Recipient of IFIP Service Award

On September 22, by decision of the the General Assembly, the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) presented the IFIP Service Award to Prof. Hans Jochen Scholl. The honor was awarded in recognition of “outstanding contributions to IFIP and the Informatics Community.”

IFIP was established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO. The federation’s activities are coordinated by 13 Technical Committees (TCs) which are organized into more than 100 Working Groups (WGs), bringing together over 3,500 ICT professionals and researchers from around the world to conduct research, develop standards, and promote information sharing. Each TC covers a particular aspect of computing and related disciplines.

Wrote IFIP President Mike Hinchey, “This reward is in recognition of your considerable and sustained contributions to IFIP both technically and in volunteer and support capacities. We are grateful for what you have done for IFIP, and this is a token of our appreciation.”

Upon reception of the award, Scholl stated, “Over the past two decades it has been my honor and also my obligation to help advance information and information-systems-related knowledge in academia and practice. Meeting and working with high-caliber colleagues from around the world on a number of important subjects, projects, workshops, and major conferences has always been my pleasure. I feel humbled by the award, and I thank my colleagues in the General Assembly for their kind recognition of my work.”

Scholl is member of two IFIP working groups (WG 8.5, TC8—Information Systems in Public Administration and WG 5.15, TC5—Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction (ITDRR)).

Inaugural “Fellow of the Digital Government Society”

In the Information School’s Weekly “Research Shout Outs and News: June 11, 2021,” it was communicated:

Along with one other inaugural recipient (Dr. Gil-Garcia), today at the 22nd Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2021) the award of “Fellow of the Digital Government Society,” which honors exceptional and groundbreaking contributions to the study domain of Digital Government, was conferred to Hans Jochen Scholl. The Digital Government Society, of which Jochen was a founding member in 2005, and for which he served as the Third President (2009-2010), is an association of hundreds of scholars worldwide. In his acceptance speech Jochen urged his colleagues to focus their research during times of increasingly challenged democracies worldwide more frequently on “problematic outcomes” of digital government, which he characterized as Type A (desirable, but not successful) and Type B (not desirable, but successful). He maintained that “some of the technically best, yet most invasive, most suppressive, and albeit most ‘successful’ digital government systems are not committed to democracy in any shape or form but rather support and foster autocracy and dictatorships.” Such “successes” in Digital Government Jochen characterized as extremely undesirable and highly problematic. His remarks were met with great applause from the dg.o 2021 audience.

Watch the acceptance speech here.

IFIP EGOV-ePart 2016 Conference — Program

The program of the IFIP EGOV-ePart 2016 Five-Track Conference Cluster (September 5-8, 2016) has been released and can be downloaded/viewed here (PDF).

Over the years, this top-2 ranked annual conference in the greater study domain of electronic government and electronic participation has grown to host five distinct tracks:

— General EGOV Track
— General ePart Track
— Open Government /Open and Big Data Track
— Smart Governance/Government/Cities Track
— Policy Modeling and Policy Informatics Track.

The conference hosts several formats for presenting academic and practitioner work: keynotes, formal paper sessions, workshops, posters, and a pre-conference doctoral colloquium.

This year the conference is hosted by the University of Minho and the United Nations University’s Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance at the Campus de Couros at the heart of the wonderful City of Guimarães, Portugal.



The International Federation for Information Processing, Working Group 8.5 was established by IFIP in 1987. WG 8.5 conducts research on Information Systems in Public Administration. It organises working conferences and publishes books on the topic and its specific issues through IFIP.

The aim of WG 8.5 is to improve the quality of information systems in public administration at international, national, regional and local levels. The Working Group’s special emphasis lays on a holistic consideration of e-Government and information systems in public administration. Furthermore, it investigates the relationship between central and local use of information systems and the provision of citizen services, together with the accomplishment of social goals.


Analysis of information processing politics in public administration.
Discussion of specific applications of information systems in public administration.
Analysis of the impacts of information systems on public administration.
Application of the results of other IFIP Working Groups, and specifically of TC 8 Working Groups, to public administration.

Current Officers for the period January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017


Prof. Hans Jochen Scholl, PhD
The Information School
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2840, USA e-mail:


Vice Chair:

Prof. Marijn Janssen, PhD
Faculty of TechnologyPolicy and Management
Delft University of Technology
PO Box 5015, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands e-mail:


Assistant Prof. Olivier Glassey, PhD
University of Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland

Current Members (July 1, 2016):

First Name Last Name Country
Suha AlAwadhi Kuwait
Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko Finland
Karin Axelsson Sweden
Frank Bannister Ireland
K.P. Basavaraj India
Victor Bekkers The Netherlands
Lasse Berntzen Norway
Melanie Bicking Germany
Ali Z. Bigdeli United Kingdom
Francesco Bolici Italy
Antonio Candiello Italy
Jean-Loup Chappelet Switzerland
Yannis Charalabidis Greece
Wichian Chutimaskul Thailand
Laurens Cloete South Africa
Csaba Csabas Ireland
Sharon Dawes USA
Rahul De India
Gerasimos Dimitriou Greece
Yogesh Dwivedi UK
Fiorella de Cindio Italy
Annelie Ekelin Sweden
Sara Eriksén Sweden
Enrico Ferro Italy
Leif Skiftenes Flak Norway
Andreás Gábor Hungary
Fernando Galindo Spain
Ehsan Ghadiri Iran
J. Ramon Gil-Garcia Mexico
Olivier Glassey Switzerland
Christoph Glauser Switzerland
Hugo Gong New Zealand
Thomas F. Gordon Germany
Åke Grönlund Sweden
Karim Hamza The Netherlands
Meliha Handic Bosnia and Herzegovina
Helle Zinner Henriksen Denmark
Keith Horton UK
Lars Ilshammar Sweden
Zahir Irani UK
Arild Jansen Norway
Marijn Janssen The Netherlands
Marius Johannessen Sweden
Tomasz Janowski Macau
Luiz Antonio Joia Brazil
Michel Klein France
Ralf Klischewski Egypt
Trond Knudsen Norway
Sotirios Koussouris Greece
Herbert Kubicek Germany
Arezou Lakishiraz Iran
Fenareti Lampathaki Greece
Beatriz Lanza Brazil
Pilar Lasala Spain
Ronald Leenes The Netherlands
Christine Leitner Austria
Miriam Lips New Zealand
Euripides Loukis Greece
Björn Lundell Sweden
Mariusz Luterek Poland
Ann Macintosh United Kingdom
Egle Malinauskiene Lithuania
Gabriel Marcuzzo Brazil
Rony Medaglia Denmark
Ulf Melin Sweden
Gregoris Mentzas Greece
Michael E. Milakovich USA
Carl Erik Moe Norway
Francesco Molinari Italy
Diego Navarra The Netherlands
Björn Niehaves Germany
William Olle United Kingdom
Sietse Overbeek The Netherlands
Monica Palmirani Italy
Panagiotis (Panos) Panagiotopoulos UK
Theresa Pardo USA
Denis Parfenov Ireland
Rimantas Petrauskas Lithuania
Ralf Plattfaut Germany
Andriana Prentza Greece
Alexander Prosser Austria
Charles Raab United Kingdom
Nripendra P. Rana UK
Agneta Ranerup Sweden
Singara Rao Karan Australia
Peter Reichstädter Austria
Andrea Resca Italy
Reinhard Riedl Switzerland
Nicolau Reinhard Brazil
Boriana Rukanova The Netherlands
Ahti Saarenpää Finland
Øystein Saebo Norway
Marius C. Silaghi USA
Hans Jochen Scholl USA
Maung K. Sein Norway
Ignace Snellen The Netherlands
Henk G. Sol The Netherlands
Maddalena Sorrentino Italy
Witold Staniszkis Poland
Themis Tambouris Greece
Yao-Hua Tan The Netherlands
A Min Tjoa Austria
Ljupco Todorowksi Slovenia
Roland Traunmüller Austria
Tom M. van Engers The Netherlands
Anne Fleur van Veenstra The Netherlands
Mirko Vintar Slovenia
Francesco Virili Italy
Melanie Volkhamer Germany
Vishanth Weerakkody UK
Silke Weiß Austria
Radboud Winkels The Netherlands
Gamel Wiredu Ghana
Maria A. Wimmer Germany
Anastasiya Yurchyshyna Switzerland
Anneke Zuiderwijk The Netherlands
Bram Klievink The Netherlands
Codrin-Florentin Nisioiu Romania
Dalibor Stanimirovic Slovenia
Salim Al-Shuaili Sultanate Of Oman
Haya Almagwashi UK
Renata Araujo Brazil
Lyudmila Bershadskaya Russia
Dmitrii Trutnev Russia
Andrei V. Chugunov Russia
Emad A. Abu-Shanab Jordan
Lukasz Porwol Ireland
Ahmed Darwish Egypt
DePauli Paolo Italy
Lourenço Rui Pedro Portugal
de Liddo Anna UK
Lindgre Ida Sweden
Sushya Iryna Sweden
Sokhn Maria Switzerland
Brooks Laurence UK
Parycek Peter Austria
Solar Mauricio Chile
Brous Paul The Netherlands
Lettieri Nicola Italy
Davies Todd USA
Matheus Ricardo The Netherlands


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