HICSS 2013 Minitrack on E-Government Cloud Services and Interoperability

Call For Papers
E-Government Cloud Services and Interoperability at HICSS46

Within the 46th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), we organise a minitrack on Cloud Services and Interoperability in the Public Sector. The 46th HICSS, one of the most prominent Conferences on Information Sciences worldwide, will be held on January 7-10, 2013, in Maui, Hawaii (http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu).

Public organizations are joining-up and collaborating with each other and with the public. All these efforts require vertical and horizontal interoperability and need to be supported by the next generation of digital government infrastructures. By overcoming the fragmentation, public organizations can exchange information and benefit from each other facilities. The creation of an interoperable government faces challenges at the technical, organizational, managerial and strategic level.

Interoperability is the ability of diverse systems and organizations to work together and covers a mixture of technical and organizational aspects. Infrastructures are generic facilities facilitating organizational collaborating, service provisioning and business processes. Cloud services are a new way of providing and using ICT based on virtualized resources meeting security, privacy and scalability requirements. Clouds provide the opportunity to share resources and provide shared services over the Internet, so that administrations, enterprises and citizens can benefit from open data and shared services.

This minitrack is aimed at discussing theories, methodologies, experience reports, literature and case studies in the field of cloud services and interoperability. We solicit for papers covering technical and organizational aspects and combining theory and practice. Papers in the field of government cloud, integration, agile development, 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.

·     System development, implementation and agility for digital public services
·     System, user data- and process-based integration
·     Information infrastructures, cloud infrastructures, reuse and quality in digital public services
·     Semantic ontologies, web services and modeling for governmental infrastructures
·     Cloud computing, ICT-services, scalability, reliability, flexibility
·     Software as service (SaaS), utility computing, shared services, cloud providers
·     Cross-organizational modeling and visualization ranging from the organizational to technical level
·     Infrastructure, interoperability and enterprise architecture planning, alignment, strategies and governance
·     Interoperability and architecture standards, principles and frameworks
·     Technical, semantic, organizational, managerial and legal/policy aspects of interoperability
·     Organizational and/or policy perspectives on the dynamics of the infrastructure and interoperability process and barriers to interoperability
·     Service-oriented architectures, web services, semantic web services, orchestration and composition
·     Linked data, meta-data and semantic technologies leading to enhanced digital public services
·     Best practices and case studies and longitudinal studies
·     Theoretical contributions and contributions from developing countries


Marijn Janssen,
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, m.f.w.h.a.janssen@tudelft.nl (primary contact)
Yannis Charalabidis,  University of the Aegean, Greece, yannisx@aegean.gr
Helmur Krcmar, Technische Universität München, Germany, Krcmar@in.tum.de

June 15            Submission full manuscripts
Aug 15            Acceptance Notifications
Sept 15            Submission camera-ready paper
Oct 1               Early Registration fee deadline