Transparent Governance with Blockchain Technology

I3E2020 cancellation update:

Further to discussion with the IFIP chair, the I3E 2020 conference event scheduled to take place in Skukuza, South Africa, was unfortunately cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the consequential worldwide imposed travel restrictions and lock down. As per the options provided by Springer, the proceedings will still be published early in April 2020.


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Submission date: 15 November 2019

Notification to authors: 20 December 2019

Final version submission: 7 January 2020

Early bird registration: 10 January 2020

Short description and goals

This presentation-oriented workshop scientifically addresses emerging and disruptive information technology in the role for enhancing the transparency of e-governance services, specifically in the field of blockchain technology use for cross-organizational collaboration. Electronic means are rules, policies and processes supported by information-system infrastructures that govern the actions of collaborating participants.
A service refers to a set of related software functionalities that can be reused for different purposes, together with the policies that should control its usage. Organizations may be of private, public, or non-profit nature. Currently, organizations find themselves governed by centralized governance structures that are not aligned with the dynamically changing information-technological context within which these organizations operate. As a result, the quality of service is unsatisfactory, the services are too expensive to develop and maintain. Blockchain-technological innovation may serve as a catalyst for improving such deficiencies by establishing decentralised, distributed, disintermediated and disruptively immutable traceability in e-governance.

Currently, we lack systematic approaches for developing and interrelating blockchain-technology based services for e-governance. Thus, the workshop aims at exploring systematic approaches for developing and interrelating blockchain-technology supported services as well as increasing issues concerning blockchain-tech enabled security and privacy of personal data use in e-governance. In addition, technological advances in the field of big data analysis, blockchains for distributed application deployment, smart contracts, the Internet-of-Things, agent technologies, etc., offer new research directions in the blockchain-technology space for further improvements of existing solutions.


Initial list of topics

The topics of interest for blockchain-technology research papers include, but are not limited to:

  • Security and Privacy Management of e-Governance Systems
  • (Smart) Government
  • E-Voting
  • Governmental Decision-making
  • E-Business
  • E-Tax
  • E-Health
  • Identity and Identification Systems
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)
  • Self-Aware Contracts as well as AI and Smart Contracts
  • Interoperability
  • Self-organizing and Evolutionary e-governance
  • Collaboration Models
  • Legal Aspects of blockchain technology
  • Benchmarks and Evaluation Strategies for blockchain e-governance Systems
  • Economics of blockchain e-governance
  • Case Studies for blockchain-based distributed applications deployment
  • Open and Big Data with blockchain technology

Organizers and chairs

Preliminary programme committee (Tentative)

  • Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Luciano Garcia Banuelos, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Ingo Weber, CSIRO, Australia
  • Jan Mendling, Business University Vienna, Austria
  • Dirk Draheim, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Stefan Schulte, TU-Vienna, Austria
  • Rick Hull, IBM Watson, USA
  • Vicenzo Morabito, Bocconi University, Italy
  • Schahram Dustdar, TU-Vienna, Austria
  • Roman Beck, IT-University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Oliver Hinz, TU-Darmstadt, Germany
  • Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
  • Cristina Cabanillas, Business University Vienna, Austria
  • Florian Daniel, Politechnico Milano, Italy
  • Søren Debois, IT-University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Claudio Di Ciccio, Business University Vienna, Austria
  • Avigdor Gal, Technion, Israel
  • Guido Governatori, CSIRO, Australia
  • Marcello La Rosa, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Henrik Leopold, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Frank Leymann, University Stuttgart, Germany
  • Jan Recker, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Manfred Reichert, University Ulm, Germany
  • Hajo A. Reijers, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University Vienna, Austria
  • Andreas Rogge-Solti, Business University Vienna, Austria
  • Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Munindar P. Singh, NC State University , USA
  • Tijs Slaats, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mark Staples, CSIRO, Australia
  • Barbara Weber, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Matthias Weidlich, Humboldt-University zu Berlin, Germany
  • Mathias Weske, Hasso Plattner Institut, Germany
  • Xiwei Xu, UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • Liming Zhu, CSIRO, Australia

Main contact person: Alex Norta,

Full Paper submissions have a maximum of 12 pages in length.

Short Paper submissions have are maximum of 6 pages.

Papers should be submitted through EasyChair in PDF format.


Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers.