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Comparison of e-participation roadmap in industrial and developing countries based on Germany and Kenya

: Burkhardt, Dirk; Nazemi, Kawa; Klamm, Christopher; Kohlhammer, Jörn; Kuijper, Arjan


Association for Computing Machinery -ACM-:
ICEGOV 2014, 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance. Proceedings : Guimaraes, Portugal, October 27 - 30, 2014
New York: ACM, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-60558-611-3
International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) <8, 2014, Guimaraes>
Fraunhofer IGD ()
e-participation; E-Government; communication technology; inclusion; Business Field: Visual decision support; Research Area: Human computer interaction (HCI)

This paper compares the E-Participation roadmaps of industrial and developing countries, based on Germany and Kenya as representatives. Therefore, the ICT roadmap of each country is de-scribed in a clear shape and with representative E-Participation projects of each country. Based on these projects, the comparison is performed on a categorical level in terms of (1) participation forms, (2) used ICT, and (3) socio-political requirements. After-wards, the results are summarized to determine an overall view on the E-Participation situation in both countries. As a result of the comparison similarities and significant differences will be identified. The results are useful for software developing organizations that want to create ICT governance tools for industrial as well as developing countries and therefore need to consider the characteristics and requirements of both country types.