EGOSE 2017 will be the fourth Electronic Governance and Open Society: Challenges in Eurasia Conference conducted by the ITMO University in St.Petersburg, Russia, 4-6 September 2017

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 EGOSE 2016 Conference: SummaryACM

EGOSE 2016 was a third international academic conference in the field of Electronic Governance focused on the use of ICT for greater openness, transparency and democracy in the Eurasian region. It was organized by the e-Governance Centre of the ITMO University in St Petersburg, Russia, during 22-23 November 2016 at the University’s premises. The Conference remains the only English-language academic event on this topic held in the region, with the proceedings published in the authoritative ACM Digital Library within its International Conference Proceedings Series. 

As many as 128 authors from 16 countries submitted 65 papers that were double-blind reviewed by the Conference Programme Committee members (82 in total) representing Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey and United States of America.Kachanov

As a result of the review process, 39 papers were accepted for presentation and subsequent publishing in the Conference Proceedings.>

The Conference (62 registered participants in total), opened by Dmitrii Trutnev, Deputy Director of e-Governance Centre, were welcomed by Philip Kazin, Dean of the Faculty of Technoligical Management and Innovations of the ITMO University.

There were three plenary and six research papers sessions that constituted the backbone of EGOSE 2016.

 

 Accepted papers have been published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series

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 Tree papers submitted from Belgium, Portugal and Taiwan were awarded as the Best Papers at a Gala-Dinner ceremony. 

 

For more information, please contact Dmitrii Trunev (Conference Director) and Vitalina Karachay (Conference Information Manager): conf@egov-center.ru

 

  

EGOSE 2016
Electronic Governance and Open Society: Challenges in Eurasia

St.Petersburg, Russia, 22-23 November 2016

Conference Programme

 

Conference days

 

Plenary sessions

 

Academic research sessions

 

Social events

 

Breaks

 

Day 1: 22 November 2016, Tuesday

8:30 – 9:45

Registration

9:45 - 10:00

Opening and Welcome

Chair: Philip Kazin, ITMO University

10:00 - 11:00

Plenary Session 1

Chair:  Dmitrii Trutnev, ITMO University

Keynote by: Alexander Prosser, eVoting - Status in Europe with a special view on the upcoming Recommendation of the Council of Europe (University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria)

Q&A, Discussion

11:00 - 11.15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 13:00

ResearchPapers Session 1 – Smart Technologies for a Smarter City  

Chair: TBD

-        Kristina Shirrime and Pavel Trubaev: Development of automated information - analytical energy management system 

-        Gennady Baryshev, Igor Tutnov and Aleksandr Karasevich:   The Prospect and Risks of Using Gas-combined Cycle Heating in the Domestic Sector of Smart Cities

-        Aleksandr Karasevich, Igor Tutnov and Gennady Baryshev:   The Prospects of Application of Information Technologies and The Principles of Intelligent Automated Systems to Manage the Security Status of Objects of Energy Supply of Smart Cities

-        Sergey Khorobrykh, Alexander Demidov, Ilya Koskin, Tatyana Potlova and Ilya Stupin: Concept of Social Agent-based Cycling Monitoring System for Smart City  

-        Gabriela Viale Pereira, Maurício Gregianin Testa, Peter Parycek, Marie Anne Macadar and Luiza Schuch de Azambuja:      Building Understanding of Municipal Operations Centers as Smart City' Initiatives: Insights from a Cross-Case Analysis

-        Olga Sergeyeva and Elena Laktyukhina:          Child in “Smart City”: Social Studies Review of Children’s Mobility

-         Gernot Bahle, Andreas Poxrucker, George Kampis and Paul Lukowicz: Incremental classifier fusion for smart societies

Q&A, Discussion

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:0015:45

ResearchPapers Session2 – Digital Government Models, Systems, Services, Applications  

Chair: Alexander Prosser, Vienna University of Economics and Business

-        Yury Akatkin, Elena Yasinovskaya, Vladimir Drozhzhinov and Valeriy Konyavskiy:         Towards the digital government in Russia: Integrative approach

-        Vladimir Naumov, Dmitry Kucherenko and Yuri Zaharov:      Tools for expediency assessment of automation of governmental services in social sphere

-        Yuri Lipuntsov:    An Information model of Interagency Communication Based on Distributed Data Storage

-        Sanjeev Katara and Nagesh Shastri:     e-Governance in Central Bureau of Narcotics: A framework for implementation in India

-        Eltahir Kabbar and Peter Dell:   A Demand-based e-government Adoption Model (DeAM)

-        Sara Fernandes and Luis Barbosa:         Electronic Governance in Portugal: A Silent Pioneer

Q&A

15:45 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00

Continuation of Research Papers Session 2 – Digital Government Models, Systems, Services, Applications 

Chair: TBD

-        Ruben Elamiryan: Network Society as the Key Factor for Effective Functioning of the Eurasian Union

-        Lina Marcela Morales Moreno, Javier Orlando Torres Páez, Jaime Leonardo Bernal Pulido and Viviana Cristancho:         Artifact Exchange Standard for the Colombian Government Enterprise Architecture

-        Lyudmila Vidiasova and Yaroslava Tensina:    Research on government online services demand in Saint-Petersburg

-        Anastasia Golubeva, Evgeny Gilenko and Yulia Grabovetskaya:      What do we know about public e-services customers? Results of a pilot study in St. Petersburg

Q&A, Discussion

19.30 -22.00

Gala Dinner – Best Papers Awards

Day 2: 23 November 2016, Wednesday

9:15 - 10:00

Plenary Session 2

Chair: TBD

Keynote by: Vladimir Drozhzhinov, Eurasian Union's approach to digital economy (e-Government Competence Center, Moscow, Russia)

Q&A, Discussion

10:00 - 11:15

Research Papers Session 3 – Digital Democracy, Inclusion, Participation, Openness

Chair: TBD

-        Alexander Prosser and Alexander Balthasar:   “Every citizen shall have the right to participate in the democratic life of the Union” – serious commitment or vain promise in an “ever closer Union”?

-        Mikhail Karyagin and Vyacheslav Romanov:   Russian large cities' open data: problems of innovative development

-        Raf Buyle, Laurens De Vocht, Mathias Van Compernolle, Dieter De Paepe, Ruben Verborgh, Ziggy Vanlishout, Bjorn De Vidts, Peter Mechant and Erik Mannens:      OSLO: Open Standards for Linked Organizations

-        Pin-Yu Chu and Hsien-Lee Tseng:           A Theoretical Framework for Evaluating Government Open Data Platform

-        Olga Filatova, Vadim Golubev and Andrei Ulianovskii:           Young people’s values: identifying trends in Russian e-society

Q&A

11:15 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00

Continuation of Research Papers Session 3 – Digital Democracy, Inclusion, Participation, Openness

Chair: TBD

-        Sergey Mityagin and Tikhonova Olga:  Approaches to modeling subjective opinions and value orientations of citizens for managerial decision making in the urban environment

-        Marciele Berger Bernardes, Francisco Pacheco Andrade and Paulo Novais: Popular Participation and Digital Democracy: the experience of Participative Budget of the Town Hall of Braga, Portugal

-        Andrey Burov, Alexey Baranov and Alexey Tagaev:    Data expedition as an effective tool of creating a culture of working with open data of the future state and municipal officials

-        Alexander Nikiforov and Anastasija Singireja:Open Data and Crowdsourcing Perspectives for Smart City in United States and Russia

-        Igor Chernov, Radomir Bolgov and Dmitry Katsy:        E-government, Open Society and Russian Identity

-        Radomir Bolgov, Natalia Vasilyeva and Marina Ermolina:     Open Budget Effects for Urban Development: Russia’s Cases

Q&A, Discussion

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 15:45

ResearchSession4 – Social Media Innovations, Computer-Human Interaction, Policy Modeling & Simulation

Chair: TBD

-        Alexey Timonin, Alexander Bozhday and Alexander Bershadsky: Research of Filtration Methods for Reference Social Profile Data

-        Philip Kazin, Oksana Pavlova, Anastasiya Prichislenko and Steven Hagen: Using Social Media for Nurturing Civic Entrepreneurial Spirit and Motivation among the Students

-        Anna Aletdinova, Maxim Kravchenko and Maxim Bakaev: Crowdsourcing and the Effectiveness of C2G Interaction in Russia

-        Svetlana Bodrunova, Anna Litvinenko and Ivan Blekanov:      Influencers on the Russian Twitter: Institutions vs. people in the discussion on migrants

-        Maria Poltinnikova and Gennady Kanygin:      Graphic Ontological Methods to Compile Collective Knowledge of Social Processes

-        Dmitry Saprykin, Galina Kurcheeva and Maxim Bakaev:      Impact of Social Media Promotion in the Information Age

-        Svetlana Bodrunova, Alexander Yakunin and Artyom Smolin: Comparing efficacy of web design of university websites: mixed methodology and first results for Russia and the USA

Q&A

15:45 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00

Continuation of ResearchSession4 – Social Media Innovations, Computer-Human Interaction, Policy Modeling & Simulation

Chair: TBD

-        Alexey Gutev and Alexandra Nenko: Better Cycling - Better Life: Social Media Based Parametric Modeling Advancing Governance of Public Transportation System in St.Petersburg

-        Marina Petrova, Alexandra Nenko and Kirill Suharev:Urban Acupuncture 2.0: Urban Management Tool Inspired by Social Media

-        Aleksandra L. Mashkova, Ekaterina V. Novikova and Olga A. Savina: Agent Model for Evaluating Influence of Tax Policy on Political Preferences

-        Nikita Nikitinsky, Polina Kachurina, Sergey Shashev and Evgenia Shamis: Generation Theory in HR Practice: Text Mining for Talent Management Case

Q&A, Discussion

17:00 – 17:30

Closing Plenary Session 3

Conclusions and next steps

18.00 -20.00

Bus City Tour

 

EGOSE 2015 Conference: Summary

EGOSE 2015 was a second international academic conference in the field of Electronic Governance focused on the use of ICT for greater openness, transparency and democracy in the Eurasian region (see information about the first conference here). It was organized by the e-Government Centre of the ITMO University in St Petersburg, Russia, during 24-25 November 2015 at the University’s premises. The Conference remains the only English-language academic event on this topic held in the region, with the proceedings published in the authoritative ACM Digital Library within its International Conference Proceedings Series. Selected revised papers of the first EGOSE 2014 Conference comprise the Special Issue of the International Journal of Electronic Governance.  

As many as 132 authors from 18 countries submitted 63 papers that were double-blind reviewed by the Conference Programme Committee members (41 in total) representing Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Latvia, Macao, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey and United States of America.

As a result of the review process, 43 papers were accepted for presentation and subsequent publishing in the Conference Proceedings.Kachanov

The Conference (68 participants in total), opened by Andrei Chugunov, Director of e-Government Centre, were welcomed by Vladimir Vasilyev, Rector of the ITMO University, followed by the greeting remarks delivered by Oleg Kachanov (Deputy Director, Department of e-Government Development, Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, Sergei Demochko (Vice-Chairman of the Committee on IT and Informatization of Leningrad Region).

There were three plenary and six research papers sessions that constituted the backbone of EGOSE 2015.

Day 1

Plenary Session 1 (chaired by Dmitrii Trutnev, Russia) in the morning of 24 November 2015 featured a first keynote speech entitled “A Realistic Look at Open Data” made by Sharon DAWES, Professor of the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, SUNY (USA). Research sessions that followed were organized around the main three themes: 

Sharon

While the topics of the first two sessions were in line with the first Conference EGOSE 2014, the third session, devoted to the legal aspects of e-Governance, was a welcomed addition expanding further the Conference agenda.

The Gala Dinner that concluded the first day was used as an occasion to award the most interesting and innovative papers that collected the highest number of scores during the review process. The Best Paper Award went to Anna Trakhtenberg (Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences) for her well-structured and convincingly argument paper “Electronic State Services from the Government’s and Citizens’ Standpoint”. The three encouragement Lauriat Awards were handed over to Luo Yanlong Lyle, Lei Iat Seng Philip and Tse Tan Sim  Rita for the paper“Evaluating Macao’s Gaming Industry using Sentiment Analysis on Weibo Tweets”; to Roman Amelin and Sergei Chanov for the paper “State information systems in e-government in the Russian Federation: problems of legal regulation”; and to  Neeta Verma and M P Gupta for the paper “Challenges in Publishing Open Government Data: A Study in Indian Context”.

 Day 2

Plenary Session 2 (chaired by Arne Pautsch, Germany) started with a Conference second keynote presentation “Engagement models for co-creation and co-production of public services” delivered remotely via video link by Maria WIMMER, Professor at the University Koblenz-Landau in Germany. It was followed by the third keynote entitled “Computational-based decision support for large city governance: big data, simulation scenarios and active monitoring” presented by Alexander BOUKHANOVSKY, Director of the eScience Research Institute of ITMO University.Wimmer

The research paper sessions included the following themes:

Session 5 also included a knowledge-sharing event “Computational city science infrastructure” organized by the eScience Research Institute of ITMO University.

 

Accepted papers have been published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series

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Two papers submitted from India and Cameroon were awarded as the Best Papers at a Gala-Dinner ceremony. 

 

Next Steps

The concluding Plenary Session 3 discussed the Conference next edition and also the proceedings publishing issues. It was announced that in 2017 the ITMO University will host the 16th IFIP Electronic Government (EGOV) and 9th Electronic Participation (ePart) Conference 2016. There will be a special EGOSE section organized within the IFIP event. It was also suggested to have an EGOSE-dedicated Symposium “Digital Transformation” organized during the annual international conference "Internet and modern society" to be held in 21-24 June 2016 (see more here ).

For more information, please contact Dmitrii Trunev (Conference Director) and Vitalina Karachay (Conference Information Manager): conf@egov-center.ru

 EGOSE 2015

Electronic Governance and Open Society: Challenges in Eurasia

Conference Programme

 

 

Conference days

 

Plenary sessions

 

Academic research sessions

 

Social events

 

Breaks

 

Day 1: 24 November 2015, Tuesday

8:30 – 9:30

Registration

9:30 - 10:00

Opening and Welcome

Chair: Andrei Chugunov, ITMO University

Vladimir Vasilyev, Rector of the ITMO University

Oleg Kachanov, Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, Department of e-government development, Deputy Director

Ivan Gromov, Chairman of the Committee on IT and Communications of St. Petersburg

Sergei Demochko, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on IT and Informatization of Leningrad Region

10:00 - 11:00

Plenary Session 1

Chair:  Dmitrii Trutnev, ITMO University

Keynote by: Sharon Dawes, A Realistic Look at Open Data, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, SUNY, USA

Q&A, Discussion

11:00 - 11.15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 13:00

Research Papers Session 1 – Openness in the  Digital Context: Data, Democracy, Inclusion

Chair:  Evgeny Styrin, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia

-          Oleg Kachanov, E-Government technologies for sustainable development in Russia, Russia, Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, Department of e-government development, Deputy Director.

-     Neeta Verma and Mp Gupta, Challenges in Publishing Open Government Data : A Study in Indian Context, India, National Informatics Centre, Govt. of India, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

 -          Aleksandr Riabushko, Open Data Initiative to Challenge the Demand Side Problem, Russia, Office of the affairs of the Ulyanovsk region.

-          Arry Akhmad Arman, Gilang Ramadhan and Muhammad Fajrin, Design of Data Management Guideline for Open Data Implementation (case study in Indonesia), Indonesia, STEI - Bandung Institute of Technology.

-          Lyudmila Vidiasova, Sharon Dawes and Dmitrii Trutnev, Approaches to assessing open government data programs: comparison of common traits and differences at global context, USA, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, SUNY, Russia, e-Governanace Center, ITMO University.

-          Olga Kononova and Aleksa Grant, The regional particularities of Information Society development: digital divide, USA, Versani, Russia, e-Governanace Center, ITMO University.

-          Nikolina Žajdela Hrustek, Anamarija Musa and Renata Mekovec, The perception of e-democracy and e-participation at the individual level - a Croatian example, Croatia, University of Zagreb.-        

Q&A, Discussion

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 16:15

Research Papers Session 2 – e-Government Performance: Models, Interoperability, Services

Chair: Arry Akhmad Arman, STEI - Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

-          Lina Marcela Morales Moreno, Javier Orlando Torres Páez, Jaime Leonardo Bernal Pulido, Martin Vargas Linares and Silvia Milena Roa Mantilla, Interoperability as a Service in Colombia, Colombia, Beyond Ideation S.A.S., Yobiplex Corporation, Colombia Digital Corporation  

-          Shefali Dash, Ips Sethi and Om Pradyumana Gupta, eTaal 2.0,  India, National Informatics Centre.

-          Vijay Jain, Ranjan Kumar and Zia Saquib, An Approach towards Digital Signatures for e-Governance in India, India, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing(C-DAC).

-         Anna Trakhtenberg, Electronic State Services from the Government’s and Citizens’ Standpoint, Russia, Institute of Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

-          Mohammad Lagzian and Narges Naderi, An Empirical Study of the Factors Affecting Customers’ Acceptance Intention of E-Invoice Services, Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.

-          Ekaterina Mikhaylova, Sergey Mityagin, Yuriy Zakharov and Alexander Boukhanovsky, Anti-crisis regional management approach with the use of g2c open information exchange, Russia, ITMO University, St.Petersburg information and analytical cetnre.

-          Yuri Lipuntsov, On the relationship between the information and analytical components in the shared e-Government, Russia, Department of Economics Lomonosov Moscow State Universuty.

-          Alexander Bespalov, Polina Kachurina, Sergei Kolomiytsev, Anton Barchuk and Pavel Pantyukhov, The Synergy of Gamification and Mathematical Modelling in eHealthcare, Russia, Saint Petersburg University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University LETI,  ITMO University, SUAI Russia, Petrov Research Institute of Oncology.

Q&A, Discussion

16:15 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00

Research Papers Session3 – Law and Governance in the Information Society

Chair: Radomir Bolgov, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

-          Robert Müeller-Török, Arne Pautsch and Alexander Prosser, Legal Aspects of Cross-Border Delivery of Voting Documents – a Neglected Issue? Germany, University of Public Administration and Finance Ludwigsburg, Austria, University of Economics and Business.

-          Roman Amelin and Sergey Channov, State information systems in e-government in the Russian Federation: problems of legal regulation, Russia, Saratov State University, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

-          Cherouana Amina, Aouine Amina and Mahdaoui Latifa, A Workflow-Based Solution for the Law Study Process Management,  Algeria, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene (USTHB).

Q&A, Discussion

19.30 -22.00

Gala Dinner – Best Papers Awards

Day 2: 25 November 2015, Wednesday

9:30- 10:45

Plenary Session 2

Keynote by: Maria Wimmer, Engagement Models for Co-creation and Co-production of Public Services, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany – via video link

Keynote by: Alexander Boukhanovsky, Computational-based Decision Support for Large City Governance: Big Data, SimulationScenarios and Active Monitoring, eScience Research Institute of ITMO University, Russia.

Keynote by:Dmitrii Trutnev, the Policy Compass Portal as a Decision Support System for Policy Makers, eGov Center of ITMO University, Russia.

Chair: Arne Pautsch, University of Public Administration and Finance Ludwigsburg, Germany

Q&A, Discussion

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00

Knowledge-sharing event “ComputationalCityScience Infrastructure” – Visit to the eScience Research Institute of ITMO University

Chair: Alexander Boukhanovsky, eScience Research Institute of ITMO University

Q&A, Discussion

11:00 – 13:00

Research Papers Session 4 – Web Research: Questions, Agenda, Methods

Chair: Lyudmila Vidiasova, ITMO University, Russia

-          Yanlong Lyle Luo, Iat Seng Philip Lei and Rita Tse, Evaluating Macao’s Gaming Industry using Sentiment Analysis on Weibo Tweets, Macao, Macao Polytechnic Institute.

-          Daria Galtsina, Olga Filatova and Vera Achkasova, Media of the EAEU countries on the electronic governance, Russia, Saint Petersburg State University.

-          Michaël Boireau, Uncovering Online Political Communities through Social Network Clustering Analysis, Belgium, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

-          Alexey Dobrov, Anastasia Dobrova and Nicholas Soms, Monitoring Online Publications about Public Authorities Activity by means of Ontological Semantics, Russia, St. Petersburg State University, ITMO University, AIIRE Ltd.

-          Maksim Shubinskiy, Irina Tolstikova and Boris Nizomutdinov, Hospital Websites as a Tool of Health Service, Russia, ITMO University.

-          Aleksandr Dorofeev, Alexey Markov and Valentin Tsirlov, Structured approach to the social network analysis of information about a certain individual, Russia, NPO Echelon, Bauman MSTU.

Q&A, Discussion

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30

Research Papers Session 5 – Digital by Default: Networks, Infrastructures, Resources, Smart City Technologies

Chair: Leonardo Bernal, YOBIPLEX, Colombia

-          Elizaveta Ustinova, How big data changes urban governance, Russia, SAP.

-          Igor Konstantinov, Sergej Lazarev, Alexander Demidov, Pavel Silaev, Viktor Vlasov and Kseniya Suslova, Technical aspects of application of portable digital access devices for a corporate network, Russia, BelSU, Orel ESPC, UrFU.

-          Arry Akhmad Arman, Antragama Ewa Abbas and Ratih Hurriyati, Analysis of Smart City Technology Initiatives for City Manager to Improve City Services and Quality of Life Based on ISO 37120, Indonesia, STEI - Bandung Institute of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management of UPI.

-          Inna Miroshnichenko, Natalia Ryabchenko and Anna Gnedash, Networking Resources of Local Policies Development, Russia, Kuban State University.

-          Oleg Aleksandrov (Director of CEFC Group) and Elena Dobrolyubova, Public Service Delivery through Automated Self-Service Kiosks: International Experience and Prospects for Implementation in Russia,  Russia, CEFC Group.

-          Natalia Vasilyeva and Radomir Bolgov, Intellectual capital impact on evolution of Information society in Russia, Russia, Saint Petersburg State University.

Q&A, Discussion

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:15

Research Papers Session 6 – Public Communication in the Era of New Media: Mobilization, Collaboration, Information Management

Chair: Michaël Boireau, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

-          Workneh Ayele and Gustaf Juell-Skielse, User Implications for Cloud Based Public Information Systems: A Survey of Swedish Municipalities, Sweden, Stockholm university.

-          Evgeny Styrin and Natalya Dmitrieva, Information Services Quality Measurement: Russian Federal Authorities Example, Russia, National Research University Higher School of Economics.

-          Evgeny Patarakin, Vasiliy Burov and Roman Parfenov, Identifying sets of key players and cliques in socio-educational co-creative projects, Russia, WikiVote!

-          Alex Norta, Anis Ben Othman and Kuldar Taveter, Conflict-Resolution Lifecycles for Governed Decentralized Autonomous Organization Collaboration, Estonia, Tallinn University of Technology.

-          Anton Verevkin and Alexander Sokolov, Web applications for civil action: how it works in modern Russia, Russia, Regional social and political research foundation, Yaroslavl State University.

Q&A, Discussion

17:15 – 18:00

Closing Plenary Session 3

Conclusions and next steps

19.00 -21.00

Bus City Tour

 


 

EGOSE 2014 Conference: Summary

EGOSE 2014 was the first international academic event in the field of Electronic Governance in the vast Eurasian region comprising mainly the post-Soviet states. The Conference was held during 18-20 November 2014 in St Petersburg, Russia, and was designed to focus on the current and emerging challenges these countries are facing in developing sound and effective e-Governance solutions that promote public sector innovations both in terms of administrative efficiency and governance openness.  Another important objective was to seek other regions’ experiences to compare approaches, solutions, practices. Opening

The e-Governance Centre of the ITMO University in St Petersburg was the conference chief organizer and host, supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Rostelecom, PeakSystems. The Conference is governed by three committees whose 41 members representing Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Kyrgyzstan, Macao, Portugal, Russia, UK, and USA.
Averbach-SatinThe Conference structure included (a) plenary and (b) research papers sessions, plus social events. It started with the welcoming speech by Dmitri TRUTNEV, Conference Director, who also provided detailed information about the event, its participants and supporters. His presentation was followed by the greetings delivered by Ms. Ekaterina TULUGUROVA, Head of the ITMO University’s Department of International Educational Programmes, and a representative of the Informatization and Telecommunications Committee of St Petersburg and the Leningrad region. The Ministry of Telecommunications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation was represented by Mr. Dmitri SATIN, Advisor to the Minister of Telecommunications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, and Mr. Vladimir AVERBAKH, Director of the Ministry’s Department of e-Government Development, who welcomed the conference participants and also described the current policies, activities and practices in the field of e-Governance in Russia.

Plenary Sessions Sharon
There were five plenary sessions. Four keynote speakers addressed the conference with their vision of e-Governance development, regionally and globally. At the opening Plenary Session 1, Professor Sharon DAWES, a renowned specialist from the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, SUNY, USA, analyzed strategically e-government developments in the past decades, supported by real-life, outlined new emerging trends and related challenges, and stressed a need to ensure a stronger link between e-government and public sector innovation. Plenary Session 3 was opened by Professor Maria WIMMER from the University Koblenz-Landau in Germany; she focused on the urgency to re-model public policies for encouraging innovations in engaging citizens in policy making processes by sharing the experienced gained by the EU-supported eGovPoliNet project (covering Russia as well). The role of civil society in general and citizens in particular in making e-governance practices more innovative was further developed at the same session by Douglas SCHULER, Professor of the Evergreen State College in USA, who presented and described the notion of civic intelligence as a corner for governance  innovations for greater transparency and openness, not efficiency alone. IN addition, Dr. Vladimir DROZHZHINOV from Moscow’s e-Government Competence Centre underlined at Plenary Session 2 the importance of the commonly shared standards for inter-country data exchanges as a means of regional and international cooperation.
DrozhinovThe main goal of the Plenary Session 1 on the first day was to take stock of the current state of play in e-Governance by focusing on global and regional trends, good and not that good practices, lessons learned, future scenarios, while Session 2 debated regional and country-level challenges. Speakers from Azerbaijan, Denmark, Estonia, India and Russia presented their visions, cases and stories. Presentations concerned mainly e-Governance viewed from the government and industry perspective. On Day 2, Session 3, in turn, discussed how citizens can benefit from the use of information and communications technologies for greater and meaningful participation in policy development. Plenary Session 4 (Day 3) addressed a challenging and disputable issue of whether and how e-Governance progress can be measured and benchmarked. The session moderator from India asked three panellists from Russia and Denmark to answer three specific questions in this regard and invited the audience to provide their views as well. As a result, there was a lively discussion with many, often conflicting viewpoints, which demonstrated that the topic of e-Governance measurement and monitoring is important and relevant to many countries regardless of their actual progress. Plenary Session 5 concluded the conference by debating its future.

Research Papers Sessions Research
There were 53 submitted and double-blind reviewed (done by 23 reviewers) papers, of which 33 papers were accepted and 25 eventually earmarked for publishing (18 papers were rejected).  As many as 18 papers were presented by researchers from Belgium, Cameroon, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, Russia, Switzerland and discussed at three Research Papers Sessions organized on the second and third days. Unfortunately, the authors of some interesting papers from other countries could not attend the conference for a variety of reasons.  The sessions’ themes were as follows:

Accepted papers have been published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series

EGOSE 2014 Proceedings Front Page

Two papers submitted from India and Cameroon were awarded as the Best Papers at a Gala-Dinner ceremony.
In general, the quality of the accepted papers was good. Yet, it is obvious that there is a room for better progress, especially for reporting on the research outcomes from the region.

Eperience Also, there is a challenge of attending the conference when the funds allotted for travel by local academic and research institutions are scarce, thus the researchers’ mobility remains a barrier for intra-regional exchanges and experience sharing.  Award

Conclusions
The concluding Plenary Session 5 specifically discussed how often the conference should take place - annually or bi-annually? How to ensure its distinct and value-added among many other e-Governance events held in other regions? Whether the conference should also rotate, i.e. to be hosted by a different country each year, e.g. in the form of specialized on particular topics workshops while the main event would be hosted still by St Petersburg?
Overall, there was a consensus that the conference was successful and much needed so as to start raising the quality of both research and practice in the region’s countries, which are still lagging behind more advanced parts of the world; and that more inter- and intra-regional exchanges are needed to accomplish this goal. Some questions were left unanswered, such as how to motivate local researchers to undertake their studies with more vigour and encourage them to report on them. Conclusions

Next Steps
To address these are other issues it was agreed to establish a EGOSE Strategy Group – comprising participants, Programme Committee members, representatives of supports – and continue discussion online.
Also, the issue of publishing the conference proceedings was touched upon as well. The announcement was made about the Call for Papers issued by Inderscience Publishers to publish the Special Issue of the International Journal of Electronic Governance devoted to the Conference topic ‘Electronic Governance and Open Society: Challenges in Eurasia’, with the submission deadline of 10 May 2015.

IJEG

EGOSE 2014
Electronic Governance and Open Society: Challenges in Eurasia
St Petersburg, Russia,
18-20 November 2014

Conference Programme

 

Conference days

 

Plenary sessions

 

Academic research sessions

 

Social events

 

Breaks

 

Day 1: 18 November 2014, Tuesday

8:30– 10:00

Registration

10:00 - 10:15

Opening by Dmitrii TRUTNEV, Conference Director and Chair

10:15 - 10:45

Welcome address by:

-          Ekaterina TULUGUROVA, Head, Department of International Educational Programmes, ITMO University

-          Dmitri Satin, Advisor to the Minister of Telecommunications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation

-          Representative of Informatization and Telecommunications Committee of St Petersburg and the Leningrad region

-          Kaisar Shalabaev, Committee for communications, informatization and information, Ministry of Development and Investment, Kazakhstan 

-          Dmitrii TRUTNEV, Conference Director and Chair

10:45- 11.00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

Opening PlenarySession 1

e-Governance Globally, Regionally, Nationally

Chair:  Evgeny STYRIN, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

Keynote: ‘Re-thinking the Connection Between e-Government and Innovation’ by Sharon DAWES, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, SUNY, USA

Keynote: ‘Global e-Governance Forum: Where We are Now and What’s Next?’ by Alexei Tikhomirov, the United Nations project «Global eGovernment Forum» (UNDESA), USA

Q&A, Discussion, Conclusion of Plenary Session 1

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 15:30

PlenarySession 2

Discussion Panel on Government and Business Innovations: Eurasia’s e-Governance Progress from a Country and Regional/ Global Perspective

Chair: Alexei Tikhomirov, the United Nations project «Global eGovernment Forum» (UNDESA)

Lead keynote: ‘Re-Inventing e-Government Interoperability of Data Exchange’ by Vladimir DROZHZHINOV, VNIIPVTI, KBPM, e-Government Competence Centre, Moscow, Russian Federation

Panellists on the Country perspective:

-          Vladimir Averbakh, Director, Department of e-Government Development, Ministry of Telecommunications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation

-          Shabnam Mammadova, Ministry of Communications and High Technology, Azerbaijan

-          Alexei Palamarchuk, Head, e-Government Department, Rostelecom NW, Russia

-          Representative of the National Info-Communication Holding ZERDE, Kazakhstan 

-          Jana Krimpe, BEST Solutions, Azerbaijan

-          Andrey PILISHENKO, Head of product management department, PeakSystems, Russia

Q&A, Discussion

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:30

Continuation of PlenarySession2

Discussion Panel on Government and Business Innovations: Eurasia’s e-Governance Progress from a Country, Regional/ Global Perspective

Chair: Aleksandr RIABUSHKO, Ulyanovsk Region Administration and Yuri Misnikov, ITMO University

Panellists on the Regional perspective:

-          Morten Meyerhoff NIELSEN,  Tallinn University of Technology, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Estonia

-          Harekrishna Misra, IT & Systems Group, Institute of Rural Management, Gujarat, India

-          DmitriiTrutnev, ITMO University, Russia  

-          Arvo Ott, e-Governance Academy, Estonia

-          Radomir BOLGOV, St.Petersburg State University, Russia

Q&A, Discussion, Conclusion of Plenary Session 2

18:00 – 19:30

St Petersburg at night – sightseeing city walk

19.30 -22.00

Gala Dinner – Best Research Papers Awards

Day 2: 19 November 2014, Wednesday

9:00 - 10:30

Plenary Session 3

The Challenge of Citizen-centric e-Governance

Chair: Sharon DAWES,Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany (SUNY), USA

Keynote: ‘eGovPoliNet:Re-modeling public policy and tools for stronger civic engagement’ by Maria WIMMER, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Keynote: ‘Civic intelligence: Repairing the engine on a moving car’ by Douglas SCHULER, Evergreen State College, USA 

Q&A, Discussion, Conclusion of Plenary Session 3

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:30

Research PapersSession 1

Theme:e-Governance Policies, Infrastructures

Chair:Carolin Schröder

Papers:

-          Harekrishna Misra. How Relevant is E-Governance Measurement? Experiences in Indian Scenario

-          Lyudmila Vidyasova, Andrei Chugunov and Dmitrii Trutnev. Information Society development in Russia: measuring progress and gaps

-          Maria Sokhn, Eliane Maalouf and Marcel Di Zuzio. Business Process Fragmentation for Enhancing Process Modeling

-          Morten Meyerhoff Nielsen. Identifying eGovernment success factors: An analysis of selected national governance models and their experiences in digitising service delivery

-          Ebot Ebot Enaw and Njei Check. Public Key Infrastructure Deployment in Cameroon's Public Administration

-          Aleksandr Riabushko. Russian Federation information policy: critical analysis in the regional focus

-          Ilya Bizin, Viktor Vlasov, Alexander Demidov and Nikita Kanatnikov. On the Use of Multicopter for Traffic Monitoring in Conditions of Dens Urban Area

-          Evgeny Patarakin, Vasiliy Burov and Roman Parfenov. Learning analytics for mixed E-gov-E-learning projects

Q&A, Discussion, Conclusion of Research Session 1

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 15:45

Research Papers Session 2

Theme: Openness, Participation, Inclusion

Chair:Morten Meyerhoff Nielsen

Papers:

-          Carolin Schröder. A Mobile App for Citizen Participation

-          Sanjay Kumar Panigrahi and Harekrishna Misra. Transforming Rural e-Governance for Citizen Collaboration in India: Is Digital-Learning an answer?

-          Evgeny Styrin and Natalya Dmitrieva. Models for Assessing Openness and Transparency of Executive Authorities 

-          Yuri Lipuntsov. Three Types of Data Exchange in the Open Government Information Projects

-          Maxim Skryabin. The Relationship between ICT Development and Literacy, Numeracy and Problem Solving Skills of Adults in the OECD Countries 

-          Leonid Smorgunov. Institutional Learning for Government-Society Relations: Russian Case of 'Open Government'

-          Natalia Vasilyeva. Special Aspects of Public Communication Development in Contemporary Russia

Q&A, Discussion, Conclusion of Research Session 2

15:45 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30

Plenary Session 4

Discussion Panel on Measuring and Benchmarking e-Governance Best Practices in Europe and Asia

Chair: Harekrishna Misra, IT & Systems Group, Institute of Rural Management, Gujarat, India

Panellists:

-          Harekrishna Misra,IT & Systems Group, Institute of Rural Management, Gujarat, India– Lead presentation on benchmarking, its relevance in Europe and Asia, its effects/impacts and value, including country/region specific examples and cases for simplification

-          Morten Meyerhoff Nielsen,Tallinn University of Technology, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Estonia – Problems of e-Government benchmarking in the Europeans Union

-          Yuri Misnikov, ITMO University, Russia –  Methodology for measuring e-Participation at country and institutional level

-          Lyudmila Vidyasova, ITMO University – Experience of measuring the Information Society in Europe and Russia: the PolicyCompass project 

Everyone will be invited to make two rounds of the 5-miuite statements: one concerning the methodology and the second one on relevance of measurement results in different contexts and e-Governance domains

Q&A, Discussion, Conclusion of Plenary Session 4

Day 3: 20 November 2014, Thursday

9:15 - 10:45

Research Papers Session 3

Theme: Social media, online communities, Web research

Chair: Harekrishna Misra

Papers:

-          Michaël Boireau. Determining Political Stances from Twitter Timelines: The Case of the Belgian Parliament

-          Vitalina Karachay, Lyudmila Vidyasova and Olga Parkhimovich. Russian Open Government: Web 2.0 Trend in the Development of Social Media Networks 

-          Alexander Sherstobitov. The potential of social media in Russia: from political mobilization to civic engagement

-          Artur Azarov, Andrey Filchenkov and Maxim Abramov. What is more predictable in social media: elections outcome or protest action? 

-          Alexander Sherstobitov. The potential of social media in Russia: from political mobilization to civic engagement

-          Lyudmila VIDYASOVA, Panagiotis KOKKINAKOS et al. PolicyCompass. Assessing Governmental Policies’ Impact through Prosperity Indicators and Open Data

Q&A, Discussion, Conclusion of Research Session 3

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

Plenary Session 5

e-Governance on the Eurasia’s Post-2015 Agenda: EGOSE Future Plans and Cooperation with Other e-Gov International Conferences

Chair: Sharon DAWES, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, SUNY

Keynote: ‘Establishing a regional cooperation network of e-Governance experts for define a post-2015 Agenda’ by Alexei Tikhomirov, the United Nations project «Global eGovernment Forum» (UNDESA)

Q&A, Discussion, Conclusion of Plenary Session 5

Close of conference

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break

 14:00 – 15:00

Visit eScience Research Institute of ITMO University (by appointment only)

15:00 – 17:00

St Petersburg by daylight – sightseeing bus tour