Award Categories

Three types of paper awards are used. These are loosely aligned with the types of papers the IFIP EGOV-EPART conference was looking for:

Category 1 – The most innovative research contribution or case study. Awards the paper with the most out-­of‐the‐box and forward-looking idea and concept. Relevance is more important than rigor.

Category 2 – The most compelling, critical research reflection. Awards the paper with the most compelling critical reflection on and discussion of a relevant research topic.

Category 3 – The most promising practical concept. Awards the paper delivering a concept or solution with the highest potential to have a high impact in e-government implementations and applications.

Selection Process

Step 1 (after submission): Nomination All research and ongoing papers submitted to the conference are “eligible” for the prize. Papers submitted to the conference are reviewed by independent reviewers and nominated as for one of the Awards during the double-blind review process.

Step 2: Shortlist On the basis of the papers that gained the greatest number of nominations and highest peer-review scores during from the review process, the Outstanding Paper Awards Committee prepares a shortlist of papers for each of the 3 Award categories.

Step 3: Selection All the Track Directors review the shortlisted camera-ready papers on the basis of the following criteria per awards category: The originality of this paper’s contribution to knowledge (usefulness of the information and generalisability to research and/or policy development); The quality of the paper’s writing (accuracy, clarity readability, and organisation of the paper)

Step 4: Final Decision The Awards Committee considers the papers suggested and may take a final decision in case of a tie.

Best Paper Awards committee

  • Gabriela Viale Pereira, Danube University Krems, Austria (lead),
  • Marius Rohde Johannessen, University College Southeast Norway
  • Evangelos Kalampokis, University of Macedonia, Greece

2018 Award Nominees

Category 1 – The most innovative research contribution or case study. Awards the paper with the most out-­of­the­box and forward-looking idea and concept. Relevance is more important than rigor.

  • Understanding an Integrated Management System in a Government Agency – Focusing Institutional Carriers: Ulf Melin, Karin Axelsson, and Truls Löfstedt
  • Understanding the social implications of the digital transformation: insights from four case studies on the role of social innovation to foster resilience of society: Gianluca Misuraca, Giulio Pasi, and Gianluigi Viscusi
  • Time to Legislate. A Database to Analyse the Temporal Dynamics of the German Legislature: Jasmin Riedl

Category 2 – The most compelling, critical research reflection. Awards the paper with the most compelling critical reflection on and discussion of a relevant research topic.

  •  Exploring Public Sector’s Roles in Collaborative Consumption – A Research Agenda: Sara Hofmann, Øystein Sæbø, Stefano Za and Alessio Maria Braccini
  • MPs and Audiences on Social Media during Emergencies: Automatic and Manual Content Analyses of Facebook Posts: Nili Steinfeld and Azi Lev
  • On Managing Standardization in eGovernment: A Coordination Theory based Framework: Dian Balta and Helmut Krcmar

Category 3 – The most promising practical concept. Awards the paper delivering a concept or solution with the highest potential to have a high impact in e-government implementations and applications.

  • Suomi.fi – Towards Government 3.0 with a National Service Platform: Jesse Yli-Huumo, Tero Päivärinta, Juho Rinne and Kari Smolander
  • Live Enrolment for Identity Documents in Europe: Tarmo Kalvet, Henrik Karlzén, Amund Hunstad and Marek
  • Tiit Understanding Public Healthcare Service Quality from Social Media: Hong Joo Lee, Minsik Lee and Habin Lee

Best Paper Awards committee

  • Gabriela Viale Pereira, Danube University Krems, Austria (lead),
  • Marius Rohde Johannessen, University College Southeast Norway
  • Evangelos Kalampokis, University of Macedonia, Greece

2018 edition special issues

Each year the best papers are invited to special issues. In 2018 the best paper winners have been invited to submit a revised version for inclusions in a regular issue of Government Information Quarterly (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/) the number 1 journal in e-government/digital government.

2018 best paper winners

Runners up and the keynotes have been invited to a special issue of the open access JeDEM-eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, Vol 10, No 2 (2018). This issue comprises papers nominated for the Best Paper Award and the keynotes’ presentations from the EGOV-CeDEM-EPART conference in 2018 ( https://jedem.org/index.php/jedem/issue/view/52).

Keynotes

  • Wolfgang Drechsler – Pathfinder: e-Estonia as the β-version
  • Sabine Junginger – Inquiring, Inventing and Integrating: Applying Human-Centered Design to the Challenges of Future Government Research Papers
  • Nili Steinfeld, Azi Lev-On – MPs and Audiences on Social Media during Emergencies: Automatic and Manual Content Analyses of Facebook Posts

Papers

  • Tarmo Kalvet, Henrik Karlzén, Amund Hunstad, Marek Tiits – Live Enrollment for Identity Documents in Europe: The Cases of Sweden, Norway, Kosovo, and Estonia
  • Emily Shaw – Skipping Ahead to the Good Part: The Role of Civic Technology in Achieving the Promise of E-Government
  • Abdulsalam Salihu Mustafa,Mahammad Sharifov – Towards Enhancing Citizens Engagement: A Review of Parliamentary Websites in the 36 State Houses of Assembly in Nigeria