The public sector is information-rich by nature. The opening of data by public organizations is a recent phenomenon in which public sector information is made available and thus can be combined with other data sources and used by others for a variety of purposes including improving the public sector, business innovation and transparency.
As data can often be generated and provided in huge amounts and through multiple sources, specific needs for processing, curation, linking, visualization result in the need for big data and linked data approaches. Data pipelines are created in which data is in real-time combined for creating new applications and changing user behaviors. Cloud services are now changing the ways of providing and using ICT, based on virtualized resources meeting requirements like security, privacy and scalability. Clouds provide the opportunity to share resources and services. This requires both infrastructure for the opening, processing and visualization of data, organization readiness for making use of these data and innovative ideas. Although there is a huge potential how this should be accomplished and what the impact of public organizations is not understood. All these developments impact the operation of governments, their relationship with the private sector enterprises and the society and there are changes at the technical, organizational, managerial and political level impacting the capabilities needed, the making of policies and traditional institutional structures.
This minitrack is aimed at discussing theories, methodologies, experience reports, literature and case studies in the field of Big, Open and Linked Data in Government. We solicit for papers covering both organizational and technical aspects and combining theory and practice. Papers covering a multitude of aspects are strongly encouraged. Furthermore we promote a diversity of research methods to study the challenges of this multifaceted discipline including best practices, case studies, design approaches, literature reviews and interviews.
Marijn Janssen is Antoni van Leeuwenhoek-Professor in ICT and Governance and head of the ICT section of the Technology, Policy and Management Faculty of Delft University of Technology. He conducted and managed a large number of research projects and published over 240 refereed publications and serves on several editorial boards and conferences in the area of e-government. He is conference chair of the annual IFIP EGOV conference series. For more information, visit www.tbm.tudelft.nl/marijnj.
Yannis Charalabidis is assistant professor and head of the eGovernment Unit of the Information Systems Laboratory at the University of the Aegean, coordinating policy, research and pilot application projects for governments and enterprises worldwide. A computer engineer with a PhD in complex information systems, he has been employed for several years as an executive director in Singular Group, leading software products development and company expansion in Europe and the US. During the last years he is also a member of the Greek Interoperability Center, a regional excellence centre promoting interoperability for administrations and enterprises. He has been conducting several FP6, FP7, eInfrastructures, CIP/PSP and national research projects in the areas of eGovernment Information Systems and Services, eParticipation, Policy Modelling, Open Data, Interoperability Frameworks and Government Transformation. He has published more than 150 papers in refereed journals and conferences and is a member in several IFIP, IEEE, W3C, CEN, government and industry committees. He is the Best Paper Award winner ot the EGOV 2008 and 2012 Conferences, Best e-government Paper Nominee at the 42nd HICSS Conference and 1st Prize Nominee at the 2009 European eGovernment Awards.
Helmut Krcmar holds the Chair for Information Systems, Faculty of Informatics, Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany and serves as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Informatics. He is also a member of the faculty of the TUM Business School. He received a Ph.D. in business administration (University of Saarbrücken) and has worked as Post Doctoral Fellow at the IBM Los Angeles Scientific Center and as Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Leonard Stern Graduate School of Business, New York University and Baruch College, City University of New York). 1987 to 2002 he held the Chair for Information Systems, Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany, where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences from 2000 to 2002. His research interests include Information and Knowledge Management, IT-enabled Value webs, Service Management, Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Information Systems in Health Care and eGovernment.
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Delft University of Technology
NL-2600 GA Delft
Information Systems Laboratory
Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering
University of the Aegean
83200 Samos, Greece
Technische Universität München
Chair for Information Systems
D-85748 Garching bei