Call for Papers

Ten years ago, large parts of Central and Eastern Europe joined the European Union thereby ending half a century of division of the European continent. For the past decade, the Austrian Computer Society has organized the Eastern European eGov Days providing a platform for knowledge transfer and exchange in both directions.

The current organizers are Andrássy University Budapest (AUB), Austrian Computer Society (OCG), Austrian Federal Chancellery/Institute for State Organization and Administrative Reform (IfSV), Austrian Institute for European Law and Policy (AIELP), National University of Public Service Budapest (NUPS), University of Public Administration and Finance Ludwigsburg (HVF).

This conference will be held in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the partnership between the institutions, which are now NUPS and HVF both educating civil servants of Hungary and Baden-Württemberg, respectively.

Conference Topics

The general topic of the conference, “eGovernment: Driver or Stumbling Block for European Integration?”, puts eGovernment initiatives into a European perspective, as most of the framework applicable to government services is created or influenced on the European level. Also, European integration and increased mobility within a united Europe requires interoperable government eServices. Furthermore, an increasing number of eServices are being offered by the European Union themselves.

Papers are solicited in all areas of applying IT to the Public Sector; the conference will particularly focus on, but not limit itself to, the following topics:

  • Identity management for individuals,
  • Privacy and data protection (including Cyber Security),
  • Open data,
  • eDemocracy,
  • eTools to help establish a European public space,
  • Legal aspects of eGovernment,
  • Economic and social impact of eGovernment,
  • Transparency and anti-corruption
  • Smart cities.

The conference language will be English. Papers will be subjected to a double-blind review process and published by the Austrian Computer Society.

Timeline and organisation

A two-stage selection process is to apply:

  • Nov 30, 2013: Abstract submission (approx. 200 words), not reviewed formally but checked whether they are in scope
  • December 15, 2013: Notification of whether the abstract is in scope
  • Jan 31, 2014: Paper submission (max. 10 pages), double blind full paper review according to scientific standards
  • Feb 28, 2014: Reviews out
  • March 23, 2014: “Camera-ready” papers due (standard OCG format available)
  • April 27, 2014: Volume available
  • May 8-9, 2014: Conference