The 15th Scandinavian Workshop on E-Government will be held at Copenhagen Business School. SWEG is a forum for discussing current eGovernment research issues. The workshop is dedicated to open and creative discussions about the current status of eGovernment research and future directions. The focus is thus on informal discussion rather than on formal conference presentations.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:00

For SWEG 2018, we have (as always) a general theme of eGovernment and eParticipation research, welcoming contributions focusing on a wide area of topics. The focus areas of invited submissions thus include, but are not limited to:

  •   Welfare technologies in the public sector (for e.g. integration, social services and participatory community planning)
  •   Automation of processes in public administration
  •   Values; co-creation of value, public values, value hierarchies
  •   E-Archives, recordkeeping and archival management
  •   Sustainability in eGovernment (digitalization’s relation to environmental, social and economical systems)
  •   Big data in eGovernment
  •   Open data and open innovation in eGovernment
  •   Smart cities
  •   Challenges of open-source and open standards solutions in eGovernment
  •   Transparency and openness in eGovernment services
  •   Social media and eGovernment services
  •   Users and citizens in design, management, and implementation of eGovernment
  •   EGovernment evaluation (risk evaluation, decisions support systems and benefit evaluation)
  •   Methodological reflections (such as engaging stakeholders in eGovernment research)
  •   Theoretical reflections (such as the relationship of eGovernment with the wider IS research area and other reference disciplines such as political science, sociology, and media and communication)

We welcome contributions from a range of disciplines, such as public administration, political science, information systems, knowledge management, service management, economics, sociology, and law. Research may range from empirical studies to pure conceptual work. Each submission will be anonymously peer-reviewed by two reviewers recruited among the researchers that submit papers to the workshop.
The workshop is intended as a venue for discussion and feedback, so we invite full research papers, work-¬in-¬progress, as well as shorter position papers. Each paper will be allocated time for a short presentation, however discussion should be the main focus of the allotted time for each paper.
Position papers should be maximum 1500 words (approx. 4 pages), and should clearly and distinctly address one or more issues pertinent to e-¬government research including research methods and quality as well as focus of studies. Full papers should be max 7000 words, while research in progress should be max 3000 words. Irrespective of the form, all submissions should be designed to support in-depth discussions of one of these issues during the workshop.
Contributions with a focus on Scandinavian countries are welcome, but the forum is not limited to the Scandinavian research community, and aims at including a wide variety of perspectives on e--government research. Similarly to previous SWEG, instead of publishing proceedings formally, we will use this workshop to prepare papers for publication in established outlets. Consequently, material presented at SWEG will not be copyright protected and can be submitted to other conferences or journals without further questions.
Important dates

  • Submissions due: November 20, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: December 14, 2017
  • Registration due: January 12, 2018

Submit your paper in PDF format to:
Local organizers
The 2018 workshop is organized by:
Kim Normann Andersen
Helle Zinner Henriksen
Workshop standing committee
Karin Axelsson, Linköping University
Arild Jansen, University of Oslo
Katarina L Gidlund, Mid Sweden University
Rony Medaglia, Copenhagen Business School
Samuli Pekkola, Tampere University of Technology

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