The 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference

Conference photos available

Conference photos available

In the conference participated 317 participants

Conference programme published

Almost 250 conference participants from 36 countries participated

Conference Report

An opportunity to learn from other researchers and other countries' experiences on certain topics.

G.A.C., Hungary, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Very well organised, excellent programme and fruitful discussions.

M.M.S., Slovakia, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

The NISPAcee conference remains a very interesting conference.

M.D.V., Netherlands, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Thank you for the opportunity to be there, and for the work of the organisers.

D.Z., Hungary, 24th Conference 2016, Zagreb

Well organized, as always. Excellent conference topic and paper selection.

M.S., Serbia, 23rd Conference 2015, Georgia

Perfect conference. Well organised. Very informative.

M.deV., Netherlands, 22nd Conference 2014, Hungary

Excellent conference. Congratulations!

S. C., United States, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

Thanks for organising the pre-conference activity. I benefited significantly!

R. U., Uzbekistan, 19th Conference, Varna 2011

Each information I got, was received perfectly in time!

L. S., Latvia, 21st Conference 2013, Serbia

The Conference was very academically fruitful!

M. K., Republic of Macedonia, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

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II. Working Group on e-Government

WG Programme Coordinators: 

Andras Nemeslaki, National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
Andras Nemeslaki graduated from the Technical University of Budapest and holds a Ph.D. from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is a Professor of Information Systems and Head of the E-Government Institute at the National University of Public Service in Hungary. For 12 years he was the Head of the E-business Research Group at Corvinus University, and for eight years served as Associate Dean for International Affairs and the Academic Director of the CEMS Master in International Management program at Corvinus University. Professor Nemeslaki is a founding member of the NITIM (Networks Innovation Technology in Management) international Ph.D. Consortium which is a unique but widely recognised cross-university and inter-disciplinary experiment in doctoral education. His field of expertise and research interest is the organisational use and value of information communication technologies, ICT innovations in business and public organisations. He has taught courses at several universities as a visiting Professor: Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; University College Dublin; University of Cologne; Bocconi University Milano and the University of Delaware.

Robert Krimmer, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Robert Krimmer is Full Professor of e-Governance within Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance at the School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. Robert’s research is focused on the transformation of the public sector, electronic participation and democracy, as well as e-voting, and all issues contributing to developing a digital society. Robert is Associate Editor of the international scientific journal Government Information Quarterly (GIQ), where he is in charge of participation issues. Further, Robert coordinates TOOP, the EU H2020 large-scale pilot on exploring and demonstrating the feasibility of the once-only principle involving 50+ partners from 21 countries inside and outside the European Union. He was member of the group of experts to the Council of Europe Ad-Hoc Committee on Electronic Voting (CAHVE) which had the task to update the CoE's recommendation on legal, technical and operational standards for Electronic Voting. Also, he was one of the lead experts for the Council of Europe Ad-Hoc Committee on Electronic Democracy and drafted Annex 1 of the CoE Recommendation (2009) on e-Democracy. Before returning to academia, Robert was OSCE/ODIHR's first senior adviser on new voting technologies. In the past he advised CoE, OSCE/ODIHR, UNDP, WHO, ITU, the European Commission and AWEB on various matters. 


Main focus and working aims

The e-Government Working Group invites innovative papers concerning the influence of information communication technologies (ICT) on government, public administration, public policy and the public sector in general. The main focus and differentiation of NISPAcee regarding this topic is not only discovering some of the special challenges originating from the CEE region, but also contributing to the general discourses on digital transformation of citizens, institutions and governance.


Specific goals

Invited topics for 2018:

1.Topics related to digital service innovation: that is how various ICT and digital technologies are used in transforming processes, structures, stakeholder relations etc. in order to innovate government and public service delivery.

2.We would welcome receiving papers in the field of e-participation, how ICT enhances democratic processes, collaboration, co-creation and by doing so how e-solutions contribute to building better communities. Within this stream of research we are especially looking for cases, empirical findings relating to local governments and communities on how more active and effective citizens´ involvement can be achieved.

3.Topics relating to social media use in the field of e-government and e-governance. We encourage authors to submit papers relating to the innovative use of social media in local or central government practices, communication processes, service delivery and in citizens’ engagement.

Beyond these specific topics, the Working Group is also open to presentations on other evergreen aspects of e-governance research, such as the concepts of open data, challenges of privacy and security, transparency and new dilemmas of multi-level governance. The contributed articles can take the form of a case study, a report of cross-country or cross-sectoral survey, comparative analysis of showcases or policies, and even policy proposals or policy analysis. We encourage and advise authors to bravely use the interesting new theories applied to e-governance and also the application of innovative qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.


Guidelines for contributors

a) Addressing a relevant and practically embedded topic of ICT application in public services or administration.

b) Elaborating and thoroughly introducing new, innovative theories which enhance our knowledge of ICT in government and public administration, and which enlighten the challenges differently, leading to a deeper understanding of their nature or of their potential creative solution.

c) Enhancing the methodological rigour of e-government research, by presenting papers with systematically and properly executed quantitative or qualitative enquires in the overlapping domain of ICT, governance, participation, communication or any other relevant topic which might be relevant, not only to NISPAcee, but also to a broader international audience.

d) We would also encourage contributors to amend their abstracts and full papers with a short separate sub-section ofpractical points for practitioners.These sections should clearly highlight the practical value of the presented research and its results, listing a couple of concrete recommendations for practitioners, typically politicians, as well as public administration employees and leaders.