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NIFO Community Newsletter September 2012

NIFO Community Newsletter Sep…

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Published on: 15/10/2012 News Archived


Welcome to the September 2012 Edition of the NIFO Community newsletter. In this issue you can read about NIF updates, the call for papers of the ECEG 2013 and the 13th European Conference on eGovernment – ECEG 2013. Please visit our News and Events section to find out more.
We want to thank the following countries that have replied to our request and have provided information related to their NIF or the work-in-progress related to interoperability initiatives. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the countries that have posted on joinup and we invite everyone to post any news, event or question that they may have regarding NIF and interoperability.
Italy replied with interesting information.
A brand-new Agency named “Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale” (Agency for Digital Italy) was created. It is responsible for implementing the Italian Digital Agenda, compliant with the European one. 
Finland answered, but stated there is no new information for the factsheet.
The architecture work is moving on but for the time being, no changes to the fact sheet.
Sweden responded with complementary information.
The factsheet can be updated and complemented with the e-delegation's work with common services and enterprise architecture.
Slovakia reacted stating a delay.
The document about central architecture is being revised at this time and should be finalised within the forthcoming weeks (the document is non-public at the moment).
Belgium stated that revamping is ongoing.
They are currently in the process of revamping the interoperability framework and the website.
Austria is very busy with the final steps of the draft.
They hope to publish for consultation soon and still plan on having their NIF finalised by the end of the year.
Iceland is planning on a public consultation soon.
We invite Iceland to post on joinup as soon as the NIF is open for consultation
Tip: the website will probably be in Icelandic but the Google Chrome web browser translates a lot!
Slovenia replied with information.
A lot of work has been done on creation and development of components used for electronic data inquiries. With the aim of intensifying the development of inter-sectorial and international interoperability, a Government Application Store (GAS) of applicative solutions for those interoperability products that the government would like to offer for use, for exchange and for re-use has been established.
Malta had the NIF open for public consultation until 5th October 2012
The first iteration of the National ICT Interoperability Framework(NIF) and the Information Systems Framework for the Government of Malta were published for public consultation on the Malta Information Technology Agency’s (MITA) portal.
CALL FOR PAPERS, Case Studies, Work in Progress/Posters, PhD Research, Round Table Proposals, non-academic Contributions and Product Demonstrations - 13th European Conference on eGovernment – ECEG 2013
The advisory group for the conference invites submissions of both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics and a wide range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Academic research papers, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited. You can find full details in the submission types document (pdf format).
Abstract submission deadline: 22 November 2012
13th European Conference on eGovernment – ECEG 2013
Event date: 13/06/2013 – 14/06/2013
ECEG 2013 takes place exactly 10 years after the European Ministerial eGovernment Conference that was held in Como (Cernobbio) in 2003. The Ministerial Declaration that was adopted in Cernobbio set a shared user-centred vision of innovation in the public sector that has been at the centre of the European policies for eGovernment in the following years. At 10 years distance from that Declaration ECEG 2013 will give the opportunity for a critical evaluation of the achievement of the objectives stated in 2003 and the evolution of eGovernment worldwide.