4th International Conference on e-Government
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
23-24 October 2008
Call for Papers, Workshops and Tutorials
The International Conference on e-Government (ICEG 2008) is an opportunity for academics to share the latest thinking on e-Government research. e-Government developmental trends, adoption, architecture, transformation, barriers, success factors and management are factors that have lead to an escalation of the level of research activity on the topic. This is not least because the rise in e-Government provision brings with it a greater interest in the study of e-Government, from both a practical and a theoretical point of view. As controversy rages around issues such as e-Voting and identity cards, so academics, practitioners and service providers pick up the gauntlet of supporting or attacking these issues. Much time and money is being spent in considering the best way forward and in examining what has been done well and what lessons can be learnt when things go wrong. This conference aims to bring evidence of the research being undertaken across the globe to the attention of co-workers and the wider community for the purposes of helping practitioners find ways to put research into practice, and for researchers to gain an understanding of additional real-world problems.
The advisory group for ICEG 2008 therefore invites submissions of papers on both theory and 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 Melbourne on the 23-24 October 2008, is also seeking demonstrations of suitable e-Government products, case studies and reports of work-in-progress. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Applications of e-Government including New ideas for improving Public Service access, convenience, delivery, effectiveness, efficiency, innovation, trust; Health; education; homeland security; Electronic payments; e-Tax administration; Public record archives; Electronic waste; National implementation of e-Government.
e-Voting: How can e-Voting be made to work; Risks and advantages from e-Voting; Touch screen voting; Local e-Participation.
Measuring e-Government performance: Evaluating e-government, business process management, organisational and change management economics of e-Government; benchmarking indicators; benefits of e-Government and how can these be measured; e-Government implementation – striking the costs-benefits balance; agile metrics; e-Government parameters; website evaluation and ranking.
Transformed processes: Innovative Organisational Change; Citizen to Government relationships; citizen–centric services; Interoperable frameworks (National, Transnational); Private-public partnerships; Organisational culture; Skills development and leadership models.
Community engagement and economic development: Community networks and civic participation; Entrepreneurship and/or business applications; e-Cities; Regional competitiveness; Transnational civil society; Socio-economic impacts. Citizen relationship management, social capital, the digital divide and skills development; Online social networking .
Management of e-Government: Financing e-Government; e-Government strategies; e-Governance; Information management.
In addition to the main conference themes, submissions are welcomed to five mini tracks: Government 2.0, the application of Web 2.0 services, chaired by Dave Griffin, Public Sector ICT and Innovation, chaired by Ah Lian Kor; e-Government around the World, Chair to be confirmed, Privacy, Security and Trust, Chaired by Laszlo Gabor and e-Democracy, Chaired by Mary Griffiths. Further details of these mini tracks will be available soon.
Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of e-Government www.ejeg.com
Product Demonstrations:Please submit an abstract of 200-300 words describing an e-Government product you wish to demonstrate and the audience it serves. Demonstrations themselves are expected to be approximately 15 minutes in length.
Abstract details: In the first instance, an abstract only is requested. This should be a minimum of 100 and no more than 300 words and must include up to five keywords and key phrases to be received by 8 May 2008. Abstracts must include 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:By form submission online at
Full paper: Only required once 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 26 June 2008. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager, Elaine Hayne at Elaine@academic-conferences.org.
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)