Maria A. Wimmer
Professor for eGovernment, Koblenz University

Since November 2005, Maria A. Wimmer is Professor for eGovernment and she chairs the research group eGovernment at the Institute for Information Systems (IS) research at Koblenz University, Germany. She studied Computer Sciences at the University of Linz, Austria. After her graduation, she had a two years stay at the National Research Council, Rome – Italy, and University of Siena (Multimedia Communications Lab), Italy, thereby investigating holistic design of safety-critical systems. Since 2000, when Maria A. Wimmer worked at the University of Linz, Austria, she managed the different projects of eGovernment research and consulting. In 2004 to 2005, she worked at the ICT operative unit of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, Vienna. She investigated issues of interoperability, signatures and training, and she chaired the working groups on Interoperability and eGovernment training curriculum for public sector employees. The main research and teaching foci of Maria A. Wimmer are eGovernment and eDemocracy / eParticipation, systems analysis, systems design in terms of modelling and managing information, processes and knowledge in a comprehensive way based on a holistic perspective. Her domain-specific focus has become ICT in the public sector. The key research she is investigating in this respect are:

  • eGovernment in general and with specific topics on IT usage in the public sector
  • Holistic systems development with a multidisciplinary approach
  • Online one-stop government and portal developments
  • Integrated process modelling
  • Modelling security aspects in eGovernment
  • Knowledge management in general and with the focus of KM in eGovernment
  • Knowledge ontologies and semantic web
  • Standardisation of web content


Who is the Conference for?

Government decision makers and strategists from countries implementing national e-Governance strategies,

Donor organisations supporting development of open, transparent and efficient governance practices via IT solutions

Companies developing e-Governance applications and assisting governments with their implementation

Contact organisers at conference@ega.ee