WWW2006 Edinburgh Scotland
Co-organized by
Beihang University The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology The University of Hong Kong

Workshop on E-Government:
Barriers and Opportunities

Topic and Content

The proliferation of Internet and the World Wide Web is changing the way people live. It is also changing the way how government activities are organized in order to serve the citizens better. The trendy term "e-government" should go beyond providing official information and various application forms on websites; it should describe how governments deliver better and more efficient services through computer technologies. Barriers to e-government applications are often a combination of both policy and technology issues. Opportunities are when policy makers and technologists work together to develop a holistic understanding so that major progress can be made.

From the reports on e-government efforts in the US and in Europe, we identified six possible barriers that must be overcome in order to move forward with their e-government strategies. They are:

Who Will Participate

This workshop will attract attendees from government, business, and technology sectors. We shall invite senior government officials of major countries to report on the status of e-government in their jurisdictions. We shall invite technologists and business leaders to report on the identified barriers and opportunities. We hope through workshop interactions all may know the relative importance of each of the above barriers and the anticipated opportunities in overcoming them. Registrations are open to all interested.

Call for Position Papers

We invite all participants to submit full or position papers which will be evaluated based on their originality and how they would complement each other to enrich the workshop's content. Evaluations will be by a committee including the workshop organizers and leading experts on e-government. Accepted papers and abstracts of invited speeches will be published in workshop proceedings.

Submission Details

Submitted papers may describe completed work (up to 5,000 words) or a position paper describing work in progress (up to 2,000 words) not to exceed 12 double spaced, 8.5 x 11-inch pages (including figures, tables and references) in 10-12 point font. Include an abstract, five to ten keywords, and the corresponding author's e-mail address. Format of submitted papers must follow the ACM conference proceedings guidelines, including no page numbers. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the WWW2006 conference before 20 March 2006. Registration information is now available at the conference website: http://www2006.org/

Submitted papers must be in PDF format and send to shen@ cs.ust.hk.

Important Dates

10th February 2006: Submission of full and position papers

01st March 2006: Notification of acceptance

20th March 2006: Camera-ready copies due

23rd May 2006: Workshop day

About the Organizers:

Jinpeng Huai is Professor of Computer Science and Vice President of Beihang University. He is a member of Consulting Committee of the Chinese Government's Information Office, and Chairman of the Expert Committee in both the National e-Government Engineering Taskforce and the National e-Government Standard office.

Vincent Shen is a Professor of Computer Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was General Co-Chair of WWW10 (2001). He was Science Advisor of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region during 2000-2003 and advised the government on e-government issues.

C.J. Tan is IBM Chair Professor of Electronic Business Technology and Director, Electronic Business Technology Institute at the University of Hong Kong. His organization is a provider of various e-business and e-government technologies to the public.


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