HICSS MiniTrack on Cloud Infrastructures and Interoperability in the Public Sector


Cloud Infrastructures and Interoperability 

Y. Charalabidis, M. Janssen, O.Glassey

Within the 45th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), we organise a minitrack on Cloud Infrastructures and Interoperability in the Public Sector. The 45th HICSS, one of the most prominent Conferences on Information Sciences worldwide, will be held on January 4-7, 2012, in Maui, Hawaii.

This minitrack is aimed at discussing theories, methodologies, experience reports, literature and case studies in e-government infrastructures and interoperability. We solicit for papers covering a variety of aspects and combining theory and practice. papers in the field of e-government induced data-and process-based integration, information exchange, enterprise architecture, cloud computing, ICT-(shared) services and Software as a Service (SaaS) are strongly encouraged. We promote a diversity of research methods to study the challenges of this multifaceted discipline focusing on various aspects of interoperability and also theoretical papers and papers from developing countries.

Topics and research areas include, but are not limited to:

  1. Development, implementation, maintenance of projects, system and enterprise architectures and infrastructures

  2. System, data and process-based integration

  3. Information infrastructures, cloud infrastructures, reuse, quality

  4. Semantic ontologies, web services and modeling

  5. Cloud computing, infrastructures, ICTservices, scalability, reliability, flexibility

  6. Software as service (SaaS), utility computing, platform as service, shared services, service providers

  7. Cross-organizational modeling and visualization ranging from the organizational to technical level

  8. Infrastructure, interoperability and enterprise architecture planning, alignment, strategies and governance

  9. Technical, semantic, organizational, managerial aspects of interoperability

  10. Organizational and/or policy perspectives on the dynamics of the infrastructure and interoperability process and barriers to interoperability

  11. Theoretical contributions and contributions from developing countries

  12. Interoperability and architecture standards, principles and frameworks

  13. Service-oriented architectures, web services, semantic web services, web service orchestration and composition

  14. Best practices and case studies at all levels of government, including local and transnational government-Longitudinal studies that span over generations of e-Government implementations

  15. Longitudinal studies that span over generations of e-Government implementations

Important Deadlines:

June 15.2011: Submit full manuscripts for review.

Aug 15.2011: Acceptance notices are emailed to authors by the Review System.

Sept 15.2011: Accepted authors submit Final Paper.

Minitrack Chairs (potential authors may email for guidance on paper ideas)

Yannis Charalabidis (primary contact)

University of Aegean and National Technical University of Athens

Marijn Janssen

Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, m.f.w.h.a.janssen@tudelft.nl

Olivier Glassey

IDHEAP - Institut de Hautes Etudes en Administration Publique, University of Lausanne, olivier.glassey@idheap.unil.ch

More information and author guidelines at: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_45/apahome45.htm