European Conference on e-Government (ECEG)

Venue: Philipps-Universität Marburg

Location: Marburg, Germany

Event Date/Time: Apr 27, 2006 End Date/Time: Apr 28, 2006
Registration Date: Apr 13, 2006
Early Registration Date: Mar 03, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 17, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Jan 12, 2006
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6th European Conference on e-Government
ECEG 2006
Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
27-28 April 2006

Conference Chair: Paul Alpar, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Programme Chair: Professor Dan Remenyi, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Interest in e-Government continues to grow and extend within the public service sector and also new issues such as e-Voting, e-Democracy and e-Politics are evolving. All these issues are relevant at local government, central government and also at the supranational level such as the European Community. The interest in e-Government is at least in part driven by an agenda to radically transform the delivery of public services through the adoption of advanced information and communications technology (ICT) and also to make the whole process of government more effective.

e-Government is clearly not only about technology – it is about reinventing the way in which public sector service providers and citizens interact. It is about enhancing the democratic processes and also about using new ideas to make lives easier for the citizen by transforming government processes, providing community leadership, enabling economic development and renewing the role of government itself in society.

The advisory group for the conference invites submissions of papers on both the theory and advanced practice in respect of the conference themes outlined below, from academics, government departments and practitioners in the public and private sector. The conference to be held in Antwerp on 16-17 June 2005 is also seeking case studies and reports of work-in-progress.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
o Applications of eGovernment
§ New ideas for improving the Public Service efficiency and effectiveness
§ The case for eGovernment
o The e-Voting issue
§ How can e-Voting be made to work
§ Risks and advantages from e-Voting
o e-Democracy
§ How technology can improve the democratic process
§ ICT and the case of deliberative democracy
o Measuring eGovernment/Economics of eGovernment
§ The case for eGovernment - can benchmarking indicators be effective
§ What are the benefits and economics of e-Government.
o Innovative Organisational Change
§ Citizen to Government relationships, including inter alia, citizen–centric services and eParticipation and the issue of European citizenship
§ Interoperability Frameworks (National, Transnational)
§ Identity Management – including Authentication, Trust and Privacy.

Selected papers will also be considered for publication in the Electronic Journal of e-Government (EJEG-

Submission details:
Abstract details: The Abstract should be a minimum of 100 and no more than 500 words including up to five keywords and keyphrases to be received by 17 November 2005. Abstracts must include the conference track the abstract is intended for, the proposed title for the paper, the full names (first name and surname, not initials), postal addresses and email addresses of all authors and a telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author.
Submission: Submit online at
Full paper: Only required when the abstract has been selected and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references (the Harvard referencing rules need to be followed). Submission date will be no later than 12 January 2006.

Important information:
· The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the proposed paper is relevant to the Conference.
· The authors of abstracts that describe a relevant paper will receive a notification of abstract selection.
· All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by members of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, the standard of English is adequate and the paper is appropriately referenced.
· For authors whose first language is not English we request that you have your work proofread prefereably by a native English speaker (or at least a fluent English speaker – papers may be rejected due to a poor standard of English) prior to submission.
· Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference proceedings providing at least one author registers and presents the work at the Conference (see the registration section of the conference website for more information about registration).
· Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present one paper. Therefore if multiple papers are accepted for presentation different co-authors need to present each paper.

Important dates:
Abstract submission deadline: 17 November 2005
Notification of abstract acceptance: 1 December 2005
Final copy of full paper due: 12 January 2006
Notify paper acceptance (with changes): 24 February 2006
Final paper submission: 16 March 2006