7th European Conference on e-Government (ECEG 2007)

Venue: Haagse Hogeschool

Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Jun 21, 2007 End Date/Time: Jun 22, 2007
Registration Date: Jun 07, 2007
Early Registration Date: May 03, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 18, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Apr 15, 2007
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As governments seek to remodel and restyle their services, e-Government continues to arouse interest and attention. New dynamic issues such as e-democracy, e-citizenship, e-Identity and e-voting have become core elements in the development of public sector delivery. The multi-tier nature of e-Government, relevant at local government, central government but also at the supranational level such as the European Union, makes it of importance to academics and practitioners alike. Vital questions are posed which link technological development and a streamlining of government services to more social based values of inclusion, accessibility and power relationship ratios .

e-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 of this fascinating subject.

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 Den Haag in June 2007 is also seeking case studies and reports of work-in-progress.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
o Applications of e-Government: New ideas for improving the Public Service efficiency and effectiveness; The case for e-Government; Comparison case studies in developing versus developed nations; e-Government for young people; EU e-Government policy.
o Challenges to e-Government: Cyberterrorism; Technological limitations of citizenry; Interoperability; Language issues, Identity Management – including Authentication, Trust and Privacy; How to increase take-up of e-Government services; Semantics of transactions in e-Goverment, definitions and implementations.
o The e-Voting issue: How can e-Voting be made to work; Risks and advantages from e-Voting; Benefits and Inhibitors to e-Voting.
o e-Democracy: How technology can improve the democratic process; ICT and the case of deliberative democracy; Using Blogs and Wikis to enhance participation; e-Government as an enabler of public sector reform.
o Measuring e-Government/Economics of e-Government: The case for e-Government - Can benchmarking indicators be effective; What are the benefits and economics of e-Government?; e-Government success factors and inhibitors; Methodologies, tools and metrics for assessing the effectiveness of e-Government; Measuring e-Government – What benchmarks should be used?
o Additional topics: Citizen to Government relationships, including inter alia, citizen–centric services and e-Participation and the issue of European citizenship; Interoperability Frameworks (National, Transnational); Trust Charters in e-Service delivery; Entrepreneurial processes in the information society; Knowledge Management/Intellectual capital in local/national government; e-I: Intelligent use of systems in government; Leading change in Public Service organisations; Shared services in public service delivery- The way forward; Multi-Agency/partnership working; Information management strategies within the public sector; The role of e-Government in social and economic development; Can e-Government learn from e-Business? Open Access and e-Government; e-Procurement.

Selected papers will also be considered for publication in the Electronic Journal of e-Government (EJEG- http://www.ejeg.com).

In addition to the main conference themes, there are two mini-tracks.
Legal, agency, trust and governance issues in e-Government
Chair: Bruno de Vuyst, Associate Professor, Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

e-Government is meant to include initiatives in the executive as well as the legislative, and the judiciary branch. The executive branch is meant to include both federal-national as legal-local government, as well as the NGO or multilateral organization levels, e.g. entities such as Greenpeace, Amnesty International or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the U.N. specialized agencies, regional or other political groupings such as the Organization for African Unity or the Group of Non-Aligned Countries, and regional development institutions such as the Latin-American Development Bank.

The track welcomes papers including research models and methodological inputs, as well as case studies and commentary on the issues of law, agency, trust and governance in e-Government. These may include, without limitation, submissions on the equilibrium between actors in e-Government transactions, on issues of trust that may be expressed or understood between such actors, on legal issues promoting or inhibiting the adoption of e-Government models or measures, or on IP issues of Open Standards use in e-Government and their consequences on applications built upon e-ID or other e-Government models, such as in procurement. Good governance or best practice - oriented submissions are also specifically invited.

Mobile Government
Chair: Matthias Finger, Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Switzerland

Citizens are increasingly mobile, both in Europe and globally. As citizens they are entitled to certain services (such as benefits but also the right to vote), and the government will have to adapt to this mobile citizen behaviour if it wants to both service and control its citizens. Mobile government thus first means to adapt government and administration services to be accessible in a ubiquitous manner. But such “government mobility” also creates new problems (e.g., identity management) and offers new opportunities and services (e.g., voting globally). Finally, government itself may become mobile as a result of offering ubiquitous services, thus no longer being bound to one physical place.

This mini-track aims at identifying current experiments or already working mobile government services, good practice at diffusion stage; future plans and projects or even medium term trends. Corresponding submissions illustrating and analyzing such mobile government are thus encouraged.

Submission details:
Abstract details: The Abstract should be a minimum of 100 and no more than 300 words including up to five keywords and keyphrases to be received by 18 January 2007. 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 http://www.academic-conferences.org/eceg/eceg2007/eceg07-abstract-submission.htm
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 15 March 2007.

Important dates:
Abstract submission deadline: 18 January 2007 Notification of abstract acceptance: 1 February 2007
Final copy of full paper due: 15 March 2007
Notify paper acceptance (with changes): 26 April 2007
Final paper submission: 10 May 2007