eGovernment II: m-Government

eGovernment: Towards Mobile Applications in the Public Sector

Organisational issues

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Maria A. Wimmer

In Curriculum: Master of Information Management (IM) and Information Systems (WI) -> Applications of eGovernment

Room: K 208

Dates: 30.6. 16 & 18; 1.7. 16; 2.7. 16; 3.7. 16; 4.7. 16 & 18; 7.7. 16; 8.7. 16; 10.7. 16 & 18; 11.7. 16 -> guest lecture of Prof. Dr. Yao-Hua Tan

Lecture in the course of the Summer Academy 2008

Aims of the course

The course will be split into two parts: the first half of the lecture provides a detailed insight into eGovernment applications starting with a discussion of current domain-specific information systems. In this respect, portal solutions, workflow and records management systems, registers, legal information systems, as well as polling stations are being investigated. Thereby, the considerations will always be twofold: traditional eSolutions and/vs. mobile communication opportunities.

The second part of the lecture will especially focus mobile applications in the public sector. Here, solutions such as digital signatures and digital identification via mobile phone, mobile parking, mobile citizen service centers, mobile workstations for street level bureaucrats, social workers, the healthcare servants and rescue workers in emergency cases will be investigated.

The course will close with a reflection of the impact of mServices to society and an assessment of the public value-add.

Topic Overview and Slides

How to get the certificate and credits

1. Group exercises during the lectures (30 %):

  • Discussion of various themes in groups and short presentations
  • Discussion of assignment themes in groups and presentation of results on 8th July
  • Short presentation of the outline of assignment at the last lecture (either 11th or 18th July)

2. Elaboration of an assignment (70 %):

  • Topics will be chosen half way through the lecture (in the lecture of 7th July 2008
  • Submission of assignment in electronic form on 15th September 2008
  • ACM format guidelines: Template for Assignments (in word). Formats accepted: PDF, OpenOffice, Word, Latex
  • To be sent to wimmer AT uni-koblenz.de
  • Length of paper: min. 10 – max. 12 pages
  • Language: English
  • Further hints see slides in introductory lecture

3. What should be discussed in the assignment?

  • Context, motivations and services provided through the implementation / solution of study
  • [Potential] architecture(s) and system components
    Specific design aspects
  • [Potential for mobile government features -> in case of classical eGovernment or eParticipation]
  • Specific questions and demands for IS research
  • Challenges and barriers of such an application
  • Considering also the mGov features
  • Impact and public value of the solution to society
  • Transferability of technical solution(s) to other contexts / environment / cultures

Recommended readings

Achim Zechner (Ed.). E-Government Guide Germany, Fraunhofer IRB, Stuttgart, 2007

Maria A. Wimmer, H. Jochen Scholl, Enrico Ferro (Eds.). Electronic Government. 7th International Conference, EGOV 2008. Springer Verlag: Heidelberg et al, LNCS # 5184, 2008

Enrico Ferro, H. Jochen Scholl, Maria A. Wimmer (Eds.). Electronic Government: Proceedings of ongoing research and projects of EGOV 08. 7th International Conference, EGOV 2008. Trauner Druck: Linz, Schriftenreihe Informatik # 27, 2008

Wimmer, M.A., Scholl, H.J., Grönlund, A. (eds). Electronic Government. Proceedings of EGOV 07. LNCS # 4656, Springer Verlag, Berlin et al, September 2007

Grönlund, A., Scholl, H.J., Wimmer, M.A. (eds). Electronic Government. Proceedings of ongoing research, projects and workshop contributions. Schriftenreihe Informatik #24, Trauner Verlag, Linz, September 2007

Cristiano Codagnone and Maria A. Wimmer (eds.): Roadmapping eGovernment Research: Visions and Measures towards Innovative Governments in 2020. MY Print snc di Guerinoni Marco & C, Clusone, June 2007

Wimmer, Maria; Scholl, Hans Jochen; Grönlund, Ake and Andersen, Kim V. (eds.). Electronic Government - 5th International Conference, EGOV 2006, Proceedings, LNCS # 4048, Springer-Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York. September 2006

Grönlund, A., Scholl, H.J., Andersen, K.V., Wimmer, M.A. (eds.). EGOV 2006 communications proceedings, Schriftenreihe Informatik # 18, Trauner Verlag, Linz, September 2006

Maria A. Wimmer. 2002. Integrated service modeling for online one-stop Government. EM - Electronic Markets, special issue on e-Government, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 1-8  

Maria Wimmer and Efthimios Tambouris. 2002. Online One-Stop Government: A working framework and requirements. In Traunmüller (Ed.), Information Systems: The e-Business Challenge. Proceedings of the 17th World Computer Congress of IFIP in Montreal, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston et al, pp 117 - 130

EURO-mGovernment conference 2005 - proceedings online 

EURO-mGovernment conference 2006 - proceedings online