e-government
Stakeholders collaboration in government modernization
Stakeholder-oriented public-sector redesign
Open innovation, innovation management, transformation and change management, and complexity management in shaping public sector advancements
Evaluation, measurement, benchmarking and benefits management
Law enforcement, compliance and criminal justice
Legal compliance, legal shaping and legal impact of innovative government services provision
Mobile services and methods in government
Cloud computing in the public sector
Outsourcing, crowdsourcing and shared services
Interoperability, architectures and standards in a networked government
Information infrastructure, information preservation, information management, and information access
Open source and free software
Knowledge management, information sharing, semantics, ontologies and web 3.0
Emergency and disaster response management
Retaining public sector experiences, developing countries
Education, human resources, training courses, and curricula

The IFIP e-government conference 2012 hosts four distinct formats of contributions:

Completed research papers (max 12 pages, published in LNCS Springer)
Ongoing research and innovative projects (max 8 pages, published in Trauner or similar)
Workshops and panels on pertinent issues
PhD colloquium submission

These formats encourage scientific rigor and discussions of state of the art in the study domain, but also welcome innovative research approaches, work in progress, and studies of practical e-government or e-governance projects along with reports on system implementations. Prior to the conference (Sunday September 2), a PhD student colloquium will be held providing doctoral students with an international forum guided by senior scholars for presenting their work, networking opportunities and cross-disciplinary inspiration.
We seek innovative and scholarly sound contributions. Accepted papers of completed research will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Ongoing research and project papers will be published in Trauner proceedings (or similar).
Read more in the submission guidelines and review criteria.

Prior to the conference (September 2nd) a PhD student colloquium will be held providing doctoral students with an international forum for presenting their work, networking opportunities and cross-disciplinary inspiration.
The IFIP e-government conference will be co-located with IFIP ePart, the third International Conference on electronic participation, which will be dedicated to topics on e-participation and e-democracy. ePart will take place slightly overlapping with the IFIP e-government conference at the same venue. Participants registering for one conference can also attend the other conference.

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