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Introduction

CUCEN2018 is designed to bring together opinion leaders, decision-makers as well as middle and high-level manpower personnel across the various tiers of government and business sectors to set the agenda for the 2019 general elections and to institute transparency in governance.

The present political dispensation, more than ever before, since the return to democratic governance in 1999 has been threatened by various agitations whereby our sovereignty is under question. Therefore, it is the mandate of the eGovernment and eBusiness Research Centre of Covenant University through CUCEN2018 to proffer solutions to the various challenges.

The theme of CUCEN2018 is broad enough to cover every aspect of ICTs integration in governance, administration, and all areas of democratic practices such as eVoting, eParticipation and ePolling. Others include Cybersecurity, ICT and Law, ICT and Corruption, Public Sector Administration, Privacy and Trust in e-business and e-government amongst others.

At the conference, we shall be addressing issues of Restructuring, Corruption, Transparency and Visionary Leadership through eGovernance. Also, we shall present best practices from some states of the federation, the level of adoption of ICT in governance. Furthermore, there shall be a pre-conference workshop on Computer literacy for interested participants particularly, the government employees.

We, therefore, invite papers and panels that address the broad theme of ICT integration in all sectoral activities in Nigeria. Emphasis will be given to presentations emerging from primary research and case studies of ICT integration in different aspects of the Nigerian society, policy papers, and theoretical and methodological contributions to our understanding of the role of ICT for improved transparency governance, public service delivery, grassroot mobilization and voting.

Call for paper

Important date

2018-02-18
Draft paper submission deadline
2018-03-18
Draft paper acceptance notification
2018-04-16
Final paper submission deadline

Submission Topics

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

Applications of Emerging Technologies to E-Government

  • Techniques, Tools and Methodologies

  • Data mining, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence,  Cloud Computing, Networking, Distributed Systems, Knowledge Management, Decision Support Systems and their application in Health, Education, Agriculture, Finance, Business and etc.

  • E-Administration

  • G2B, G2C, G2E Communication

  • Intergovernmental Integration and Interoperation

  • Shared Services

  • e-Services

  • e-Settlement

  • Mobile Public Services

Political Participation and Democracy in the Digital Age

  • Civic participation in democratic governance

  • Setting agenda for e-democracy at the local government level

  • Online citizen engagement in public decision making

  • Open government implementation, best practices and implications for Nigeria

  • Social media and political discourse

  • Social media use for G2B and G2C communications

  • Gender and electronic participation

  • E-community

Promoting Good Governance using ICTs

  • E-society and Human Rights

  • Methodologies for using ICTs to promote good governance

  • ICTs and Public Sectors Accountability and Transparency

  • ICT based Anti-Corruption Measures

  • Security, Privacy and Ethics for e-Government

  • E-Security

  • E-Resolution

  • E-Procurement

  • ICTs in Support of Human Rights, Democracy and Good Governance

  • Policy Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation in e-government

Privacy, Trust and Confidentiality

  • Privacy and Trust in e-business and e-government

  • Confidentiality, privacy and trust in online transactions and services

  • Identity management, identity theft and trust management

  • Information audit and data integrity/credibility

  • Digital rights management

  • Cyberespionage

Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

  • Cybercrime, detection and prevention

  • Cyber warfare, terrorism and bullying

  • Computer forensics and anti-forensics

  • Cryptographic technologies

  • Network security, risk aversion and data protection mechanisms

Information Technology, Law and Administration of Justice in Nigeria

  • Crime prosecution, justice and other issues in the digital age

  • Admissibility and enforceability of electronic documents, contracts and online transactions

  • Intellectual property rights of digital products and documents

  • Technology-assisted law firm management and administration

  • Online arbitration and alternative dispute resolution strategies

  • Best practices/models of law and administration of justice in the digital era

Social and Ethical issues

  • Burden of e-government on citizens as stakeholders, clients and consumers

  • Application of ICTs as anti-corruption tools

  • Ethics in digital societies

  • Freedom of expression, freedom of information and privacy

Issues of Concern in the Adoption of Technologies in Public Sector Governance

  • Open government versus bureaucratic ethics (confidentiality, national security, etc.)

  • Sociopolitical implications of e-governance for stakeholders (MDAs, Policymakers, Practitioners and Civil Society Groups)

  • Business process modelling for e-government systems

  • Sustainable development in a digital age

  • The economics and business of e-government

  • Costs, benefits and challenges of e-governance/e-government in a Nigerian context

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Important Date
  • Conference Date

    Jun 13

    2018

    to

    Jun 15

    2018

  • Feb 18 2018

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • Mar 18 2018

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

  • Apr 16 2018

    Final Paper Deadline

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