Call for Participation - ICEGOV2007, Macao, 10-13 December 2007

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1st International Conference on
Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

10-13 December 2007, Macao SAR, China


A - Rationale
B - Introduction
C - Participants
D - Contributions
E - Program - Invited Talks
F - Program - Tutorials and Workshops
G - Program - Panel Discussions
H - Program - Paper Sessions
I - Program - Awards
J - Participation - Registration
K - Participation - Visa
L - Participation - Travel
M - Participation - Accommodation
N - Organization
O - Contact

A - Rationale

Several years after the acceptance of Electronic Government by many
governments worldwide as part of their reform initiatives, there is a
growing recognition that over-reliance on technology, insufficient
collaboration in government, lack of emphasis on building human
capacity and inadequate public consultation all limit possible
benefits of such initiatives. As a result, the focus has been shifting
from technology-enabled improvements in government operations
(Electronic Government) to improvements in interactions between
government, non-government and civil society stakeholders (Electronic
Governance). Under the new focus, it is no longer acceptable to let
technical or organizational issues drive Electronic Governance
initiatives alone. Instead, a multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder
and community-oriented approach is required.

B - Conference

The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic
Governance (ICEGOV2007) will take place in Macao during 10-13 December
2007. The conference will bring together practitioners, developers and
researchers from government, academia, industry and non-governmental
organizations to share the latest findings in the theory and practice
of Electronic Governance. In a diverse international setting for
networking and community-building, ICEGOV2007 will foster a
multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach to addressing the
challenges of Electronic Governance. The conference and the future
annual series will establish the state-of-the-art in practice,
technology and research on various aspects of Electronic Governance.

C - Participants

The conference will provide a unique opportunity for close
interactions between participants from government, industry and

1) Government participants will describe concrete initiatives, lessons
    learnt and the remaining challenges. In return, they will learn
    about the latest research results, and how such results are
    implemented by industry, non-governmental organizations and other
    governments to address the challenges they face.

2) Industry and Non-Governmental participants will demonstrate
    concrete technological, organizational and societal solutions for
    governments. In return, they will learn about the real challenges
    governments face and the latest research findings available for
    building solutions.

3) Academic participants will present models, theories and frameworks
    which extend the understanding of Electronic Governance and upon
    which concrete solutions for governments can be built. In return,
    they will learn about problems faced by governments, gain access to
    concrete cases, and identify opportunities to implement and deploy
    research prototypes.

D - Contributions

Contributions to the conference will be through: invited talks,
tutorials, workshop and panel discussions (all by invitation), and
regular papers (by submission).

Altogether, 159 abstracts and 130 full papers were submitted from 53
countries. A total of 97 papers were received from 27 developing
countries: Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, China, Colombia,
Egypt, Ghana, India, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia,
Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Sri
Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia and Vietnam, and 61 from 26
developed countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech
Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Japan,
Lithuania, Macao, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Serbia,
Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, United Arab
Emirates and USA. Among 159 submissions, 63 were research papers, 74
were practice papers and 22 were solutions papers.

After review, 33 submissions were accepted as long (10 page) papers,
38 as short (4 page) papers, and 20 as posters (2 pages).

Conference proceedings are published by the ACM Digital Library,
compiled into a book with an ISBN number, and distributed to all
participants of the conference.

E - Program - Invited Talks

Invited talks focusing on Electronic Governance from academic,
government and non-governmetal perspectives:

1) Advancing E-governance: Connecting Learning and Action
    Dr. Sharon Dawes, Center for Technology in Government, UAlbany, SUNY

2) An Overview of the Implementation of e-Government Programme in Nigeria
    Dr. Olu Agunloye, National eGovernment Strategies Limited, Nigeria

3) E-Government Global Readiness Report 2008:
    From E-Government to Knowledge Management
    Dr. Guido Bertucci, UNDESA

F - Program - Tutorials and Workshops

Six pairs of tutorial-workshop events, with tutorials providing the
audience with general foundations and basic understanding of the area,
while the workshops addressing state-of-the-art research and
applications in the respective areas:

1) Formal Engineering Methods for Electronic Governance
    Prof. Jim Davies, Oxford University, United Kingdom
    Dr. Tomasz Janowski, UNU-IIST-EGOV, Macao

2) Interoperability in Electronic Government
    Dr. Marijn Janssen, TU Delft, Netherlands
    Dr. Jochen Scholl, University of Washington, United States

3) Knowledge Management in Public Administration
    Prof. Maria Wimmer, University of Koblenz, Germany
    Prof. Roland Traunmüller, University of Linz, Austria

4) Electronic Government and Organizational Transformation
    Dr. Theresa A. Pardo, CTG, University at Albany, SUNY, United States
    Dr. Yuanfu Jiang, China National School of Administration, China

5) Policy Development for Electronic Government
    Dr. Ik Jae Chung, University at Albany, SUNY, United States

6) Economics for Electronic Government
    Prof. Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics, Poland

G - Program - Panel Discussions

Panel discussions on various aspects of Electronic Governance to bring
together theory and practice, as well as the stakeholders from
academia, government and non-governmental organizations:

1) Case Studies and Innovation in Electronic Governance
2) Education and Capacity Building for Electronic Governance
3) Research and Applications in Electronic Governance
4) Socio-Economic Development and Electronic Governance
5) Participation through Electronic Governance
6) Coordination and Cooperation for Electronic Governance
7) Asian Society for Research and Practice in Electronic Governance

H - Program - Paper Sessions

Regular paper sessions:

1)  e-Participation
2)  Adoption and Diffusion
3)  Implementation 1
4)  Implementation 2
5)  Innovative Applications 1
6)  Innovative Applications 2
7)  Development and Electronic Governance
8)  Rural Electronic Governance
9)  Cases in Electronic Governance
10) Research and Applications

I - Program - Awards

Best papers will be selected in three categories: the paper that makes
the best contribution to building foundations (theory) for Electronic
Governance, the paper that presents the most innovative application of
Electronic Governance, and the paper that best links Electronic
Governance theory and practice.

J - Participation - Registration

Registrations after 5 November 2007 is 300USD (subject to availability).

The registration covers:

1) Access to all conference events
2) One copy of the conference proceedings book
3) Registration pack - conference program, tourism information,
    notepad and pen
4) One buffet lunch for every day of the conference
    (including vegetarian)
4) Four coffee breaks including snacks every day
6) Conference dinner sponsored by Macao SAR Government
7) Refreshments provided throughout the conference

Additional sets of proceedings can be purchased at 30USD
each. Registration is generally not transferrable between persons.

Registration can be done in five ways:

1) Online using credit card (Master Card or Visa) -

2) Offline using credit card (Master Card or Visa). Please fill the
    Registration Form, including your credit card details, and send by
    email ( or fax (+853 28712940).

3) Offline using cheque (for residents of Hong Kong or Macao
    only). Please issue the cheque in favor of "United Nations
    University - International Institute for Software Technology", fill
    the Registration Form and send it along with the cheque by mail to
    "ICEGOV2007, UNU-IIST, P.O. Box 3058, Macau SAR, China".

4) Offline using bank draft. Please obtain the bank draft in favor of
    "United Nations University - International Institute for Software
    Technology", fill the Registration Form and send it along with the
    draft by mail to "ICEGOV2007, UNU-IIST, P.O. Box 3058, Macau SAR,

5) Offline using bank transfer. Please make the transfer as follows:
    Account Holder - "United Nations University - International
    Institute for Software Technology", Bank Name - "Banco National
    Ultramarino", Account Number - "001-130718-131-4", Swift Code -
    "BNULMOMX", Bank Address - "22 e 38, Av. Almeida Ribeiro, Macao
    SAR, China". Subsequently, please fill the Registration Form and
    send along with the bank transfer slip by email
    ( or fax (+853 28712940).

According to the conference cancellations policy, registration and
hotel fees will be reimbursed at: 80% if a cancellation request is
received before 6 November 2007, 50% if a cancellation request is
received between 6 and 26 November 2007 0% if a cancellation request
is received after 26 November 2007.

K - Participation - Visa

Please visit the Passports and Visas section of the Macao Government
Tourist Office (
for information on passport and visa requirements to enter Macao.

Conference organizers will send a Visa Attestation Letter by e-mail to
all participants who require a visa. Upon presentation of this letter,
visa will be provided free of charge when entering Macao. To this end,
please make sure that all personal information is entered correctly on
Conference Registration Form.

Please note that we cannot provide any visa assistance to those
participants who wish to visit Hong Kong.

L - Participation - Travel

Macao can be entered through air, sea or land:

1) By air - Macao has its own airport offering direct connections
    with: Bangkok, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Kaohsiung, Kota
    Kinabalu, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, and with several cities in
    mainland China: Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Fuzhou, Guilin,
    Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and
    Xiamen. After having passed immigration, it is advisable to first
    exchange some money into Macao Patacas (MOP) and to then take taxi
    to the booked accommodation.

2) By sea from Hong Kong Airport - There is a direct ferry from Hong
    Kong Chek Lap Kok airport to Macao. Tickets can be purchased at the
    Sky Pier ticket desk at 200HKD before passing passport control. The
    ferry from the airport takes 45 minutes to reach Macao and the
    sailing times - only seven daily; check "Turbo Jet Sea Express".
    This route does not require entering Hong Kong, i.e. passing Hong
    Kong passport control, and therefore is a worthwhile option for the
    citizens of countries with visa requirement for Hong Kong. The
    flight must arrive at least two hours before the last ferry
    departs, and the passenger must be at the ticket desk at least an
    hour before the ferry leaves. The checked luggage is tranferred
    directly from the airport to the ferry.

3) By sea from Hong Kong - This option means passing through Hong Kong
    immigration and customs at the airport. We advice to exchange money
    next - at least 400HKD per person (1 USD ~= 7.7 HKD), including
    40HKD exact change for the bus. HKD is freely used in Macao and is
    worth about 1.03 Macao Patacas (MOP). However, MOP cannot be used
    in Hong Kong. MOP can be also obtained after arriving in Macao.
    Subsequently there are three options to reach Macau Ferry Terminal
    on Hong Kong Island:

    - bus - Follow signs to Taxi/Bus in the "Ground Transportation
      Centre", across from the Arrival Hall. The bus A11 runs from the
      airport to Macao Ferry Terminal on Hong Kong Island. The journey
      takes about 40 minutes and costs 40HKD, no change given. The bus
      has automatic announcements about stops in English as well as
      Chinese, and runs every 12-20 minutes.

    - train - The Airport Express train runs from Hong Kong Airport to
      Hong Kong Station (25 minutes, about 100HKD). A taxi from Hong
      Kong Station to the Macao Ferry Terminal will cost about 20HKD.

    - taxi - A taxi from the airport to Macao Ferry Terminal usually
      costs 350-400HKD. The destination for the driver is Macao Ferry
      or Shun Tak.

    Upon reaching the Macao Ferry Terminal, departures are on the 3rd
    floor. Ferries operate 24 hours per day, every 15-30 minutes during
    the day and less frequently at night. Price varies according to the
    time of the day from 130 to 170HKD. We recommend economy class. An
    overweight charge of 20-30HKD per piece for large luggage may be
    charged by the ferry operator after check-in. This charge includes
    porter service of the luggage in Hong Kong and in Macao. At certain
    times, the next ferry or ferries may be booked out, usually on
    Friday evenings and during the week-end when many people visit
    Macao. Having to wait for a longer time, it is possible to store
    luggage in the lockers on the 2nd floor, with prices ranging from
    30 to 40HKD per item.

    Upon arriving at immigration in Macao, the "Visa" window should be
    used when holding a visa attestation letter, otherwise any
    "Visitors" booth. Checked-in luggage is collected just after
    Immigration Control, from a counter on the right near the "Visa"
    window. If any help is needed to carry the luggage in Macao, ferry
    and/or pier attendants will call a porter who will charge 25 MOP.
    The porter service is included for the luggate checked in Hong Kong.

3) By land - Macao can be also entered by land from mainland China,
    through the Zhuhai Special Economic Zone.

M - Participation - Accommodation

All registered participants can book a discounted accommodation
through the conference at the Hotel Golden Dragon
( The hotel is located about 5
minutes from the conference venue by foot and conveniently located to
get just about anywhere in Macao (except Taipa and Coloane islands) by

The hotel offers rooms in two categories: Superior and Harbor View
Deluxe. Apart from the view, the rooms are more or less identical. The
rooms have either one Queen-size bed or two Twin-size beds, subject to
availability. All rooms have free Internet access, and the price is
identical for one or two persons occupancy. The prices per night are:

- 8-9 December (Saturday to Sunday): Superior Room is 850MOP (~105USD)
   and Harbor View Deluxe is 1050MOP (~130USD)

- 9-14 December (Sunday to Friday): Superior Room is 500MOP (~63USD)
   and Harbor View Deluxe is 700MOP (~88USD)

- 14-15 December (Friday to Saturday): Superior Room is 700MOP
   (~88USD) and Harbor View Deluxe is 900MOP (~113USD)

- 15-16 December (Saturday to Sunday): Superior Room is 1000MOP
   (~125USD) and Harbor View Deluxe is 1200MOP (~150USD)

Breakfast is not included and costs MOP 25/person (~ 3USD), buffet.

Hotel booking can be done as part of conference registration, using
the Conference Registration Form. Payments can be made online via
credit card (MC or Visa) or through bank transfer, bank draft or
cheque (only for the residents of Hong Kong and Macao).

In order to book independently, here is the list of: hotels -, guest houses - and travel
agents -
ICEGOV2007 will not be responsibile for any information obtained or
arrangement made by conference participants with any third-party.

N - Organization

1) Patron

The Government of Macao SAR, China

2) Organizers

    - Center for Electronic Governance at United Nations University -
      International Institute for Software Technology

    - Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State
      University of New York (

    - Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and
      Communication Technology for Development (

3) Sponsors

    - Macao Polytechnic Institute
    - Macao Foundation
    - Macao Government Tourism Office
    - eGov Magazine

4) Conference Committee

Dawes, Sharon, CTG, General Co-Chair
Estevez, Elsa, UNU-IIST-EGOV, Publicity Chair
Friedrich, Bernd, UNU-IIST-EGOV, Organization Chair
Janowski, Tomasz, UNU-IIST-EGOV, Program Co-Chair
Ojo, Adegboyega, UNU-IIST-EGOV, Events Chair
Pardo, Theresa, CTG, Program Co-Chair
Reed, Mike, UNU-IIST, General Co-Chair

5) Advisory Committee

Agunloye, Olu, NEGST, Nigeria
Bertucci, Guido, UNDESA, United States
Breul, Jonathan D, IBM, United States
Cheung, David, HKU, Hong Kong
Choi, Chang-Hank, PGCID, South Korea
Gregg, Valerie, DGRC/USC, United States
Janowski, Tomasz, UNU-IIST-EGOV, Macao
Rhee, Hyeun-Suk, UN/APCICT, South Korea
Robertson, Tom, Microsoft, United States
Spio-Garbath, Ekwow, CTO, United Kingdom
Tou, Chi Man, MSARG, Macao
Traunmüller, Roland, University of Linz, Austria

6) Program Committee

Afsarmanesh, Hamideh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Anderson, Dennis, GAID, Pace University, United States
Biuk-Aghai, Robert, University of Macau, Macao
Camarinha-Matos, Luis, UNINOVA, Portugal
Cechich, Alejandra, University of Comahue, Argentina
Cellary, Wojciech, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Chan, Samuel, MSARG, Macao
Charbonneau, Monique, CEFRIO, Canada
Contractor, Noshir, University of Illinois at UC, United States
Davies, Jim, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Diamond, Lester, US Social Security Administration, United States
Finger, Matthias, ETH, Switzerland
Fugini, Mariagrazia, Politechnic of Milan, Italy
Futatsugi, Kokichi, JAIST, Japan
Han, Yanbo, ICT Institute, CAS, China
Heeks, Richard, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Hinnant, Chris, US General Accountability Office, United States
Janowski, Tomasz, Program Co-Chair, UNU-IIST-EGOV, Macao
Janssen, Marijn, TU Delft, Netherlands
Kim, Young Sik, KOICA/NITC, South Korea
Klischewski, Ralf, German University of Cairo, Egypt
Ko, Yoon-Seok, PCGID, South Korea
Krishnan, Paddy, Bond University, Australia
Kwon, Hun-Yeong, NIA, South Korea
Lee, Jimmy, CUHK, Hong Kong
Macintosh, Ann, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Maslyn, Robert, US General Services Administration, United States
Matar, Muna, Bethlehem University, Palestine
Mejia Jaramillo, Maria Isabel, Agenda Conectividad, Colombia
Millard, Jeremy, Danish Technology Institute, Denmark
Mohanty, Hrushikesha, University of Hyderabad, India
Nath, Vikas, South Centre, Switzerland
Nyamkhuu, Tsend, ICTA, Mongolia
Obi, Toshio, Waseda University, Japan
Osofisan, Adenike, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Pardo, Theresa, Program Co-Chair, CTG,
Peristeras, Vasillios, DERI, Ireland
Ramusack, Randy, Microsoft, United States
Rana, Vivek S., AAC Inc., Nepal
Schmidt, Philipp, Univ. of Western Cape, South Africa
Scholl, Jochen, University of Washington, United States
Schware, Robert, GLP, United States
Schweik, Charles, UMass Amherst, United States
Siösteen Thiel, Madeleine, VINNOVA, Sweden
Sorrentino, Maddalena, University of Milan, Italy
Subramanian, K., NIC/CAG, India
Tjoa, A Min, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
Turner, Michael, e-Government Strategies, Canada
Wimmer, Maria, University of Koblenz, Germany


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