University of Minho and UNU-EGOV hosted IFIP EGOV-ePart 2016

  • 2016•09•19     Guimarães

    In Guimarães, scholars from all over the world were gathered

    The IFIP Working Group 8.5 (Information Systems in Public Administration) held its five-track annual international conference (IFIP EGOV-ePart 2016) in Guimarães and gathered over 140 participants from 34 countries during four days of intensive sharing of knowledge, research findings, innovation and debate around ICT and Public Administration, e-Government, e-Governance and related fields of study. Contributions were received from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, North America, Africa, Australasia and all other global regions. The event, locally hosted by the University of Minho (UM) and the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV) took place from 5-8 September 2016. Researchers and professionals presented and debated scientific outputs under the umbrella of five tracks: the General E-Government track; the General e-Participation Track; the Open Government & Open and Big Data Track; the Policy Modeling and Policy Informatics Track; and the Smart Governance, Smart Government, Smart Cities & Smart Regions Track. Prior to the conference the 12th PhD Colloquium was held and senior international scholars provided a forum for students to present their work, learn from each other, network and have a cross-disciplinary exchange. In organizing the conference the IFIP WG 8.5 leadership (Hans Jochen Scholl, chair, Marijn Janssen, vice chair, and Olivier Glassey, secretary) were supported by the local co-organizers Delfina Sá Soares of UM and Tomasz Janowski of UNU-EGOV as well as the track co-chairs Yannis Charalabidis, Mila Gascó, Bram Klievink, Ida Lindgren, Panos Panagiotopoulos, Theresa Pardo, Peter Parycek, Øystein Sæbo, Efthimios Tambouris, and Maria Wimmer and the PhD colloquium chairs Ramon Gil-Garcia, Ida Lindgren, and Anneke Zuiderwijk.

    This highly ranked and internationally well-known scientific event accepted papers of completed research, ongoing research, and innovative projects along with posters and workshop descriptions. While completed research papers were published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), IOS Press published open-access proceedings of ongoing research and innovative projects, posters, workshops, thematic panels, and doctoral papers. Springer’s LNCS volumes have been submitted to Thompson Reuters for evaluation of inclusion in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings index.

    The next IFIP EGOV-ePart conference will be held in St. Petersburg (Russia), at the eGovernment Center, funded in 2009 under the aegis of the  National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO).