In conjunction to CAiSE 2015, Stockholm, Sweden


Workshop Goals

This presentation-oriented workshop scientifically addresses e-governance that we define as the set of electronic means for achieving the goals of an organization by performers of interrelated roles with means of service-ecosystems. Electronic means are rules, policies and processes supported by information-system infrastructures that govern the actions of collaborating participants. A service refers to a set of related software functionalities that can be reused for different purposes, together with the policies that should control its usage. Organizations may be of private, public, or non-profit nature. Currently, organizations find themselves governed by centralized governance structures that are not aligned with the dynamically changing context within which these organizations operate. As a result, the quality of service is unsatisfactory, the services are too expensive to develop and maintain. Technological innovation may serve as a catalyst for improving such deficiencies. However, there is a lack of systematic approaches for developing and interrelating services of e- governance. In addition, the current technological state of the art offers “new opportunities” such as big data analysis, smart solutions in the Internet-of-Things, agent technologies, service-oriented cloud computing, novel business models and so on. Currently, they are underutilized for the improvement of e-governance.

Topics of Interest

The topics of interest for e-governance include, but are not limited to:
  • Agent-oriented modeling and simulation
  • Augmented e-governance
  • Big data for steering decision making
  • Collaboration models and conceptual modeling
  • Ecosystems and service-oriented cloud computing
  • Enhancement means for participation and citizen engagement
  • Enterprise architectures and best practices
  • e-governance as a system of socio-technical systems
  • Governmental decision-making models
  • Key-performance indicators
  • Legal aspects of e-governance
  • Multi-modeling and multi-formalisms
  • Ontologies and ontology alignment
  • Open standards (-source) for interoperability
  • Pervasive infrastructures
  • Privacy, security and safety related to cross-service behaviour dependability
  • Requirements engineering for heterogeneous systems
  • Self-organizing and evolutionary e-governance
  • Sociotechnical collaboration agents
  • Transformational e-governance and maturity

Important Dates

  • Workshop paper submission deadline: February 13, 2015
  • Workshop paper notification to authors: March 6, 2015
  • Camera-ready paper: March 15, 2015
  • Workshop: June 8, 2015

Submission Instructions

The workshop solicits original research and practice papers on the above topics. Submitted papers will be evaluated according to their rigor, significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. All papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Full papers are not to exceed 12 LNCS pages including all references and figures. Short papers, up to 6 LNCS pages, can present new ideas and preliminary results. All papers must be prepared in the Springer LNCS format and be submitted electronically in PDF. Workshop paper submission deadline: February 13, 2015 Submit using


Dr. Dennis Anderson is Chairman and Professor of Management and Information Technology at St. Francis College, New York City. He also serves as Founding Executive Director of the Institute of E-government and Global Sustainability and the Center for Entrepreneurship. Prior to this appointment, he was a professor of information systems and Associate Dean at Pace University. He also served as Founding Director of the University's Center for Advanced Media. He is a strong advocate of technology-enhanced learning, emerging technologies, sustainable technologies, and knowledge entrepreneurship. He has taught various business, information systems and computer science courses at NYU Courant Institute, City University of New York, and Pace University. Anderson received his Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Columbia University. He also received an Ed.M. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition, Anderson holds an M.S. in Computer Science from New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and his B.A. in Computer Science from Fordham University. He also completed an executive-education program in E- Commerce at Columbia University's School of Business and a professional program in multimedia at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an alumnus of Harvard University's Institute for Management and Leadership in Education Program.

Program (to be determined)


  • Alex Norta, Department of Informatics, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Kuldar Taveter, Department of Informatics, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Raimundas Matulevičius, Institute of Computer Science, Tartu University
  • Enn Õunapuu, Department of Informatics, Tallinn University of Technology
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PC members (to be determined)