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TGBT 2020 : 1st Workshop on Transparent Governance with Blockchain Technology


When Apr 5, 2020 - Apr 8, 2020
Where Skukuza, South Africa
Submission Deadline Nov 15, 2019
Notification Due Dec 20, 2019
Final Version Due Jan 7, 2020
Categories    blockchain   smart contract   GOVERNANCE   transparency

Call For Papers

Short description and goals
This presentation-oriented workshop scientifically addresses emerging and disruptive information technology in the role for enhancing the transparency of e-governance services, specifically in the field of blockchain technology use for cross-organizational collaboration. Electronic means are rules, policies and processes supported by information-system infrastructures that govern the actions of collaborating participants.
A service refers to a set of related software functionalities that can be reused for different purposes, together with the policies that should control its usage. Organizations may be of private, public, or non-profit nature. Currently, organizations find themselves governed by centralized governance structures that are not aligned with the dynamically changing information-technological context within which these organizations operate. As a result, the quality of service is unsatisfactory, the services are too expensive to develop and maintain. Blockchain-technological innovation may serve as a catalyst for improving such deficiencies by establishing decentralised, distributed, disintermediated and disruptively immutable traceability in e-governance.

Currently, we lack systematic approaches for developing and interrelating blockchain-technology based services for e-governance. Thus, the workshop aims at exploring systematic approaches for developing and interrelating blockchain-technology supported services as well as increasing issues concerning blockchain-tech enabled security and privacy of personal data use in e-governance. In addition, technological advances in the field of big data analysis, blockchains for distributed application deployment, smart contracts, the Internet-of-Things, agent technologies, etc., offer new research directions in the blockchain-technology space for further improvements of existing solutions.

Initial list of topics
The topics of interest for blockchain-technology research papers include, but are not limited to:

Security and Privacy Management of e-Governance Systems
(Smart) Government
Governmental Decision-making
Identity and Identification Systems
Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)
Self-Aware Contracts as well as AI and Smart Contracts
Self-organizing and Evolutionary e-governance
Collaboration Models
Legal Aspects of blockchain technology
Benchmarks and Evaluation Strategies for blockchain e-governance Systems
Economics of blockchain e-governance
Case Studies for blockchain-based distributed applications deployment
Open and Big Data with blockchain technology
Organizers and chairs
Alex Norta, Blockchain Technology Group, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia –
Tendani Mawela, University of Pretoria, South Africa –
Milla Wiren, University of Turku, Finland –
Matti Mäntymäki, University of Turku, Finland –
Preliminary programme committee (Tentative)
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Luciano Garcia Banuelos, University of Tartu, Estonia
Ingo Weber, CSIRO, Australia
Jan Mendling, Business University Vienna, Austria
Dirk Draheim, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Stefan Schulte, TU-Vienna, Austria
Rick Hull, IBM Watson, USA
Vicenzo Morabito, Bocconi University, Italy
Schahram Dustdar, TU-Vienna, Austria
Roman Beck, IT-University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Oliver Hinz, TU-Darmstadt, Germany
Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
Cristina Cabanillas, Business University Vienna, Austria
Florian Daniel, Politechnico Milano, Italy
Søren Debois, IT-University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Claudio Di Ciccio, Business University Vienna, Austria
Avigdor Gal, Technion, Israel
Guido Governatori, CSIRO, Australia
Marcello La Rosa, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Henrik Leopold, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Frank Leymann, University Stuttgart, Germany
Jan Recker, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Manfred Reichert, University Ulm, Germany
Hajo A. Reijers, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University Vienna, Austria
Andreas Rogge-Solti, Business University Vienna, Austria
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Munindar P. Singh, NC State University , USA
Tijs Slaats, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Mark Staples, CSIRO, Australia
Barbara Weber, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Matthias Weidlich, Humboldt-University zu Berlin, Germany
Mathias Weske, Hasso Plattner Institut, Germany
Xiwei Xu, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Liming Zhu, CSIRO, Australia
Main contact person: Alex Norta,

Full Paper submissions have a maximum of 12 pages in length.

Short Paper submissions have are maximum of 6 pages.

Papers should be submitted through EasyChair in PDF format:

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers.

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