J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy and the Director of the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY).
J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Ph.D., MS, is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and
Policy and the Director of the Center for Technology in Government, University at
Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Gil-Garcia was considered the most
prolific author in the field of digital government research worldwide and in 2013 he
was selected for the Research Award, which is “the highest distinction given annually
by the Mexican Academy of Sciences to outstanding young researchers.” More recently,
Dr. Gil-Garcia was named “One of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital
Government” in 2018 and 2019 by Apolitical. Dr. Gil-Garcia is the author or co-author
of articles in prestigious international journals in Public Administration, Information
Systems, and Digital Government and some of his publications are among the most cited
in the field of digital government research worldwide. His research interests include
collaborative electronic government, inter-organizational information integration,
smart cities and smart governments, adoption and implementation of emergent
technologies, digital divide policies, and multi-method research approaches.
Assistant professor and researcher (PhD)
University of Latvia, Faculty of Computing
"Anastasija Nikiforova is an assistant professor and researcher (PhD) at University of Latvia, Faculty of Computing and ITexpert at the Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre, BBMRI-ERIC Latvian National Node. She is also a part of EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) Task Force “FAIR Metrics and Data Quality”.
Her current studies are related to data management with a particular focus on data quality, open government data, IoT, sustainable development, Smart City and Society 5.0. Currently she is involved in ERDF and Horizon 2020 (H2020) projects with a focus on data management in one of them, and software engineering in another. She is an expert of the Latvian Council of Sciences – (1) Natural Sciences – Computer Science and Informatics and (2) Engineering and Technology-Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
In addition, she is an expert of the COST – European Cooperation in Science & Technology and an associate member of the Latvian Open Technology Association. She serves as a program committee for several international conferences (10+) and invited reviewer for 10+ high-quality (Q1-Q2) journals. She serves as a program committee for several international conferences (10+) and invited reviewer for 10+ high-quality (Q1-Q2) journals.
She is an Editorial Board Member for BMC Research Notes (Springer Nature), an Associate Editor for the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS) (IGI Global), a Guest Editor for Special Issue in the MDPI Energies “Hybrid Data-Driven and Physical Modelling for Energy-Related Problems: Towards Smarter Energy Management” and Topic Editor of “Digital Transformation and E-Government”. She is also a general chair for the international Electronic Governance with Emerging Technologies Conference (EGETC)."