Open Data and Data Analytics in Government

The public sector is data-intensive by its very nature, and trends like the opening of data and the Internet of Things (IoT) results in the availability of even more data. Datification refers to sensing and the subsequent collecting of all kinds of data using machine-readable data formats. Datafication is rapidly becoming a mainstream activity of public organizations. In addition, public organizations are opening more and more of their data to the public. Open data can be combined with all kind of data sources to infer and generate value. This can result in recommendations for improving the public sector, business model innovation, and the creation of transparency. These developments are resulting in drastic changes of the public sector.

The rise of all kinds of data has resulted in the demand for new approaches for organizing, storing, processing, curation, linking, and visualizing results of data. Data pipelines are created in which data is combined in real-time for creating new applications. Cloud services are changing the ways of providing and processing data, based on virtualized resources meeting requirements like security, privacy, and scalability. 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 and their relationships with the public. And, there are changes at technical, organizational, managerial, and political levels 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 Open Data and Data Analytics in Government. We solicit for papers covering both organizational and technical aspects and combining theory and practice. Papers taking interdisciplinary approaches and 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.

Minitrack topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Open Data Practices, Technologies and Applications in Government
  • Impact of datification on government and society on the technical, organizational and institutional level
  • Big Data, open data, linked data, metadata and semantic approaches
  • Data analytics, processing, intelligence and visualization
  • Organizational strategies and policies
  • Data quality, privacy, trust and security
  • Internet of Things (IoT) in government
  • Changing relationship between government, private organizations and society
  • Methods and technologies leading to enhanced digital public services
  • Data-driven innovations and applications
  • Interoperability and architectural standards, principles and frameworks
  • Technical, semantic, organizational, managerial and legal/policy aspects of interoperability
  • System development, implementation and agile approaches for digital public services
  • System, user, data and process-based integration
  • Co-creation using data and citizen engagement
  • Information and cloud infrastructures, shared services, cloud providers
  • Reuse and data quality and ownership
  • Semantic ontologies, web services and modeling for governmental infrastructures
  • Cloud computing, Software as service (SaaS), ICT-services, scalability, reliability, flexibility
  • Multi-sided platforms, interoperability, information sharing and public business models
  • Cross-organizational modeling and visualization ranging from the organizational to technical level
  • Service-oriented architectures, web services, semantic web services, orchestration and composition
  • Citizen-driven and entrepreneurial approaches based on open data
  • Adoption and success factors of datafication

More information on the mini-track chairs:

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). From 1987 to 2002, he held the Chair for Information Systems, Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany. He is Co-President of the National E-Government Competence Center, Berlin, Germany. 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.

Yannis Charalabidis is assistant professor and head 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 Ph.D. 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 e-Government 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 of the EGOV 2008 and 2012 Conferences, Best e-Government Paper Nominee at the 42nd HICSS Conference and 1st Prize Nominee at the 2009 European e-Government Awards.

Marijn Janssen is 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 360 refereed publications, is co-editor of Government Information Quarterly (GIQ), associate editor of International Journal of E-Government Research (IJEGR), 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


Helmut Krcmar
(Primary Contact)

Technische Universität München
Fakultät Informatik
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching b. München, Germany
Phone: +49-89-289-19530
Fax: +49-89-289-19533

Yannis Charalabidis
Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering
University of the Aegean
Palama 2 str., Karlovassi
83200 Samos, Greece
Phone: +30-22-730-82221

Marijn Janssen
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Delft University of Technology
Jaffalaan 5
NL-2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
Phone: +31-15-27-81140