Electronic Governance and Open Society:
Challenges in Eurasia

(EGOSE 2020)

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation on November 18-19, 2020

7th International Annual Conference EGOSE 2020  is organized by the joint efforts of the E-Governance Center of ITMO University and North-West Institute of Management, branch of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). The conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society, e-government, e-governance, and e-democracy. The Conference provides a platform for networking and collaboration of eGovernance experts in the Eurasian area from the whole world.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, this time the conference will be held in a remote format on the ZOOM platform.


The EGOSE 2020 Conference invites paper submissions and speakers on all topics related to e-Governance and the Information Society perspective with the special focus on Eurasia region. 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:


Dirk Draheim, Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ): Blockchains from an e-Governance Perspective: Potential and Challenges.

Abstract: Originally, blockchain technology is coupled to the cryptocurrency vision; but recently, it breaks free from the cryptocurrency paradigm and becomes productive in more diverse platforms and ICT architectures. In this talk, we aim at understanding the potential and challenges of blockchain technology for e-government and e-governance initiatives. We delve into three cases. First, the usage of blockchain technology in the Estonian e-government ecosystem. Second, we look into the controversial case of the Belarusian cryptohub HTP (High Technologies Park), known as Decree No. 8. Third, we discuss the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) and its use cases, in particular, in service of My Data (Self Data, Internet of Me). Now: what can stakeholders in digital transformation expect from current and emerging blockchain technology platforms? How can they benefit from them most?

Dirk DraheimDirk Draheim is full professor of information systems and head of the Information System Group at Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ). The TTÜ IS Group is deeply involved into the design and implementation of the Estonian e-Governance ecosystem. Dirk holds a Diploma in computer science from Technische Universität Berlin, a PhD from Freie Universität Berlin and a habilitation from the University of Mannheim. From 2006-2008 he was area manager for database systems at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Linz. From 2008-2016 he was head of the data center of the University of Innsbruck and, in parallel, Adjunct Reader at the Faculty of Information Systems of the University of Mannheim. Dirk is co-author of the Springer book "Form-Oriented Analysis" and author of the Springer books "Business Process Technology", "Semantics of the Probabilistic Typed Lambda Calculus" and "Generalized Jeffrey Conditionalization". His research interest is the design and implementation of large-scale information systems.


The involvement of the conference organizers in the international Interreg BSR project “Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region” (EmPaci) causes a special interest in discussing and publishing relevant research results in the theory and practice of Participatory Budgeting.

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