Seminar | Information Systems

Current Trends in Public Sector Informatics


The course deepens the understanding of current trends of public sector informatics.

It focuses on Electronic Government and the application-oriented use of modern information and communication technologies especially at national, regional and local level. Because of technological progress, the main focus differs year by year. Students will be provided an overview of current trends, new concepts, applicable tools and system solutions. They should be enabled to look ahead to new technologies foreseeable not yet.

Learning outcomes

The students acquire knowledge of current trends, new concepts, models and tools of the information technology. They become familiar with possibilities in the political and in the public sector and should be able to solve situations where they have to prepare and to make strategic decisions with using new technologies. The programming of computers and computer networks is not part of the module.

Number of credit hours per week 3
Total number of credit hours 36
Course eligibility Optional
Presence of students On-campus


* The Digital Government 2020
* National G8 Open Data Action Plan for Germany

* Open NRW, Transparent Hamburg and Baden-Württemberg 2.0  – Idea and Reality

* Open Government Partnership

* Parliamentary Openness and Transparency

* Limits for Openness, Publicity and Transparency

* Verwaltung 4.0 in the Internet of Things, in the Internet of Services and Tactile Internet

* Smart Government and Smart Agencies

* Smart Cities: Wettbewerb Zukunftsstadt and the City of Tomorrow

* Open Innovation in the Public Sector

* Liquid Democracy – New Forms for a Direct Democracy

* Open Access and Open Research Data

* Social Networks and Citizenship 2.0
* Foreign Offices in Times of Wikileaks, Cablegate and NSA-Surveillance
* Open Review in the German Foreign Office: Review 2014 – Außenpolitik anders denken
* Potentials of Open Aid in the International Development Cooperation Community

Compulsory readings

Viktoria Beinrott: Bürgerorientierte Smart City - Potentiale und Herausforderungen, Schriftenreihe des The Open Government Institute | TOGI der Zeppelin Universität Friedrichshafen, Band 12, ePubli GmbH, Berlin 2015. ISBN 978-3-7375-3170-2.

Ralf Daum: Integration von Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien für bürgerorientierte Kommunalverwaltungen, Schriftenreihe zur öffentlichen Verwaltung und zur öffentlichen Wirtschaft, Band 176, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Baden-Baden 2002.

Jörn von Lucke: Regieren und Verwalten im Informationszeitalter, Schriftenreihe der Hochschule Speyer, Band 156, Duncker & Humblot Verlag, Berlin 2003.

Jörn von Lucke: Hochleistungsportale für die öffentliche Verwaltung, Eul Verlag, Lohmar, Köln 2008.

Jörn von Lucke (Hrsg.): Entdeckung, Erkundung und Entwicklung 2.0: Open Government, Open Government Data und Open Budget 2.0, Schriftenreihe des Deutsche Telekom Institute for Connected Cities | TICC der Zeppelin Universität Friedrichshafen, Band 1, epubli GmbH, Berlin 2012, ISBN 978-3-8442-1799-5. Online:

Celina Raffl, Jörn von Lucke, Oliver Müller, Hans-Dieter Zimmermann und Jan vom Brocke: Handbuch für offene gesellschaftliche Innovation, Schriftenreihe des The Open Government Institute | TOGI der Zeppelin Universität Friedrichshafen, Band 11, ePubli GmbH, Berlin 2014. ISBN 978-3-7375-2027-0.

Heinrich Reinermann und Jörn von Lucke: Electronic Government in Deutschland, Ziele – Stand – Barrieren – Beispiele – Umsetzung, Speyerer Forschungsbericht, Band 226, Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung, Speyer 2002.

Tom Schlansky: Ein glasklarer Fall? Eine Untersuchung zu Transparenz und Offenheit in der deutschen Parlamentslandschaft am Beispiel von vier Landtagen, Schriftenreihe des The Open Government Institute | TOGI der Zeppelin Universität Friedrichshafen, Band 13, ePubli GmbH, Berlin 2015. ISBN 978-3-7375-3171-9.



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Prof. Dr. Jörn von Lucke is professor and chair for public sector informatics and business informatics as well as director of “The Open Government Institute” at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. He was the founding director of the Deutsche Telekom Institute for Connected Cities (TICC) and involved in the broadband project T-City Friedrichshafen. His current fields of research are E-Government, Open Government, Open Government Data, Open Budget 2.0, Open Government Collaboration, Web 2.0, Portals, One-Stop Government, Smart Government and Internet of Things for the Public Sector