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General E-Government and E-Governance Conference

Spain anyone?

by Eric Holdeman / February 28, 2021

Perhaps it might be possible to attend this conference in person by September 2021. I know I won't be going, but they do have a hybrid approach to the event. See details below.

Look at the possible topic areas that mesh very well with our emergency management discipline. I collaborated on a submission with Professor Hans Jochen Scholl from the University of Washington, who is lead on this event. The topic is disaster information management systems and a look at the performance of WebEOC here in the United States. The paper has not yet been accepted. 

The multi-track EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2021 conference is organized by the IFIP 8.5 Working Group (Information Systems in Public Administration) 

Conference Location: University of Granada, Spain 
Conference Dates: September 7-9, 2021 
Paper Submission Deadline: March 19, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: There is a link to an important survey at the end of the message.

General E-Government and E-Governance Track 

The track serves as an umbrella for all E-Government (EGOV) and E-Governance-related topics except the dedicated-topic tracks. E-Government research, also increasingly referred to as Digital Government Research, has developed over the past decades into a mature domain of multidisciplinary study with its own identity and profile. In this track, EGOV foundations and theories are explored. Moreover, the track puts special emphasis on studying a multitude of topics and areas of practice related to EGOV. We solicit high-quality submissions representing a variety of research approaches. This track also covers several special topics in E-Government/Digital Government research. 

Areas of focus and interest include but are not limited to the following topics: 

  • Foundations of E-Government and E-Governance research 
  • E-Government theories, views, methods and frameworks 
  • Interdisciplinary approaches (e.g. intersection with other disciplines such as Information Science, Information Systems Research, Computer Science, Public Administration, and Political Science among others) 
  • Digital government strategies 
  • Strategies and policies for ICT-enabled public administration overhaul 
  • Public administration back and front-office overhaul (cases, practices, and lessons learned) 
  • Stakeholder and change management in government 
  • Digital Transformation in the public sector 
  • Innovation management and transformational government 
  • Smart Government and Smart Governance 
  • Smart Governance as enabler of transformation 
  • Management of public-private partnerships 
  • E-Government project success and failure 
  • Public information governance (strategies, information sharing practices, privacy practices) 
  • Policies and decision-making in the context of E-Government 
  • Data-driven decision and policy making 
  • Public records management (challenges, opportunities, and cases) 
  • Public sector information management (challenges and opportunities, and cases) 
  • Detection of and protection against misinformation and disinformation (for example, rumor control) 
  • Intergovernmental integration and interoperation 
  • Crisis and emergency management in the context of E-Government 
  • Crisis Information Management Systems and their uses 
  • Emergency Operations and governmental coordination 
  • ICT interoperability and ICT integration in government 
  • Government-sponsored and/or operated public alert systems (pandemic and other alerts) 
  • Post-Covid-19 lessons from the use of and with regard to government ICTs 
  • Pandemic-induced innovations in the public sector 
  • Safe public online access, inclusion, privacy and online identity management 
  • ICT portfolio management in the public sector 
  • ICT insourcing versus outsourcing approaches 
  • Public sector CIOs and/or COOs (roles, impact, span of control, issues, and challenges) 
  • Public sector ICT workforce (management, recruitment, retention, compensation, etc.) 
  • E-Government architectures (vertical, horizontal, and networked) 
  • Enterprise ICT management initiatives 
  • Managing and upgrading public sector legacy systems 
  • Integration of online and inline services (opportunities, challenges, and cases) 
  • Disruptive technologies in the public sector (e.g Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Ledger Technology/Blockchain, and the Internet of Things) 
  • Cross-jurisdictional alliances for online government services 
  • ICT-enabled transnational government collaboration 
  • Special topics (for example, ICT-related legislation, ICT4D, e-Justice, e-Rule-making, etc.) 
  • Geographical information systems in government 
  • Design approaches for ICT solutions in the public sector 
  • ICT usage, acceptance, measurement, benchmarking, and benefit management 
  • Online performance metrics for public services 
  • Return on investment and sustainability of ICT investments 

Track Chairs 
Hans Jochen Scholl, University of Washington, USA (lead) 
Ida Lindgren, Linköping University, Sweden 
Gabriela Viale Pereira, Danube University Krems, Austria 

Important Dates 

(Hard) deadline for submissions: March 19, 2021 
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2021 
PhD Colloquium deadline for submissions: May 1, 2021 
Poster submission deadline (non-anonymous-camera ready) May 15, 2021 
Poster acceptance May 31, 2021 
Camera-ready paper submission and author registration: June 15, 2021 
PhD Colloquium notification of acceptance: June 1, 2021 
PhD Colloquium: September 6, 2021 

Submission guidelines and other information can be found here:

Pandemic-related Precautions 

We are preparing for holding the conference in hybrid mode (both onsite and online participation will be possible). This second year of the pandemic might allow for safe travels and safe meetings later this year, we will see. We understand that nobody can know what the exact situation will look like in late summer.

We have prepared a survey, the responses to which will greatly help us plan and prepare for the conference in late summer. So, please take the survey found here:


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