The European Conference on e-Government has been running now for 16 years. This event has been held in Italy, Ireland, Belgium, UK, Slovenia, to mention a few of the countries who have hosted it. This year we are refocusing the conference to look more broadly at the area of Digital Government. The conference is generally attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, public sector workers and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of Digital Government research and application.
17th European Conference on Digital Government (ECDG) 2017 is being hosted by the Portuguese Military Academy (Lisbon), and is being held at the Military Academy Quarters in Amadora City near Lisbon, Portugal on June 15 – 16, 2017.
The conference will also host the finals of the Digital Government Excellence Awards.
As governments seek to remodel and restyle their services, Digital Government is playing an increasingly central role. Issues such as Digital Democracy, the Digital Citizen, interoperability, e-identity and e-voting have become core elements in the development of public sector delivery. These issues together with the importance placed on Joined-up Government and Open Government are relevant at local, regional and central government, as well as at the supranational level such as the European Union.
Digital 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 and Digital Government is also tightly related to legal, economical and organisational fields and as such holds a strong interdisciplinary status. We welcome contributions on any aspect of digital government research – both empirical and practical.
- Applications of e-Government
- Challenges to Digital Government
- e-Government 2.0
- Digital Democracy/e-Participation
- Evaluating the economics of Digital Government
- Legal, agency, trust and governance issues in Digital Government
- Accessing Digital Government with mobile devices and the internet of things
- Digital Government and Sustainable Development
In addition to the main conference topics, the advisory group invites submissions to the following mini tracks:
- Data for Societal Challenge
- Global Strategy and Good Practices of Digital Governments
- eGovernment in Developing Countries
Mini Track Chairs
Dr Jolien Ubacht is Assistant Professor in Institutional Aspects of ICT at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Her research focus is the design of governance arrangements for complex adaptive systems in the information society. The core of her research is on the societal consequences of innovation based on technological developments in ICT, such as peer to peer platforms, open and big data, blockchain technology, Internet of Things. Taking a complex adaptive systems approach, Jolien Ubacht explores the design of governance arrangements to address societal issues such as privacy and security.
Danilo Piaggesi is a recognized global development manager with expertise in business, international development and non-for-profit sectors, focused on achieving faster and more inclusive economic growth, with 30 years of experience managing large development projects, impact investments, fundraising and technical cooperation funds to promote ICT and innovation in support of poverty reduction, education and social inclusion. He has a strong international background, having lived and worked in the field in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Europe and the USA.
Dr Ahmed Imran is an Information System researcher with special interest on Strategic use of IT, eGovernment, IT for development/developing countries (ICT4D), socio-cultural and organizational transformation impacted by ICT. Ahmed had a versatile and challenging career before his transition to academia. His past experience is invaluable for research in understanding and providing rich insight of the context, which is critical to design appropriate information systems for developing courtiers. Ahmed has published widely including the recent textbook on eGovernment Management for Developing Countries as the lead author (with Gregor & Turner). Ahmed is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Canberra, Australia.
Alfredo Terzoli is the Head of the Telkom Centre of Excellence in Distributed Multimedia at Rhodes University and the Research Director of the Telkom Centre of Excellence in ICT for Development at the University of Fort Hare. His main research interests are in Telecommunications Convergence and the use of ICT for Development. He has started and oversees the Siyakhula Living Lab, a multidisciplinary, long term initiative to bring meaningful and sustainable ICTs to poor and marginalized areas. The Siyakhula Living Lab is currently exploring the possibility of digital government services to support the diffusion of ICT in poor and marginalized areas.
Papers accepted for the ECDG will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The conference proceedings have an ISSN (2049−9870) and will be assigned an ISBN on publication.
Papers that have been presented at the Conference will be considered for further development and publication in the following journals:
- The Electronic Journal of eGovernment (ISSN 1479-439X)
- The Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society (JICES) published by Emerald (ISSN 1477-996X)