Activities

I have organized, co-organized and supported a number of events particularly at UNU-IIST. These events are outlined below.

Conference Committee Membership

I have served as PC member in the several conferences including all major Electronic Government conferences:

  1. HICSS-47, January 6 – 9, 2014, Hilton Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, United States
  2. 7th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Seoul, Korea, 22 – 25 October
  3. IFIP-EGOV 2013, University of Koblenz-Landau,  Koblenz, Germany, September 16 – 19, 2013
  4. 14th IFP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprise, Dresden, Germany, 30 Sep 2 – 2 October 2013
  5. HICSS-46, January 7-10, 2013, Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawii, United States
  6. 4th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Beijing, China, 25 – 28 October
  7. 2010 (ICEGOV 201011th Annual International Digital Government Research Conference – Public Administration Online – Challenges and Opportunities, Puebla, Mexico, May 17-20, 2009
  8. IADIS International Conference, Information Systems 2010, Porto, Portugal, 18 – 20 March 2010
  9. 6th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, Bhubaneswar, India, (ICDCIT2010), February  15 – 17, 2010
  10. 10th Annual International Digital Government Research Conference – Social Networks: Making Connections between Citizens, Data and Government, Puebla, Mexico, May 17-20, 2009
  11. 9th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, Montreal, Canada, May 18 – 21, 2008
  12. IADIS International Conference on Information Systems 2009,Barcelona, Spain, 25 – 27 February 2009
  13. IADIS International Conference, Information Systems 2008, Algarve, Portugal, 9 -11 April 2008
  14. 10th Conference on Virtual Organizations and Collaborative Networks, Thessaloniki, Greece, 7-9 October 2009,
  15. 7th International EGOV Conference, Torino, Italy, 1-5 September 2008.
  16. International Conference on Software Engineering Theory and Practice, Orlando, USA, 7-19 July 2008.
  17. 4th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, Bangalore, India, 17 – 20 December 2007 (ICDCIT2007)
  18. 8th Annual International Digital Gov. Research Conference (DG.O 2007), Philadelphia, US, May 20-23, 2007.
  19. 20)   International Conference on Software Engineering Theory and Practice, Orlando, USA, July 2007.
  20. 7th European Conference on e-Government, Den Haag, The Netherlands, 21-22 June 2007.
  21. 7th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, Helsinki, Finland, September 2006.
  22. 1st International Workshop on Formal Methods for Interactive Systems Macau SAR China, 31 October 2006
  23. 5th Workshop of Software Eng. and Databases, 14th Argentine Congress of Computer Science – CACIC2008
  24. 4th Workshop of Software Eng. and Databases, 13th Argentine Congress of Computer Science – CACIC2007.
  25. 3rd Workshop of Software Eng. and Databases, 12th Argentine Congress of Computer Science – CACIC2006.

Schools and Courses

Schools and courses organized by Electronic Governance Program are implemented under the UNeGov.net Initiative. The teaching typically include: Strategic Planning for E-Government, Structures and Processes for Organizational Transformation, Best Practices in Electronic Government, Research in Electronic Government, IT Governance, Strategic IT Planning, Analysis and Design Using the Unified Modeling Language (UML).

  1. Joint United Nations University – China National School of Administration School and Workshop on Electronic Government in China. 19-21 January 2009. Co-organized by the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance and e-Government Research Centre at CNSA. Attended by senior officials, including directors of departments, and staff from the China National School for Administration, China National Information Centre, Hunan University Software School, Itownet Company, and the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance. Of particular interest was transfer of e-Macao deliverables and experience to the mainland China.
  2. e-Macao Strategy School – How can Macao utilize ICT for Public Sector Modernization? 12-15 January 2009. Co-organized by the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance and Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau of Macao SAR Government (SAFP). The aim was to build capacity among the agencies of Macao SAR Government in developing Electronic Governance initiatives, including conceptualization, planning, implementation and utilization of such initiatives within the broad context of public sector modernization. The School was attended by 46 participants from 25 government agencies – AMCM, CCT, CP, CSC, DSC, DSCC, DSE, DSF, DSFSM, DSRT, DSSOPT, DST, GADI, GASPF, GDSE, GPTUI, GRJ, IC, IFT, IPIM, MP, PJ, PSP, SAFP and SPU.
  3. 20th UNeGov.net School on Electronic Governance – Implementation. 11-13 November 2008, Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Co-organized by the Information Communication Technology Authority, Government of Mongolia; and the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance. About 40 officials from various ministries and agencies of Mongolian Government attended the school.
  4. 14th UNeGov.net School on Electronic Governance – Leadership, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 21 May 2008. The school was co-organized by the National IT Center, Kyrgyz Republic; e-Government Department in Prime Minister’s Office, Kyrgyz Republic; UNDP, Kyrgyzstan; and UNU-IIST-EGOV. The school was attended by 10 Deputy Cabinet Ministers and around 70 government officials including heads of government agencies and staff of the Presidential Administration.
  5. 13th UNeGov.net School on Electronic Governance – Leadership, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 20 May 2008. The school was co-organized by the National IT Center, Kyrgyz Republic; e-Government Department in Prime Minister’s Office, Kyrgyz Republic; UNDP, Kyrgyzstan; and UNU-IIST-EGOV. The school was attended by 10 Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament and around 50 government officials including heads of government agencies from Kyrgyzstan.
  6. 12th UNeGov.net School on Electronic Governance – Foundations, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 19, 22 – 23 May 2008. The school was co-organized by the National IT Center, Kyrgyz Republic; e-Government Department in Prime Minister’s Office, Kyrgyz Republic; UNDP Kyrgyzstan; and UNU-IIST-EGOV. Around 60 Government IT managers from various ministries of the Kyrgyz Government attended the school.
  7. 11th UNeGov.net School on Electronic Governance – Foundations, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 13 – 15 March 2008. The school was co-organized by the National Agency for IT Development, Government of Cameroon; University of Yaounde I; and UNU-IIST-EGOV. Around 70 participants attended the school, mostly government officials from various ministries and academics from different universities in Cameroon.
  8. 10th UNeGov.net School on Electronic Governance – Foundations, Abuja, Nigeria, 7 – 8 March 2008. The school was co-organized by the National IT Development Agency, Federal Government of Nigeria; Federal Capital Territory Administration, Abuja, Nigeria; and UNU-IIST-EGOV. Around 30 people attended the school, mostly government officials from various ministries and academics from Nigeria.
  9. 5th UNeGov.net School on Foundations of Electronic Governance, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 1 – 3 May 2007. The school was co-organized by the Information and Communication Technology Authority, Government of Mongolia, the World Bank, and UNU-IIST-EGOV. Around 85 people attended, mostly government officials, academics and members of non-governmental organizations in Mongolia.
  10. IT Heads Training, 19-27 October 2007, Macao. Training school for senior IT officials, including heads of IT departments from Macao Government, part of the e-Macao Project.
  11. 3rd UNeGov.net School on Foundations of Electronic Governance, 25 – 27 July 2006, Abuja, Nigeria, co-organized by the National Information Technology Development Agency, Nigeria and the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance. The school was attended by close to 100 senior officials from most ministries and academics from universities across the country. Following intensive discussions, a communiqué was agreed upon to document the issues, challenges and ideas considered important by all participants for the development of Electronic Government in Nigeria as a tool for better government.
  12. Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with UML, Macao SAR, China, taught four times in collaboration with Dr. Elsa Estevez, 3-12 November 2004, 15-24 November 2004, 30 May-2 June 2006, and 6-9 June 2005. In the former two editions, each course was taught for 24 IT Heads of Macao SAR Government. The training included mentoring for carrying out concrete development of twelve software prototypes of electronic public services. In the latter two editions, each course was taught for 48 IT staff of Macao SAR Government.
  13. Web Services and Java, Macao SAR China. The course was taught twice during 28 February – 11 March 2005 and 16 – 24 March 2005, for 24 IT Heads of Macao SAR Government. The training included mentoring for carrying out concrete development of twelve software prototypes of electronic public services.

Institutional Engagement

Services rendered to my institutions as academic member of staff include:

1) UNU-IIST:

  • Focal Point, University Development Project, United Nations University

2) University of Lagos (October 1999 – April 2004):

  • Coordinator, Postgraduate Program , University of Lagos
  • Member, Senate Committee on ICT, University of Lagos
  • Chair, Postgraduate Programmes, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Lagos
  • Member, Committee on Student Records Computerization
  • Member, Think-Tank Group for the Information and Communication Technology Center, University of Lagos
  • Member, Postgraduate School Board of Examiners, University of Lagos
  • Member, Faculty Board of Examiners, Faculty of Science, University of Lagos
  • Chair, Postgraduate Programmes, Department of Computer Sciences, University  of Lagos
  • Member, Committee on Student Records Computerization, University of Lagos
  • Member, Postgraduate School Board of Examiners, University of Lagos
  • Member, Faculty Board of Examiners, Faculty of Science, University of Lagos

Government Engagement
I have provided expert services to Government of Nigeria through various initiatives involving University of Lagos. Some of these engagements during 2002 and 2004 are:

  1. Member, Expert Group on Postgraduate Program for Telecoms Industry in Africa (NetTel-Africa Programme)
  2. Member, Expert Group, National Open Source Policy, Nigeria IT development Agency, Nigeria
  3. Member, Expert Group, Control and Monitoring System for Nigerian Government Pipeline Network Using Sensor Networks, Ministry for Petroleum Resources

External Reviews and Examinations

I have served as external examiners for the following institutions:

  1. University of St. Joseph (formerly known as Macau Inter University Institute), Macao SAR, PhD Examiner, 2009
  2. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, PhD Examiner, 2003
  3. Yaba College of Science and Technology, Lagos, Nigeria, Undergraduate, 2001 – 2004
  4. Institute for Chartered for Secretaries and Administrators, Examiner for Information Systems, 2000 – 2004

Conferences

  1. The 2nd International Symposium on Modelling and Knowledge Management for Sustainable Development, Madrid, Spain, 24 September 2013, Co-located with SEFM 2013. Role – Program Co-chair.
  2. The 7th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2013, October 22-25, 2013 Seoul, Korea, organized by Ministry of Security and Public Administration, Government of Korea, National Information Society Agency, in collaboration with the United Nations University – IIST Center for Electronic Governance as the founder and coordinator of the ICEGOV conference series. Role – Track Co-Chair.
  3. The 6th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2012, October 22-25, 2012 Albany, NY, United States, organized by the Center for Technology in Government , University at Albany, SUNY, in collaboration with the United Nations University – IIST Center for Electronic Governance as the founder and coordinator of the ICEGOV conference series. Role – Program Co-chair.
  4. The 5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2011), 26 – 28 September, 2011, co-organized by UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance as a series organizer, e-Governance Academy Foundation as the main organizer, and the Center for Technology in Government, University of Albany. Role – Program Committee member and Session Organizer.
  5. The Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, 9 – 12
    Feb. 2011, India, co-organized by KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India and Centre for Electronic Governance, UNU-IIST, Macao. Role – Program Co-chair.
  6. 4th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Beijing, China, 25 – 28 October 2010 (ICEGOV 2010), co-organized by the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance; Electronic Governance Programme, UNU-IIST, Macao SAR; Electronic Government Research Center, National School of Administration, China; Department of Public Administration, Fudan University, China; Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, USA; Computing Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK; and Informatization Institute, State Information Center, China. Role – Publicity Co-Chair and Program Committee Member.
  7. 3rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Bogota, Colombia, 10 -13 November 2009 (ICEGOV2009), co-organized by the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance; Universidad Externado de Colombia; and the Program Government Online, Ministry of Communication, Colombia. Proceeding to be published by the ACM Press. In progress. Role – International Liaison Co-Chair and Program Committee Member.
  8. 2nd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Cairo, Egypt, 1-4 December 2008, co-organized by the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance and German University in Cairo. Proceeding published by ACM Press. Role – Tutorial Chair and Program Committee Member.
  9. 1st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Macao, China, 10-13 December 2007, co-organized by the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA (CTG), and UN Asia and Pacific Center for ICT for Development, South Korea. Proceeding published by ACM Press. Role – Session Chair and Program Committee Member.

Workshops

  1. Advanced Training in Government Information Leadership Workshop, Macao, Macau, 12-14 September 2011, co-organized by UNESWA and UNU. The training focuses on the effective development and operation of Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) functions and their role in making sure that government investment in ICT not only increases the efficiency of government operations, but supports the implementation of government policies, for instance on sustainable development, and produces concrete value to the public
  2. e-Macao 2020 – Scenarios and Strategies for Knowledge Society in Macao. 16 January 2009. Organized by the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance, jointly with the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau of Macao SAR Government. The aim of the workshop was to bring together all major stakeholders in Macao to contribute to the vision of ICT development in the SAR, and to provide inputs to the ICT strategy for Macao for the coming decade.
  3. 1st Meeting of Executive Committee of the Electronic/Mobile-Government Knowledge Repository in the Asia-Pacific Region. 9-10 December 2008, Macao. Organized by the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance. The Center plays the role of global research partner in the initiative, founded and led by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
  4. 16th UNeGov.net Workshop on Electronic Governance, 14 November 2008, Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Co-organized by the Information Communication Technology Authority, Government of Mongolia; and UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance.
  5. 13th UNeGov.net Workshop on Electronic Governance, 23 May 2008, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Co-organized by the National Information Technology Center, e-Government Department at Prime Minister’s Office, UNDP Kyrgyzstan and UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance. The workshop, attended by all major stakeholders of Electronic Government in Kyrgyzstan, includes reaching a formal consensus among all stakeholders on the vision, strategy and directions.
  6. Workshop on “Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System – WEMS”, UNU-IIST, 28 March 2008. Attended by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, and Wildlife Institute of India, and organized by the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Government.
  7. 12th UNeGov.net Network-Building Workshop on Electronic Government, 12 March 2008, Yaounde, Cameroon, co-organized by the National Agency for IT Development, University of Yaounde I, and the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance.
  8. Formal Engineering Methods for Electronic Governance, Workshop organized by Jim Davies and Tomasz Janowski as part of ICEGOV2007 Conference, 13 December 2007, Macao.
  9. Developing Electronic Governance in the South – New Models for South-South Cooperation. Organized jointly by the UNU Office in New York and UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance, UN Headquarters, New York, USA, 18 October 2007.
  10. UNU-IIST-Microsoft Workshop on Semantic Interoperability for Electronic Governance, 30 March 2007, Redmond, USA.
  11. 8th UNeGov.net Network-Building Workshop, 12 February 2007, Kathmandu, Nepal, co-organized by the National IT Center, High-Level Commission for IT, and UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance.
  12. UNU-IIST Microsoft Workshop on Semantic Interoperability for Electronic Governance, 24 January 2007, Macao.
  13. Workshop on Digital Governance and Hotspot Geo Informatics, co-organized by GP Patil, University of Pennsylvania, and UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance, 10 – 11 January 2006, Macao.
  14. 7th UNeGov.net Network-Building Workshop on Electronic Governance, 7 December 2006, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, co-organized by ICT Authority of Mongolia and UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance.
  15. 6th UNeGov.net Network-Building Workshop on Electronic Governance, 24 July 2006, Abuja, Nigeria, co-organized by the National Information Technology Development Agency, Nigeria and UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance.
  16. E-Macao Workshop 5 – Project-Concluding Workshop, 23 June 2006, Macao.
  17. E-Macao Workshop 4 – Infrastructure Development Workshop, 24 February 2006, Macao
  18. 1st UNeGov.net Network-Building Workshop on Electronic Governance, part of World Summit on Information Society, 17 November 2005, Tunis, Tunisia.
  19. E-Macao Workshop 3 – e-Service Development-Concluding Workshop, 22 July 2005, Macao.
  20. E-Macao Workshop 2 – Electronic Government in Macao – Stakeholders’ Workshop, 23 February 2005, Macao
  21. E-Macao Workshop 1 – Domain Analysis Concluding Workshop, 17 December 2004, Macao.
  22. E-Macao Project Kick-Off Meeting/Workshop, 25 June 2004, Macao.

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