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ISSN (Online): 1740-7508

ISSN (Print): 1740-7494

Electronic Government (EG), a fully refereed journal, publishes articles
that present current practice and research in the area of e-government. EG
is dedicated to design, development, management, implementation, technology,
and application issues in e-government. The international dimension is
emphasized in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet
the needs of accelerating technological change and changes in the global



Special Issue on: 

"Usability and Privacy Issues in Electronic and Mobile Government"

Guest Editors:

Dr. A. Ant Ozok, UMBC

Dr. Ayse P. Gurses, Johns Hopkins University




Aims and Objectives






Electronic government refers to the use of the Internet and related
technologies by federal and state governments for purposes of exchanging
information and providing services and transactions for individuals,
businesses and other entities. Over the years, paper-based transactions,
services and information exchanges involving the government have moved to
the Internet platform, allowing easier accessibility and interactions for
individuals and companies. This resulted in speedy development of the
e-government concept on a global basis. Web-based platforms allowed
individuals to electronically file their taxes, apply for services and
grants, learn information on government-related issues and take advantage of
a high number of additional services offered. With the ubiquity of cell
phones and other mobile devices, the mobile platform offers a new domain for
e-government to thrive. Voice and data communication technologies of mobile
devices offer services for individuals regardless of where they are and when
they would want or need the services. While electronic and mobile government
concepts are rapidly evolving, a number of usability and privacy issues
require research to ensure secure, easy-to-conduct transactions. The goal of
this Special Issue on Usability and Privacy Issues in Electronic and Mobile
Government is to address concerns involving privacy and usability as well as
additional issues within the broad user-related scope as they relate to
electronic and mobile government. At this age of rapid growth in electronic
and mobile commerce, the Special Issue will be a timely contribution to
government entities, private entities and users alike to make transactions,
information exchanges and services easier to be completed in a more
effective, user-friendly, efficient and secure manner.

The special issue provides a global forum for presenting authoritative
references, academically rigorous research and case studies in both
theoretical development and applied research. The purpose of the special
issue is to discuss the effective and timely development of state-of-the-art
electronic and mobile government platforms to accelerate the popularity of
these concepts in every layer of society. Specifically, this issue intends
to disseminate research and studies in the emerging electronic and mobile
government platforms from users' perspectives and develop techniques and
solutions that directly address difficulties currently encountered in these


Subject Coverage




The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to:


*	Effective design of electronic and mobile government environments
*	Emerging electronic and mobile technologies such as wireless network
and mobile devices that directly facilitate e-government activities 
*	Application of e-government systems in industries
*	E-government and health care
*	User perceptions of electronic and mobile government
*	Usability studies involving user performance and preferences in
electronic and mobile government
*	Privacy and corresponding concerns in electronic and mobile
government and solutions
*	Development of new electronic and mobile government tools and
*	Web-based technologies in electronic government and user
*	The future of electronic and mobile government
*	Design and evaluation methodologies for e-government and
m-government interfaces
*	Platform-based e-government and m-government applications
*	Education and electronic government
*	E-government for specific populations, including the elderly and
*	Collaborative e-government
*	Authentication and privacy in e-government
*	Cross-cultural e-government issues
*	Comparisons between electronic and mobile government from users'
*	Assessment of e-government and m-government in multiple contexts
*	Human-computer interaction issues in electronic and mobile
*	Ubiquity of e-government
*	E-government and industry interactions and user issues
*	Support for e-government-user interaction
*	Critical success factors in electronic and mobile government
*	End-user software development for e-government
*	Knowledge management in electronic and mobile government


Schedule for submission of papers

o          The future of M-learning



Proposal deadline (optional)

November 1, 2008

Early submission deadline [*]

February 1, 2009

Full paper deadline

April 15, 2009

Notification of status & acceptance of paper

June 1, 2009

Final version of paper

July 15, 2009

Special Issue

November 15, 2009

[*] Completed manuscripts that meet the early submission deadline will be
provided an opportunity for revision. If the revision is completed by the
full paper deadline (April 15, 2009), these manuscripts will be entered into
a second round of peer review. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance
with the format requirements of the EG. Please note that all manuscripts
submitted for review should be in MS Word, double-spaced throughout, and
should have an abstract of no more than 150 words. The length of the
manuscript needs to be less than 8000 words. In particular, the complete
addresses, fax/phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the author(s) should be
indicated only on the cover page. Submitted papers should not have been
previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication
elsewhere. Please check at  <> concerning the format, style, and guide to authors.
A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for
submitting manuscripts are available on the Papers Submission section under
<> Author Guidelines. 


Review Process



Each submitted paper is subject to the following review procedures:

1.      It is reviewed by the guest editors for general suitability for this

2.      If it is judged suitable, two reviewers are selected and a
double-blind review process takes place. 

3.	Based on the recommendations of the reviewers, the guest editors
then decide whether the particular article should be accepted as it is,
revised or rejected.

To submit a paper, please email Dr. Ant Ozok at  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
[log in to unmask] The e-mail subject should be "E-Government Special Issue
Proposal Submission" for proposals and "E-Government Special Issue
Submission" for papers. You will receive an acknowledgement within a day of
submission. Please provide email addresses for all authors. Each EG
submission will receive a manuscript ID code. As an alternative way for
submission, authors may mail their manuscripts to:

Dr. A. Ant Ozok

Special Issue Guest Editor of Electronic Government
Department of Information Systems, UMBC

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA

Phone: (410) 455-8627 

E-mail:  <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask]


Dr. Ayse P. Gurses

Special Issue Guest Editor of Electronic Government
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

The Johns Hopkins University

1909 Thames Street

Baltimore, MD 21231

Phone (410) 614-1876

E-mail:  <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask]

For more details, please visit:  <>


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