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Electronic democracy

TED Conference on e-Government
Electronic democracy: The challenge ahead
March 2–4, 2005 ♦ Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

E-Government is generally defined as the use of information and communication technology in public administrations in order to improve public services and democratic processes. This complex and interdisciplinary research field requires contributions from different sectors, including the various fields of computer science which provide the enabling technology for the implementation/realization of this new vision of government.

Topics of interest
The conference will put a special emphasis to the following areas:

Improving citizen participation and policy making (e-Democracy)
Decision support systems (e-Decision)
Security aspects for e-Government services
Cross-border and inter-organizational services
Data and application integration in the public administration
These areas include but are not limited to the following topics:

Decision support systems on the Web
Semantic Web and Web services for e-Government
Government application integration
Semantic and technical interoperability
Integration of heterogeneous data sources
Knowlege management, data mining, and intelligent systems
Open source in the public sector
Digital divide
Social and cultural issues
Political and societal implications of e-Government
Electronic identity card
Access control to information and services
e-Government and multilingualism
e-Government for small and medium sized government organizations (SMGO)
Cross-boarder and inter-organizational services
Political and societal implications of e-Government
Best practice experiences and case studies
Paper submission
The TED conference welcomes the submission of original research papers dealing with all aspects of e-Government, particularly those relating to the areas and topics listed above. We encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical, application, and best practice papers.

Submitted papers shall not be longer than 4000-4500 words. Authors are encouraged, but not obliged, to format the submission according to the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines.

Paper submission will be electronic, via the paper submission page. The only formats allowed for submission are PDF (preferably) or PostScript. The deadline for paper submission is September 28, 2004.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Reviewing will be blind to the identities of the authors and their institutions. Thus, authors' names and affiliations must not appear in the paper and bibliographic references must be made in such a way as to preserve author anonymity.

Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and published in the conference proceedings.

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