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Final submissions due: 1 March 2014
Acceptance notification: 1 May 2014
Final papers due: 1 June 2014
Publication date: October 2014

Computer seeks submissions for an October 2014 special issue on e-government interoperability.

Electronic government, e-government, or digital government refers to the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to provide and improve government services, transactions, and interactions with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government. e-Government and e-governance are broad concepts related to a variety of functional areas, including justice, healthcare, and more.

Interoperability is essential to broad success in e-government for all its different facets, semantic, technical, organizational, legal, and so on. For such critical governmental concerns as justice and healthcare, interoperability and its governance are of particular importance. Challenges emerging in this area focus on e-government interoperability in cloud computing, open government, and smart city initiatives.

The goal of this special issue is to introduce the e-government interoperability to a wide audience, report about recent results, and envision challenges ahead.

We solicit papers from all areas of e-government interoperability including policies, infrastructure, and software- and application-level aspects. We especially invite contributions reporting on real deployments, novel applications, new architectures, management, or semantics. Important topics for this special issue on e-government interoperability, include, but are not limited to:

  • interoperability and security and privacy in e-government;
  • open government and interoperability;
  • e-government interoperability and smart cities;
  • infrastructure for e-government cloud computing, (government cloud) and interoperability;
  • dimensions of e-government interoperability (semantic, technical and organizational);
  • interoperability and governance;
  • e-government interoperability maturity models and evaluation;
  • e-government interoperability strategy and frameworks; and
  • interoperability in e-justice.

Articles should be original and understandable to a broad audience of computer science and engineering professionals, avoiding a focus on theory, mathematics, jargon, and abstract concepts. All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and relevance to Computer's readership. Accepted papers will be professionally edited for content and style.

The guest editors for this special issue are

Paper submissions are due 1 March 2014. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit

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