SWEG 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: Extended deadline: 22.11


The 13th Scandinavian Workshop on E-Government (SWEG 2016)


Kristiansand, Norway

2-3 February 2016


The 13th Scandinavian Workshop on E-Government (SWEG 2016) will be held at the University of Agder, Kristiansand Norway, on February 2-3, 2016.

The Scandinavian Workshop on E-Government is a forum for discussing current e-government research issues. The workshop is dedicated to open and creative discussions about the current status of eGovernment research and future directions. The focus is thus on informal discussion rather than on formal conference presentations.

For SWEG 2016, we have (as always) a general theme of eGovernment and eParticipation research, welcoming contributions focusing on a wide area of topics. The focus areas of invited submissions thus include, but are not limited to:

  • Big data in eGovernment;
  • Open data and open innovation in eGovernment;
  • Welfare technologies in the public sector;
  • Challenges of open-source and open standards solutions in eGovernment;
  • Smart Cities;
  • Social media and eGovernment services;
  • eGovernment and eParticipation;
  • User-driven eGovernment design, management, and implementation;
  • Transparency and openness in eGovernment services;
  • E-government evaluation;;
  • The relationship of eGovernment with the wider IS research area;
  • Engaging stakeholders in eGovernment research;
  • Public values;
  • Co-creation of value.

For SWEG 2016 we also include a special theme on “Scandinavian Dogme Manifesto on eGovernment””. While eGovernment research has been conducted in Scandinavia for a long time, more emphasis is needed to discuss what characterises such research from our region. Inspired by the well-known ”Dogme 95 manifesto”, outlining filmmaking rules based on traditional values, and the discourse on characteristics of Information System research within Scandinavia, we welcome papers and ideas discussing key characteristics and key values for eGovernment research and practice within Scandinavia.

We welcome contributions from a range of disciplines, such as public administration, political science, information systems, knowledge management, service management, economics, sociology, and law. Research may range from empirical studies to pure conceptual work. Each submission will be anonymously peer-reviewed by two reviewers recruited among the researchers that submit papers to the workshop.

The workshop is intended as a venue for discussion and feedback, so we invite full research papers, work-in-progress, as well as shorter position papers. Each paper will be allocated time for a short presentation, however discussion should be the main focus of the allotted time for each paper.

Details of the programme will be made available at:


Position papers should be maximum 1500 words (approx. 4 pages), and should clearly and distinctly address one or more issues pertinent to e-government research including research methods and quality as well as focus of studies. Full papers should be max 7000 words, while research in progress should be max 3000 words. Irrespective of the form, all submissions should be designed to support in-depth discussions of one of these issues during the workshop.

Contributions with a focus on Scandinavian countries are welcome, but the forum is not limited to the Scandinavian research community, and aims at including a wide variety of perspectives on e-government research.

Similarly to previous SWEG, instead of publishing proceedings formally, we will use this workshop to prepare papers for publication in established outlets. Consequently, material presented at SWEG will not be copyright protected and can be submitted to other conferences or journals without further questions.

Important dates

  • Submissions due: Extended deadline: November 22, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: December 8, 2015
  • Registration due: January 11, 2016
  • Workshop in Kristiansand: February 2-3, 2016

Submit your paper in Word format to: sweg2016uia@gmail.com

Local organizers

The 2016 workshop is organized by the Department of Information Systems, University of Agder. Local Organization Chairs:

Øystein Sæbø:  Oystein.sabo@uia.no

Leif Skiftenes Flak:Leif.flak@uia.no

Carl Erik Moe: Carl.e.moe@uia.no


Workshop standing committee

Karin Axelsson, Linköping University, karin.axelsson@liu.se

Arild Jansen, University of Oslo, arildj@jus.uio.no

Katarina Lindblad-Gidlund, Mid Sweden University, Katarina.Lindblad-Gidlund@miun.se

Rony Medaglia, Copenhagen Business School, rony@cbs.dk

Samuli Pekkula, Tampere University of Technology, samuli.pekkola@tut.fi