IFIP EGOV-EPART 2017 Conference in St. Petersburg

The IFIP EGOV-EPART 2017 conference is an annual conference and scopes relates to following topics:

A General E-Government Track serves as an umbrella for all e-government-related topics except the special-topics tracks. In particular, it also covers emerging and special topics in e-government research. The eParticipation track serves as an umbrella for all eParticipation-related topics except the special-topic tracks. It focuses on research topics regarding citizen engagement in public affairs, and, in particular, on research that studies participation facilitated by information and communication technologies. Open Government and Open Data Tracks focuse on practices and methods of transparency, accountability, public big data sharing, data for improving public value, and data analytics. Policy Modeling and Policy Informatics Track focuses on supporting public policy-making with innovative ICT involving relevant stakeholders. The scope ranges from policy analysis and conceptual modeling to programming and visualization of simulation models. Smart Governance, Smart Government, Smart Cities & Smart Regions focuses on the orchestrated interplay and balance of smart governance practices, smart public administration, smart resource and talent leverage in urban and regional spaces facilitated by novel uses of ICTs and other technologies.

Malgorzata Goraczek, Gabriela Viale Pereira and Peter Parycek presented the SmartGov project at the poster session at the conference and hold a workshop on Building Capacity for Smart City Governance.

The aim of the workshop was discussing Smart City Governance as an emergent domain, which requires new competences and roles, as well as multiple stakeholders working together to build smart city governance capacity.

Peter Parycek presented the research work done on smart governance within the SmartGov project. Malgorzata Goraczek presented the SmartGov project as a whole in a lightning talk – focusing on competences and roles needed for successful building up of smart city governance capacity in the pilot cities.

The input led to an exchange of best practices about roles and competences for smart city governance.

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