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20-22 January 2010
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI):
Security Workshop 2010
Sophia Antipolis, France

This event is an annual international security standardisation workshop,bringing together international Standards Developing Organisations (SDOs) and security experts to discuss recent developments, share knowledge,identify gaps and co-ordinate on future actions and work areas. Participants will learn about ongoing work on ICT security standards, share ideas on security innovation, prioritisation and evaluation of efforts, identify the gaps in and duplication of security standardisation, and defi ne new work areas.

20-22 January 2010
Mobility, Individualisation, Socialisation, Connectivity
(MISC) 2010 Conference

London, UK
While emerging technologies and practices are leading towards a more person-centric Internet, the current Internet architecture, still organisation-centric, leads to increased fragmentation of personal data across an ever-growing number of services and sites, involving loss of privacy and loss of trust in personal and business relationships.
Moreover, while legislation supports the right to rectify personal records hosted by service providers, this is rarely enforced, simply because it is impossible to keep track of all the places where we leave and abandon personal data. This conference will explore the means to create an open and trustworthy architecture, based on a strict separation between the hosting of personal data and its exploitation by web services.

9-11 February 2010
4th International PEPPOL Conference: Implementing
eProcurement with PEPPOL

Malmö, Sweden
Organised by the Pan-European Public Procurement Online Project and hosted by the Danish National IT and Telecom Agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, this conference will provide the opportunity to learn how large buying organisations in the public and private sector can benefi t from connecting to PEPPOL,discover the business applications available for eProcurement, and see how suppliers are connected through service providers.

18-20 March 2010
International Political Science Association (IPSA)
International Conference 2010
Plateau de Kirchberg, Luxembourg

This conference focuses on the theme of ‘Is There a European Model of Governance? A Comparative Perspective’. European integration is leading to the emergence of an original model of governance that needs to be assessed and compared with other regional integration processes; new forms of participation, delegation, decision-making and evaluation are taking shape that also need to be studied. The event will comprise twelve panels of experts from various universities and institutions. Topics include European, national and regional parliaments and EU lawmaking; enlargement and its social and political consequences; institutional systems theory; Human Rights in Europe; European electronic governance and its impact on decision-making; and the renewal of research on Europeanisation processes.

6-9 April 2010
Zaragoza, Spain

A joint initiative by the Spanish Presidency, the Government of Aragon and the Municipal Government of Zaragoza, with the collaboration of the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP), this ninth conference in the TECNIMAP series will again focus on the use of information technologies in public administrations. The mission of TECNIMAP 2010 is to facilitate knowledge transfer, promote innovation and disseminate best practices, in order to highlight the role of electronic administration, reduce operating costs and improve standards of service.
The conference will also enhance awareness in the business community and the general public of recent advances in computerised public services and the degree of cooperation between the various levels of administration.

6-7 May 2010
4th International Conference on eDemocracy 2010 (EDem10)
Krems, Austria
This conference will focus on the changes in European mindsets and behaviours prompted by the digital technologies. Themes will include transparency and communication (freedom of information, openness, information sharing, blogging, social networks, eLearning, etc.); participation and collaboration (innovation malls, innovation communities, social networks, engagement and accountability, collaborative culture, C2C and G2C, etc.); architecture, concepts and effects (access and openness, user-generated content, peer production, etc.); open government initiatives, eDemocracy, eParticipation, eVoting and eDeliberation; multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches; and research methods.

17-18 June 2010
10th European Conference on eGovernment (ECEG) 2010
Limerick, Ireland
As governments seek to remodel and restyle their services, eGovernment raises the dynamic issues of eDemocracy, eCitizenship, eIdentity and eVoting as core elements in the development of public-sector delivery.The streamlining of government services is linked to values of inclusion, accessibility and power relationship ratios.
Possible topics for this conference include new applications of eGovernment; the challenges of cyber-terrorism, interoperability, language issues and identity management; the eVoting issue and how can technology improve the democratic process; benchmarking and evaluating eGovernment; legal, agency, trust and governance issues in eGovernment, including the equilibrium between actors in eGovernment transactions, issues of trust, and legal issues promoting or inhibiting the adoption of eGovernment models or measures.

Editorial published in Synergy 13 - December 2009