Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Interoperability and Future Internet Public Services

Interoperability Day for the Private and Public Sector: “Future Internet” Digital Services

9th June 2010, 09:00 - 15:00
Central Building, Zografou Campus, National Technical University of Athens

The Greek Interoperability Centre (GIC) Microsoft Innovation Centre and Oracle Hellas are organising an information day, in order to promote international interoperability standards in the Greek Public and Private Sector, towards new digital public services.

During the day, representatives of public administration, IT industry and research centres will talk and discuss about strategy, actions and impact of Future Internet services for governments and businesses.

Researchers from GIC, together with collaborating organisations and companies, will showcase innovative scenarios for automated government, seamless security and identity management, semantic interoperability and coordinated process management. 

See the programme and register at
(some knowledge of Greek will be required)

New book on eGovernment Performance Measurement

A new title on electronic government has just been published by PTI & ITEMS International.  The book “Beyond eGovernment-Measuring Performance: A Global Perspective" is targeting performance measurement in eGovernment, at a global scale. The book’s 40 contributors from 17 nations demonstrate how eGovernment initiatives – to include Web 2.0 and social media tools and multi-channel public contact services – can benefit from performance measurement.

“Today’s social media and IT tools have many built-in metrics that if properly applied can help governments truly measure the effectiveness of the services they provide,” said Alan Shark, Executive Director of PTI and the book’s co-executive editor. “With this book we provide officials with examples of how these tools are being adopted in government agencies across the globe.”

The book is available for sale through Amazon and Barnes&Noble.

See more, including Table of Contents and Author Biographies at:

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Samos 2010 Summit on ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling

Samos, Greece, July 6-8 2010
The Samos Summit on ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling is being co-organised by the University of Aegean, the CROSSROAD project, the Greek Interoperability Centre and the eGovernance Cluster Projects (COCKPIT, OCOPOMO, PADGETS and UBIPOL), on July 6-8, 2010.

The Summit is a splendid opportunity to see and influence the new European ICT research roadmap for Governance and Policy Modelling, as being prepared by the research community and the CROSSROAD project, supported by European Commission / DG INFSO. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with international research projects in the area of eGovernance and work on innovative future scenarios for ICT-supported governance.

The audience of the Summit, by invitation only, comprises more than 50 high-level representatives from southern-eastern European governments, the European Commission, the ICT Industry and the research community, coming from more than 20 countries, including India, Australia, China and the US.

The agenda of the Samos 2010 Summit includes:
  • The EU priorities for Research on ICT for Governance
  • Key Initiatives in the area of ICT for Governance
  • Government, Industry and Research representatives, on the new directions for eGovernance and Policy Modelling research
  • Presentations of innovative solutions, research prototypes and new research ideas
  • The latest FP7 Projects presenting their achievements and strategy
More information and registration application, at: