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International Journal of Electronic Governance
International Journal of Electronic Governance


Special Issue on: "One-Stop Government"

Guest Editors: Dr. Efthimios Tambouris, Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (ITI-CERTH), Greece and Prof. Konstantinos Tarabanis, University of Macedonia, Greece.

In the context of public administration reforms that are taking place in many countries, the notion of one-stop government is becoming increasingly important. One-stop government suggests that citizens and businesses can access integrated public services that match their exact needs and circumstances with minimum interaction through their preferred channels. One-stop government also suggests that the customer is able to access atomic or integrated public services through a single point even if these services are actually provided by different departments or authorities. In practice however, this integration of public services faces a number of challenges, including political, legal, cultural, organisational, semantic and technical ones.

This special issue aims to focus on the wider interdisciplinary character of e-government and especially one-stop government and to report relevant research and experiences from operational case studies.

More specifically, original unpublished research articles and case studies are sought covering various disciplines pertinent to one-stop government and relevant cross-domain research. The focus of the special issue will be on research papers, case studies, experience reports and impact/efficiency assessments based on operational findings from one-stop government implementations with considerable impact and learning potential.

Subject Coverage
Research papers on one-stop government.
Contributions are sought on a set of themes that include, but are not exclusively limited to, the following topics:
  • Cultural, social and political issues of one-stop government
  • Organisational and legal issues of one-stop government
  • Semantic and technical aspects of one-stop government
  • Life-event and business episode modeling in one-stop government
  • G2G one-stop government strategy and implementation
  • Methodologies for one-stop government implementation
  • Impact of one-stop government on efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency
  • Reengineering government administration processes via one-stop government
  • One-stop government in regional/local governments
  • Knowledge management in the public sector for creating one-stop services
  • Management of one-stop government implementations
  • Adoption of the one-stop paradigm in e-democracy and e-participation implementations
Operational, one-stop government cases with considerable impact.
For each case, the following information should be provided:
  • Description of case
  • Problem addressed and solution achieved
  • Policy context and strategy
  • One-stop government aspects of the solution
  • Evaluation of effectiveness and impact assessment
  • Results and lessons learnt

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission: 30 June 2007

Notification of acceptance/rejection: 10 September 2007

Final (camera-ready) papers submission: 20 October, 2007