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EGov-Book 2012 : Developing E-Government Projects: Frameworks and Methodologies


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Submission Deadline Aug 25, 2012
Final Version Due Oct 15, 2012
Categories    e-government   methodologies   e-participation   frameworks

Call For Papers


Developing E-Government Projects: Frameworks and Methodologies

A book edited by Dr Zaigham Mahmood, University of Derby, UK
To be published by IGI Global

Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: 25 Aug 2012 (extended)
Full Chapter Submission Deadline: 15 Oct 2012


E-Government is about harnessing the information revolution to improve the lives of citizens and businesses, and to improve the efficiency of the government. It aims at a citizen-centred vision of a government that provides effective governance, increased transparency, better management, effective processes, and efficient services through the use of the Internet and information and communication technologies (ICTs). In this context, world governments are mobilizing large amounts of resources to develop, implement, and promote the use of e-government. However, developing e-government projects are huge undertakings that require significant investment of time, money, people, and technology resources. There is, therefore, a need for a careful assessment of the e-readiness of the state, as well as a careful formulation of a long term strategy and a clear commitment and will on the part of the political leaders. The governments need to have ICT infrastructure, processes, and policies as well as training provisions for the masses in place, and citizens must be willing to adopt the innovative technologies and approaches. The aim of the proposed book is to present frameworks and methodologies, as well as case studies to discuss and understand the approaches being deployed for successful implementation of e-government projects. The secondary objective is to present information for other economies that are in the process of developing e-government strategies.

Aim and Objectives

The aim of the proposed text is to present frameworks and methodologies for understanding what courses of actions and best practices would provide successful strategies towards design, implementation, and adoption of e-government projects. The objectives are:
• To report the current research and practice with respect to design and implementation of e-government projects
• To advance the understanding and extend the body of knowledge with respect to e-government adoption
• To discuss frameworks, policies, and strategies for successful implementation of such projects
• To look into innovative practices and diffusion of innovation approaches for successful adoption
• To discuss the inherent issues, limitations, and barriers to e-government development
• To explore the effects of cultural and local factors on successful adoption of e-government
• To share best practices and recommendations based on case studies from successful e-government projects
• To present case studies highlighting practical experiences of those involved in e-government development.

Recommended Topics: include, but are not limited to, the following:
• E-government strategies, methodologies and frameworks
• E-government stages, models and approaches
• E-democracy, e-voting, e-participation and e-legislation
• Government-to-government and government-to-business interactions
• Government-to-citizen and business-to-business interactions
• Provision of e-services and e-training of the masses
• 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, challenges and opportunities
• E-readiness factors and pre-conditions
• Strategies for successful adoption by the masses
• Resource, expertise, ethical and legal issues
• Diffusion of Innovation and other relevant theories
• Managing innovation, change and integration
• Experience and comparison reports
• Knowledge management in e-government project
• Case studies
• Other topics relevant to successful implementation and adoption of e-government.

Submission Procedure

Researchers, practitioners and decision makers are invited to submit 1-2 page chapter proposals, by the date mentioned above, clearly explaining the objective and structure of the proposed chapters. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified within two weeks and given instructions and guidelines for full chapter preparation. Full chapters should be about 10,000 words or around 20 pages in length. Completed chapters will be reviewed following a double-blind peer review process to ensure quality and high information content. Proposals and full chapters, as WORD files, should be sent to Dr Zaigham Mahmood:

Important dates
• Chapter proposals due date: 25 Aug 2012 (extended)
• Full chapters due date: 15 Oct 2012
• Chapter reviews feedback by: 15 Nov 2012
• Revised chapters due date: 15 Dec 2012
• Manuscript delivery to publishers: 15 Feb 2013

Editorial Advisory Board Members

Nahed Azab, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Sameh Bedair, Ministry of State for Admin. Development, Egypt
Walter Castelnovo, Università dell'Insubria, Italy
Dimitris Christodoulakis, University of Patras, Greece
Zamira Dzhusupova, UN University Int. Inst. for Software Technology, Center for e-Governance
Johanna Ekua Awotwi, Centre for e-Governance in Ghana, West Africa
Kerstin Grundén, West University of Sweden, Sweden
Magda Huisman, the North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Omar S. Hujran, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan
Frank Kwaku Ohemeng, University of Ottawa, Canada
Gianluca Misuraca, Research Centre, European Commission
Massimo Pollifroni, University of Turin, Italy
Natasa Pomazalova, University of Defence, Czech Republic
Luis Enrique Sánchez Crespo, University of Castilla-la Mancha, Spain
Virgil Stoica, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Leonid Stoimenov, University of Nis, Serbia
Fareeha Zafar, GC University, Lahore. Pakistan

For Enquiries: please contact the editor, Dr Zaigham Mahmood:

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