The conference will include keynote addresses, tutorials, panels, Ph.D. colloquia and sessions, workshops, special, regular and poster sessions. All submitted papers to the conference will be peer reviewed, while acceptance will be based on quality, relevance, and originality. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in the Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science series (http://www.springer.com/series/7899). The authors of selected accepted papers will be invited to extend their work for further publication in the Emerald journal Information and Computer Security (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/ics#) and to participate (after the necessary enhancements) to the evaluation process for inclusion in a special issue of the International Journal of Electronic Governance (http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijeg)
On the 14th December, attendants will be able to learn more about the European Interoperability Framework by Pedro das Neves Moreira, Digital Policy Officer for the ISA2 Programme at the European Commission. part of the Communication (COM(2017)134) from the European Commission adopted on 23 March 2017. The framework gives specific guidance on how to set up interoperable digital public services.
It offers public administrations 47 concrete recommendations on how to improve governance of their interoperability activities, establish cross-organisational relationships, streamline processes supporting end-to-end digital services, and ensure that both existing and new legislation do not compromise interoperability efforts.
The new EIF is undertaken in the context of the Commission priority to create a Digital Single Market in Europe. The public sector, which accounts for over a quarter of total employment and represents approximately a fifth of the EU’s GDP through public procurement, plays a key role in the Digital Single Market as a regulator, services provider and employer.
The successful implementation of the EIF will improve the quality of European public services and will create an environment where public administrations can collaborate digitally.
The conference is organized by the Scientific Council for the Information Society, in co-operation with the Hellenic Data Protection Authority and a number of European and Greek Universities, Academia and Research. It is intended, similarly to previous occasions, to provide a forum for presenting and debating the latest developments in the field, from a technical, political, legal and regulatory point of view.