Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008) (2008)
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 7, 2008 to Jan. 10, 2008
The future of eGovernment is very uncertain and requires to be approached by depicting different scenario in which a wide range of contextual factors, such as social, cultural, institutional and economic should be described. The scenarios in this paper are focused on 2020 and situated along two scenario- axes which form the framework in which the scenario-stories have been placed: 1) cultural diversity and 2) citizen involvement. The scenario-axes point to the extremes of a (possible) future trend or development. These two scenario- axes are chosen by experts, who have weighed and assessed both uncertainty and expected impact for eGovernment of several factors. When combining the extreme manifestations of the two chosen factors (cultural homogeneity versus cultural heterogeneity and low versus high involvement of citizens) four explorations of government models in 2020 emerge: `Our Europe', `We the Market', `My Community' and `Me, myself and I'.1 1 This paper is based on the research study "ICTdriven models of eGovernment for the EU in 2020" carried out by TNO, TU Delft and DTI in 2006 and commissioned by the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS). The study aimed to analyse the potential of disruptive technology trends in providing challenges and opportunities for new models of eGovernment, public governance, public administration and democracy
P. v. Duin and N. Huijboom, "The Futures of EU-Based eGovernment: A Scenario-Based Exploration," Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)(HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 2008, pp. 221.