Policies and Strategies for Digital Government

Minitrack Description

This minitrack offers a multidisciplinary forum to present cases and discuss theories associated with the design, implementation, management, and evaluation of digital government. The minitrack invites submissions that contribute to the analysis and discussion of the impact of digital government on public sector, especially on the organization of government activities, the delivery of public services, and on the value these services deliver.

We invite and encourage the submission of case studies which demonstrate best practices in the design, management, and evaluation of digital government policies and strategies. In addition, 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 organizations, 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
  • Public Service co-creation and co-production
  • E-Democracy and e-Participation
  • E-Procurement policies and strategies
  • Outsourcing strategies in the public sector
  • Public policy issues in Digital Government
  • Digital government in developing countries
  • The impact on ICT on government efficiency effectiveness transparency and accountability
  • Interoperability policies: Legal, organizational, semantic, and technical layers
  • Legal and judicial transformation associated with ICTs deployments
  • E-justice
  • Digital Governance
  • Privacy and data protection policies and strategies
  • Interoperability: Legal, Organizational, Semantic, Technical Layers
  • ICT sourcing policies in government

More information on the minitrack chairs:

Peter Parycek, Ph.D., MSc, is Full Professor for E-Governance and Head of Department for E-Governance at the Danube University Krems. As a lawyer and graduate of the Master's program Telematics, his work is at the intersection of legal, social, and technological developments. His research and project priorities include e-Governance, e-Democracy and e-Government. 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).

Antonio Cordella, Ph.D., 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 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.

Frank Bannister, Ph.D., is a Fellow Emeritus and adjunct Associate Professor in Information Systems at Trinity College, Dublin. His research interests include e-Government, e-Governance, 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 a former editor of the Electronic Journal of e-Government. Frank is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Consultants and Management Advisors, and a Chartered Engineer.

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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

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

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