department of informatics

Electronic Government - Course HS-2013

1. September 2013 - 10. December 2013

The course eGovernment describes the simplification and execution of information, communication, and exchange processes between public administrations, public administrations and citizens, respectively public administration and private organisations, to provide electronic public services.

For citizens, web-based services include access to the tax system, social security, career support, or official documents. For organizations, these services give access to business formation, tax, statistics, procurement or environmental protection.

eDemocracy enables citizens, through the use of information and communication technologies, to exercise their rights and fulfill their obligations in the information and knowledge society in a time and place independent way: The citizen is involved in the clarification and planning of the public authorities, improved and customized information and discussion policies, customized to e citizen's need, barrier-free web access for electronic polls, building communities in various areas of the society, exercising their rights at every communal level as well as improving political controlling through adequate archiving and documentation systems.

The latest information and documents are available on Moodle. The password will be provided during the kick-off meeting. Students MUST be part of the kick-off meeting. Working groups will be organised. We set a limit of 8 groups (2 students/group). No exceptions will be made. 

Those students registered for the course but did not attended the kick-off meeting (and do not have group) will not be able to continue. 



  • The registration period on mySES for this course / seminar will be from September 2nd 9h00 to October 4th 2013.
  • The registration for this course / seminar also implies the registration to the assessment period.
  • After October 4th 2013, you cannot register any more to the course / seminar nor withdraw from the course / seminary


Relevant links:

Das Gedächtnis der Nation (The Memory of the Nation)

  • Wednesday, September 25th, 17:00 - 18:00. Kick-off meeting. Room:PER 21 C130
  • Friday, October 18th, 8:30 - 12:00. Block course. Room: PER 21 A230
  • Friday, October 25th, 8:30 - 12:00. Block course. Room: PER 21 B130
  October 18th October 25th
  • Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Andreas Meier
  • Lectures:
    • eAssistance
    • eProcurement
  • Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Andreas Meier
  • Lectures:
    • eSettlement
    • eCollaboration
  • Lecturer: Luis Terán
  • Lectures:
    • eService
    • eContracting 
  • Lecturer: Luis Terán
  • Lectures:
    • eDemocracy
    • eCommunity
  • Master of Economics
  • Master in Computer Science
  • Joint Master: University of Bern, University of Neuchâtel, and University of Fribourg.

Students will work in groups, and each group must select one of the following options for the examination:

  • Case Study with an eGovernment institution, e.g. WACG for handicaped people.
  • Prototype Presentation, e.g. Open Source Wiki.
  • Research Paper Study. 

Small Report of Projects: maximum 20 - 40 pages.

Final Presentation: 20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes of questions and discussion.

Dates of Final Presentation:

  • Friday, December 6th, 8:30 - 17h00. Final Presentations. Room: PER 21 A230