Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2021)

Loukis, Euripidis, Macadar, Marie Anne and Meyerhoff Nielsen, Morten ed. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2021) 2021/10/06-08 Athens. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, 2022.

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    Author Loukis, Euripidis
    Macadar, Marie Anne
    Meyerhoff Nielsen, Morten
    Event series International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV)
    Title of Event Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2021)
    Date of Event 2021/10/06-08
    Place of Event Athens
    Organizer University of the Aegean
    Harokopio University of Athens
    United Nations University (UNU-EGOV)
    Publication Date 2022-01
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
    Pages XVIII; 557
    Language eng
    Abstract The 14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance - ICEGOV 2021 was held in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 8 October 2021. For the first time in the conference’s history, a hybrid attendance model was in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which still hindered participants from several countries from attending due to travel bans or lack of vaccination. After a fully online edition in 2020, ICEGOV tried to combine the best of the virtual and physical together in what can be seen as a step forward towards pre-pandemic reality. The conference was held under the high patronage of the Ministry of Digital Governance of the Hellenic Republic. The University of the Aegean and the Harokopio University of Athens co-organised ICEGOV 2021 with the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV), which is the conference series coordinator . The conference organisation was also supported by Pylones as the sponsor. A range of supporters played an essential role as well in the organisation of the conference: ACM Press, Elsevier, the Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET), and CONVIN – Professional Conference Organiser. Under the theme Smart Digital Governance for Global Sustainability, ICEGOV 2021 focused on exploring how the synergies among the communities of technology, policy, and social cohesion can be a positive factor for sustainable development in our quest of tackling the great problems that still shake our societies and advancing towards a higher quality of living while preserving our planet. For over half a century now, digital governance, or the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in public administration and society, has allowed governments to change how they make decisions, engage with stakeholders, operate, produce, and provide public services. The opportunities of digital governance have been emphasised by past and current crises as a way to manage pandemic, economic and environmental emergencies and recovery, but also to address social and political challenges faced in a rapidly changing world. ICT has a unique transformation potential by allowing the ubiquitous interconnection of citizens and businesses with public sector systems. The increasingly rapid advancements in digital governance and the innovative transformation of service provision to fully automated and proactive, seamless processes have been joined by collaborative governance approaches using open data and electronic forms of participation. Community awareness systems are becoming mainstream in many parts of the world, including in developing countries, with many authorities and communities already establishing innovative approaches to better socio-economic decision-making. Simultaneously, they are processing vast amounts of data, simulating social experiments, and assessing policy impact. The potential of technology to eliminate or amplify existing differences and inequalities between developed and emerging economies and between and within regions are increasingly evident. Thus, ICEGOV 2021 aimed to contribute to a deeper understanding of the potential approaches and solutions to address the challenges mentioned above and differences, not least in light of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, by exploiting the continuously increasing capabilities offered by digital technologies in a challenging social, political, economic, and environmental world.
    Copyright Holder Association for Computing Machinery
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9781450390118
    DOI 10.1145/3494193/
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