Emerging Topics Minitrack



Theresa A. Pardo (Primary Contact)

Center for Technology in Government

University at Albany, SUNY

187 Wolf Road, Suite 301

Albany, NY 12205, USA

Phone: +1-518-442-3892

Fax: +1-518-442-3886

Email: tpardo@ctg.albany.edu

Tino Schuppan

Hochschule der

Bundesagentur für Arbeit

Campus Schwerin

Wismarsche Str. 405

19055 Schwerin/Germany

Phone: +49-331-7403-6761

Email: Tino.schuppan@hdba.de

Samuel Fosso Wamba

Centre for Business Services Science (CBSS)

School of Information Systems & Technology (SISAT)

University of Wollongong

Wollongong, NSW, 2522 Australia

Phone: +61-2-4221-3136

Fax: +61-2-4221-4845

Email: samuel@uow.edu.au


The e-Government Emerging Topics minitrack provides a home for incubating new topics and trends in e-Government research. E-Government as an academic field is evolving; new directions of research and practice are emerging while others are becoming accepted as foundational. However, the foundations of the field still need to be spelled out more explicitly and rigorously. This HICSS E-Government Emerging Topics minitrack seeks submissions that contribute to the evolution of e-Government research and to the clarification of the field. Submissions should speak specifically to how the research presented contributes to our understanding of this emerging field.

Topics and research areas include but are not limited to:

  1. The conceptual and practice-based boundaries and foundations of the field of e-Government

  2. Agendas for e-Government research

  3. Foundations and research methodologies for the study of e-Government

  4. The nature of inter- and multi-disciplinaryresearch designs in e-Government

  5. Natural disaster management & e-government policy

  6. Mobile Government: Challenges, opportunities, standards, and protocols

  7. Mobile voice/data integration

  8. Mobile to legacy/non-mobile application integration

  9. Mobility and e-government transformation: Challenges and opportunities

  10. Web 2.0/3.0 in government

  11. Open data: Challenges, opportunities, standards, and protocols

  12. Data-driven public policy and decision making

  13. RFID-enabled smart government

  14. Government’s role in open-source

  15. E-diplomacy

  16. Archiving and Preservation of government records in digital form, in particular for small

  17. organizations

  18. IT, government, and an aging population

  19. Societal challenges and e-Government, for instance, engaging citizens through technology.

  20. Other topics as appropriate to the purposes of the mini-track

More co-chair information

Theresa A. Pardo, PhD, is the Director of the Center of Technology in Government at the University at Albany/SUNY. She is responsible for overall strategic management at the Center along with building and nurturing CTGs research programs, applied projects, and public-private-academic partnerships. Theresa is also an Associate Research Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the University at Albany. She is one of the developers of UAlbany's Government Information Strategy and Management curriculum in public administration. Theresa is also an active member of the digital government professional community serving regularly on national and international advisory committees, editorial boards, and conference committees.

Tino Schuppan, PhD, is a Professor for Public Management at the University of Labor Studies and the scientific director of the Institute for E-Government (IfG.CC) in Potsdam, Germany. He has research and consulting experience in the fields of e-government, public management reforms and development cooperation. Schuppan’s research interest include transformation in the context of e-government, changing work organization (“public management from below”), skills and competencies for e-government and ICT for development. Prof. Schuppan’s articles on public management and e-government have been published in leading international scientific journals, including Public Management Review and Government Information Quarterly and have been included in several books. He is a member of various international conference committees (for example the International Conference on Methodologies, Technologies and Tools enabling e-Government, TED Conference on E-Government in Poland, Fachtagung für Verwaltungsinformatik and Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik in Germany). He is co-chairing several international leading scientific conferences panels such as International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM).  As scientific director of the Institute for E-Government, Prof. Schuppan has carried out more than 50 national and international e-government projects, including projects in Africa, Latin America, Europe and Russia. He teaches in master courses at the University of Potsdam (Germany), University of Salzburg (Austria) and University of Bern (Switzerland).

Samuel Fosso Wamba, PhD, is a Senior lecturer at the School of Information Systems & Technology (SISAT), University of Wollongong, Australia and an Invited Associate Professor at Rouen Business School, Rouen, France. He earned an MSc in mathematics, from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada, an MSc in e-commerce from HEC Montreal, Canada, and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering, from the Polytechnic School of Montreal, Canada. His current research focuses on business value of IT, inter-organizational system (e.g., RFID technology) adoption and use, e-government (e.g., emerging topics, open data) supply chain management, electronic commerce and mobile commerce. He has published papers in a number of international conferences and journals including European Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Production Economics, Information Systems Frontiers, Business Process Management Journal, Proceedings of the IEEE, HICSS, PACIS, and AMCIS. He is organizing special issues on RFID for the Business Process Management Journal, Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems and Journal of Medical Systems.

“Digital Government Mirrors and Anticipates Many Developments, which Later Become Major Trends”