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Call for Chapters E-Government Website Development

From: Ed Downey <edowney@brockport.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 17:00:38 -0500 (EST)
To: semantic-web@w3.org
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Call for Chapters E-Government Website Development

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 10, 2009
Full Chapter Submission Deadline: June 25, 2009
E-Government Website Development: 
Future Trends and Strategic Models
A book edited by Dr. Ed Downey, Dr. Carl D. Ekstrom, Emeritus, Dr. Matthew A. Jones 
The State University of New York College at Brockport, USA

 To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=600

This research focuses on the value provided by e-government web sites.  The current understanding of e-government web sites is largely conditioned by a developmental, theoretical approach suggesting that they will move from simple, less integrated, and less useful forms to complex, more integrated, and more useful forms.  The implicit assumption that integrated, more developed e-government web sites translate into more value requires critical consideration.  This edited book will include a collection of chapters that examines the value that e-government websites provide to stakeholders such as citizens, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and other governments.  It will take a global perspective, with important contributions from leading scholars and practitioners from around the world.

Objective of the Book
This book has two objectives.  The first, is to provide guidance for evaluating and developing e-government web sites that enhance stakeholder value.  Secondly, this book aims to create a more complete understanding of the forces affecting e-government web sites and thus inform research on the topic.  These objectives will be accomplished by examining research on e-government web sites and the value they provide, resulting in models and frameworks for better understanding and improved practitioner decision making.  
Target Audience
There are three target groups first, upper division and graduate students in public administration, political science, business administration, policy analysis, and professional administration and management programs (e.g. school administration and social work management).  Students in these fields are likely to find themselves in careers that require an understanding of e-government web sites and should have some academic preparation.
Secondly, this book will benefit academics (researchers and teachers) in the fields specified for students above.  Academics in the fields specified should provide students, who are likely to encounter e-government web sites, with an understanding of these phenomena.
Thirdly, government managers, administrators and policy makers at the local, state, and federal levels of government in the US and abroad will profit from this reference source.  Practitioners who allocate resources to e-government web sites will be aided with a theoretical framework for those decisions.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

The Value of E-Government Web Sites
E-Government Web Sites
E-Government Web Site Content
Civic Engagement and E-Government Web Sites
Democracy and E-Government Web Sites
International Comparisons of E-Government Web Sites
E-Government Web Sites at Different Levels of Government
Voting on E-Government Web Sites
Cost Savings and E-Government Web Sites
The Future of E-Government Web Sites
Comparisons of Commercial and Government Web Sites
Trends in E-Government Web Sites
The Cost-Benefit of E-Government Web Sites
The Willingness of Governments to Use E-Government Web Sites
The Skills Required to Develop E-Government Web Sites
Third Party Suppliers of E-Government Web Sites
E-Government Web Sites at Different Levels of Government
National Differences in E-Government Web Sites
Security Issues for E-Government Web Sites
The Digital Divide and E-Government Web Sites
New Technologies and E-Government Web Sites
Effects on the Political Process from E-Government Web Sites

The authors of selected proposals will be asked to submit a complete chapter of 7000 to 8000 words, conforming to the schedule listed below.  All submissions should be transmitted electronically and all files should be in Word formatted files written in American or British English and using APA formatting.

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 10, 2009, a 1000 to 1500 word chapter proposal abstract clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter and how their chapter relates to citizens and e-government. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by May 25, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 25, 2009. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind peer review basis. Contributors are also requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” and “IGI Publishing” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in the second half of 2010.

Important Dates:
May 10, 2009:          		Proposal Submission Deadline
May 25, 2009:		Notification of Proposal Acceptance
June 25, 2009:		Full Chapter Submission
August 30, 2009:                	Review Result Returned
October 30, 2009:		Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:
Prof. Ed Downey
Department of Public Administration
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
240 Brown Building
Brockport, NY 14420
Tel: 585.233.0140  Fax: 585.638.6841
E-mail: edowney@brockport.edu or profharley@aol.com

Prof. Edward Downey
Department of Public Administration
SUNY College at Brockport
edowney@ brockport.edu OR profharley@aol.com
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