First Call for Papers - EGOVIS & EDEM 2012

International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective and International Conference on Electronic Democracy

EGOVIS and EDEM 2012

Advancing Democracy, Government and Governance

Vienna (Austria) September 3 - 6, 2012

Objectives of the Joint Event EGOVIS/EDEM 2012

Advancing Democracy, Government and Governance – For the first time the two established scientific conferences EGOVIS and EDEM have joined forces in the area of eGovernment and eDemocracy. The joint event will be organized within the framework of DEXA 2012. Given that the two domains are closely related, the idea is to provide a cross-cutting forum where experts from both domains will be able to discuss and exchange innovative ideas. We invite original contributions or experience reports covering one of the topics of the 2012 EGOVIS and/or EDEM call for papers (for the thematic focus of EGOVIS/EDEM 2012 see below). All accepted conference papers will be published in "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag. We accept
  • full papers (15-page papers; descriptions of complete technical work), or
  • short papers (up to 8 pages; innovative ideas, which nevertheless require more work to mature).

Conference Programme Chairpersons:

  • Andrea Kö, Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary
  • Christine Leitner, CEPA, Danube University Krems, Austria
  • Herbert Leitold, A-SIT Secure Information Technology Center, Graz, Austria
  • Alexander Prosser, University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria

Honorary Chairpersons:

  • Wichian Chutimaskul, King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thailand
  • Andras Gabor, Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary
  • Fernando Galindo, University Zaragoza, Spain
  • Roland Traunmüller, University of Linz, Austria

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission: March 2, 2012 --- extended to March 23, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: May 11, 2012 ---> May 22
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 8, 2012 ---> June 12

Paper Submission Details:

Authors are invited to submit electronically original contributions or experience reports in English.
  • The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the proceedings.
  • Papers should not exceed 15 pages in LNCS format (
  • Any submission that exceeds length limits or deviates from formatting requirements may be rejected without review.
For paper registration and electronic submission see starting January 2012. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Duplicate submissions are not allowed. Authors are expected to agree to the following terms: "I understand that the paper being submitted must not overlap substantially with any other paper that I am a co-author of and that is currently submitted elsewhere. Furthermore, previously published papers with any overlap are cited prominently in this submission." Duplicate submissions will be rejected. Questions about this policy or how it applies to your work should be directed to the PC-chairs.

Accepted Papers:

All accepted conference papers will be published in "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag. Accepted papers will be of two sizes:
  • full (15-page papers) and
  • short (up to 8 pages).
The former will tend to be descriptions of complete technical work, while the latter will tend to be descriptions of interesting, innovative ideas, which nevertheless require more work to mature. Authors of accepted papers must sign a Springer copyright release form.

EGOVIS 2012 – Thematic Focus

The international conference cycle EGOVIS focuses on information systems aspects of e-government. Information systems are a core enabler for electronic government/governance in all its dimensions: e-administration, e-democracy, e-participation and e-voting. Each year EGOVIS brings together experts from academia, public administrations, and industry to discuss e-government information systems from different perspectives and disciplines, i.e. technology, policy and/or governance and public administration. We search for original papers by researchers and practitioners describing novel ideas and innovative solutions in the field. EGOVIS 2012 invites paper submissions on all topics related to e-government and the information systems perspective Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Accessibility
  • Business process reengineering
  • Change and Risk management
  • Cloud computing
  • Collaboration support systems
  • Cross-border initiatives
  • Cybernetics policies
  • Data analysis
  • Database aspects
  • Data mining and datawarehousing
  • Digital citizen cards
  • Digital libraries
  • Education and training
  • E-government enterprise architectures
  • E-government policies and strategies
  • Electronic identity
  • Electronic signature
  • Expert systems and decision support
  • Geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Governance in cyberspace
  • Government collaboration patterns
  • Information modelling and integration
  • Information overload
  • Information retrieval
  • Information systems architecture
  • Interoperability
  • Knowledge management
  • Legal and regulatory aspects
  • Metadata and public information
  • Mobile services
  • Open data
  • Open source for e-government
  • Personalization and recommender systems
  • Privacy, trust and security
  • Semantic Web and ontologies
  • Service-oriented architectures
  • Software solutions
  • Strategic management and performance measurement
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive computing
  • User acceptance
  • User interfaces
  • Value creation and business modelling
  • Web 2.0 applications
  • Web services
  • Workflow management

EDEM 2012 – Thematic Focus

The EDEM conference series focuses on electronic citizen participation (“eParticipation”). This application field has matured and been integrated in a large number of Government processes. Successful electronic democracy implementation has technical, legal, organisational and social aspects. The conference has hence reflected this multi-disciplinary approach. Both theoretical and applied research is welcome. We welcome papers with a diversity of methodological approaches but particularly those with a strong theoretical underpinning. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to
  • Citizen participation in administrative processes
  • Citizen involvement in administrative design
  • Participatory budgeting
  • eTransparency and anti-corruption
  • Municipal and local participation
  • eConsultation in the legislative process
  • Political education and citizen participation
  • eDemocracy as a means of involving young people
  • Web 2.0 and citizen participation
  • The role of social networks and platforms (Twitter, youtube, etc.)
  • Deliberation and citizen involvement
  • Participation of citizens abroad
  • ePetitions and eVoting
  • Observation and transparency in electronic citizen involvement
  • The European Union and electronic citizen participation
  • The European Citizens’ Initiative
  • eParticipation and the media
  • eParticipation and the digital divide
  • Pitfalls and dangers, limits of eParticipation
  • Privacy aspects
  • Changes in the “rules of play” by the introduction of electronic media
For further inquiries, please contact the Conference Organisation Office (

Programme Committee:
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Georg Aichholzer, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Jan Aidemark, Växjö University
Luis Álvarez Sabucedo, Universidade de Vigo
Kim Normann Andersen, Copenhagen Business School
Majed Ayyad, NextLevel Technology Systems
Carlo Batini, University of Milano Bicocca
Victor Bekkers, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Trevor Bench-Capon, Liverpool University
Jaro Berce, University of Ljubljana
Thomas Buchsbaum, Austrian Foreign Ministry
Alejandra Cechich, Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics
Yannis Charalabidis, University of the Aegean
Eleni Christodoulou, University of Cypros
Wichian Chutimaskul, King Mongkut's University of Technology
Flavio Corradini, University of Camerino
Peter Cruickshank, Edinburgh Napier University
Vytautas Cyras, Vilnius University
Annelie Ekelin, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Bengt Feil, TuTech Innovation GmbH
Fernand Feltz, Centre de Recherche Public - Gabriel Lippmann
Joan Francesc Fondevila Gascón, Universitat Abat Oliba CEU (UAO)
Enrico Francesconi, Italian National Research Council
Iván Futó, National Tax and Customs Administration
Fernando Galindo, University of Zaragoza
Johann Gamper, Free University of Bozen
Matjaz Gams, Jozef Stefan Institute
Francisco Javier García Marco, University of Zaragoza
Julia Glidden,
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean
Åke Grönlund, Örebro University
Henning Sten Hansen, Aalborg University
Helle Zinner Henriksen, Copenhagen Business School
Chuck Hirt, Central and Eastern European Citizens' Network
Patrik Hitzelberger, Centre de Recherche Public - Gabriel Lippmann
Zahir Irani, Brunel University
M Sirajul Islam, Örebro University, Swedish Business School (Informatics)
Hannakaisa Isomäki, University of Jyväskylä
Dan Jellinek,
Christos Kalloniatis, University of the Aegean
Nikos Karacapilidis, University of Patras
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna
Vagelio Kavakli, University of the Aegean
Michel Klein, HEC Paris
Bozidar Klicek, University of Varazdin
Takashi Koga, Kyoto University Library
Ah Lian Kor, Leeds Metropolitan University
Jaroslav Kral, Charles University of Prague
Irene Krebs, Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus
Hun-yeong Kwon, Kwangwoon University
Rudolf Legat, Umweltbundesamt
Fabio Luiz Leite Júnior, State University of Paraíba
Philip Leith, Queen's University Belfast
Ralf Lindner, ISI Fraunhofer
Rolf Lührs, TuTech Innovation GmbH
Marian Mach, Technical University of Ko?ice
Ann Macintosh, University of Leeds
Ylle Madise, Riigikontroll
Ursula Maier-Rabler, Universit?t Salzburg
Peter Mambrey, University of Duisburg-Essen
Antonio Maña, University of Malaga
Rony Medaglia , Copenhagen Business School
Jeremy Millard, Danish Institute of Technology
Francesco Molinari,
Pedro Rafael Muro-Medrano, University of Zaragoza
Robert Müller-Török, University of Applied Sciences Ludwigsburg
Sinisa Neskovic, University of Belgrade
David Newman, Oxford University
Mara Nikolaidou, Harokopio University of Athens
Javier Nogueras, University of Zaragoza
Graham Orange, Leeds Metropolitan University
Monica Palmirani, University of Bologna
Aljosa Pasic, Atos Research
Flooh Perlot, Institut für Strategieanalysen
Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg
Matt Poelmans,
Andrea Polini, University of Camerino
Reinhard Posch, Technical University Graz
Gerald Quirchmayr, University of Vienna, Austria / University of South Australia, Australia
Péter Racskó, Corvinus University of Budapest
Peter Regner, FAW
Peter Reichstädter, Federal Chancellery of Austria
Aires J Rover, Federal University of Santa Catarina
Christian Rupp, Federal Chancellery of Austria
Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna
Colin Smith, Napier University
Tom Steinberg,
Michaela Strasser, University of Salzburg
Ella Taylor-Smith, Edinburgh Napier University
Daniela Tiscornia, ITTIG Institute for Theory and Techniques for Legal Information
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology
Roland Traunmüller, University Linz
Tom M. van Engers, University of Amsterdam
Daniel van Lerberghe, European Center for Political Technologies
Costas Vassilakis, University of Peloponnese
Daniel Ventre, CNRS French National Center of Scientific Research
Mark Vermeulen, DNA
Jorge Viera da Silva, Mobility Ticketing & Applications
Gianluigi Viscusi, University of Milano Bicocca
Doug Vogel, City University Hong Kong
Melanie Volkamer, Technical University Darmstadt
Roland Wagner, University Linz
Silke Weiss, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance
Andy Williamson, London School of Economics and Political Science
Christopher C. Wills, Caris Research Ltd
Frank Wilson, Interaction Design
Robert Woitsch, BOC Asset Management
Chien-Chih Yu, National ChengChi University