The e-government area comprises a community of researchers who conduct their research project into consortia funded by grants and/or sponsors. Our primary focus is:

Open Data and Innovation (ODilab)
Our applied researchers investigate new methods presenting information to the public utilising public data sets that serve as a rich resource for developers, civic groups, companies and anyone else to build applications on their own. Through the newly developed Swedish policy on open data, we will stimulate innovation through our industrial partners and researchers while our affiliations with incubation facilities and venture funds will trigger new business development. Our aim is to generate new supply chains and commercial applications using open data adding value to Sweden’s governmental effectiveness. We will foster innovation and leverage talents beyond national borders either to improve local service delivery or to find common solutions to global problems across all fields: Health, Urban planning, or Migration.

Public Innovation and Delivery
The SSI (Service Science and Innovation) Research Centre, as all of our applied research focus areas includes academic staff and doctoral students. The main research interest goes towards open administration and seamless public services. The aim of the research centre is to exploit research results in order to offer successful business models and public innovation. Research projects include: Open Public e-Services, M-Service for Complaint and Problem, Global Delivery Model or Cloud Services for Municipalities.

In the health sector there is the project IMAIL (Intelligent email answering service for eGovernment), which aims to design eGovernment services that will improve communication between government bodies, citizens and companies by automating communication among them.

Policy and Decision support / Visualisation
DECIDE Research group’s interests turn to public decision analysis where transparent decision making is reached by facilitating and encouraging participation. Projects include Multi Modal Communication for Participatory Planning and Decision Analysis: Tools and Process Models. Research interests include crowd-sourcing and the development of layered models of decision support.

Digital Trust and Risk Analysis tools
SYSLAB (Information System Laboratory) conducts research in engineering and management of information systems. Projects include STORK (Secure idenTiry acrOss boRders linKed) which was developed to simplify administrative formalities by providing secure online access to public services across EU borders.

IoT & cloud services
Our IoT researchers develop smart entities and technologies to address emerging societal challenges such as smart transport, public health, aging population, environment, public safety, energy and governance. We develop the seamless fabric of information infrastructure while tying together people places and things to enable to intelligent brokering. At the lab, we create smart spaces and technologies that are self-aware and autonomous systems that network with each other. Our research focus is at the following three areas:
• Development of technologies that are intelligent, adaptable and context aware keeping in mind identity, security, privacy and safety. These technologies include smart functionality through sensors, energy sources, communication, and networks;
• Improving contact between humans and things by developing new methods and principles of interaction and interoperability amongst smart machine/things;
• Applying and expanding on current principles, best practices and standards while improving access to information (open data) towards a knowledge society.

Technology enhanced learning and Interaction design
The IDEAL unit has two main focuses with respect to the e-government area, namely, technology enhanced learning and interaction design. We do research on almost all aspects of learning, both online and on campus, approaching the topic both from a learning science view point as well as a more hands-on didactical approach. Topics of interest among many are, learning management systems, pedagogy for 21st century learning, how the brain learns, IT support for learning, video and rich media in education, and simulation. In the field of interaction design our work is grounded in design-oriented research, social science, and computer science. We view the field as interdisciplinary and have researchers with various backgrounds such as psychology, computer science, and social science.