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INFORMATION ETHICS — FIFTH THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

Government of India with UNESCO and the United Nations University's unit on policy-driven electronic governance (UNU-EGOV) are organizing the 10th  edition of ICEGOV – The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance – in March 2017, in New Delhi.

The objectives of the ICEGOV series resonate with the participative and inclusive ethos and intent of our FLAGSHIP DIGITAL INDIA PROGRAMME, which, under the guidance and leadership at the highest levels in the country, has amplified the focus on e-governance with major thrusts on infrastructure for electronic connectivity, access to e-services in real time, and digital empowerment of citizens.

ICEGOV events feature rich academic, capacity-building and network programme of keynote lectures, plenary discussions, paper tracks (that include tutorials, paper sessions and workshops), thematic sessions, invited sessions, poster exhibitions, and doctoral colloquia, all built from submitted or invited contributions by researchers and experts from around the world.

ICEGOV2017 invites submissions of original work including research, experience or both, not published or considered for publication elsewhere, that contribute to the conference theme “Building Knowledge Societies - From Digital Government to Digital Empowerment”. The submissions can be targeted at one of the several defined tracks.

INFORMATION ETHICS

Use of information systems within organizations raises issues of ethics related to privacy, monitoring, workplace harassment, power, accountability and transparency. These issues arise from the concerns of shared norms and values rather than from legal or regulatory issues. With the widespread digitalization of government departments and organizations, these issues have assumed prominence, particularly with respect to accountability, corruption and transparency. Issues of ethics are also culture specific, where aspects of privacy, sharing, collaboration, work routines, reporting, individuality, group membership and participation, public discourse entitlements, arguments and disagreements, amongst many others, are understood in the local cultural context and norms. These local norms often interact with the information systems that may mediate them, possibly leading to conflict, or emancipation.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Centralization of power in government with ICT growth
  • Conflict in resource access and use
  • Digital divide and access to government services
  • Ethnic identities and mediation through ICT
  • Evolution and change in workflow routines in government offices
  • Evolution in reporting norms in government
  • Evolving values and ethics with regard to technology change
  • Forms of corruption persisting in Digital Government
  • Graft and kickbacks in procurement of ICT
  • Impact of social networks on workplace behavior
  • Information asymmetry created with digital access
  • Interpretations of access and sharing
  • IT-mediated transparency and impact on corruption and graft
  • Loyalty and group identity through ICT
  • Norms of discourse over electronic media
  • Norms of inter-agency/department collaboration
  • Power asymmetry created by digital access and use
  • Resistance to change and modernity
  • Resistance to Digital Government
  • Vendor dependence and conflict of interest in ICT procurement and deployment

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Papers can be also submitted to the Doctoral Colloquium and as Posters:

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE & CATEGORIES.

ALTERNATE LINK.

FIRST PUBLISHED ON 27-Sep-2016 (Calling for attention on cast date for paper submissions)
REVISION PUBLISHED ON 14-Oct-2016 (Highlighting record breaking paper submissions)

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