The International Federation for Information Processing, Working Group 8.5 will be holding its 2017 IFIP EGOV-EPART Conference on September 4 – 7, 2017 in St. Peterburg, Russia at the St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University).
The 2017 edition of the IFIP EGOV-EPART conference, the annual conference of IFIP Working Group 8.5, continues to host five topical tracks. Two general tracks will maintain the tradition of EGOV and EPART.
Three special-topics tracks expand the reach and scope of the IFIP WG 8.5 annual conference:
- The General E-Government Track serves as an umbrella for all e-government-related topics except the special-topics tracks. In particular, it also covers emerging and special topics in e-government research.
- The General eParticipation Track serves as an umbrella for all eParticipation-related topics except the special-topic tracks. It focuses on research topics regarding citizen engagement in public affairs, and, in particular, on research that studies participation facilitated by information and communication technologies.
- The Open Government & Open and Big Data Track focuses on practices and methods of transparency, accountability, public big data sharing, data for improving public value, and data analytics.
- The Policy Modeling and Policy Informatics Track focuses on supporting public policy-making with innovative ICT involving relevant stakeholders. The scope ranges from policy analysis and conceptual modeling to programming and visualization of simulation models.
- The Smart Governance, Smart Government, Smart Cities & Smart Regions Track focuses on the orchestrated interplay and balance of smart governance practices, smart public administration, smart resource and talent leverage in urban and regional spaces facilitated by novel uses of ICTs and other technologies, in particular the Internet of Things.
Despite some intentional overlap, the five tracks cover and emphasize distinct areas of research and appeal to specific and important sub-communities within the overall IFIP WG 8.5 scholarly community. Therefore the tracks have their separate and detailed call for papers.
Prior to the conference, a PhD student colloquium will be held providing an international forum for doctoral students under the guidance of senior scholars for presenting their work, networking opportunities and cross-disciplinary inspiration. Papers of accepted submissions will be included in the proceedings.
Outstanding Paper Awards
Three types of paper awards are used. These are loosely aligned with the types of papers the IFIP EGOV-EPART conference was looking for:
- Category 1: The most innovative research contribution or case study. Awards the paper with the most out-of‐the‐box and forward-looking idea and concept. Relevance is more important than rigor.
- Category 2: The most compelling, critical research reflection. Awards the paper with the most compelling critical reflection on and discussion of e-government research.
- Category 3: The most promising practical concept. Awards the paper delivering a concept or solution with the highest potential to have a high impact in e-government implementations and applications.
- Step 1 (after submission): Papers submitted to the conferences were reviewed by at least three independent reviewers. Among the papers scoring best in the review process, best paper candidates were selected and handed over to the awards committee.
- Step 2 (after submission of camera-ready paper): The outstanding paper awards committee then reviewed the camera-ready papers along a list of 5 to 8 criteria per awards category.
- Step 3 (shortly before the conference): The paper awards committee proposed a short list per category (approx 3 nominees).
- Step 4: The awards committee decided at the conference, which paper won per category.
The outstanding paper awards ceremony will take place at the conference dinner.
2017 Conference Chairs
- Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands (2017 Lead Organizer)
- Hans Jochen Scholl, University of Washington, USA (Lead, General EGOV Track)
- Efthimios Tambouris, University of Macedonia, Greece (Lead, General EPART Track)
- Ida Lindgren, Linköping University, Sweden (Lead, Open Government & Big Data Track)
- Theresa A. Pardo, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, SUNY, USA (Lead, Policy Modeling & Informatics Track)
- Peter Parycek, Danube University Krems, Austria (Lead, Smart Governance Track)
- Anneke Zuiderwijk-van Eijk,Delft University of Technology, Netherlands (Chair, PhD Colloquium)
- Olivier Glassey, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (Chair, Awards Committee Chair)
- Dimitrii Trutnev, ITMO University, Russia (Local Host)
- Andrei V. Chugunov, ITMO University, Russia (Local Host)
General Electronic Government Track
- Hans Jochen Scholl (lead), University of Washington, USA
- Marijn Janssen, Technical University Delft, The Netherlands
General Electronic Participation Track
- Efthimios Tambouris (lead), University of Macedonia, Greece
- Øystein Sæbø, Agder University, Norway
- Panos Panagiotopoulos, Queen Mary University of London, UK
The Open Government & Open and Big Data Track
- Ida Lindgren (lead), Linköping University, Sweden
- Bram Klievink, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
- Robert Krimmer, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
The Policy Modeling and Policy Informatics Track
- Theresa Pardo (lead), Center for Technology in Government, SUNY, USA
- Yannis Charalabidis, University of Aegean, Greece
The Smart Governance, Smart Government, & Smart Cities Track
- Peter Parycek (lead), Danube University Krems, Austria
- Olivier Glassey, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
- Karen Axelsson, Linköping University, Sweden
Senior Faculty of PhD Colloquium
- Anneke Zuiderwijk-van Eijk, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (Chair)
- Ramon Gil-Garcia (Co-chair), University at Albany, USA
- Ida Lindgren (lead chair), Linköping University, Sweden
- Marijn Janssen, Technical University Delft, The Netherlands
- Peter Parycek, Danube University, Austria
- Hans Jochen Scholl, University of Washington, USA
- Efthimios Tambouris, University of Macedonia, Greece