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15th IFIP Electronic Government (EGOV) and 8th Electronic Participation (ePart) Conference 2016

Date: 4th - 7th September 2016
Local hosts: University of Minho and United Nations University, E-Government Centre, Guimaraes, Portugal
Location: University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal


The conferences will start on Sunday 4th September with the PhD colloquium. The opening ceremony of the dual conferences will be held on Monday 5th September 2016 at 9:00 and will end on Wednesday September 7th in the evening.

Conference Organisation


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 dual conference will be 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 2016 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)
  • Poster presentations (max. 2 pages, to be exposed along the welcome reception on Monday evening and to be published in the alternate proceedings by IOS Press)


Beyond the tracks, the dual IFIP EGOV/ePart 2016 conference also hosts

  • 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, 4th September ), the twelfth PhD student colloquium will be held providing doctoral students with an international forum guided by senior scholars for presenting their work, networking opportunities and cross-disciplinary inspiration. It will be 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 are welcome and can be presented.

As in previous years, the conferences and tracks will be 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: St. Petersburg (Russia) - settled for 2017, Budapest (Hungary), Linköping (Sweden). The order of the locations is not yet settled.

The 2016 dual conference organisers:

Hans Jochen Scholl, University of Washington, USA
Tomasz Janowski, United Nations University, Portugal
Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Efthimios Tambouris, University of Macedonia, Greece
Maria A. Wimmer, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany