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Welcome to the IEEE e-Government Special Technical Community

The IEEE Computer Society e-Government Special Technical Community (e-Gov STC) is a new worldwide and transversal Open Community on e-Government within IEEE. e-Government is the "brand label" for a multidisciplinary domain, related to the use of ICT in the context of public policy (e-Governance, Open Government, Smart Governance, etc.), operations in public organizations (transformation, management, interoperability, security), citizen engagement (e-Participation, transparency, e-Democracy) or government services (including using social media). Numerous disciplines contribute to this intersection of areas such as computer science, information systems, information science, management, sociology or political sciences, among others. 

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IEEE eGovernment STC Board


Carlos E. Jimenez MSc. on Information and Knowledge Society, Postgraduate degree on Information Systems Management, Expert in Law & ICT, and Computer Engineer. His main interests include e-Governance, e-Justice, Interoperability and Open & Smart Government. In these fields he has published articles and papers and he has been speaker in international conferences, as the ITU/UNESCO Forum on Smart Sustainable Cities, where he has been appointed speaker by the IEEE Smart Cities Committee in 2014. He has been civil servant since 1991 and, nowadays, he forms part of the team in charge of the e-Justice project of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, project prizewinner in Spain in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. As independent consultant he has carried out international training and consulting work for organizations such as the Government of Brazil, the international organization CLAD or the European Commission. He is also a grant researcher in the ICT area for the Center for Legal Studies of the Department of Justice, and he forms part of the e-Government tutors team of several international institutions. Member of the IEEE, IEEE Society of Social Implications of Technology (SSIT), IEEE Computer Society (CS) & the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), he is founder -and nowadays, Chair- of the IEEE eGovernment STC, 2012-2015 Head of Strategy and New Programs of IEEE Spain, and 2012-2013 Chair of the IEEE Technology Management Council in Spain. He is currently the IEEE representative within the Spanish Open Data Community.

Board Members

Saleem Zoughbi is a global advisor for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), ‎Saleem Zoughbi has been providing technical assistance and advisory services to over 30 countries. He focused on development and has been assisting governments on the strategic and policy levels on e-governance, smart cities, national strategies and ICT development. IN addition, he conducts consultancies for major consulting firms such as Booze, PricewaterhouseCooper and others in technical missions and projects. He is active in international community of e-governance, strategies and policies of smart governance, mobile government, smart cities and smart sectors, and ICT for development. He focused on development and has been assisting governments on the strategic and policy levels on e-governance, smart cities, national strategies and ICT development.  He worked for the United Nations Economic and Social ‎Commission of Western Asia (UN ESCWA). This included special technical ‎‎advice in different ‎applications such as the evaluation of national policies and strategies, ‎‎evaluation of IT ‎departments within a CIO approach that includes business and process re-‎‎engineering, planning ‎and evaluation in e-government and e-governance, databases, data centers ‎‎and others. He provided a lot of technical advisories to ministries of several ‎‎countries on public ‎sector information management, enterprise ‎architecture, ‎ICT policies and strategies, national development plans in addition to e-governance and ‎assessment of e-government national strategies and operational initiatives. He worked in 2013 as a senior adviser at the UN eGOV at IIST, of the United Nations University in Macao. He is also currently adviser to UN APCIC in UN ESCAP in enterprise architecture providing developing knowledge sharing, capacity building and running advisory mission to Central and South East Asia and the Pacific. He is a committed member of the IEEE STC eGov committee and coordinates the ICT for development specially e-governance and smart governance.

Luis Terán (1979) is currently working as assistant doctor at the Information Systems Research Group, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Fribourg (Information Systems Research Group). In 2009, he finished a M.Sc. in Communication Systems from the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2004, he received a B.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunications from Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador. His research interests include eGovernment, eParticipation, eCollaboration, eDemocracy, eElection, eVoting, eCommunities, ePassports, recommender systems, and fuzzy classification. He is currently a board member for the IEEE e-Government Special Technical Community, the program chair and main organizer for the International Conference on eDemocracy and eGovernment (ICEDEG), and an instructor in the International Seminar on eDemocracy and eGovernment (ISEDEG).

Francisco Falcone received a Telecommunications Engineering Degree in 1999 and a PhD in Communication Engineering in 2005, both from the Universidad Pública de Navarra, in Spain. From 1999 to 2000 he was Microwave Commissioning Engineer in Siemens-Italtel, working on the deployment of Amena mobile network (now Orange). From 2000 to 2008 he was Radio Network Engineer in Telefónica Móviles. In 2009 he co-founded Tafco Metawireless, a technological Spin-Off, being its first director. In parallel, he was Assistant Lecturer in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at the Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA) and since June 2009, he is Associate Professor at the same University. He is currently the Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at UPNA. He has 300 publications in the field of complex electromagnetic media, artificial media and wireless systems analysis and modeling. He has been president of the Asociación Navarra de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación and co-dean of the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación from 2008-2011. He has been member of the IEEE MTT-11 committee and the Education Society IEEE Chapter in Spain. He is currently Vice-Chair of the IEEE TMC Spain chapter, member of the IEEE Spain section and member of the IEEE APS Wave and Propagation Committee. He has been awarded the CST Best Paper award in 2003 and 2005, the best PhD prize from the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación in 2006, best internal instructor in Telefonica in 2008, PhD Award 2004-2006 from the Universidad Pública de Navarra, the Juan López de Peñalver Young Researcher Award granted by the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain and the Talgo Prize 2012 for Technological Innovation.

Carlos Andres Lozano-GarzonIEEE Senior Member. PhD Student of both Universidad de los Andes in the Computing and System Engineering Department in Bogota, Colombia and Universitat de Girona in the Institut d'informatica i Aplicacions in Girona, Spain. He holds a degree in System Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia, 2004. His research interests include: E-Health Infrastructure, Next Generation of Mobile Networks, Quality of Service, Quality of Experience and Network Optimization.

Agusti Solanas (Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, 1980) is a researcher at the CRISES Research Group and the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy and a tenure-track lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics at the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering from URV in 2002 and 2004, respectively, the latter with honours (i.e. Outstanding Graduation Award). He received a Diploma of Advanced Studies  (Master) in Telematics Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2006. He received a Ph.D. in Telematics Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia in 2007 with honours (A cum laude). His fields of activity are data privacy, data security and artificial intelligence, specifically, clustering and evolutionary computation. He is a participant researcher in the CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2007 project. Also, he has participated in several Spanish-funded and Catalan-funded research projects. He has authored over 60 publications and he has delivered several talks. He has served as chair, programme committee member and reviewer in several conferences and journals. He is a member of several scientific organisations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is also a member of the IEEE GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) and he volunteers as editorial assistant for the IEEE GOLDRush Newsletter. Currently he is a member of the board of the IEEE Spain Section.

Hector Puyosa has more than 25 years of experience on service, oil & gas and plastics industries. He started his career in 1984 as maintenance electronic and automation engineer providing services for companies on food, beverage, paper and metal transformation sectors. He entered in the plastic business in 1996 as senior process engineer for the design and implementation of the control system for the largest polycarbonate plant built in Spain. He currently works as chemical operation plant manager in Spain. Hector has led a business global initiative on advanced manufacturing system as technical leader setting priorities and direction around MES and control system, identifying focus group activities and developing metrics of success, defining global standards and process/procedure to retain business knowledge. Currently he is engaged on a technical working group developing cybersecurity standard for industrial control systems. Hector hold a Ph.D. degree on Industrial Engineering from the University of Murcia and is partial-time professors at Polytechnic University of Cartagena. IEEE Senior member. EAB IEEE Spain coordinator.

Jesús Cano Carrillo
is a public servant for seventeen years. He is an engineer in special services with military ranks of the Civil Guard Force in Spain. At present, he works in the Constitutional Court as head of area of computing and before he worked as head of development area, systems architect and project management in Computer Services of Civil Guard Headquarter in Madrid. He collaborates in teaching as part-time professor in the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law of the Universidad San Pablo CEU and in School of Computer Science at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) where he teaches the subject of cryptography for 6 years. Jesus also has the specialty of military cryptologist. His research interests include e-government, e-justice, technology for citizens, safety-critical infrastructures, e-democracy, e-participation, cybersecurity, smart cities, IoT, distributed systems and software architectures, especially concerning security, defense and cryptography. He has an MS in communications, networks, and content management from the Spanish University of Distance Education (UNED). He is an IEEE member and also belongs to the societies of Education, Signal Processing and Computer of IEEE. 

Peter Salerno.
As Principal Consultant at Stratus Concept, Pete Salerno helps small businesses in the Chicago area migrate their applications and communication services to cloud-based infrastructure. Pete Salerno is an IEEE Sr member and was the Program chair for the 2014 International Technology Management Conference.  Pete has over 30 years of experience in computer systems & software, telecommunications, and avionics holding a wide range of positions from hardware and software design & development engineering, project management, pre- and post-sales engineering, product marketing, business development, and strategic alliance management. Pete has been a proponent of cloud-computing technology since 2008. Pete is a PMI certified PMP and has a BS in Engineering Science and a Mathematics Minor from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. 

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