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Electronic Government, an International Journal
Electronic Government, an International Journal


Special Issue on: "e-Government Applications for Smart Cities"

Guest Editors:
Dr. K. Shankar, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, India
Dr. Mohamed Elhoseny, Mansoura University, Egypt

e-Governance or good governance are two sides of the same coin. The use of the internet and digital technology is creating a progressive government-public partnership, strengthening government institutions and integrating all sections of society. Information and communication technology (ICT) has become an integral part of our lifestyles. Without the internet and digital technology, modern lifestyle is unimaginable. Whether it is transportation, telecommunications, healthcare, security or education, almost every segment of society is dependent on ICT. In order to effectively manage these segments of society, our cities need e-administration and governance. Only through proper management of these channels can our governments design and implement policies which are effective for society as a whole.

As cities are developed on the basis of the smart city model, governments across all regions are using e-governance to strengthen democracy, citizen participation and public welfare. The aim of e-governance is to make the system more transparent and citizens more informed. Government information will no longer be a repository for a few public officials or servants, but will be accessible by all sections of society. Countries such as India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Angola and many others are making government information digital across all segments. This has led to many positive results and better value for citizens.

Some of the challenges that need to be addressed by governments in terms of smart cities are garbage collection, responding to houses on fire and larger disasters, and facilitating the provision of water, electricity, education, healthcare and the myriad of other services that make life more productive and enjoyable. Urbanisation has now become a global phenomenon and certain future challenges are common across the cities. As most cities are becoming larger and more complex entities, the management and governance of city systems is inevitably also becoming more complex.

This special issue aims to present new tools and techniques based on statistical models, machine learning, artificial intelligence techniques, Internet of Things (IoT), intelligent data analysis, etc. that will help to assist the e-governance of smart cities. Submissions exploring the following areas are welcome.

  • e-Government: big data, cloud computing, cloud services, e-administration, e-assistance, e-procurement, e-services, e-settlement, geographical information systems, green government, mobile government, open government, open data, policy issues security, privacy and ethics, smart government
  • e-Democracy: electronic identity, identity management, electronic signature, e-election, e-voting, voting recommendation applications, public key infrastructure, security, privacy and ethics
  • e-Participation: collaborative working environments, e-collaboration, e-community, expert systems and decision support, public memory and political controlling
  • e-Society: collaborative learning, data and opinion mining, e-education, smart cities, user acceptance, web-based learning communities
  • e-Governance: business process reengineering, decision support systems, human resource management, IT governance, knowledge management, new public management, participatory governance, performance management, public sector innovation, public sector innovation management, public sector innovation transfer, transparency and accountability
Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Decision support systems
  • Green government
  • Mobile government
  • Data and opinion mining
  • e-Health services
  • Smart city management using human-computer interactions
  • e-Readiness and its developments
  • Security, privacy and ethics
  • Government data privacy and confidentiality
  • Knowledge management
  • Human resource management
  • IoT in smart cities
  • Success factors of e-governance
  • Secure e-payments and e-transactions

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email Dr. Mohamed Elhoseny at

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 15 May, 2019