8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

  • DATE / TIME:
    2014•10•27    09:00 - 2014•10•30    18:00

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    The 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2014) took place in Guimarães, Portugal, from 27 to 30 October 2014. The conference was organized under the high patronage of His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic by the University of Minho, the Agency for Administrative Modernization of the Portuguese Government (AMA) and the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV).


    Taking place under the theme of “The Rise of Data Post-2015 – Empowered Citizens, Accountable Institutions”, the conference explored research and policy implications, and discussed the way forward for technology-enabled and data-intensive public governance in the post-2015 world. For example, the questions explored during the plenary discussions include:

    • Is Electronic Governance Strengthening or Undermining Public Governance?
    • Quo Vadis Electronic Governance: More Trust or More Confrontation?
    • Public Sector Cloud: Promoting Digital Innovation or Fighting Digital Divide?
    • Are CEO-CIO Alliances Necessary for Digital Innovation in States, Cities and Enterprises?
    • Role of Government in Technology-enabled Public Engagement: Regulating or Facilitating?
    • Is Electronic Governance Strengthening or Undermining Public Governance?


    ICEGOV2014 featured a rich four-day programme with four concurrent streams designed for knowledge sharing, networking and collaborative deliberation. The programme included nine keynote lectures, six plenary discussions, tutorials, workshops, paper sessions, eight thematic sessions, thirtheen invited sessions, a poster exhibition, a sponsor exhibition, and a doctoral colloquium, all organized by leading international experts, practitioners and influential institutional actors in the field. 

    A total of 117 papers were presented and discussed at the conference. Example topics addressed include: citizen empowerment, cloud computing, data for development, electronic participation, government technology leadership, information society ethics, intelligent government systems, internet inclusion, mobile governance, national information policies, open government data, policy innovation and digital science, public sector innovation, technology for ageing society, transparency and accountability, urban resilience and others.


    ICEGOV2014 was attended by 305 participants from 60 countries, including government officials, professors, lecturers, researchers, industry representatives, doctoral students, and journalists.


    Previous ICEGOV conferences took place in Macao (2007), Cairo (2008), Bogotá (2009), Beijing (2010), Tallinn (2011), Albany (2012), and Seoul (2013).

    For more  information about ICEGOV2014, please visit the official website.

    ICEGOV2014 group picture

    ICEGOV2014 group picture on the last day of the conference.


    Centro Cultural Vila Flor,
    Avenida D. Afonso Henriques 701
    4810-431 Guimarães, Portugal