Friday, August 2, 2013

Call for Papers - 14th European Conference on eGovernment (ECEG 2014)

This is a first call for papers for the 14th European Conference on eGovernment - (ECEG 2014) which is being held at the Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Legal and Administrative Sciences, Brasov, Romania on 12-13 June 2014.

This call will close on 21st November 2013.

Our century is marked by definition by the informational society. Our mission, that of researchers, civil servants or other people who work or are interested in administration, is to make people’s lives easier and to save time and money using an easy and effective communication. The citizens must be in the centre of attention, becoming the partners of the institutions that serve them and the beneficiary of the modern communication technologies. That is why I invite you to come with proposals for setting topics to arouse interest both in the scientific research area and in the practical application one.


DAA 2013 Videos and pictures

Watch video highlights from the DAA 2013! Individual video recordings of the workshops and plenary session are also available via our website as well as photographs from the event.


Digital Agenda Assembly 2013 – Reports and videos

The Digital agenda Assembly 2013 report is now available along with the individual workshop reports. DAA 2013 video highlights and individual recordings of the workshops and plenary session are also available on our website as well as photographs from the event.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

1st STORK 2.0 Industry Group Meeting 26/9/2013

STORK 2.0 (Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed) is a step forward towards the creation of a fully operational framework and infrastructure for electronic identities and authentication in the EU.

STORK 2.0 will organize its first Industry Meeting on September 26th, 2013, during the World eID Congress to be held in Nice (France). This 90 minutes session, scheduled from 2:00 to 3:30PM, will be aimed at informing industry players and standardization bodies about the project’s progress, outcomes and applications as well as engaging discussions with the participants.

This session will inform industry players and standardization bodies about the project’s progress, outcomes and applications as well as engaging discussions with the participants.


– John Heppe, Senior Consultant Indra, STORK 2.0 Central Workpackage Lead

– Herbert Leitold, Head of Graz Division A-SIT, STORK 2.0 Partner

– Frank Leyman, Manager International Relations FEDICT; Vice Chair International Council for IT in Government Administration (ICA) ; Stork 2.0 Partner


– Introduction to the meeting: Herbert Leitold, A-SIT

– Technical Infrastructure & Presentation of a demo: Herbert Leitold, A-SIT - John Heppe, Indra

– Open Discussion-Added value for Industry stakeholders: Frank Leyman

STORK 2.0’s Industry Meeting will be available to the visitors of the World eID Congress and will not bear any additional cost to the conference delegate rate.

If you are interested in attending the meeting, you shall register properly through the online secure platform of World eID Congress.


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Final Report - Study on "The feasibility and scenarios for the long-term sustainability of the Large Scale Pilots, including 'ex-ante' evaluation". (SMART 2012/0059)

Key cross-border digital public services that correspond to well defined needs – enabling entrepreneurs to set up and run a business anywhere in Europe independently of their original location, and allowing citizens to study, work, reside and retire anywhere in the European Union – are essential components in building a truly connected European Union and to achieve a Digital Single Market. However, cross-border public services are few in number. As mobility around the EU increases, and the EU continues to enlarge, there is a growing need to provide public services that transcend national borders.

Deloitte has carried out a study to investigate how solutions enabling cross-border digital public services which have been developed by the so-called Large Scale Pilots (LSPs) can be made sustainable. This study was carried out with input from and in close collaboration with the European Commission and all other relevant stakeholders, including the Member States, industry representatives and standardisation bodies, as well as the LSP consortia.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Call for Papers for a Theme Issue of Health Affairs: Connected Health

Call for Papers for a Theme Issue of Health Affairs: Connected Health

Health Affairs theme issue on Connected Health, February 2014

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2013

Questions: contact deputy editor Sarah Dine ( or executive editor Don Metz (

Health Affairs plans to publish an issue on the topic of Connected Health in February 2014. Connected health covers the development of technologies that are aimed at expanding treatment opportunities that extend beyond traditional care settings, such as telehealth, remote monitoring devices, etc. We have invited papers on a number of topics and are seeking work in several areas, including those listed below.

We aim to present a compilation of articles on connected health technologies and how to maximize their effective, efficient, and safe use. The volume will inform those in the public health and health care sectors, as well as employers, government agencies and the nation's policy makers, of measures needed to support the adoption of these technologies and overcome obstacles to tapping their full potential.

We seek research articles, analyses, and commentary from researchers and scholars, analysts, and health system stakeholders.

We would welcome the chance to consider papers on the topics listed below, and others that complement these areas. Papers will be competitively reviewed by editors, and, for those that are selected for external review, outside experts. We will make publication decisions based on these selection processes.

If you are interested in submitting a paper, please review our Submission procedures

• Care Delivery: How is telehealth implemented to improve care quality and improve health outcomes? Examples of successful implementation of telehealth applications.

• Integration: How to integrate emerging and ongoing communications and other technologies in care monitoring and delivery with traditional ambulatory and hospital based health care.

• Examples from non-integrated delivery systems that have succeeded in integrating telemedicine/telemonitoring in care delivery.

• Evaluation: Describe current active evaluation efforts of real-time applications and projects and how these efforts can inform care evaluation over time; defining best practice for users; how to take to scale; etc.

• Improving Care Coordination and Engaging Patients in Self Care: mHealth Innovations.

• Payment: How do health systems and payers reimburse for telehealth?

• What are the barriers to expansion: State level variation in licensing, definitions of procedures/care; role of regulators.

• What are the policy changes needed to speed the adoption of effective telehealth innovations and strategies?