Electronic Participation (ePart) Conference

ePart papers must contain original material not previously published or currently submitted elsewhere. Paper submissions should be anonymous and follow the relevant templates. Submissions are only possible through the conference’s management system. As this year, ePart will be co-located with Informatik 2013 and all administrative organisation will be run through a unique team, the submission works through one unique system available at https://www.conftool.pro/informatik2013/ in English and German.


The conference allows for four distinct types of submissions:

  • Research papers (max 12 pages, published in LCNS Springer)
  • Ongoing research and innovative projects papers (max 8 pages, published GI LNI)
  • Workshops and panels on pertinent issues (2 pages)
  • Poster proposals (2 pages)
  • PhD colloquium submissions – in cooperation with eGovPoliNet (www.policy-community.eu)

Completed research papers
Papers in this category deal with completed research. They should have a strong focus on scientific rigour and may be a maximum of 12 pages. Papers in this track will be peer reviewed for rigour, relevance, originality and clarity of presentation. Abstracts or incomplete papers will not be accepted.
The format guidelines for completed research papers are available here.

On-going research papers
These papers describe novel concepts, works-in-progress, or other ideas and issues that are not currently suitable for a completed research paper. They may be a maximum of 8 pages. Papers in this section will also be peer reviewed, but the focus is on relevance more than scientific rigour.
The format guidelines for ongoing research papers are available here.

Workshops and Panels
Proposals for workshops and panels (2 pages) should include rationale, objectives, expected outcomes, approach to audience participation.
The format guidelines for workshops and panels proposals are available here.

Proposals for posters (2 pages) will not be blind reviewed. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to bring their posters which will be exposed to the general audience at the welcome reception on Tuesday.
The format guidelines for posters are available here.

PhD Colloquium Submissions
Prior to the conference (Sunday, Sep 15, 2013), a PhD student colloquium will be held jointly with EGOV 2013 and eGovPoliNet project (www.policy-community.eu) providing an international forum for doctoral students under the guidance of senior scholars for presenting their work, networking opportunities and cross-disciplinary inspiration.
The format guidelines for PhD colloquim submissions are available here.