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[ecrea] 5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

Mon Apr 11 20:44:09 GMT 2011


5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance
26 - 28 September 2011, Tallinn, Estonia,



First Submission Deadline    - 25 April 2011
Notification Deadline        -  4 July  2011
Final Submission Deadline    - 25 July  2011
Author Registration Deadline - 25 July  2011


Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Republic of Estonia


- e-Governance Academy, Estonia
- Enterprise Estonia, Estonia
- Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, USA


UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance, Macao SAR, China


Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by ACM Press.
In addition, journal special issues with selected papers are planned.


Email: (icegov /at/


The fast pace of technological innovation is contributing to major
changes in governments, societies, and the world economy. Innovations
like web 2.0 and semantic web, cloud and grid computing, pervasive
broadband access and ubiquitous services, software as service, global
digital identity and others have reached a level of impact that goes
well beyond the use of computers and the Internet. In particular, the
impact of technological innovation on government has been profound,
with increased collaboration between agencies to deliver seamless
services, increased participation of citizens in policy- and
decision-making, delivery of location-aware public services, and new
paradigms like connected governance, ubiquitous and ambient public
services, knowledge-based administration, participatory budgeting,
government chief information officers, and local electronic
governance, among others.

The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic
Governance (ICEGOV) series focuses on the use of technology to
transform relationships between government and citizens, businesses,
civil society and other arms of government (Electronic Governance).
The Series looks beyond the traditional focus on technology-enabled
transformation in government (Electronic Government), towards
establishing foundations for good governance and for sustainable
national development.

The Series, established in 2007, aims to bring together practitioners,
developers and researchers from government, academia, industry,
non-governmental organizations and UN organizations to share the
latest in theory and practice of Electronic Governance. Following its
first editions in Macao (ICEGOV2007), Cairo (ICEGOV2008), Bogota
(ICEGOV2009) and Beijing (ICEGOV2010), ICEGOV established its identity

1) A Global Conference - ICEGOV consistently attracts submissions from
more than 45 countries, including over 60% representation from
developing and transition countries.
2) A Multi-Stakeholder Conference - ICEGOV is well attended by all
major stakeholders of technology-enabled innovation in government:
government, academia, industry and NGOs.
3) A Networking Conference - ICEGOV brings participation from across
thematic, national, and development borders, with common interests in
transformational use of technology in government.
4) A Research and Practice Conference - ICEGOV includes a healthy
balance of research-, practice- and solution-related work - looking at
technology, at the processes surrounding its implementation and
management, or at the wider context of Electronic Governance.
5) A Capacity Building Conference - ICEGOV features a rich program of
invited talks, invited sessions, tutorials, workshops, panel
discussions, posters, demos, etc. all taught, moderated or organized
by leading researchers and practitioners in the area.
6) An International Development Conference - The focus on Electronic
Governance helps consider how government investments in technology,
resulting in expected social and economic benefits, contribute to the
fulfillment of sustainable development goals.
7) A UN Conference - With international development focus, with United
Nations University as the founder of and the main force behind its
editions, and with several UN organizations being actively involved,
ICEGOV exhibits a strong UN character.

In addition, ICEGOV promotes close interactions between government,
academia, industry and NGO stakeholders so that each group can
contribute to as well as benefit from the interactions with others:

- Government - The stakeholders from government can share the
knowledge of concrete initiatives as well as lessons learnt and
challenges faced when carrying them out. In return, they can learn
about the latest research results, and how they are implemented by
industry, non-governmental organizations and other governments to
address the challenges they face.

- Academia - The stakeholders from academia can share the models,
theories and frameworks which extend the understanding of Electronic
Governance and upon which concrete solutions can be built. In return,
they can learn about concrete challenges faced by governments, gain
access to concrete cases, and identify opportunities to implement and
deploy research prototypes.

- Industry and NGOs - The stakeholders from industry and NGOs can
share technological and socio-organizational solutions to be used in
government practice. In return, they can learn about the challenges
faced by governments, and the latest research findings available for
developing solutions.


The ICEGOV2011 Program Committee invites submissions of unpublished,
original work - completed or ongoing - in the form of papers, case
studies, demonstrations and posters:

1) Papers - Describing mature work in one or more of the research,
practice or solutions aspects of Electronic Governance, with proven or
potential capacity to advance the state-of-the-art in the field.
2) Case Studies - Analyzing Electronic Governance initiatives, whether
research, practice or solutions, to identify critical factors
contributing to their success or failure.
3) Demonstrations - Demonstrating how solutions, possibly obtained
through research, are being applied in the practice of Electronic
Governance, consequently giving rise to new research.
4) Posters - Presenting new ideas and ongoing work related to
research, practice or solutions for Electronic Governance, with proven
or potential capacity for bridging two or more dimensions.

The contributions can originate from: (1) Government - Experiences,
case studies and lessons learnt while planning, developing, executing
and evaluating Electronic Governance initiatives; (2) Academia -
Foundations of Electronic Governance, including development,
validation and implementation of relevant theories, models and
specifications; or (3) Industry and NGOs - Technologies, methods and
tools upon which concrete solutions for Electronic Governance -
systems, processes, services and organizations - can be built.

ICEGOV2011 particularly welcomes: (a) Cross-sector contributions that
aim to establish connections between research, solutions and practice
of Electronic Governance, and succeed in effectively communicating
their findings from researchers to solution providers, from solution
providers to public managers, and from public managers back to
researchers; (b) Papers that cross the borders of the relevant
disciplines - Information Technology, Computing, Public Administration
and Policy, Political Science, Information Science, Linguistics, Law,
Economics, Sociology, Business Administration, etc. and (c) Papers on
one or more of the practice, solutions or research aspects of
Electronic Governance.

Possible topics cover the foundations =C3=82=C2=96 models and frameworks,
capacity building, evaluation, knowledge management, communities of
practice, future trends, etc. as well as the whole lifecycle of
Electronic Governance initiatives from planning, through architecture
and implementation, to operations:

Law and regulations
Funding arrangements
Readiness assessment
Policy development
Strategy development
Action plans
Partner management
Reform alignment

Enterprise architectures
Best practices
Agency collaboration
Information sharing
One-stop government
Connected governance
Agile government
Multi-channel delivery
Innovation system

Technical infrastructure
Electronic public services
Service middleware
Services and applications
Negotiation and contracts
New technology adoption
Project management
Program management
Organizational change

Service agreements
Software maintenance
Adoption and scale-up
Access and accessibility
Digital content
Digital rights
Digital divide
Benefit management
Risk management
Performance management


All submissions should conform to the following process:

1. Preparation =C3=82=C2=96 Submissions (papers, case studies, demonstration=
s and
posters) should be written in English and prepared using the Word
template available at, with
page limits of: Papers - 10 pages, Case Studies - 6 pages,
Demonstrations - 2 pages and Posters - 2 pages.

2. Submission =C3=82=C2=96 Papers, case studies, demonstrations and posters
should be submitted through the conference submission website at by the First
Submission Deadline, making sure that the information revealing the
names and affiliations of the authors is removed before submission.

3. Review =C3=82=C2=96 All submitted papers, case studies, demonstrations an=
posters will undergo a double-blind review by the Program Committee
and the authors will be notified about acceptance or rejection
decisions by the Notification Deadline.

4. Revision =C3=82=C2=96 Accepted submissions, after addressing review comme=
and completing author information, will have to be resubmitted through by the Final
Submission Deadline, along with the completed copyright form available


Like in previous years, ICEGOV2011 proceedings will be published by
ACM Press and available at the time of the conference in hardcopy.
Selected contributions are also planned to appear in special journal
issues; the forthcoming issue of Government Information Quarterly,
published by Elsevier, will contain selected ICEGOV2010 papers.


Best Submission Awards will be selected in three categories:

- Foundations - The submission that makes the best contribution to the
development of Electronic Governance theories, policies, strategies
and action plans.
- Practice - The submission that presents the most innovative
Electronic Governance initiative, with the greatest impact potential
on Electronic Governance practice and the overall development context.
- Foundations and Practice - The submission that best links Electronic
Governance foundations and practice - how the practice can improve
through foundations and how foundations can strengthen through


Authors of accepted submissions will be able to apply for sponsorship
to partially cover the costs of attending the conference
(registration, hotel or both) with preference given to the authors
from developing countries. At most one application will be accepted
per submission.


Besides presentations of submitted contributions - Papers, Case
Studies, Demonstrations and Posters; the program will include five
types of invited contributions: Keynotes, Tutorials, Workshops,
Thematic Sessions and Plenary Sessions. The program will also include
a Doctoral Colloquium and a series of social events for networking and
community building.

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