Wednesday, March 6, 2013

HICSS 2014 Minitrack on "E-Government Open data and Cloud Services"

Call for Papers 
HICSS 2014 Minitrack on "E-Government Open data and Cloud Services"
Big Island, Hawaii, January 6-9, 2014

Within the 47th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), a minitrack on Open data, Interoperability and Cloud services in the Public Sector is organized. The 47th HICSS, one of the most prominent Conferences on Information Sciences worldwide, will be held on January 6-9, 2014, in Big Island, Hawaii ( ).

Public organizations are releasing their data to the public, developing, sharing and sourcing their services and taking advantage of the cloud. Public systems are more and more connected with each other and with systems of others resulting in a spaghetti of interconnected systems. All these efforts require information sharing and interoperability to ensure that systems work in concert. Moreover decisions concerning the development, operation and maintenance of services and hosting of the services in the cloud should be made. All these developments impacts the technical, organizational, managerial and strategic level. Yet it is unclear what should be done and what the impact is. This minitrack is aimed at discussing theories, methodologies, experience reports, literature and case studies in the field of open data, interoperability and cloud services.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
·      System development, implementation and agility for digital public services
·      System, user data- and process-based integration
·      Information infrastructures, cloud infrastructures, reuse and quality in digital public services
·      Semantic ontologies, web services and modeling for governmental infrastructures
·      Cloud computing, ICT-services, scalability, reliability, flexibility
·      Multi-sided platforms, interoperability, information sharing
·      Software as service (SaaS), utility computing, shared services, cloud providers
·      Cross-organizational modeling and visualization ranging from the organizational to technical level
·      Infrastructure and enterprise architecture planning, alignment, strategies and governance
·      Interoperability and architecture standards, principles and frameworks
·      Technical, semantic, organizational, managerial and legal/policy aspects of interoperability
·      Organizational and/or policy perspectives on the dynamics of the infrastructure and interoperability process and barriers to interoperability
·      Service-oriented architectures, web services, semantic web services, orchestration and composition
·      Open data, Linked data, meta-data and semantic technologies leading to enhanced digital public services
·      Best practices and case studies and longitudinal studies
·      Theoretical contributions and contributions from developing countries

Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, (primary contact)
Yannis Charalabidis,  University of the Aegean, Greece,
Helmur Krcmar, Technische Universität München, Germany,

June 15           Submission full manuscripts
Aug 15            Acceptance Notifications
Sept 15           Submission camera-ready paper
Oct 1               Early Registration fee deadline

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