Federal Information Management

Federal Information Management

Concept of an information infrastructure for administrative procedures

Federal Information Management

A business- and organization-focused concept of a harmonized information infrastructure for administrative procedures.

Project description

The project federal information management (FIM) designs a business- and organization-focused concept of an information infrastructure that would allow for harmonization of information in procedures (service descriptions, forms and processes) in German public administration.

The project was triggered by the German IT-Planungsrat (IT planning council) within the Nationale E-Government Strategie (national e-government strategy in english) aiming at countermeasures for challenges of the modern information society such as access to and usage of digitalized information. FIM is focused on harmonization of information provided by and used by government services, which has be implemented in consideration of barriers of acceptance and usage specific to each group of stakeholders involved.

Research contribution

The project would deliver a concept that will be evaluated based on a set of examples of existing administrative procedures. Moreover, the project would deliver a roadmap of how to implement the concept in practice.

Project duration

2013 - 2015

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Project partner

Technische Universität München TUMWWU Universität MünsterSteinbeis-Europa-Zentrum


  • 2020Standardization of Forms in Governments: A Meta-Model for a Reference Form Modeling LanguageHendrik Scholta, Dian Balta, Michael Räckers, Jörg Becker and Helmut KrcmarBusiness & Information Systems Engineering, forthcoming, ():, 2020. DetailsBIB
  • 2019Effective Management of Standardizing in E-GovernmentDian BaltaIGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, 1 edition, DetailsURLDOIBIB
  • 2018Managing Standardization in eGovernment: A Coordination Theory based Analysis FrameworkDian Balta and Helmut Krcmar In Electronic Government, pages 60-72, Peter Parycek, Olivier Glassey, Marijn Janssen, Hans Jochen Scholl, Efthimios Tambouris, Evangelos Kalampokis, Shefali Virkar. DetailsURLDOIBIB
  • 2015Standardization of Service Descriptions, Process Models and Forms in Public Administrations: Results from a Survey in GermanyHendrik Scholta, Dian Balta, Petra Wolf, Jörg Becker and Helmut Krcmarvolume Joint Proceedings of Ongoing Research, Posters, Workshop and Projects of IFIP EGOV 2015 and ePart 2015. IOS Press, , edition, 2015. DetailsBIB
  • 2015Why Realization Mismatches Expectations of E-Government Project Benefits? Towards Benefit Realization PlanningDian Balta, Vanessa Greger, Petra Wolf and Helmut Krcmarvolume of LNCS 9248. Springer, , edition, 2015. DetailsBIB
  • 2015E-Government Stakeholder Analysis and Management Based on Stakeholder Interactions and Resource DependenciesDian Balta, Vanessa Greger, Petra Wolf and Helmut Krcmar In 48th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS 2015), DetailsBIB
  • 2014Analyzing Stakeholders in Complex E-Government Projects: Towards a Stakeholder Interaction ModelVanessa Greger, Dian Balta, Petra Wolf and Helmut Krcmar In Electronic Government - 13th IFIP W.G. 8.5 International Conference EGOV 2014, pages 194-205, Springer. DetailsBIB