International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

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International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) is an international conference series, established by the United Nations University in 2007, with the aim of bringing together practitioners, developers and researchers from government, academia, industry, non-governmental organizations and UN organizations to share the latest in theory and practice of Electronic Governance.

The ICEGOV Series[edit]

The ICEGOV series focuses on the use of technology to transform relationships between government and citizens, businesses, civil society and other arms of government (Electronic Governance). The Series looks beyond the traditional focus on technology-enabled transformation in government (Electronic Government), towards establishing foundations for good governance and for sustainable national development.

Following its first three editions in Macao (ICEGOV2007), Cairo (ICEGOV2008) and Bogota (ICEGOV2009), ICEGOV is identified as:[1]

  • A Global Conference - ICEGOV consistently attracts submissions from more than 45 countries, including over 60% representation from developing and transition countries.
  • A Multi-Stakeholder Conference - ICEGOV is well attended by all major stakeholders of technology-enabled innovation in government: government, academia, industry and NGOs.
  • A Networking Conference - ICEGOV brings participation from across thematic, national, and development borders, with common interests in transformational use of technology in government.
  • A Research and Practice Conference - ICEGOV includes a healthy balance of research-, practice- and solution-related work - looking at technology, at the processes surrounding its implementation and management, or at the wider context of Electronic Governance.
  • A Capacity Building Conference - ICEGOV features a rich program of invited talks, invited sessions, tutorials, workshops, panel discussions, posters, demos, etc. all taught, moderated or organized by leading researchers and practitioners in the area.
  • An International Development Conference - The focus on Electronic Governance helps consider how government investments in technology, resulting in expected social and economic benefits, contribute to the fulfillment of the national development goals.
  • A UN Conference - With international development focus, with United Nations University as the founder of and the main force behind its editions, and with several UN organizations being actively involved, ICEGOV exhibits a strong UN character.

ICEGOV2010[edit]

ICEGOV2010

The fourth edition of ICEGOV (ICEGOV2010)[2] is scheduled to he held in Beijing,  China from 25–28 October 2010 under the patronage of the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and National School of Administration, People’s Republic of China; co-organized by: Electronic Governance Programme, Small Flag of the United Nations ZP.svg UNU-IIST, Macao; Electronic Government Research Center, National School of Administration,  China; Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany,  United States; Computing Laboratory, University of Oxford,  United Kingdom; School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, China; and State Information Center, China.

ICEGOV2009[edit]

ICEGOV2009

The 3rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2009)[3] was organized in Bogota,  Colombia during 10–13 November 2009. The conference took place under the patronage of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Government of Colombia, and was co-organized by: (1) Electronic Governance Programme at United Nations University - International Institute for Software Technology, (2) Observatorio de Sociedad, Gobierno y Tecnologías de Información, Universidad Externado de Colombia, and (3) Programa Gobierno en Línea, Government of Colombia.

ICEGOV2009 [4] included invited talks by three distinguished experts and practitioners in the area: (1) Her Excellency Ms. María del Rosario Guerra, Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Government of Colombia - government perspective, (2) Prof. Matthias Finger, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland - academic perspective, and (3) Dr. Saleem Zoughbi, Regional Advisor, Information and Communication Technology, United Nations Social and Economic Commission for Western Asia, Lebanon - international perspective.

The conference also featured 12 invited sessions to present experiences and lessons learnt in Electronic Governance development at the national or sub-national levels: (1)  Colombia - Programa Gobierno en Línea, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology; (2)  Argentina - Officina Nacional de Tecnologias de la Informacion, Subsecretaria de Tecnologias de Gestion; (3)  Dominican Republic - Centro de Estudios e Investigación de Gobierno Electrónico, Oficina Presidencial de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación; (4)  Chile - Estrategia Digital; (5)  Mexico - Secretaría de la Función Pública; (6)  South Korea - National Information Technology Industry Promotion Agency; (7) Rio Negre Province,  Argentina - Ministerio de Hacienda, Obras y Servicios Publicos, Provincia de Rio Negro; (8)  Costa Rica - Gobierno Digital; (9)  China - National School of Administration; (10)  Macau - Government of Macao SAR, China; (11)  Mongolia - ICT and Post Authority; and (12)  Cameroon - National Agency for ICT; and three invited sessions on the topical areas by the international or multi-national organizations specializing in them: Technology Leadership by International Academy of CIO; Interoperability and Open Standards by Microsoft Corporation; and e-Governance and Development by United Nations Development Programme.

In addition, the conference featured a capacity building program comprising a series of six tutorials - three on domain-independent aspects of Electronic Governance and three on e-applications: (1) Technology by Jim Davies, University of Oxford, UK; (2) Transformation by Pallab Saha, National University of Singapore, Singapore; (3) Policy by Sharon S. Dawes and Theresa A. Pardo, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA; (4) e-Health by Jennifer Zelmer, International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation, Denmark; (5) e-Economy by Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics, Poland; and (6) e-Leadership by Jean-Pierre Auffret, International Academy of CIO, USA and Elsa Estevez, United Nations University, Macao.

Three round-table discussions aimed at national, regional and international consensus-building on specific topics of interest to the community was also organized as part of the conference: (1) How to Achieve High Take-up of Government Online organized by María Isabel Mejía Jaramillo, Programa Gobierno en Línea; (2) Towards Regional Dialogue to Promote Alliances co-organized by Florencia Ferrer, e- Stratégia Pública, Brazil and Miguel Porrua, Organization of American States, USA; and (3) Innovation Transfer Frameworks for Global Electronic Governance organized by Tomasz Janowski, United Nations University, Macao.

A total of 102 submissions were received for ICEGOV2009 including papers, case studies, demos and posters from 39 countries and economies:  Argentina,  Azerbaijan,  Bangladesh,  Brazil,  China,  Colombia,  Dominican Republic,  Ethiopia,  Finland,  France,  Germany,  Ghana,  Greece,  India,  Iran,  Italy,  Kenya,  South Korea,  Macau,  Malaysia,  Mongolia,    Nepal,  Netherlands,  Nigeria,  Pakistan,  Palestine,  Peru,  Portugal,  Russia,  Saudi Arabia,  South Africa,  Spain,  Sri Lanka,  Sweden,   Switzerland,  Tunisia,  United Kingdom,  Uruguay and  United States. The conference included 24 papers (8 pages), 29 case studies (6 pages), 6 demos (4 pages) and 17 posters (2 pages). Accepted demos and posters were presented as part of the demo and poster session, while accepted papers and case studies were presented as part of 12 regular paper sessions and discussed as part of 6 synchronized workshops and panel discussions. The Proceedings of ICEGOV2009 was published by ACM Press (ISBN 978-1-60558-663-2).

ICEGOV2008[edit]

ICEGOV2008

The 2nd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2008)[5] took place in Cairo,  Egypt during 1–4 December 2008. The conference took place under the patronage of the Ministry of State for Administrative Development, Government of Egypt and was organized jointly by the Center for Electronic Governance at United Nations University - International Institute for Software Technology, and German University in Cairo.

ICEGOV2008[6] included three invited talks by three distinguished experts and practitioners in the area: His Excellency Dr. Ahmed M. Darwish, Minister of State for Administrative Development, Government of Egypt (government perspective); Prof. Roland Traunmüller, Professor Emeritus, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria (academic perspective); and Dr. Mario Apostolov, Regional Advisor, UN Economic Commission for Europe (international perspective).

The conference featured 15 invited sessions by various governments, universities and international organizations active in the area. Six government organizations: (1) Ministry of State for Administrative Development,  Egypt; (2) Government of  Macau SAR, China; (3)National Information Technology Agency,  Nigeria; (4) Under-Secretary of Information Technology, Presidency of the Ecuador Republic,  Ecuador; (5) e-Government Department, Prime Minister’s Office and National IT Center,  Kyrgyzstan; and (6) Ministry of Communications and Information Technology,  Afghanistan. Three universities: (7) Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York,  United States; (8) Information and Communications University,  South Korea; and (9) Observatorio de Sociedad, Gobierno y Tecnologías de Información, Universidad Externado de Colombia,  Colombia. Six international and UN organizations: (10) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit - GTZ GmbH, Germany, (11) Microsoft Corporation; (12) United Nations Governance Center, Korea; (13) United Nations University - UNU; (14) United Nations Economic Commission for Europe - UNECE; and (15) United Nations Institute for Training and Research - UNITAR.

In addition to invited talks and sessions, ICEGOV2008 also featured a strong capacity building program comprising a series of six (horizontal) tutorials on domain-independent aspects of Electronic Governance and three (vertical) tutorials on domain-specific aspects: (1) Theory by Rahul De’ from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore,  India; (2) Technology by Steve Harris, Jeremy Gibbons, Jim Davies and Charles Crichton from the Oxford University,  United Kingdom; (3) Information by Sharon S. Dawes and Theresa A. Pardo from the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York,  United States, and Yuanfu Jiang from the National School of Administration,  China; (4) Transformation by Marijn Janssen from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, and William S. Shu from the University of Buea,  Cameroon; (5) Value by Wojciech Cellary from the Poznan University of Economics,  Poland; (6) Policy by Jay Kesan from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,  United States; (7) Education by Toshio Obi from Waseda University,  Japan; (8) Environment by Lalanath de Silva from the World Resources Institute,  United States; and (9) Transfer by Christine Leitner from Danube University Krems,  Austria. The six horizontal tutorials, held on 1 December 2008, provided the audience with the general foundation and understanding of the area, accompanied by six corresponding workshops, held on 4 December 2008, to present state-of-the-art research and applications.

Furthermore, the capacity-building program of ICEGOV2008 included eight panel discussions on: (1) Post-Conflict Countries co-organized by Young-Sik Kim from the Ministry of Communications and IT, Afghanistan and Saleem Zoughbi from Bethlehem University, Palestine; (2) Implementation Frameworks organized by Olu Agunloye from the National e-Government Strategies Limited, Nigeria; (3) Interoperability Frameworks organized by Alejandra Cechich from the Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina; (4) Rural Communities organized by Robert Schware from the Academy of Educational Development, USA; (5) Environmental Governance organized by Achim Haplaap from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research; (6) Dispute Resolution organized by Ethan Katsh from the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, University of Massachusetts, USA; (7) Electronic Governance in Europe co-organized by Madeleine Siösteen Thiel from the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems and Urban Funered from the Ministry of Finance, Sweden; and (8) Citizen Journalism organized by Kishor Pradhan from Panos South Asia, Nepal.

Regular paper sessions comprised presentations of papers and case studies submitted for the conference, and accepted after review by the Program Committee. Altogether, ICEGOV2008 received 127 submissions including papers, case studies and posters from 46 countries:  Afghanistan,  Algeria,  Argentina,  Australia,  Austria,  Bangladesh,  Benin,  Cameroon,  Canada,  China,  Colombia,  Czech Republic,  Ethiopia,  Germany,  Ghana,  Greece,  Hong Kong,  India,  Iran,  Italy,  Japan,  Kenya,  Macau,  Malaysia,  Maldives,  Mongolia,  Morocco,    Nepal,  Netherlands,  Nigeria,  Oman,  Pakistan,  Palestine,  Senegal,  Singapore,  South Africa,  South Korea,  Spain,  Sri Lanka,  Singapore,  Thailand,  Taiwan,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States and  Uzbekistan. Among this number, 79 submissions came from developing countries and 48 from developed countries. After a review process involving 74 members of the Program Committee, the conference accepted 30 papers (8 pages), 34 case studies (6 pages) and 16 posters (2 pages). The Proceedings of ICEGOV2008 was published by ACM Press (ISBN 978-1-60558-386-0).

ICEGOV2007[edit]

ICEGOV2007

The 1st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2007)[7] took place in  Macau during 10–13 December 2007. ICEGOV2007 was co-organized by the Center for Electronic Governance at United Nations University - International Institute for Software Technology, the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA, and the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT), Incheon, Republic of Korea.

ICEGOV2007 included[8] invited talks from three well-known experts and practitioners, representing academic, government and non-governmental perspectives on Electronic Governance> They were: (1) Sharon S. Dawes, Senior Fellow at the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA, and the President of the Digital Government Society of North America; (2) Olu Agunloye, Executive Vice Chairman of the National eGovernment Strategies (NeGSt) Limited, Nigeria, and (3) Guido Bertucci, Director of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations.

In addition, a series of six tutorial-workshop events was organized on various aspects of Electronic Governance: (1) Formal Engineering Methods for Electronic Governance by Jim Davies, Oxford University, UK and Tomasz Janowski, UNU-IIST-EGOV, Macao; (2) Interoperability in Electronic Government by Marijn Janssen, TU Delft, Netherlands, and Jochen Scholl, University of Washington, USA; (3) Knowledge Management in Public Administration by Maria Wimmer, University of Koblenz, Germany, and Roland Traunmüller, University of Linz, Austria; (4) Electronic Governance and Organizational Transformation by Theresa A. Pardo, CTG, University at Albany, SUNY, USA and Yuanfu Jiang, China National School of Administration, China; (5) Policy Development for Electronic Governance by Ik Jae Chung, University at Albany, SUNY, USA; and (6) Economics for Electronic Governance by Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics, Poland.

Regular paper sessions, interleaved with panel discussions, comprised presentations of the papers submitted for the conference. Altogether, 159 abstracts and 130 full papers were submitted from 53 countries. A total of 97 papers were received from 27 developing countries:  Argentina,  Bangladesh,  Benin,  Brazil,  China,  Colombia,  Egypt,  Ghana,  India,  Iran,  Kenya,  Malaysia,  Maldives,  Mongolia,  Morocco,  Mozambique,    Nepal,  Nigeria,  Pakistan,  Palestine,  Russia,  Sri Lanka,  Sudan,  Syria,  Thailand,  Tunisia and  Vietnam, and 61 from 26 developed countries:  Australia,  Austria,  Belgium,  Canada,  Czech Republic,  France,  Germany,  Greece,  Hong Kong,  Iceland,  Italy,  Japan,  Lithuania,  Macau,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Portugal,  Serbia,  Singapore,  South Korea,  Spain,   Switzerland,  Taiwan,  United Kingdom,  United Arab Emirates and  United States. Among 159 submissions, 63 were research papers, 74 were practice papers and 22 were solutions papers. The conference included 33 long (10 page) papers, 38 short (4 page) papers, and 20 posters (2 pages). The Proceeding of ICEGOV2007 was published by ACM Press (ISBN 978-1-59593-822-0).

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