4th Covenant University Conference on E-Governance in Nigeria (CUCEN2017)

Theme: Governance and Public Service Delivery in Nigeria: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies

The world has witnessed an increasing permeation of Information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the different sectors of the society. ICTs now become indispensable for governance and public service delivery and essential for managing, achieving and sustaining organizations’ mandate and goals. Nigeria in recent years, has responded to the global imperative of integrating ICTs in administrative and political processes through a variety of strategies. Despite the many successes recorded, Nigeria continues to trail in many indicators of e-governance practice and readiness.

The Fourth Covenant University Conference on E-governance in Nigeria (CUCEN2017) provides a veritable platform for diverse group of participants from the academic, policy, professional, entrepreneurial and technological communities to explore and promote, from a multiplicity of backgrounds, the emerging empirical work on the integration of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in governance and public service delivery.

The theme of CUCEN2017 is broad enough to cover every aspect of ICT integration in all areas of administrative practices including activities in the private sector and civil society. We, therefore, invite papers and panels that address the broad theme of ICT integration in all sectorial activities in Nigeria. Emphasis will be given to presentations emerging from primary research and case studies of ICT integration in different aspects of the Nigerian society, policy papers, and theoretical and methodological contributions to our understanding of the role of ICT for improved governance and public service delivery.


Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • ICTs and Public Service Delivery
    • Applications of Emerging Technologies to Enhance Public Service Delivery
    • Techniques, Tools and Methodologies
    • Data mining, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence,  Cloud Computing, Networking, Distributed Systems, Knowledge Management, Decision Support Systems and their application in Health, Education, Agriculture, Finance, Business and etc.
    • E-Administration
    • G2B, G2C, G2E Communication
    • Intergoverment Integration and Interoperation
    • Shared Services
    • e-Services
    • e-Settlement
    • Mobile Public Services
  • Promoting Good Governance using ICTs
    • E-society and Human Rights
    • Methodologies for using ICTs to Promote good Governance
    • ICTs and Public Sectors Accountability and Transparency
    • ICT based Anti-Corruption Measures
    • Security, Privacy and Ethics for e-Government
    • E-Security
    • E-Procurement
    • ICTs in Support of Human Rights, Democracy and Good Governance
    • Policy Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation in E-government
  • Privacy, Trust and Confidentiality
    • Privacy and Trust in e-business and e-government
    • Confidentiality, privacy and trust in online transactions and services
    • Identity management, identity theft and trust management
    • Information audit and data integrity/credibility
    • Digital rights management
    • Cyberespionage
  • Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
    • Cybercrime, detection and prevention
    • Cyber warfare, terrorism and bullying
    • Computer forensics and anti-forensics
    • Cryptographic technologies
    • Network security, risk aversion and data protection mechanisms
  • Information Technology, Law and Administration of Justice in Nigeria
    • Crime prosecution, justice and other issues in the digital age
    • Admissibility and enforceability of electronic documents, contracts and online transactions
    • Intellectual property rights of digital products and documents
    • Technology-assisted law firm management and administration
    • Online arbitration and alternative dispute resolution strategies
    • Best practices/models of law and administration of justice in the digital era
  • Political Participation and Democracy  in the Digital Age
    • Civic participation in democratic governance
    • Setting agenda for e-democracy at the local government level
    • Online citizen engagement in public decision making
    • Open government implementation, best practices and implications for Nigeria
    • Social media and political discourse
    • Social media use for G2B and G2C communications
    • E-community
  • Social and Ethical issues
    • Burden of e-government on citizens as stakeholders, clients and consumers
    • Application of ICTs as anti-corruption tools
    • Ethics in digital societies
    • Freedom of expression, freedom of information and privacy
  • Issues of Concern in the Adoption of Technologies in Public Sector Governance
    • Open government versus bureaucratic ethics (confidentiality, national security, etc.)
    • Sociopolitical implications of e-governance for stakeholders (MDAs, policymakers, practitioners and civil society groups)
    • Business process modeling for e-government systems
    • Sustainable development in a digital age
    • The economics and business of e-government
    • Costs, benefits and challenges of e-governance/e-government in a Nigerian context


  1. Submission of full-length paper (5,000-7,000 words): April 30, 2017.  Each paper will undergo a double-blind peer review process. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality.
  2. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by May 15, 2017 and given the opportunity to revise their papers (where applicable) for a final submission.
  3. Final submission of full papers:  May 22, 2017
  4. Submission of a PowerPoint Presentation of 15-20 slides including the reference slide(s) of the accepted conference paper: May 28, 2017
  5. Conference begins: June 7, 2017

Note: Papers (abstracts and full papers) must be saved in MS Word format and submitted as an attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All papers must follow APA format which can be viewed at

All accepted papers will be published as Conference Proceedings (in a CD) to be given to participants during registration on arrival at the conference. Authors of the best ten conference papers (evaluated on originality of research, quality of analysis and contribution to knowledge) will be contacted after the conference and invited to submit their revised papers for inclusion in a special issue of a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.  

In addition, a Certificate of Participation will be issued to all registered participants.

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