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14th IFIP Electronic Government (EGOV) and 7th Electronic Participation (ePart) Conference 2015

Date: 30th August - 2nd September 2015
Local host: University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Location: Electra Palace Hotel

 

The conference started on Monday August, 31st 2015 at 9:00 and ended on Wednesday September 2nd, at 17:30. The PhD colloquium was organised on Sunday August, 30th 2015 between 13:00 and 19:00. The final programme of the conference is available here.

Keynotes:

  • Monday, 31 August 2015, 9:30 - 10:30: Peter Reichstädter, CIO of the Austrian Parliament talks about "Government in Austria - where is the e-'? [download the ppt]
  • Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 9:00 - 10:00: Theresa Pardo, Director of the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York talks about "Creating Public Value with Government Data: Do we need to get back to the Basics?"
  • Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 9:30 - 10:30: Theodoros Karounos, Vice President of the Executive Board at the Greek Free Open Source Software Society talks about "The transformation of government through the use of wiki technologies"

 

See the Outstanding paper award nominations and winners 2015.

See the slides of the opening ceremony here.

Conference Organisation

IFIP WG8.5

University of Macedonia 

 

Images of Thessaloniki

 

The University of Macedonia is a relatively new university. It includes 8 departments organised in 4 schools offering 8 undergraduate and 11 graduate curricula.

Thessaloniki has a population of around 800,000 inhabitants and a history of about 2,300 years. It is the second largest city of Greece, and it is multicultural and lively.

The annual international IFIP EGOV conference is the top-2 ranked core conference in the domain of ICT in the public sector and the public sphere. Each year, scholars from all over the globe present the most recent advancements and findings of research and innovations in e-Government, e-Governance and related fields of study.

The annual international ePart conference is the top-ranked conference in the domain of electronic participation and the 5th-ranked overall conference dedicated to information technologies in the context of public administration and the public sphere.

The dual conference is organized by the IFIP Working Group 8.5 on information systems in the public sector. Since the beginnings of EGOV in 2001 and the inauguration of ePart in 2009, the two conferences have provided important guidance for research and development in this fast-moving domain of study. The dual IFIP EGOV—ePart conference brings together leading researchers and professionals from across the globe and from a number of disciplines. The previous IFIP EGOV and IFIP ePart conferences have attracted around 150 participants on average per year from all continents including developing countries

The organisers of the dual conference have agreed to slightly change the format of IFIP EGOV and IFIP ePart to enable extensively emerging topics to be more prominently visible by own tracks. Accordingly, the 2015 dual conference was organised along five major tracks. Under the following links, the call for papers per track are accessible:

 

Although the five tracks overlap in certain areas, they cover and emphasise distinct areas of research and appeal to specific and important sub-communities within the overall EGOV-ePart scholarly community. Therefore the tracks have their separate and detailed call for papers.

Across its tracks, the dual IFIP EGOV/ePart 2015 conference hosts the following formats of contributions:

  • Completed research papers (max. 12 pages, published in the IFIP EGOV and IFIP ePart proceedings of Springer LNCS)
  • Ongoing research and innovative projects (max. 8 pages, published in alternate proceedings by IOS Press)

 

Beyond the tracks, the dual IFIP EGOV/ePart 2015 conference also hosts

  • Posters (max. 2 pages), to be exposed along the welcome reception on Tuesday evening
  • Workshops and panels on pertinent issues, short abstracts (2 pages), and
  • PhD colloquium submissions (max. 8 pages),

all to be included in the alternate proceedings published by IOS Press.

These formats encourage both scientific rigor and discussions of state of the art as well as innovative research approaches, work in progress, and studies of practical e-government or e-governance projects along with papers on system implementations.

Prior to the conference (that is, on Sunday, August 30 ), the eleventh PhD student colloquium was held providing doctoral students with an international forum guided by senior scholars for presenting their work, networking opportunities and cross-disciplinary inspiration. It was dedicated to learning and understanding from each other. PhD research with topical threads of both conferences and the special tracks or further related topics relevant to ICT use in the public sector were welcome and presented.

As in previous years, the conferences and tracks were co-located. Accordingly, general information for all conference tracks is accessible under the following links:

 

Announcements of future conferences of IFIP's WG 8.5:

We are pleased to announce future tentative locations as follows: Barcelona (Spain), St. Petersburg (Russia) - settled for 2017, Rome (Italy), Budapest (Hungary). The order of the locations is not yet settled.

The 2015 dual conference organisers:

Efthimios Tambouris, University of Macedonia, Greece
Hans Jochen Scholl, University of Washington, USA
Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Maria A. Wimmer, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Konstantinos Tarabanis, University of Macedonia, Greece