Policies and Strategies for Digital Government

This minitrack offers a multidisciplinary forum to present cases and discuss theories associated with the design, management and evaluation of the policies and strategies deployed to support, facilitate and promote digital government. The HICSS minitrack on Policies and Strategies for Digital Government invites submissions that contribute to the analysis of the challenges faced by governments when formulating e-government policies. Specifically the minitrack focuses on the effects of ICT implementations which are designed to transform government organisations, public sector management and the functioning of public institutions in general. We invite and encourage the submission of case studies which demonstrate best practices in the design, management and evaluation of e-government policies and strategies. In addition to intra government policies, the minitrack welcomes contributions exploring the issues associated with the design and deployment of policies and strategies that change the nature of the interactions between government and citizens, private sector organisations and NGOs.

Minitrack topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Policy and governance challenges arising from the adoption of ICTs in public administration at the local, state, and national level;
  • Policies and strategies for promoting e-Democracy;
  • Policies and strategies for encouraging e-Participation;
  • e-Government and e-Procurement policies strategies;
  • e-Government outsourcing strategies in the public sector;
  • Public policy issues and e-Government;
  • Policy and governance challenges arising from public sector ICT deployment in developing countries;
  • The impact on ICT on government set up, roles, and responsibilities;
  • The impact of open data on government policies and strategies;
  • The impact of ICT on law and legal system in public sector
  • The impact of big and open data on privacy and data protection policies and strategies

More information on the mini-track chairs:

Peter Parycek, PhD, MSc, is Head of the Center for E-Governance at the Danube University Krems and Chairman of the ministerial expert group “E-Democracy & E-participation” at the Austrian Federal Chancellery. As a lawyer and graduate of the Master's program Telematics, his work is at the intersection of legal policy, social and technological developments. His research and project priorities include eGovernance, eDemocracy and eGovernment. He is responsible for the conference series CeDEM (International Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government, www.donau-uni.ac.at/cedem) and the open access journal JeDEM (eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, http://www.jedem.org).

Frank Bannister, PhD, is Head of the Information System Discipline in Trinity College, Dublin. His research interests are e-government, e-democracy and on-line privacy and trust, particularly as they relate to ICT in the public sector. He is co-convener of the permanent study on e-government in the European Group for Public Administration and editor of the Electronic Journal of e-Government. Frank is a fellow of the university, a fellow of the Irish Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer.

Antonio Cordella, PhD., has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Bologna and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Gothenburg. He is lecturer in the Information Systems and Innovation Group at the Department of Management at the at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His current research focuses on ICT in the Public Sector, with specific attention to e-government and the associated institutional changes.


Peter Parycek
(Primary Contact)

Donau-Universität Krems
Department Governance & Public Administration
Zentrum für E-Government
Trakt H, 2nd floor, room 2.42
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
A-3500 Krems, Austria
Phone: +43-2732-893-2312
Fax: +43-2732-893-4300
E-Mail: peter.parycek@donau-uni.ac.at

Frank Bannister

School of Computer Science and Statistics
Trinity College
Dublin 2, Rep. of Ireland
Phone: +353-1-8962186
Fax: +353-1-6770711
Email: Frank.Bannister@tcd.ie

Antonio Cordella

London School of Economics and Political Sciences
Department of Management
Information Systems and Innovation Group
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
Phone: +44-207-955-6031
Fax: +44-207-955-7385
Email: a.cordella@lse.ac.uk