HICSS - 53 Digital Government Track
53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
January 7-10, 2020 - Grand Wailea, Maui, HI, USA

Policies and Strategies for Digital Government


This track aims to provide an opportunity and an open forum for discussion of different technological, political, institutional, legal, social, and organisational strategies that inform the design and implementation of ICT enabled public sector reforms. Specifically, this track seeks papers that present cases and/or discuss theories that help us to better understand how different e-government policies and or strategies can lead to successful e-government deployments or, on the other hand, to the factors which may lead to failure of such projects. Papers which examine or discuss external or situational factors, such as the political climate or organizational culture are also invited.

While there is already a modest body of literature on best practice for e-government implementation, there are significant gaps in this literature and new and emerging technologies, not to mention new thinking about public administration and government itself, often demand new ways of thinking and innovative approaches towards implementation. Papers which address these challenges are particularly welcome.

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:

  • Cases of e-government platforms design and implementation
  • Case studies of e-government implementation using innovative practices
  • ICT mediated co-creation and co-production
  • E-Participation policies and strategies
  • E-Democracy policies and strategies
  • E-Procurement policies and strategies
  • ICT related outsourcing in the public sector
  • Public policy issues in Digital Government
  • Strategies for successful ICT4D
  • ICT, transparency and accountability
  • ICT for efficiency and effectiveness in government action
  • Interoperability policies: legal, organizational, semantic, and technical layers
  • Legal and judicial transformation associated with ICTs deployments
  • E-justice
  • Privacy and data protection policies and strategies
  • Interoperability: legal, organizational, semantic, technical layers
  • Best practice for e-government design, implementation, and management

We are looking for high-quality conference papers that adopt a wide range of approaches on content, case studies, or practical and theoretical models to advance the knowledge related to the design, implementation, and management of strategies son policies in the e- government context. The papers submitted to this minitrack must be new and unpublished.

Minitrack Leaders

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.

Antonio Cordella, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he is responsible for the post-graduate courses on e-government and e-businesses, and a visiting professor at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, UNMERIT, The Netherland. He has published widely in information systems, e-government and public sector associated reforms. An Italian national, he holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from University of Bologna, Italy, and a PhD in Information Systems from Gothenburg University, Sweden. His current research focuses on ICT in the Public Sector, with specific attention to e-Government and the associated institutional changes.

Kyung Ryul Park is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy (STP) at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), where he is teaching development policy and digital governance. Prior to KAIST, he worked in the field of ICT and development, including seven years field experiences in the World Bank and Arusha Technical College in Tanzania. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, and B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering and B.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University


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

Kyung Ryul Park
Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Email: park.kr@kaist.ac.kr