[AISWorld] CFP: Open Government & Open and Big Data Track

Ida Lindgren ida.lindgren at liu.se
Thu Mar 5 04:43:38 EST 2015


CFP: Open Government & Open and Big Data Track

The dual 14th IFIP Electronic Government and 7th e-Participation Conference (IFIP EGOV/ePart) 2015 will be held from Sunday, August 30 to Thursday, September 3, 2014 under the local auspices of the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, ( http://www.uom.gr/ ) at the Electra Palace Hotel, Platia Aristotelous 9, Thessaloniki 546 24, Greece ( http://www.electrahotels.gr/electra-palace-hotel-thessaloniki/the-hotel )


-Marijn Janssen (lead), Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands

-Bram Klievink, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands and

-Ida Lindgren, Linköping University, Sweden


Public sector organisations increasingly develop and use big and open data solutions and platforms for data exchange, including sensor data and vast amounts of data from a plentitude of sources. These developments are used to open up government, engage with stakeholders, create value from these huge amounts of data, improve transparency, and inform decision and policymaking. It even allows for the development of social innovations and commercial services by making 'smart' combinations of big and/or open data. This leads to a shift in the positions of government and other parties, and has brought forward a host of applications to deal with societal issues. It also brings social and technical challenges and questions related to information quality, implementation considerations, policy implications, and changing relationships between stakeholders, integrity, amongst many others.

The Open Government & Open and Big Data Track focuses on practices and methods of transparency, accountability, open government data, public big data sharing and use, data for improving public value and data analytics. The explosive growth in data, the opening of data, large-scale data exchange platforms, data provided by the Internet of Things and increasing computational power creates new opportunities for innovating government. These developments have resulted in a repertoire of instruments and tools to gather, process, analyse, visualize and make use of the huge amount of data.

Areas of focus and interest include but are not limited to the following topics:

¾    Smart Big data apps and dashboards for decision making

¾    The role of big and open data in public sector innovation

¾    Governance of open and big data

¾    Impact on society and/or public administration

¾    The role of public, private and societal stakeholders in data sharing and use

¾    Data processing, analyzing and visualization

¾    Data and information quality

¾    Data Science in government

¾    Predictive and pattern modeling on big and open linked data

¾    Software as service (SaaS), utility computing, shared services

¾    Service-oriented architectures, orchestration and composition

¾    Cloud computing in government

¾    Metadata, ontologies and semantic approaches

¾    Infrastructure and enterprise architecture planning

¾    Transparency and accountability

¾    Value of data and apps

¾    The Internet of Things from a big-data perspective


Across its tracks, the dual IFIP EGOV/ePart 2015 conference hosts several distinct formats of contributions:

·        Completed research papers (max. 12 pages, published in the IFIP EGOV proceedings of Springer LNCS)

·        Ongoing research and innovative projects (max. 8 pages, published in alternate proceedings by a IOS Press)

Beyond the tracks, the dual IFIP EGOV/ePart 2015 conference also hosts

·        Posters (max. 2 pages), to be exposed along the welcome reception on Tuesday evening

·        Workshops and panels on pertinent issues, short abstracts (2 pages), and

·        PhD colloquium submissions (max. 8 pages),

all to be included in the alternate proceedings published by IOS Press

These formats encourage both scientific rigor and discussions of state of the art as well as innovative research approaches, work in progress, and studies of practical e-government or e-governance projects along with papers on system implementations.

Prior to the conference (that is, on Sunday and Monday, August 30 and 31), a PhD student colloquium will be held providing doctoral students with an international forum guided by senior scholars for presenting their work, networking opportunities and cross-disciplinary inspiration. Read more about the submission guidelines and review criteria on the conference website:

www.egov-conference.org < http://www.egov-conference.org/ >

www.epart-conference.org < http://www.epart-conference.org/ >


·        March 15, 2015-Submission of papers (hard deadline-no late submissions allowed)

·        April 15, 2015-Submission of workshop/panel/poster/PhD colloquium contributions

·        April 30, 2015-Notification of acceptance/rejection decisions for papers

·        May 15, 2015 - Notification of acceptance for workshops/panels/posters/PhD colloquium contributions

·        May 31, 2015-Camera-ready papers of completed research, of ongoing research/PhD colloquium papers, posters, workshop and panel descriptions




Efthimios Tambouris, University of Macedonia, Greece

Hans Jochen Scholl, University of Washington, USA
Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Maria A. Wimmer, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Konstantinos Tarabanis, University of Mace
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