This will be the second time that Ljubljana hosts researchers and practitioners in e-government from all over the world. Although E-government has passed its infant years there is still some “growing up to do”. In the advancement of technology todays e-government has to deal with clouds, big data, open data, digital workspace, mobile environments, sustainability and more. E-government is an essential element of public administration that wants to perform its tasks efficiently, effectively, transparently focusing on public good and stakeholders’ inclusion.
The ECEG 2016 hopes to bring together researchers and practitioners for stimulating discussion, networking and dissemination of current thinking in e-government activity.
As governments seek to remodel and restyle their services, e-Government continues to stir interest and attention. New dynamic issues such as e-democracy, e-citizenship, interoperability, e-identity and e-voting have become core elements in the development of public sector delivery. The multi-tier nature of e-Government, relevant at local, regional, and central government but also at the supranational level such as the European Union, makes it of importance to academics and practitioners alike. Vital questions are posed which link technological development and a streamlining of government services to more social based values of inclusion, accessibility and power relationship ratios.
e-Government encompasses more than just technology – it challenges the way in which public sector service providers and citizens interact. Democratic renewal, the transformation of service delivery, community leadership and citizenship integration are all key elements of this fascinating subject. e-Government is tightly related to legal, economical and organisational fields and as such holds a strong interdisciplinary status. You can see a full list of the conference and journal accreditations by clicking the star in the right hand side bar.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Applications of e-Government
- New ideas for improving the public service efficiency and effectiveness
- The case for e-Government
- Comparison case studies in developing versus developed nations
- e-Government for young people
- G2G applications
- Back-office implementation and internal adoption
- EU e-Government policy
- e-Government in different fields – e-justice, e-health
Challenges to e-Government
- Cyber terrorism
- Technological limitations of citizenry
- Language issues, identity management – including authentication trust and privacy
- How to increase take-up of e-Government services
- e-Government project failure
- Transition to e-Government for local governments
- Semantics of transactions in e-Government, definitions and implementations
Legal, agency, trust and governance issues in e-Government
- Equilibrium between actors in e-Government transactions, on issues of trust that may be expressed or understood between such actors, on legal issues promoting or inhibiting the adoption of e-Government models or measures, or on IP issues of open standards use in e-Government and their consequences on applications built upon e-ID or other e-Government models, such as in procurement; trust charters in e-service delivery
- Enterprise architecture
- Dimensions of interoperability – technical, semantic, organizational
- Governance of interoperability
- Maturity models, barriers to implementation and key success factors
- Interoperability frameworks
- Interoperability strategies
- Impacts of Web 2.0 in e-Government, its implications in e-Government, success and failure stories and reasons, e-Government “mashups”, citizen empowerment, evaluations and challenges for the future
- Open access and e-Government; open data and e-Government
- How technology can improve the democratic process; post-modern campaigning
- ICT and the case of deliberative democracy
- Using blogs and wikis to enhance participation
- e-Government as an enabler of public sector reform
- Setting an e-Democracy agenda at government level
- Citizens’ wider access to ICTs, and the skills and means to generate and distribute content
- Citizen trust in online participation and dialogue
- Design of audience-specific consultative processes
- Conceptualising public value
- Deciding the correct balance between online and offline citizen/government, citizen/citizen interactions
- Exploiting the learning and communicative potential of emerging online tools and new media forms (games, blogs, wiki, G3 mobile communications)
Measuring e-Government/Economics of e-Government
- The case for e-Government — can benchmarking indicators be effective
- What are the benefits and economics of e-Government?
- e-Government success factors and inhibitors
- Methodologies, tools and metrics for assessing the effectiveness of e-Government
- Role of e-Government in social and economic development
- Attaining social value from electronic government
- Political accountability
- Measuring e-Government – what benchmarks should be used?
- Payback periods
- Web-based information quality
- Entrepreneurial processes in the information society
- Knowledge management/intellectual capital in local/national government
- e-I — intelligent use of systems in government
- Penetration/use of open-source solutions in public sector
- Leading change in public service organisations
- Shared services in public service delivery — the way forward
- Multi-Agency/partnership working
- Information management strategies within the public sector
- Scenario building
- Decision support systems
- Single European information space
- Strategic leadership
- Document management systems
- Hierarchical government processes
- Can e-Government learn from e-Business?
- Mobile Government
- Role of the CIO in promoting e-Government
- Smart cities
In addition to the main conference topics, the advisory group invites suggestions for mini tracks. If you would be interested in preparing and chairing a mini track, please contact the Conference Director, Sue Nugus.
A prize will be awarded to the best Poster and the best PhD paper!
Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings. The proceedings have an ISSN and ISBN. The ECEG proceedings are listed and/or rated by multiple organisations worldwide.
Papers that have been presented at the Conference will be considered for further development and publication in:
- Electronic Journal of eGovernment. The latest issue of the journal is available to read online.
- Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society (JICES) published by Emerald (ISSN 1477-996X).
The ECEG conference proceedings are:
- Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation
- Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.
- Ranked B in the Australian CORE listings
- listed in the EBSCO database of Conference Proceedings
- Ranked C in the Australian Research Council ERA Conference List
- Google Books and Google Scholar
- Included in the SCOPUS research database
- Elsevier Compendex
The Electronic Journal of E-Government (EJEG) is:
- rated level 1 in the Danish Government bibliometric lists.
- listed in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory
- listed in the Norwegian Social Science Data Services
- listed in the Open Access Journals database
- listed in the EBSCO database of electronic Journals
- listed in the Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities
- listed in the ProQuest database
- indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK
Conference proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body, this process can take several months.