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[PVS] CfC - Book on E-Government Implementation and Practice inDeveloping Countries - proposal deadline 15 march



CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS

 

E-Government Implementation and Practice in Developing Countries

 

A book edited by Dr Zaigham Mahmood, University of Derby, UK

To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/ApCBAg

 

Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: 15 March 2012

Full Chapter Submission Deadline: 15 June 2012

 

Introduction

 

E-Government is about harnessing the information revolution to improve the lives of citizens and businesses and to improve the efficiency of government. It aims at a citizen centred vision of a government that provides effective governance, increased transparency better management, effective processes and efficient services through the use of the Internet and information and communication technologies (ICTs). In this context, world governments are mobilizing huge amounts of resources to implement e-Government Projects. However, whereas developed economies are well advanced in the process of achieving vertical and horizontal integrating with respect to their e-government projects, many developing countries are at the initial or middle stages of such developments – in some cases, providing only a one-way communication from the government to its citizens. The reality is that e-government projects are huge undertakings requiring significant investment of time, money and human resources. The governments need to have ICT infrastructure, processes and policies as well as training provision in place, and citizens must be ready to embrace the new technologies and approaches. For developing economies, there are many issues and barriers to resolve and overcome. The aim of the proposed book is to present case studies from developing countries to understand how issues are being addressed, what mechanisms are being deployed for successful outcomes and what suggestions can be made towards better implementation strategies, especially for other nations in the process of developing e-government projects.

 

Aim and Objectives

 

The book aims to present case studies to understand what courses of actions are being taken by developing countries towards design, development and implementation of e-government projects. The objectives are:

ˇ        To capture the state-of-the-art research and practice

ˇ        To advance the understanding of current methodologies

ˇ        To discuss frameworks, policies and strategies

ˇ        To look into innovative practices and diffusion of innovation approaches

ˇ        To discuss issues, limitations and barriers

ˇ        To explore the effects of cultural and local factors

ˇ        To share best practices and suggest recommendations

ˇ        To present case studies highlighting practical experiences.

 

Target Audience

 

Target audience for this book includes students, researchers and practitioners in the field of e-government as well as project managers and government officials involved in the development and implementing of e-government projects.

 

Recommended Topics: include, but are not limited to, the following:

ˇ        E-government policies, strategies and frameworks

ˇ        E-government stages, models and methodologies

ˇ        E-democracy, e-voting and e-legislation

ˇ        Government-to- government and government-to-business interactions

ˇ        Government-to-citizen interactions and e-participation of citizens

ˇ        Efficient and effective provision of e-services

ˇ        Pre-requisites for successful implementation

ˇ        ICT infrastructure and training provision for citizens

ˇ        E-government project initiation, planning and implementation

ˇ        E-government project evaluation metrics

ˇ        Success factors and best practices

ˇ        Limitations, barriers and issues

ˇ        Challenges and opportunities

ˇ        E-readiness factors and pre-conditions

ˇ        Strategies for successful adoption by the masses

ˇ        Resource, ethical and legal issues

ˇ        Diffusion of Innovation and other relevant theories

ˇ        Managing innovation, change and integration

ˇ        Experience and comparison reports

ˇ        Case studies from developing countries

ˇ        Knowledge management in e-government project.

 

Submission Procedure

 

Researchers, practitioners and decision makers are invited to submit 1-2 page chapter proposals, by 1 March 2012, clearly explaining the objective and structure of the proposed chapters. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified within two weeks (in most cases) and given instructions and guidelines for full chapter preparation. Full chapters should be about 10,000 words or 15-20 pages in length. Full chapters will be reviewed following a double-blind peer review process to ensure quality and high information content. Proposals and full chapters, as WORD files, should be sent to: z.mahmood@derby.ac.uk

 

Important dates

ˇ        Chapter proposals submission deadline:                   15 Mar 2012

ˇ        Notification of acceptance final deadline:                 1 Apr  2012

ˇ        Full chapters submission deadline:                               15 Jun 2012

ˇ        Chapter review feedback to authors by:                   1 Aug 2012

ˇ        Revised chapters submission deadline:                      1 Sep 2012

 

Editorial Advisory Board Members

 

Nahed Azab, American University in Cairo, Egypt

Sameh Bedair, Ministry of State for Admin.  Development, Egypt

Walter Castelnovo, Universitŕ dell'Insubria, Italy

Dimitris Christodoulakis, University of Patras, Greece

Zamira Dzhusupova, UN University Int. Inst. for Software Technology, Center for e-Governance

Johanna Ekua Awotwi, Centre for e-Governance in Ghana, West Africa

Kerstin Grundén, West University of Sweden, Sweden

Magda Huisman, the North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Omar S. Hujran, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan

Frank Kwaku Ohemeng, University of Ottawa, Canada

Gianluca Misuraca, Research Centre, European Commission

Massimo Pollifroni, University of Turin, Italy

Natasa Pomazalova, University of Defence, Czech Republic

Luis Enrique Sánchez Crespo, University of Castilla-la Mancha, Spain

Virgil Stoica, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania

Leonid Stoimenov, University of Nis, Serbia

 

For Enquiries: please contact the editor, Dr Zaigham Mahmood: z.mahmood@derby.ac.uk

 

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Dr Zaigham Mahmood

Reader in Applied Computing

Asst Head, DISYS (Distributed & Intelligent Systems) Research Group

University of Derby, UK

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Dr Zaigham Mahmood

Editor-in-Chief: Journal of E-Government Studies and Best Practices

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