People listening to talk
Responsible digitalisation of the public sector
SIG EGOV
13 June 2023
08:45 - 16:45
D3 017

You are invited to submit an extended abstract for presentation and discussion at the 2023 pre-ECIS Workshop on e-Government, co-organized by the Association of Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group on e-Government (SIGe-Gov). Abstracts should introduce a new or emerging topic, issue, or research question of relevance to researchers and practitioners within the e-government/digital government community.

Workshop objective

As with previous SIG eGovernment workshops, this joint workshop will be designed to provide the maximum opportunity for knowledge sharing and discussion of the abstracts submitted. The workshop will include short presentations and deepening discussions designed to help facilitate knowledge sharing among participants and to lay the foundation for future collaborations in digital government research. The discussions will be moderated to ensure the opportunity for full participation.

Workshop focus

Our workshop focuses on responsible digitalisation within the public sector. The public sector serves citizens and helps maintain a functioning society by ensuring better services, openness and collaboration, societal problem-solving, citizen well-being, and the optimization of resources. The public sector is technology-intensive and plays a central role to support the provision of social goods such as healthcare, education, and economic income. However, digitalisation, also within the public sector, may have a negative and harmful impact. The uncertain outcome where growing opportunities created by the application of DTs are paralleled by stark abuses and unintended consequences calls for the need to better understand complex societal challenges to develop theoretical and practical knowledge that critically explores, leverages development, and reduces negative consequences for society.

The workshop calls for papers and extended abstracts to explore the phenomenon of responsible digitalisation within the public sector. Contributions should address outstanding questions and issues related, but not limited to, the topics below:

  • Artificial Intelligence and eGovernment
  • IoT and eGovernment
  • Blockchain and eGovernment
  • eGovernment and Sustainable Development
  • Smart Cities
  • Capture, management and use of (Big) Data in government
  • Open innovation in eGovernment
  • Open-source and open-standard solutions in eGovernment
  • Transparency and openness in eGovernment services
  • Co-production of eGovernment
  • Social media and eGovernment services
  • eParticipation; eDemocracy
  • eGovernment security
  • eGovernment and ethical challenges

Submission and review

Extended abstracts should not exceed 5 pages, excluding references. Each abstract submitted will be reviewed by the workshop co-chairs and at least one external reviewer. Authors submitting to the workshop commit to doing a review by April 21. Abstracts selected for inclusion in the workshop will be those considered best ready to serve as catalysts for knowledge sharing and debate among workshop participants on new and emerging research and practice issues and challenges in the e-government/digital government community. There will not be produced proceedings and authors will retain full authorship rights to their submitted work.

Document Format: 12-point Arial, standard line spacing (1.15). Please submit your extended abstracts in Word format to: sigegov@ecis2023.no.

Details on workshop registration will be available through the ECIS 2023 website.

Important dates

  • Submissions due: April 13, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: April 28, 2023

Workshop chairs:

For any questions, please use sigegov@ecis2023.no.

Peter André Busch, University of Agder, Norway, peter.a.busch@uia.no
Sara Hofmann, University of Agder, Norway, sara.hofmann@uia.no
Øystein Sæbø, University of Agder, Norway, oystein.sabo@uia.no
Francesco Gualdi, London School of Economics, UK, f.gualdi@lse.ac.uk