About the conference

The annual international IFIP EGOV conference is the top-2 ranked core conference in the domain of e-government or ICT in the public sector and the public sphere. Each year, scholars from all over the globe present the most recent advancements and findings of research and innovations in e-Government, e-Governance and related fields of study.

The annual international ePart conference is the top-ranked conference in the domain of electronic participation and the 5th-ranked overall conference dedicated to information technologies in the context of public administration and the public sphere.

The dual conference is organized by the IFIP Working Group 8.5 on information systems in the public sector. Since the beginnings of EGOV in 2001 and the inauguration of ePart in 2009, the two conferences have provided important guidance for research and development in this fast-moving domain of study. The dual IFIP EGOV—ePart conference brings together leading researchers and professionals from across the globe and from a number of disciplines.


The 2016 edition of the dual IFIP (WG 8.5) conference will continue to host five topical tracks. Two general tracks will maintain the tradition of EGOV and ePart in the way, with which former conference attendees have become familiar. In addition, three special-topics tracks are intended to expand the reach and scope of the dual IFIP WG 8.5 conference:

  • The General E-Government Track serves as an umbrella for all e-government-related topics except the special-topics tracks. In particular, it also covers emerging and special topics in e-government research.

  • The General eParticipation Track serves as an umbrella for all eParticipation-related topics, except the special-topic tracks. It focuses on research topics regarding citizen engagement in public affairs, and, in particular, on research that studies participation facilitated by information and communication technologies.

  • The Open Government & Open and Big Data Track focuses on practices and methods of transparency, accountability, public big data sharing, data for improving public value and data analytics.

  • The Policy Modelling and Policy Informatics Track focuses on supporting public policy making with innovative ICT therewith involving relevant stakeholders. The scope ranges from policy analysis and conceptual modeling to programming and visualization of simulation models, to help policy makers and stakeholders deliberate and evaluate policy decisions as well as explore new models of governance.

  • The Smart Governance, Smart Government, Smart Cities & Smart Regions Track focuses on the orchestrated interplay and balance of smart governance practices, smart public administration, smart resource and talent leverage in urban and regional spaces facilitated by novel uses of ICTs and other technologies.

Expected Participants:

Public/ private sector, academia

State: Pending



For more information about the agenda, please refer to: http://faculty.washington.edu/jscholl/ifip_egov_epart_2016/Program_Broc…

Physical location
University of Minho and the United Nations University Operating Unit on PolicyDriven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV),
Campus de Couros, Rua de Vila Flor 166, 4810-445 Guimarães, Portugal