Thursday, August 13, 2009

E-Government in Europe

Professor Dieter Rombach, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering will talk on "Demand-Driven E-Government – A European Perspective" at NICTA in Canberra 19 August 2009:

NICTA SEMINAR A Big Picture Seminar Series Event

Demand-Driven E-Government – A European Perspective

Professor Dieter Rombach (Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering )

DATE: 2009-08-19
TIME: 12:15:00 - 13:30:00
LOCATION: NICTA - 7 London Circuit

In Europe, barrier-free access to government services is being promoted as a means towards a true common market. Fraunhofer IESE has established an Alliance for E-Government aimed at supporting municipalities, states and federal government in Germany, as well as all countries in Europe on this mission. The E-Government strategy at Fraunhofer builds on the lessons learned from E-Commerce. In E-Commerce the break-through came in Business to Business (B2B) interactions - not Business to Commerce (B2C). The Fraunhofer IESE group, learning from these interactions is focusing on Government to Industry (G2I) in order to demonstrate a good Return on Investment (ROI) from innovative E-Government. Fraunhofer IESE provides the necessary software engineering methods ranging from requirements engineering, to architecture and security evaluation required for effective E-Government operations. Professor Rombach’s presentation will focus on recent projects with the State of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Federal Government – with whom Fraunhofer serves as an independent advisor.

Bookings are essential for this FREE event. RSVP by 17 August.

Note: There is no cost associated with attendance, however NICTA requests pre-registration as a light lunch will be served following the presentation.

PRESENTER: Professor H. Dieter Rombach is Executive and Founding Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE). He is a member of the Board of the overall Fraunhofer orgnisation and in that role he chairs the ICT group (13 institutes, 3000 scientists). Professor Rombach is also spokesperson for the Fraunhofer E-Government Alliance consisting of 10 Fraunhofer institutes. He is a Full Professor in the Fachbereich Informatik (Dept of Computer Science) at the Technische Universit├Ąt Kaiserslautern, Germany and holds a chair in software engineering. Prior to his current position, Professor Rombach held faculty positions with the Computer Science Department and UMIACS (University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies) at the University of Maryland, College Park [1984-1991] and was a member of the SEL (Software Engineering Laboratory, a joint venture between NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Computer Sciences Corp, and the University of Maryland) [1986-1991]. In 2003 he received the Distinguished Postdoctoral Award from the University of Maryland.

ABOUT FRAUNHOFER IESE: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe’s largest organisation for applied research with 1.4 billion Euros in research funding (1 billion from industry). Founded 60 years ago to rebuild Germany after the war, the institute now boasts 54 research institutes spread across 40 sites in Germany. Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) aims to shorten the time needed for transferring research technologies into industrial practice. The Institute employs about 180 scientists, operates a sister institute at the University of Maryland (about 25 scientists), and finances about 75% of its operating budget via industry projects.

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