Members of the Competence Center are active in various contexts and collaborate with different partners. Have a look what happens in the Competence Center.
In March, the 12th Conference on Information Systems in Public Administration and Law took place at ERCIS' headquarters in Muenster. Around 70 participants from research and practice had the chance to listen to 17 scientific presentations about the digital transformation of the public sector. With Hans-Henning Lühr, Head of the German IT planning council, and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Jörg Becker two e-government experts gave talks on current projects and developments in public administration.
After a successful Master Orientation Day on 2nd of April, the new PIONEERs started their semester in Münster. This semester 25 international students will spend their time in Münster working in the field of Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance. We wish you all the best for your time in Münster!
The European Union (EU) aims to make public procurement in Europe more efficient. Three new directives were adopted in 2014 to improve the award of contracts to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the number of cross-border contracts, and competition in public tenders. On request of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection of the European Parliament, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c.
This fall, ERCIS members Alessio M. Braccini, Stefano Za and Tommaso Federici (associated with LUISS) and Øystein Sæbø (University of Agder, visiting Rome for seven weeks) are working together on several research projects in the e-government field. Main research topics include the role of sharing economy within public sector (in collaboration with Sara Hofmann, University of Bremen), and various research projects exploring the use of technology in the Five Star Movement, an Internet-born political movement that is now member of the Italian Government.
Since e-government is a topic that several members in the ERCIS network are concerned with, and there have been several joint e-government activities during the past years, we took this year’s ERCIS Annual Workshop in Lulea to organize a meeting with the network members interested in e-government research. The goal was to create a venue for exchange and explore further possible cooperation. We discussed different research topics and prospective projects as well as developed the idea of organizing an ERCIS e-government summer school.
Hendrik Scholta successfully defended his thesis about standardization of government forms through reference modeling - congratulations!
This year’s MEMO took place at the ERCIS headquarters in June 2018 and was attended by around 450 participants. MEMO is a convention dealing with e-government topics and bringing together German practitioners and researchers to develop new ideas to modernize the public administration.
Members of the Competence Center organized the "E-Government" track at this year's Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) in Lüneburg, Germany, which is one of the major conferences of the German IS community. Four papers on topics such as maturity models of government websites, participation of employees in e-government projects, and blockchain in the public domain where presented, which led to lively discussions and highlight the wide range of research in this area.