The Annual International IFIP EGOV Conference is the top-2 ranked core conference in the domain of ICT in the public sector and the public sphere. Each year, scholars from all over the globe present the most recent advancements and findings of research and innovations in e-Government, e-Governance and related fields of study.
The Annual International ePart Conference is the top-ranked conference in the domain of electronic participation and the 5th-ranked overall conference dedicated to information technologies in the context of public administration and the public sphere.
The dual conference is organized by the IFIP Working Group 8.5 on information systems in the public sector and will take place on August 30 — September 3, 2015 in Thessaloniki, Greece at the Electra Palace Hotel.
Since the beginnings of EGOV in 2001 and the inauguration of ePart in 2009, the two conferences have provided important guidance for research and development in this fast-moving domain of study. The dual IFIP EGOV — ePart conference brings together leading researchers and professionals from across the globe and from a number of disciplines.
The previous IFIP EGOV and IFIP ePart conferences have attracted around 150 participants on average per year from all continents including developing countries.
The organisers of the dual conference have agreed to slightly change the format of IFIP EGOV and IFIP ePart to enable extensively emerging topics to be more prominently visible by own tracks. Accordingly, the 2015 dual conference is organised along five major tracks. Under the following links, the call for papers per track are accessible:
- The General E-Government Track
- The General eParticipation Track
- The Open Government & Open and Big Data Track
- The Policy Modelling and Policy Informatics Track
- The Smart Governance, Smart Government, & Smart Cities Track
Although the five tracks overlap in certain areas, they cover and emphasise distinct areas of research and appeal to specific and important sub-communities within the overall EGOV — ePart scholarly community. Therefore the tracks have their separate and detailed call for papers.
Contribution and Publication Opportunities
Across its tracks, the dual IFIP EGOV/ePart 2015 conference hosts distinct formats of contributions:
- Completed research papers (max. 12 pages, published in the IFIP ePart proceedings of Springer LNCS)
- Ongoing research and innovative projects (max. 8 pages, published in alternate proceedings by a IOS Press)
Beyond the tracks, the dual IFIP EGOV/ePart 2015 conference also hosts
- Posters (max. 2 pages), to be exposed along the welcome reception on Tuesday evening
- Workshops and panels on pertinent issues, short abstracts (2 pages), and
- PhD colloquium submissions (max. 8 pages),
all to be included in the alternate proceedings published by IOS Press.
These formats encourage both scientific rigor and discussions of state of the art as well as innovative research approaches, work in progress, and studies of practical e-government or e-governance projects along with papers on system implementations.
Prior to the conference (that is, on Sunday and Monday, August 30 and 31), the eleventh 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. It is dedicated to learning and understanding from each other. PhD research with topical threads of both conferences and the special tracks or further related topics relevant to ICT use in the public sector are welcome.
The overall aim of the PhD colloquium is to bring PhD students who are scattered across countries and disciplines more together.
The phd student papers may address any pertinent topic of research on electronic government, electronic democracy and electronic participation. The colloquium is organized as a joint event including both, e-government and e-participation. This year, the PhD colloquium will be supported by eGovPoliNet and will especially encourage also PhD students working in the domain of ICT for governance and public policy development.
Students are invited to submit their proposals (overall 7 – 10 pages) which should include:
- the name and affiliation of author,
- abstract (max. 300 words), 3 – 5 keywords, research aim,
- theory, method,
- results achieved, and/or prospective results.
Submissions will be reviewed and discussed by other PhD students and senior eGovernment and eParticipation researchers. Submissions can be made via the Conference Management System, which will be opened soon. Please note also that PhD papers may only qualify as single-authored submissions (supervisors should not be co-authors!).
PhD students, who have no paper accepted at the IFIP e-government conference or at ePart, are encouraged to participate at the IFIP e-government conference and the ePart conference. For such PhD students, the IFIP e-government conference and ePart will offer a reduced registration fee.