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Best Paper Award Goes to CTG and Collaborators

March 30, 2009



From left, Lei Zheng and Theresa Pardo accept the award from Jochen Scholl.

CTG Deputy Director Theresa Pardo and public administration doctoral student and CTG graduate assistant, Lei Zheng, accept the Best Paper Award in the E-Government Track from Jochen Scholl (far right), chair of the E-Government Track.

Center for Technology in Government Deputy Director Theresa Pardo and public administration doctoral student Lei Zheng collaborated with two co-authors to win the Best Paper Award in the E-Government Track at the recent 2009 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

At this year’s conference, HICSS-42, Pardo and CTG graduate assistant Zheng accepted the Best Paper Award in the E-Government Track. The paper, Understanding the “Boundary” in Information Sharing and Integration, was also co-authored by Tung-Mou Yang, a graduate student from the College of Computing and Information, University at Albany, and Yuanfu Jiang, director of the E-Government Research Center, China National School of Administration.

CTG plays a role in organizing the E-Government Track at HICSS, with Pardo serving as one of the co-chairs of the Emerging Trends in E-Government minitrack with Karine Barzilai-Nahon (Center for Information and Society, The Information School, University of Washington), Lawrence E. Brandt (U.S. National Science Foundation), and Bjoern Niehaves (European Research Center for Information Systems). The Emerging Trends minitrack provides a venue for researchers to explore new trends in the direction and practice of E-Government.

Pardo also helped organize the afternoon portion of the Global Electronic Government Research and Practice Symposium at the conference, which was devoted to a discussion on Identifying Grand Challenges of Transformative Research on Information Technology. The other co-organizers of the afternoon session were Jochen Scholl of the Information School at the University of Washington and Jing Zhang of Clark University.

CTG staff were also involved in three additional papers presented at the conference:

  • Information Sharing at National Borders: Extending the Utility of Border Theory, Theresa Pardo, Celene A. Navarrete, Claremont Graduate University, Sehl Mellouli, Laval University, and J. Ramon Gil Garcia, CTG research fellow.
  • Conducting Web-Based Surveys of Government Practitioners in Social Sciences: Practical Lessons for E-Government Researchers, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Sara Berg, former CTG graduate assistant, Theresa Pardo, G. Brian Burke, CTG senior program associate, and Ahmet Guler, CTG graduate assistant.
  • Longitudinal Analysis of the Effects of IT Characteristics on Web Site Ratings Across State Governments in the US (2001-2006), Gabriel Puron Cid, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, and Theresa Pardo.

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