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[liberationtech] CfP: ICEGOV 2011, 26 - 28 September 2011, Tallinn, Estonia

mkitsing at polsci.umass.edu mkitsing at polsci.umass.edu
Mon Apr 4 01:31:20 PDT 2011


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ICEGOV2011
5th International Conference on
Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance
26 - 28 September 2011, Tallinn, Estonia, www.icegov.org

FIRST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
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IMPORTANT DATES

First Submission Deadline
  - 25 April 2011

Notification Deadline
  - 4 July 2011

Final Submission Deadline
  - 25 July 2011

Author Registration Deadline
  - 25 July 2011




CONFERENCE PATRON

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Republic of Estonia


CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS

- e-Governance Academy, Estonia
- Enterprise Estonia, Estonia
- Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, USA


CONFERENCE SERIES ORGANIZER

UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance, Macao SAR, China


PUBLICATIONS

Accepted papers are expected to appear in the proceedings published by
ACM Press. In addition, journal special issues with selected papers
are planned.


CONTACT

Email: icegov at icegov.org
URL: www.icegov.org


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1. INTRODUCTION
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The fast pace of technological innovation is contributing to major  
changes in governments, societies, and the world economy. Innovations  
like web 2.0 and semantic web, cloud and grid computing, pervasive  
broadband access and ubiquitous services, software as service, global  
digital identity and others have reached a level of impact that goes  
well beyond the use of computers and the Internet. In particular, the  
impact of technological innovation on government has been profound,  
with increased collaboration between agencies to deliver seamless  
services, increased participation of citizens in policy- and  
decision-making, delivery of location-aware public services, and new  
paradigms like connected governance, ubiquitous and ambient public  
services, knowledge-based administration, participatory budgeting,  
government chief information officers, and local electronic  
governance, among others.

The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic  
Governance (ICEGOV) series focuses on the use of technology to  
transform relationships between government and citizens, businesses,  
civil society and other arms of government (Electronic Governance).  
The Series looks beyond the traditional focus on technology-enabled  
transformation in government (Electronic Government), towards  
establishing foundations for good governance and for sustainable  
national development.

The Series, established in 2007, aims to bring together practitioners,  
developers and researchers from government, academia, industry,  
non-governmental organizations and UN organizations to share the  
latest in theory and practice of Electronic Governance. Following its  
first editions in Macao (ICEGOV2007), Cairo (ICEGOV2008), Bogota  
(ICEGOV2009) and Beijing (ICEGOV2010), ICEGOV established its identity  
as:

1) A Global Conference - ICEGOV consistently attracts submissions from  
more than 45 countries, including over 60% representation from  
developing and transition countries.
2) A Multi-Stakeholder Conference - ICEGOV is well attended by all  
major stakeholders of technology-enabled innovation in government:  
government, academia, industry and NGOs.
3) A Networking Conference - ICEGOV brings participation from across  
thematic, national, and development borders, with common interests in  
transformational use of technology in government.
4) A Research and Practice Conference - ICEGOV includes a healthy  
balance of research-, practice- and solution-related work - looking at  
technology, at the processes surrounding its implementation and  
management, or at the wider context of Electronic Governance.
5) A Capacity Building Conference - ICEGOV features a rich program of  
invited talks, invited sessions, tutorials, workshops, panel  
discussions, posters, demos, etc. all taught, moderated or organized  
by leading researchers and practitioners in the area.
6) An International Development Conference - The focus on Electronic  
Governance helps consider how government investments in technology,  
resulting in expected social and economic benefits, contribute to the  
fulfillment of sustainable development goals.
7) A UN Conference - With international development focus, with United  
Nations University as the founder of and the main force behind its  
editions, and with several UN organizations being actively involved,  
ICEGOV exhibits a strong UN character.

In addition, ICEGOV promotes close interactions between government,  
academia, industry and NGO stakeholders so that each group can  
contribute to as well as benefit from the interactions with others:

- Government - The stakeholders from government can share the  
knowledge of concrete initiatives as well as lessons learnt and  
challenges faced when carrying them out. In return, they can learn  
about the latest research results, and how they are implemented by  
industry, non-governmental organizations and other governments to  
address the challenges they face.

- Academia - The stakeholders from academia can share the models,  
theories and frameworks which extend the understanding of Electronic  
Governance and upon which concrete solutions can be built. In return,  
they can learn about concrete challenges faced by governments, gain  
access to concrete cases, and identify opportunities to implement and  
deploy research prototypes.

- Industry and NGOs - The stakeholders from industry and NGOs can  
share technological and socio-organizational solutions to be used in  
government practice. In return, they can learn about the challenges  
faced by governments, and the latest research findings available for  
developing solutions.

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2. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
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The ICEGOV2011 Program Committee invites submissions of unpublished,  
original work - completed or ongoing - in the form of papers, case  
studies, demonstrations and posters:

1) Papers - Describing mature work in one or more of the research,  
practice or solutions aspects of Electronic Governance, with proven or  
potential capacity to advance the state-of-the-art in the field.
2) Case Studies - Analyzing Electronic Governance initiatives, whether  
research, practice or solutions, to identify critical factors  
contributing to their success or failure.
3) Demonstrations - Demonstrating how solutions, possibly obtained  
through research, are being applied in the practice of Electronic  
Governance, consequently giving rise to new research.
4) Posters - Presenting new ideas and ongoing work related to  
research, practice or solutions for Electronic Governance, with proven  
or potential capacity for bridging two or more dimensions.

The contributions can originate from: (1) Government - Experiences,  
case studies and lessons learnt while planning, developing, executing  
and evaluating Electronic Governance initiatives; (2) Academia -  
Foundations of Electronic Governance, including development,  
validation and implementation of relevant theories, models and  
specifications; or (3) Industry and NGOs - Technologies, methods and  
tools upon which concrete solutions for Electronic Governance -  
systems, processes, services and organizations - can be built.

ICEGOV2011 particularly welcomes: (a) Cross-sector contributions that  
aim to establish connections between research, solutions and practice  
of Electronic Governance, and succeed in effectively communicating  
their findings from researchers to solution providers, from solution  
providers to public managers, and from public managers back to  
researchers; (b) Papers that cross the borders of the relevant  
disciplines - Information Technology, Computing, Public Administration  
and Policy, Political Science, Information Science, Linguistics, Law,  
Economics, Sociology, Business Administration, etc. and (c) Papers on  
one or more of the practice, solutions or research aspects of  
Electronic Governance.

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3. TOPICS
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Possible topics cover the foundations ??? models and frameworks,  
capacity building, evaluation, knowledge management, communities of  
practice, future trends, etc. as well as the whole lifecycle of  
Electronic Governance initiatives from planning, through architecture  
and implementation, to operations:

PLANNING
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Law and regulations
Funding arrangements
Readiness assessment
Policy development
Strategy development
Action plans
Partner management
Stakeholder
Leadership
Coordination
Reform alignment

ARCHITECTURE
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Interoperability
Enterprise architectures
Standards
Best practices
Agency collaboration
Information sharing
One-stop government
Connected governance
Agile government
Multi-channel delivery
Innovation system

IMPLEMENTATION
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Acquisition
Procurement
Technical infrastructure
Electronic public services
Service middleware
Services and applications
Negotiation and contracts
New technology adoption
Project management
Program management
Organizational change

OPERATIONS
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Service agreements
Monitoring
Software maintenance
Adoption and scale-up
Access and accessibility
Digital content
Digital rights
Digital divide
Benefit management
Risk management
Performance management

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4. SUBMISSION PROCESS
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All submissions should conform to the following process:

1) Preparation ? All contributions should be written in English and  
prepared using the Word template available at  
http://www.icegov.org/resources/word.zip, with page limits of: Papers  
- 10 pages, Case Studies - 6 pages, Demonstrations - 2 pages and  
Posters - 2 pages.

2) Submission ? All contributions should be submitted through the  
conference submission website at  
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icegov2011 by the First  
Submission Deadline.

3) Review ? All submitted contributions will undergo a double-blind  
review by the Program Committee and the authors will be notified about  
acceptance or rejection decisions by the Notification Deadline.

4) Revision ? All accepted contributions will have to be revised to  
address reviewer comments and resubmitted using  
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icegov2011 by the Final  
Submission Deadline, together with the copyright form at  
http://www.icegov.org/resources/copyright-form.doc.

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5. PUBLICATIONS
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Like in previous years, ICEGOV2011 proceedings are expected to be  
published by ACM Press and available at the time of the conference in  
hardcopy. Selected contributions are also planned to appear in special  
journal issues; the forthcoming issue of Government Information  
Quarterly, published by Elsevier, will contain selected ICEGOV2010  
papers.

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6. AWARDS
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Best Submission Awards will be selected in three categories:

- Foundations - The submission that makes the best contribution to the  
development of Electronic Governance theories, policies, strategies  
and action plans.
- Practice - The submission that presents the most innovative  
Electronic Governance initiative, with the greatest impact potential  
on Electronic Governance practice and the overall development context.
- Foundations and Practice - The submission that best links Electronic  
Governance foundations and practice - how the practice can improve  
through foundations and how foundations can strengthen through practice.

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7. SPONSORSHIP
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Authors of accepted submissions will be able to apply for sponsorship  
to partially cover the costs of attending the conference  
(registration, hotel or both) with preference given to the authors  
from developing countries. At most one application will be accepted  
per submission.

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8. PROGRAM
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Besides presentations of submitted contributions - Papers, Case  
Studies, Demonstrations and Posters; the program will include five  
types of invited contributions: Keynotes, Tutorials, Workshops,  
Thematic Sessions and Plenary Sessions. The program will also include  
a Doctoral Colloquium and a series of social events for networking and  
community building.





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