Eighth international EGOV conference 2009

Call for Papers

The international EGOV conference annually presents the state of eGovernment and eGovernance research and practice. Thereby, the conference provides important guidance in this fast-moving domain of study.

The EGOV conference brings together leading researchers and professionals from all over the globe and from many disciplines. Over the years, the interest has increased tremendously. The 2008 conference attracted some 130 participants from more than 30 countries from all over the world including developing countries, with 32 contributions in outstanding research, 25 contributions in ongoing research, 10 projects contributions and 5 workshops. Also, 10 PhD papers were accepted and presented at the doctoral colloquium preceding the conference. Every year the EGOV Conferenceproves its capacity to serve as a platform for academics and professionals and as an important ground for networking in the community.

Organizational and user-related issues long discussed among researchers have finally gained influence on practice. Conversely, eGovernment practice has influenced and inspired eGovernment research. A wide range of topics has received scholarly attention. In recent years, the assessment of eGovernment efforts, the prospects of eGovernment as a research discipline, and the role of information and communication technology for development rank among the top topics on the research agenda. These themes will also be well-received contributions at EGOV 2009. The eighth EGOV conference includes, but is not limited to the following topics around eGovernment and eGovernance and other fields of ICT application in the public sector:

* Research theories and frameworks for public sector modernization with the support of ICT
* Research methods, method integration and techniques
* Analysing and assessing contemporary research in eGovernment and eGovernance
* Designing systems for the public sector: innovative cases and systems
* Studying ICT usage, acceptance and performance of technology-supported public sector activities: methods and contemporary case analyses
* Future directions in research and practice of ICT in the public sector
* Innovation management, change management and complexity management in shaping public sector advancements
* Transformation, customer-driven public sector reengineering and change management
* Mass collaboration of stakeholders in government modernization: participative governance, simulation, animation, gaming and policy modelling
* New ways of innovative developments: crowd sourcing, grid computing, social software etc.
* Economics, evaluation and stakeholders
* Theories, concepts and solutions to deal with specific challenging topics in the application field: complexity, system dynamics, evolution, change management, mobile technologies, information preservation, trust and privacy, information management, ICT4D, information quality, adaptability and agility, integration and interoperation, systems and enterprise architecture, domain-specific social networking cases and solutions, semantic technologies, etc.
* Crises management, emergency and disaster response, public-private cooperation, transnational government
* Education, training courses, and curricula

The EGOV Conference Series hosts four distinct formats of contributions: Scientific papers (distinguished between completed research and ongoing research); project presentations, and workshops. These formats encourage scientific rigor and discussions of the state of the art in the study domain, but also welcome innovative research in progress, and studies of practical eGovernment or eGovernance projects, as well as system implementation. We seek innovative and rigorous contributions. Accepted papers of high-quality, completed research will be published in Springer ‘s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS.) Ongoing research and project papers will be published in the Trauner (Linz) proceedings. Read more in the submission guidelines and review criteria

The conference will again host a PhD student colloquium providing doctoral students with an international forum for presenting their work, networking opportunities and cross-disciplinary inspiration. Read more about the PhD Colloquium

See the deadlines here

For 2009, EGOV will be first time co-located with ePart, the new International Conference on eParticipation, which will be dedicated to topics on eParticipation and eDemocracy. ePart will be parallel to EGOV at the conference venue.