Best paper at EGOV 2014

The annual international IFIP Electronic Government (EGOV) conference is the European core conference in the domain of ICT in the public sector. Each year, scholars from all over the globe present the state of the art and most recent innovations in e-government, e-governance and related fields of study. Since its beginnings in 2001, the EGOV conference has provided important guidance for research and development in this fast-moving domain of study. The IFIP EGOV conference brings together leading researchers and professionals from across the globe and from a number of disciplines. E-government research demonstrates its relevance to practice and, consequently, influences and shapes government strategies and implementations. Conversely, e-government practice also inspires e-government research. EU eGovernment initiatives are presented and discussed, as well as a variety of papers within the field of eGovernment.

This year, the conference was held Sep. 1st – Sep. 3rd in Dublin @ Trinity College and gathered approx. 80-90 scholars in the eGov research field. Four scholars from Centre for e-government at University of Agder attended the conference: Leif S. Flak (associate professor), Carl Erik Moe (associate professor), Øyvind Helland (PhD Research Fellow) and Helle Zinner Henriksen (employed at Copenhagen Business School). Former PhD Research Fellow at the University of Agder (and now associate professor at Buskerud and Vestfold University College) also attended the conference.

Participants @ EGOV 2014

Some of the participants @ EGOV 2014:
Øyvind Hellang, Frank Bannister, Carl Erik Moe, Leif S. Flak and Helle Zinner Henriksen

This year, two papers from our department were competing for the same award for the first time! One of the nominees was the paper “Proposing an Entrepreneurial Process for Co-creation of IT Value” by Hans Solli-Sæther and Leif Skiftenes Flak. However, it was Carl Erik Moe and Maung K. Sein who won the award for the most compelling, critical research reflection with their paper “Dialectics and contradictions in public procurement of Information systems”. Congrats to our good colleagues for this great achievement! It’s also worth mentioning that Marius Rohde Johannessen also got nominated for the best paper award (in another category). We already look forward to next year’s conference!

Carl Erik Moe receives the best paper award for the most compelling, critical research reflection

Carl Erik Moe receives the best paper award for the most compelling, critical research reflection

ECIS Best paper award til Karen Stendal

Karen Stendal vant prisen for beste artikkel ved årets European conference of Information Systems, en konferanse med over 850 innsendte bidrag, hvorav 230 ble akseptert til konferansen.

Skomakergata er ett av mange steder man kan besøke i Second Life

Skomakergata er ett av mange steder man kan besøke i Second Life

Stendals artikkel, Virtual Worlds and people with lifelong disabilities: Exploring the Relationship with Virtual Self and Others, handler om hvordan personer med ulike fysiske og psykiske funksjonsnedsettelser ser på sin egen virtuelle identitet i 3D-verdenen Second Life.

Å identifisere seg med den virtuelle utgaven av seg selv tar lang tid, men når man først kommer dit kan virtuelle verdener, med sine aktiviteter og sosiale møteplasser,  være et viktig bidrag til at mennesker med funksjonsnedsettelser kan ha et mer aktivt liv.

Den nylig publiserte artikkelen er del av Stendals doktorgradsprosjekt, med tema “virtuelle verdeners muligheter for personer med funksjonsnedsettelser”