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International Journal of Electronic Governance
International Journal of Electronic Governance


Special Issue on: "Methodologies, Technologies and Tools Enabling e-Government"

Guest Editors:
Barbara Re, University of Camerino, Italy
Marino Miculan, University of Udine, Italy

Public administration has made great effort to provide more sophisticated e-government services: for example, offering one-stop services and supporting personalisation. While strategies, methodologies and the realisation of e-government services vary significantly between the various actors and stakeholders, the alignment of IT with the processes and objectives of the service providers plays an increasing role in service management.

Major critical factors for the success of e-government services, in this context, include methodologies, technologies and tools. Methodologies play an increasingly important role in the management and definition of e-government initiatives. Technologies improve their efficiency and effectiveness while tools allow new specific services and functionalities. The alignment of methodologies, technologies and tools plays an increasing role in enhancing the dissemination, accessibility and acceptance of e-government by citizens and companies.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 8th International Conference on Methodologies, Technologies and Tools enabling e-Government, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Methodologies for e-government :
    • Smart cities and smart communities
    • One-stop government and services integration
    • Better distributed services provision
    • Enterprise architectures
    • Business-IT alignment modelling
    • Agility and reaction on change
    • e-participation
    • Pro-activeness
    • Greening government
    • Open government and transparency
    • Governance and policy modelling
    • Smart and personalised inclusion
    • Legal informatics and legal documents management
  • Technologies for e-government
    • Mobile public services
    • Cloud computing
    • Service oriented Aarchitecture
    • Semantic web Ttechnologies
    • e-government ontology and metadata
    • Interoperability and standards
    • Knowledge management and decision process support
    • Business processes management
    • Web 2.0 for e-government
    • Identity management and trust
    • Data and network security
    • PKI systems
    • GIS technologies
    • Emerging technologies
  • Tools for e-government
    • Web portals
    • e-ID systems
    • Electronic document management systems
    • e-voting
    • e-procurement
    • e-learning
    • Workflow management systems
    • Open source applications
    • Practices and experiences
    • Examples of public on-line services

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.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 28 February, 2015

Notification to authors: 30 April, 2015

Revised versions due: 30 June, 2015

Final notification to authors: 31 July, 2015

Final versions due by: 31 August, 2015