The International Federation for Information Processing, Working Group 8.5 was established by IFIP in 1987. WG 8.5 conducts research on Information Systems in Public Administration. It organises working conferences and publishes books on the topic and its specific issues through IFIP.

The aim of WG 8.5 is to improve the quality of information systems in public administration at international, national, regional and local levels. The Working Group’s special emphasis lays on a holistic consideration of e-Government and information systems in public administration. Furthermore, it investigates the relationship between central and local use of information systems and the provision of citizen services, together with the accomplishment of social goals.


Analysis of information processing politics in public administration.
Discussion of specific applications of information systems in public administration.
Analysis of the impacts of information systems on public administration.
Application of the results of other IFIP Working Groups, and specifically of TC 8 Working Groups, to public administration.

Current Officers for the period January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017


Prof. Hans Jochen Scholl, PhD
The Information School
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2840, USA e-mail: jscholl_AT_uw.edu


Vice Chair:

Prof. Marijn Janssen, PhD
Faculty of TechnologyPolicy and Management
Delft University of Technology
PO Box 5015, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands e-mail: m.f.w.h.a.janssen_AT_tbm.tudelft.nl


Assistant Prof. Olivier Glassey, PhD
University of Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
e-mail: olivier.glassey_AT_idheap.unil.ch

Current Members (July 1, 2016):

First Name Last Name Country
Suha AlAwadhi Kuwait
Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko Finland
Karin Axelsson Sweden
Frank Bannister Ireland
K.P. Basavaraj India
Victor Bekkers The Netherlands
Lasse Berntzen Norway
Melanie Bicking Germany
Ali Z. Bigdeli United Kingdom
Francesco Bolici Italy
Antonio Candiello Italy
Jean-Loup Chappelet Switzerland
Yannis Charalabidis Greece
Wichian Chutimaskul Thailand
Laurens Cloete South Africa
Csaba Csabas Ireland
Sharon Dawes USA
Rahul De India
Gerasimos Dimitriou Greece
Yogesh Dwivedi UK
Fiorella de Cindio Italy
Annelie Ekelin Sweden
Sara Eriksén Sweden
Enrico Ferro Italy
Leif Skiftenes Flak Norway
Andreás Gábor Hungary
Fernando Galindo Spain
Ehsan Ghadiri Iran
J. Ramon Gil-Garcia Mexico
Olivier Glassey Switzerland
Christoph Glauser Switzerland
Hugo Gong New Zealand
Thomas F. Gordon Germany
Åke Grönlund Sweden
Karim Hamza The Netherlands
Meliha Handic Bosnia and Herzegovina
Helle Zinner Henriksen Denmark
Keith Horton UK
Lars Ilshammar Sweden
Zahir Irani UK
Arild Jansen Norway
Marijn Janssen The Netherlands
Marius Johannessen Sweden
Tomasz Janowski Macau
Luiz Antonio Joia Brazil
Michel Klein France
Ralf Klischewski Egypt
Trond Knudsen Norway
Sotirios Koussouris Greece
Herbert Kubicek Germany
Arezou Lakishiraz Iran
Fenareti Lampathaki Greece
Beatriz Lanza Brazil
Pilar Lasala Spain
Ronald Leenes The Netherlands
Christine Leitner Austria
Miriam Lips New Zealand
Euripides Loukis Greece
Björn Lundell Sweden
Mariusz Luterek Poland
Ann Macintosh United Kingdom
Egle Malinauskiene Lithuania
Gabriel Marcuzzo Brazil
Rony Medaglia Denmark
Ulf Melin Sweden
Gregoris Mentzas Greece
Michael E. Milakovich USA
Carl Erik Moe Norway
Francesco Molinari Italy
Diego Navarra The Netherlands
Björn Niehaves Germany
William Olle United Kingdom
Sietse Overbeek The Netherlands
Monica Palmirani Italy
Panagiotis (Panos) Panagiotopoulos UK
Theresa Pardo USA
Denis Parfenov Ireland
Rimantas Petrauskas Lithuania
Ralf Plattfaut Germany
Andriana Prentza Greece
Alexander Prosser Austria
Charles Raab United Kingdom
Nripendra P. Rana UK
Agneta Ranerup Sweden
Singara Rao Karan Australia
Peter Reichstädter Austria
Andrea Resca Italy
Reinhard Riedl Switzerland
Nicolau Reinhard Brazil
Boriana Rukanova The Netherlands
Ahti Saarenpää Finland
Øystein Saebo Norway
Marius C. Silaghi USA
Hans Jochen Scholl USA
Maung K. Sein Norway
Ignace Snellen The Netherlands
Henk G. Sol The Netherlands
Maddalena Sorrentino Italy
Witold Staniszkis Poland
Themis Tambouris Greece
Yao-Hua Tan The Netherlands
A Min Tjoa Austria
Ljupco Todorowksi Slovenia
Roland Traunmüller Austria
Tom M. van Engers The Netherlands
Anne Fleur van Veenstra The Netherlands
Mirko Vintar Slovenia
Francesco Virili Italy
Melanie Volkhamer Germany
Vishanth Weerakkody UK
Silke Weiß Austria
Radboud Winkels The Netherlands
Gamel Wiredu Ghana
Maria A. Wimmer Germany
Anastasiya Yurchyshyna Switzerland
Anneke Zuiderwijk The Netherlands
Bram Klievink The Netherlands
Codrin-Florentin Nisioiu Romania
Dalibor Stanimirovic Slovenia
Salim Al-Shuaili Sultanate Of Oman
Haya Almagwashi UK
Renata Araujo Brazil
Lyudmila Bershadskaya Russia
Dmitrii Trutnev Russia
Andrei V. Chugunov Russia
Emad A. Abu-Shanab Jordan
Lukasz Porwol Ireland
Ahmed Darwish Egypt
DePauli Paolo Italy
Lourenço Rui Pedro Portugal
de Liddo Anna UK
Lindgre Ida Sweden
Sushya Iryna Sweden
Sokhn Maria Switzerland
Brooks Laurence UK
Parycek Peter Austria
Solar Mauricio Chile
Brous Paul The Netherlands
Lettieri Nicola Italy
Davies Todd USA
Matheus Ricardo The Netherlands


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HICSS-49 EGOV Track With Record Number of Submissions

The HICSS-49 EGOV Track continues to show its strong standing as the #1 academic research conference in electronic government research worldwide. For the conference, which will be held in January of 2016, ninety full research papers were received in thirteen topical minitracks. Submitting authors will be notified in mid-August of 2015 about acceptance or non-acceptance of their submissions. More information on the HICSS-49 EGOV Track.

E-Gov Track (HICSS-47) Call for Reviewers and Call for Papers

After an incredibly successful edition of the E-GOV Track at HICSS-46 (lowest acceptance rate of all tracks, third-largest attendance of all ten tracks, and great quality of papers), we are now organizing the E-GOV track’s next edition at this fine conference (HICSS-47, January 6-9, 2014; Hilton Waikoloa, Waikoloa, Big Island of Hawaii/USA).

Besides a total of 11 minitracks (one new and several refocused/renamed one) we will again conduct two all-day symposia, one on the impact of electronic government research on practice and the other one dedicated to detection and mitigation of insider threats.

Just like its predecessors the HICSS-47 Electronic Government track will be a hotbed for groundbreaking studies and new ideas in this particular research domain. Many studies first presented here were developed further and then turned into publications at top journals.

A short history of the e-Gov Track at HICSS can be found here: http://faculty.washington.edu/jscholl/hicss_history.html

Eleven minitracks cover the full spectrum of research avenues of electronic government including minitracks dedicated to emerging topics, open government, and social media and social networking, or, most recently, insider threats. The HICSS e-Government Track has assumed an excellent reputation among e-Government scholars. Several times it has been ranked the academically most rigorous research conference on e-Government in the world. In a recent study the E-Government Track has been ranked the top research conference on electronic government by scholars from around the world.

Minitracks are dedicated to the following topical areas:

Crisis, Disaster, and Catastrophe Management
* E-Government Education
* Emerging Topics
* Infrastructure Security
* Insider Threat Science, Measurement, Implementation, and Effect
* Open and Participatory Government
Open Data and Cloud Services
Policies & Governance for the Network Society 
* Services and Information
* Social Media and Social Networking
* Transformational Government

Please see http://faculty.washington.edu/jscholl/hicss47/ for more information.

Symposium I (15 Years of Electronic Government Research: What is the impact on practice?)

Symposium II (Assessing Reliable Metrics and Measures of Effectiveness for Insider Threat Detection and Mitigation)

Important Deadlines

June 15: Authors submit full papers by this date, following the Author Instructions.

All papers will be submitted in double column publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams and references. HICSS papers undergo a double-blind review (June 15 – August 15).

August 15: Acceptance notices are sent to Authors. At this time, at least one author of an accepted paper should begin visa, fiscal & travel arrangements to attend the conference to present the paper.

September 15: Authors submit Final Version of papers following submission instructions posted on the HICSS web site. At least one author of each paper must register by this date with specific plans to attend the conference.

October 2: Papers without at least one registered author will be pulled from the publication process; authors will be notified.

For more information, please see http://faculty.washington.edu/jscholl/hicss47/

or  http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_47/47tracks.htm#EGOV

2012 Record Year for E-Government-related Academic Productivity

Seattle, WA. Academic publishing on electronic government has reached an all-time high this year with 850 new peer-reviewed publications in the English language, which have been logged for the period of 12/15/2011 through 12/14/2012. Academic interest in this study domain has never been stronger before. References to the most recent publications can be found in the E-Government Reference Library (EGRL). This reference library is updated semi-annually on June 15 and December 15 of each year.

E-Government Reference Library (EGRL) version 8.5 (12/15/2012)

We herewith make available version 8.5 (December 15, 2012) of the E-Government Reference Library (EGRL) in a ZIP file containing editions in BibTeX, EndNoteTM XML, a full EndNoteTM lib, a PDF, RTF, and txt formats.

Version 8.5 of the EGRL now contains 5,524 references of predominantly English language, peer-reviewed work. The number of qualifying references in the library has increased by 474, or 9.4 % over version 8.0 (June 15, 2012) and by 18.1 % over version 7.5 (December 15, 2011). This year 2012 has been a record year for e-Government-related publishing.

We can repeat what we stated earlier: The EGRL has developed into an indispensable tool for e-Gov scholars. In particular, preparing and reviewing paper submissions was reported to now heavily rely on this reference library.

In order to download the library, please register (or re-register, for repeat downloads) yourself and accept the GPL license agreement. As stated above we provide the references in various editions (BibTeX, EndNote, PDF, and RTF). We also provide a link to the Zotero version.

As an author or co-author please check all your own entries for completeness and correctness. Please get back to us in case of any errors or omissions. Thank you for your interest and cooperation.

Download EGRL 8.5