Detailed preliminary program and information about the conference can be found here: Link to detailed preliminary program EGOV2024

Pre-conference activities

Sunday 1 September – PhD Colloquium – Onsite for invited participants only
Chairs: Gabriela Viale Pereira, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia & Ida Lindgren

Location: Faculty Boardroom, Campus Tweekerken, Ghent University (Tweekerkenstraat 2, Ghent)

Monday 2 September – Junior Faculty School – Onsite for invited participants only.
Chairs: Ida Lindgren, Gabriela Viale Pereira, & J. Ramon Gil-Garcia

Location: Faculty Boardroom, Campus Tweekerken, Ghent University (Tweekerkenstraat 2, Ghent)


EGOV-CeDEM-ePART Conference Sessions

Tuesday 3 September

08:30- REGISTRATION at the Thermotechnisch Instituut, KU Leuven
09.00- 10.30 Welcome and Opening

Keynote Speech: Andrea Halmos, Deputy Head of the Interoperable Europe Unit, DG DIGIT, European Commission

Andrea Halmos is the deputy Head of Unit of the Interoperable Europe Unit of DG Informatics. As a cheerful and seasoned European Commission official, she very much likes to work in the European context, as it brings her the most joy regarding sense of purpose and impact on people’s lives. In addition, her affiliation with interoperability was never far away, as digital transformation of the public sector has always been her favourite topic.

10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Session 1: Artificial Intelligence Session 2: Digital Society Session 3: Policy and legislation Session 4: WORKSHOP1
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Session 5: Artificial Intelligence Session 6: Digital Society Session 7: Policy and legislation Session 8: Circular economy and data sharing
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-17.00 Session 9: AI in Society Session 10: Inclusion & participation Session 11: Theory development Session 12: Practice
17.15-18.15 IFIP 8.5 Business meeting
TBA Welcome Reception


Wednesday 4 September

09.00-10.30 Keynote Speech: Stefan De Smet, CIO of the City of Ghent and CEO of District09

Stefan De Smet is the CIO of the City of Ghent and the CEO of District09, the ICT partner of the City of Ghent and its partner organizations. The City of Ghent won the UserCentriCities award for its proactive services. The UserCentriCities award is presented to European cities for their achievements in user-friendly services.

Best Paper Award

10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Session 13: Artificial Intelligence Session 14: Emerging technologies Session 15: Open data Session 16: WORKSHOP 2
12.30-14.00 Lunch + Poster session
14.00-15.30 Session 17: Artificial Intelligence Session 18: Emerging technologies Session 19: Open data Session 20: Digital strategies
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.30 Session 21: Automation of work Session 22: Smart cities Session 23: Open data Session 24: E-government
19.00-23.00 Conference Dinner – Faculty Club, Groot Begijnhof 14, Leuven


Thursday 5 September

09.00-10.30 Session 25: eParticipation Session 26: Smart cities Session 27: Digital transformation Session 28: Sustainability
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Session 29: Citizen engagement Session 30: Citizen centricity Session 31: Governance Session 32: WORKSHOP 3
12.30-13.45 Lunch
13.45-14.45 Session 33: Data exchange Session 34: Data use Session 35: eParticipation Session 36: AI & open data
14.45-15.15 Coffee break
15.15-16.30 Closing 

Keynote Speech: Lieven De Marez, Scientific Director Societal Innovation imec AI&Data, Research director at the research group for Media&ICT, Ghent University.

Lieven De Marez is a professor ‘Media, Technology & Innovation’ & ‘User-centric innovation research’ at the department of communication sciences at Ghent University. At the department, he is heading the multidisciplinary research group for Media, Innovation & Communication Technologies (mict), affiliated to imec, the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies.


Keynote Speech: Marijn Janssen, Full Professor in ICT and Governance at TU Delft.

Marijn Janssen is Full Professor in “ICT and Governance” and head of the ESS (Engineering Systems and Services) department of the Technology, Policy and Management Faculty of Delft University of Technology. Marijn has received more than 15 best paper awards. In a survey published in 2009 in 2014 and in 216 Marijn is ranked as one of the leading researchers in e-government. He was rank by Apolitical as one of the 100 most influential people in the Digital Government in 2018 and 2019. in 2022 he received the Digital Government Society (DGS) Fellow award.

20.00 Social activity