Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The EDEM10 - eDemocracy Conference in Krems, 6-7 May 2010

The 4th International Conference on eDemocracy (EDem10) will be held at the Danube University Krems, on May 6-7, 2010. 

The EDem Conference will be a nice opportunity for individuals from academic, applied and practitioner backgrounds as well as public administration offices, public bodies, NGO/NPOs, education institutions and independent organisations to discuss their research and experiences.

The EDem conference series is jointly organised by the Danube University Krems and the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna.

Further information about the conference is available at: www.donau-uni.ac.at/edem

Monday, March 29, 2010

Workshop on Interoperability Science Base - iESA 2010

A workshop on Scientific Base for Enterprise Interoperability is being oranised in conjunction with the iESA 2010 Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Software and Applications, on April 13th, in Coventry University, UK.

The main topic of the workshop is the presentation and discussion of the new FP7 ICT Support Action, that will start within 2010 and target the systematic building of the Enterprise Interoperability community and the development of a Scientific Base for Interoperability. Issues that will be discussed include:

• Basic research and foundational principles on interoperability
• Formal methods to describe interoperability problems and solutions
• State of the art in scientific methods for interoperability
• Scientific methods for interoperability in specific sectors and vertical domains
• Impact assessment, simulation methods and tools
• Proposals of academic curricula on interoperability
• Proposals on marketing of the scientific offerings for enterprise interoperability

Participants of the workshop will also have the chance to see the next actions in establishing an international experts team on interoperability science.

Workshop chairs and organizers

• Yannis Charalabidis, Greek Interoperability Centre, Greece, Email: yannisx@epu.ntua.gr
• Ricardo Goncalves, UNINOVA, Portugal, Email: rg@uninova.pt
• Keith Popplewell, Coventry University, UK, Email: cex393@coventry.ac.uk

Download the Workshop details and Agenda
Find more information on the iESA Conference

Friday, March 26, 2010

Call for Papers: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research - Special Issue on eGov Interoperability, Enterprise Architecture and Strategies

This JTAER special issue on "eGov Interoperability, Enterprise Architecture and Strategies" is aimed at contributing to the understanding formulation and elaboration of the issues involved in e-government interoperability, enterprise architectures, and solutions and strategies for governments, based on a combination of sound theoretical basis and empirical research.

Papers preferably combine theory and empirical research. The special issue seeks scholarly manuscripts that explore the following topics in relation to e-government interoperability, architecture and strategies:
• Example and (best) practices of changing strategies and business models underpinned by theories
• Architecture for facilitating strategies and technologies
• Public-private architectures frameworks, collaboration in networks
• Government 2.0
• Government-to-citizens, government-to-business, government-to-government
• Innovations, process redesign and technologies
• Enterprise architecture standards, principles and frameworks
• Free and open source software development and utilization
• Service-oriented architectures, web services, semantic web services, service orchestration and composition
• System, data- and process-based integration and transformation
• Identity management, privacy, security, public values
• Information reuse, information quality, ontologies and semantics
• Process, data and semantic modeling
• Next generation infrastructure, grid computing, cloud computing, ICT-(shared) services, and scalability issues
• Public values, evaluation of innovations
• Software as service, utility computing, platform as service, service providers
• Infrastructure, interoperability and enterprise architecture planning, and alignment
• Evolution, impact analyses and cost/benefit analysis
• Policies, strategies and governance

The Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research (JTAER) has been created to allow researchers, academicians and other professionals an agile and flexible channel of communication in which to share and debate new ideas and emerging technologies concerned with this rapidly evolving field. The Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research is published quarterly. The intended audience includes academicians, researchers and professionals in computer science, information management, telecommunications, business administration, sociology, law, financial services, as well as specialists in the field of electronic commerce.

- Full Script Submission: 30 July 2010
- Author Notification: 30 September 2010
- Revisions due by: 15 November 2010
- Final acceptance notification 15 December 2010
- Camera ready version: 15 January 2011
- Publication: 15 April 2011

We are soliciting for original works capturing aspect of business and information technology, both theoretical and applied. Manuscript capturing the e-government specific aspects and the edge of new technology and organizations are preferred. Author guidelines can be found at: http://www.jtaer.com/author_guidelines.doc. All submission will be refereed by at least three reviewers. Submissions should be directed by email to m.f.w.h.a.janssen@tudelft.nl.

Dr. Marijn Janssen
Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management
Email: M.F.W.H.A.Janssen@tudelft.nl

Dr. Yannis Charalabidis
Information Systems Laboratory
University of the Aegean
Email: yannisx@aegean.gr

Dr. George Kuk
Nottingham University Business School
E-mail: g.kuk@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr. Tony Cresswell
Center for Technology in Government (CTG)
University at Albany
E-Mail: tcresswell@ctg.albany.edu

More info: http://www.jtaer.com/

HICSS 2011: Call for Papers on "Interoperability and Cloud Infrastructures".

Within the 44th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), we organise a minitrack on "Interoperability and Cloud Infrastructures".  The 44th HICSS, one of the most prominent Conferences on Information Sciences worldwide, will be held on January 4-7, 2011, in Kauai, Hawaii.

The "Interoperability and Cloud Infrastructures" minitrack will provide E-government researchers to exchange theories, methodologies, experience reports, literature and case studies in infrastructures and
interoperability. Interoperability research range from the technical to organizational, policy and strategic levels and we solicit for papers covering these aspects. Papers in the field of e-government induced data-and process-based integration, enterprise architecture, cloud computing, ICT-(shared) services, which are also beneficial to practitioners or have a strong relationship with practical problems and case studies, are strongly encouraged. We promote a diversity of research methods to study the challenges of this multifaceted discipline focusing on various aspects of interoperability and also theoretical papers and papers from developing countries.
Important Deadlines:

June 15: Submit full manuscripts for review.
Aug 15: Acceptance notices are emailed to authors by the Review System.
Sept 15: Accepted authors submit Final Paper.

Minitrack Chairs (potential authors may email for guidance on paper ideas)
Yannis Charalabidis (primary contact)
National Technical University of Athens, yannisx@epu.ntua.gr

Marijn Janssen
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, m.f.w.h.a.janssen@tudelft.nl

Olivier Glassey
IDHEAP - Institut de Hautes Etudes en Administration Publique, University of Lausanne, olivier.glassey@idheap.unil.ch

Download the Minitrack Description

See more information on the 44th HICSS Conference and submissions.

Call for Papers: MCIS 2010 Track on Cloud Infrastructures and Interoperability

Within the 5th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS), to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 12-14 September 2010, we organise a Track on Cloud Infrastructures and Interoperability in the Public Sector

The track aims at providing the latest research findings such as theoretical foundations, principles, methodologies, architectures, technical frameworks, international policy, standardization and case studies for upgrading the infrastructure and achieving interoperability within the provision of digital services from administration and businesses towards the user citizens and enterprises.

The Call for Papers in now open.

Important Dates
  • Deadline for all submissions: May 1, 2010
  • Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2010
  • Camera-ready versions: July 15, 2010
Track Chairs (you may email for support on ideas)

Ralf Klischewski, German University in Cairo, ralf.klischewski@guc.edu.eg
Yannis Charalabidis, University of the Aegean, yannisx@aegean.gr

Dowload the Track Call For Papers

See more information on the MCIS 2010 Conference

Friday, March 19, 2010

The FP7 Research Projects on ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling

European Commission, under the FP7 programme, is cofunding research on ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling, with a target to stimulate research towards high-impact objectives for governments and citizens.  During the FP7 ICT call 4, 7 specific targeted research project were selected, and started in 2010.

The currently running FP7 projects under the objective 7.3 "ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling" are the following:

COCKPIT: http://www.cockpit-project.eu/
IMPACT: http://www.policy-impact.eu/
OCOPOMO: http://www.ocopomo.eu/
PADGETS: http://www.padgets.eu/
+SPACES: http://www.positivespaces.eu/
UBIPOL: http://http://www.ubipol.eu/
WEGOV: http://www.wegov-project.eu/

Additionally to the above, the CROSSROAD Support Action (http://www.crossroad-eu.net/) is constructing the next research roadmap for the area of ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The 11th Bled Forum on Europe

The 11th Bled Forum on Europe, Conference and Foresight Training Seminar, is taking place in Bled, Slovenia on 11 and 12 March 2010.

This year the Bled Forum on Europe Conference is divided into the Plenary event and a special session, on Foresight for Western Balkans Futures project. The plenary event will host a number of sessions covering fields of eGovernment, eHealth, eDemocracy, Interoperability, eSecurity and others.

Agenda of the plenary session included:

Global Challenges and Information Society Development
Mr. Jerome C. Glenn, Director of Millennium Project

Cloud computing: A productivity opportunity, a policy challenge!
Mr. Wilfried Grommen; RTO Microsoft CEE, Microsoft Public Sector Headquarter Central Eastern Europe

Visualisation of Digital Divide in the World
Mr. Pavle Sicherl; SICENTER

Cross border co‐operation and Interoperability
Mr. Yannis Charalabidis; Assistant professor at University of Aegean, Greece and Manager of the Greek Interoperability Centre (GiC)

Find more at: http://www.bled-forum.org/eng/11th_bled_forum_on_europe.html

PADGETS Project in CEBIT 2010

The PADGETS project was demonsrated in this year's CEBIT in Hannover, 2-4 March 2010, by the Regensburg University team.  The PADGETS project aims to develop a new method and Web 2.0 tools for getting citizen's opinion on policy issues. 

Find more on PADGETS at http://www.padgets.eu/

In the picture: PADGETS in the Regensburg University stand in CEBIT.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

More than 40 contributions on the State of the Art for ICT Research on Governance and Policy Modelling

The Call for Contributions on “Future Research on ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling" is now closed.  More than 40 contributions were submitted, for the new Research Roadmap on ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling, coming from more than 20 countries. With this call for contributions, CROSSROAD aims to attract high-quality innovative contributions that depict sound positions and views for new research fields, the state of the art, and innovative scenarios and applications.

The CROSSROAD project, a Support Action funded by the European Commission, aims to deliver a Research Roadmap on ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling, which will be supported by the contribution of the results deriving from other FP7 projects in this domain and by the involvement of the research community. Lasting the whole of 2010, CROSSROAD will create a shared vision to support policy and research in this domain.

For more information on CROSSROAD visit: http://www.crossroad-eu.net/

Monday, March 1, 2010

The 11th Bled Forum on Europe

The 11th Bled Forum on Europe, Conference and Foresight Training Seminar, is taking place in Bled, Slovenia on 11 and 12 March 2010.

This year the Bled Forum on Europe Conference is divided into the Plenary event and a special session, on Foresight for Western Balkans Futures project. The plenary event will host a number of sessions covering fields of eGovernment, eHealth, eDemocracy, Interoperability, eSecurity and others.

The Centre for eGovernance Development is one of the main organizers of the 11th Bled Forum on Europe.  The Forum is also supported by the Greek Interoperability Centre (GIC), Microsoft Corp., IPTS, Manchester Business School and the Regional Cooperation Council, among other organisations.

Among this years' key speakers are:
  • Jelica Minić, the Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council
  • Jerome Glenn, Director of the Millennuim Project
  • Yves Punie from the EC JRC-IPTS
  • Yannis Charalabidis from the University of the Aegean / Greek Interoperability Centre. 
 See the Bled Forum agenda at: http://www.bled-forum.org/materiali/2010/BF2010%20Agenda_DRAFT.pdf