A ‘Gold Medal’ for Information Systems researchers

Published: Wednesday 12 September 2012
Ali and Panos at
Ali and Panos at the IFIP September 2012.

Brunel’s young researchers Dr Panos Panagiotopoulos, Alinaghi Bigdeli and Steven Sams won the ‘Outstanding Paper’ award for their innovative research contribution at the 11th Conference on Electronic Government (eGov 2012).  The conference is organised annually by the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) 8.5 working group on Information Systems in Public Administration. IFIP-sponsored conferences attract papers from every corner of the globe.

Their paper looked at how London’s local government authorities used Twitter during the summer 2011 riots. The research shows how Twitter can have a positive role in handling public emergencies and support the recovery of local communities. The paper is available at http://goo.gl/X4QM0

Electronic government and participation is a special interest of the University Centre for Information Systems Research (CISR). Prof Tony Elliman leads this research interest group. The work was funded internally by Brunel.

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