dg.o2005 International Workshop: Digital Government Integration & Systems Evaluation
Workshop on Digital Government Integration & Systems Evaluation
Tentative schedule: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., May 15, 2005
Description: The purpose of this workshop is to promote international debate and highlight the research strategies needed to increase understanding of Digital Government, and the processes involved in evaluating decisions surrounding human, organisational and technical components of information society technologies (IST). In particular, the workshop will define and promote research on IST strategies and their embedded mechanisms for evaluation and integration within government and government agencies.
It is intended that the workshop°∆®™s discussions will enable a deepening of the "socio-political-technical" understanding of these phenomena as an important part of the research agenda. In particular, the workshop has the following objectives:
To start to identify relevant quantitative and qualitative evaluation techniques and strategies appropriate for use within government. New contributions, distinct from those in other IST evaluation research, can be expected to emerge in this area because the competitive pressures that drive most private sector evaluation decisions are not present.
To start to facilitate collaborative research planning initiatives to continue to act as a forum to research and disseminate evaluation issues, thus, developing, sustaining and enriching the digital government community.
This is an important and timely workshop proposal. Digital government has the potential to be a major enabler in the adoption of good governance practices for all tiers of government. It should be appreciated that "digital government" focuses on the full range of government functions, ranging from information provision and integration, through e-transaction services, and including digital democracy (e-voting and e-participation). There is a clear need to share approaches to evaluation of digital government and establish agreed frameworks that will allow us to understand the success or otherwise of digital government.
Target audience: All digital government researchers who need to understand how to measure, both quantitatively and qualitatively, the results and impact of their research on government practices and processes. The workshop would be expected to have 10-15 participants.