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Peter Parycek is Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs / Academic Continuing Education and Digital Transformation (CDO) at the University for Continuing Education Krems (Danube University Krems) and, as University Professor for E-Governance, heads the Department for E-Governance in Business and Administration. Since 2017, he has been leading the Competence Center Public IT (ÖFIT) at the Fraunhofer Fokus Institute Berlin, funded by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior. In August 2018, he was appointed by Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Digital Council of the German Federal Government. The nine-member body of international experts advises the German federal government in direct dialog.


Together with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerald Steiner, he is scientific co-lead of GovLabAustria, which was founded with the Federal Chancellery and offers an interdisciplinary experimental space for administration, civil society and business at the interface of theory and practice.
As a legal informatician, Peter Parycek works inter- and transdisciplinarily at the intersection of technical, legal and societal developments. His research focuses on the transformation of the public sector. 
Peter Parycek is a board member of the IFIP Working Group 8.5, which organizes one of the leading conferences in the e-government domain. He is also a steering board member of ICEGOV, a board member of the National E-Government Center (NEGZ) in Germany, and active in numerous other international conferences as a track chair, program committee member, or reviewer. He is also a member of the supervisory board of DigitalService, an in-house software development unit of the federal government, which develops digital solutions for and with the federal administration in Germany. Parycek is a member of the advisory board of the Austrian Research Foundation (ÖFG) and a member of the working group "Sovereignty and Security of Science in the Digital Space" of the German Science Council. He also advises governments and national and international institutions such as the Council of Europe. 

academic and professional career
Since 01.08.2021 Vice Rector for Teaching/Scientific Continuing Education and Digital Transformation (CDO), University for Continuing Education (University for Continuing Education Krems)
Since 01.01.2020 Chief Digital Officer (CDO), University for Continuing Education Krems
Since 01.07.2017 Head of the Competence Center Public IT (ÖFIT) at the Fraunhofer Fokus Institute Berlin.
Since 2015 University Professor for E-Governance and Head of the Department for E-Governance in Business and Administration, University for Continuing Education Krems
Since 2005 Head of the Center for Telematics/E-Government/E-Governance, University for Continuing Education Krems
2006 - 2011: Research Associate, Austrian Federal Chancellery
2001 - 2005: Research Associate at the Center for Telematics, University for Continuing Education Krems (UWK)

educational background
1991 - 1999 Diploma Studies in Law, University of Salzburg
1999 - 2005 Doctorate in Law, with distinction, University of Salzburg
2000 - 2001 Master of Advanced Studies Telematik Management, with distinction, University for Continuing Education Krems
2001 - 2003 Master of Science Telematics Management, University for Continuing Education Krems

current memberships in scientific advisory boards / supervisory board
Since 2018 Member of the Digital Council of the German Federal Government
Since 2018 Member of the scientific advisory board of the Austrian Research Foundation (ÖFG)
Since 2021 Member of the supervisory board of DigitalService4Germany GmbH
Since 2022 Member of the working group of the German Science Council on "Sovereignty and Security of Science in the Digital Space"
Since 2022 Chairman of the Science and Innovation Advisory Board at the German Federal Ministry of the Interior and Home Affairs
Since 2022 Member of the program advisory board "House of Digitization" State of Lower Austria

participation in academic committees
Since 2010, expert in the "Kosovo Accreditation Agency" for the accreditation of higher education institutions
2016 - 2019 Member of the Academic Senate, University for Continuing Education Krems
2016 - 2019 Member of the Honorary Committee of the Senate
2020 - 2021 Member of the Academic Senate, University for Continuing Education Krems
Since 2020 Member of the Forum Digitalization of uniko
Since 2021 Member of the Forum Teaching of uniko

existing memberships in associations
Since 2014 Member of the board, ADV-Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Datenverarbeitung i.V.
Since 2017 Member of the Board, Nationales E-Government Kompetenzzentrum e.V.


 

„In the digital era, our greatest strength will not be the speed of our technology, but the depth of our understanding.“

Projects (Extract Research Database)

Running projects

ti:n - Transdisziplinäres Innovationsnetzwerk

Duration: 01/10/2021–31/08/2024
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Parycek
Funding: Bundesländer (inkl. deren Stiftungen und Einrichtungen)

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Begleitforschung Tech4Germany und Work4Germany

Duration: 01/03/2021–31/12/2023
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Parycek

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Completed projects

Digitalisierungsfreundliche Gesetze

Duration: 15/03/2023–15/09/2023
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Parycek
Funding: Bund (Ministerien)

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Digitalisation of the Austrian education system

Duration: 01/01/2022–28/02/2023
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Parycek
Funding: EU

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E-Learning Module E-Government für die Stadt Wien

Duration: 01/03/2021–31/05/2022
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Parycek
Funding: Sonstige

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Draft Law on "Security measures of networks and information systems (NIS) and sub-legal acts”

Duration: 01/09/2021–30/04/2022
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Parycek
Funding: Unternehmen

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Digitales Amt

Duration: 01/10/2019–31/12/2021
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Parycek
Funding: Bund (Ministerien)

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TIN.Academy

Duration: 01/03/2020–30/09/2021
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Parycek
Funding: Bundesländer (inkl. deren Stiftungen und Einrichtungen)

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Registerlandkarte (Einzelabruf BMDW Forschungskooperation)

Duration: 09/11/2020–31/03/2021
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Parycek
Funding: Bund (Ministerien)

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PhD Migration & Sozialer Friede – Interdisziplinäre Umweltforschung im Rahmen des PhD-Programms „Migration Studies“ durch AuswahlstudentInnen“

Duration: 01/01/2017–31/08/2020
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Parycek
Funding: Bund (Ministerien)
Program: AMIF

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Projektgruppe E-Democracy & E-Participation des Bundeskanzleramtes

Duration: 01/01/2010–31/12/2019
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Parycek
Funding: Bund (Ministerien)
Program: Bundeskanzleramt

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Future-oriented public administration on municipal level

Duration: 01/12/2018–31/10/2019
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Parycek
Funding: Bund (Ministerien)

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Publications (Extract Research Database)

Edelmann, N.; Albrecht, V.; Parycek, P. (2024). Strategic public participation in the digital age: the case of the Austrian ‘Green Book’. In: Skoric, M.; Pang, N., Research Handbook on Social Media and Society: 194-210, Edgar Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham

Parycek, P.; Schmid, V.; Novak, A. (2023). Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation in Administrative Procedures: Potentials, Limitations, and Framework Conditions. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Special Issue: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13132-023-01433-3

Krimmer, R.; Johannessen, M.R.; Lampoltshammer, T.; Lindgren, I.; Parycek, P.; Schwabe, G.; Ubacht, J. (2023). Electronic Participation. 14th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2022, Linköping, Sweden, September 6–8, 2022, Proceedings. Springer, Cham

Ubacht, J.; Csáki, C.; Danneels, L.; Edelmann, N.; Janssen, M.; Kalampokis, E.; Lindgrem, I.; Novak, A-S.; Panagiotopoulos, P.; Parycek, P.; Viale-Pereira, G.; Susha, G., Virkar, S.; Tambouris, E. Zuiderwijk, A. (2023). Ongoing Research, Practitioners, Posters, Workshops, and Projects at EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2023. CEUR, Budapest, Hungary

Hamm, A.; Schoßböck, J.; Edelmann, N.; Parycek, P. (2023). Social Bots im demokratischen Online-Diskurs: Ein Update zur Infodemie und Handlungsperspektiven. In: Kersting, N., Radtke, J., Baringhorst, S., Handbuch Digitalisierung und politische Beteiligung: 1-17, Springer VS, Wiesbaden

Parycek, P.; Novak, A.; Schmid, V. (2023). Automatisierungstaugliche Gesetze als Grundlage für Digitale Verwaltung. In: Weblaw AG, Bern, Festschrift für Friedrich Lachmayer: 305-328, Weblaw AG, Wien

Mayrhofer, M.; Parycek, P. (2022). Digitalisierung des Rechts - Herausforderungen und Voraussetzungen. Verhandlungen des 21. Österreichischen Juristentages IV/1. Manz'sche Verlags- u. Universitätsbuchhandlung, Wien

Albrecht, V.; Hell, C.; Pfeffer, T.; Parycek, P. (2022). Resilience of European Universities Against the Backdrop of Digital Transformation. Friedrich Faulhammer, Sebastian Schäffer, Zeitschrift des Institutes für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa. Shrinking Spaces - Growing Responsibilities, 3-4/2022: 45-53, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage, Wien

Zenk L.; Hynek N.; Edelmann N.; Vikar S.; Parycek P.; Steiner G. (2021). Exploring motivation to engage in intraorganizational knowledge sharing: a mixed-methods approach. Kybernetes, 9: https://doi.org/10.1108/K-12-2020-0868

Edelmann, N.; Csáki, C.; Hofmann, S.; Lampoltshammer, T. J.; Alcaide Muñoz, L.; Parycek, P.; Schwabe, G.; Tambouris , E.; (2021). Electronic Participation 13th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference. Springer LNCS, Cham

Pitoski, D.; Lampoltshammer, T.J.; Parycek, P. (2021). Human migration as a complex network: appropriate abstraction, and the feasibility of Network Science tools. In: Haber, P.; Lampoltshammer, T.J.; Mayr, M.; Plankensteiner, K., Data Science – Analytics and Applications Proceedings of the 3rd International Data Science Conference – iDSC2020: 113-120, Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden

Pitoski, D.; Lampoltshammer, T.J.; Parycek, P. (2021). Network analysis of internal migration in Croatia. Computational Social Networks, 8:10: 1-17, Springer

Pitoski, D.; Lampoltshammer, T.J.; Parycek, P. (2021). Network Analysis of Internal Migration in Austria. Digital Government: Research and Practice, 2(3): 1-24, ACM

Pitoski, D.; Lampoltshammer, T.J.; Parycek, P. (2021). Drivers of Human Migration: A Review of Scientific Evidence. Social Sciences, 10(1): 1-16, MDPI

Scholz, R.W.; Czichos, R.; Parycek, P.; Lampoltshammer, T. J. (2020). Organizational vulnerability of digital threats: A first validation of an assessment method. European Journal of Operational Research, 282(2): 627-643

Hofmann, S.; Csáki, C.; Edelmann, N.; Lampoltshammer, T.; Melin, U.; Parycek, P.; Schwabe, G.; Tambouris, E. (2020). Electronic Participation. Springer, Cham

Scholz, R. W.; Kley, M.; & Parycek, P. (2020). Digital infrastructure as a public good: A European Perspective. Kompetenzzentrum Öffentliche IT, Kompetenzzentrum Öffentliche IT, Das Fraunhofer-Institut für Offene Kommunikationssysteme FOKUS, Berlin

Panagiotopoulos, P.; Edelmann, N.; Glassey, O.; Misuraca, G.; Parycek, P.; Lampoltshammer, T.; Re, B. (2019). Electronic Participation 11th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2019 San Benedetto Del Tronto, Italy, September 2–4, 2019 Proceedings. LNCS Sringer, Cham, Switzerland

Pitoski, D.; Lampoltshammer, T.J.; Parycek, P. (2019). Network Analysis of Internal Migration in Austria. In: Cherifi, H.; Mendes, J.F.; Rocha, L.M.; Gaito, S.; Moro, E.; Goncalves-Sa, J.; Santo, F., Book of Abstracts. The 8th International Conference on Complex Networks & Their Applications: 236-238, International Conference on Complex Networks & Their Applications, Portugal

Pitoski, D.; Lampoltshammer, T.J.; Parycek, P. (2019). Drivers of human migration: A review of scientific evidence (Abstract). In: Tilbe, F.; Mahmutoglu, V., The Migration Conference 2019 Book of Abstracts and Programme: 143, Transnational Press, London

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Lectures (Extract Research Database)

What is required of higher education leadership to drive universities’ digital transformation? (Panel discussion)

Digital Universities_Europe, 25/10/2023

Towards AI4Gov+: a Network of Excellence on digital governance and technology diplomacy (Panel discussion)

AI4GOV Event (Master on Artificial Intelligence for public services), 19/10/2023

Erkenntnisse aus NÖ Trendmanagement

Forum Digitalisierung, 12/10/2023

Podiumsdiskussion: „Digitalisierung in Deutschland – Die Dynamik aufrechterhalten“

Zukunftskongress Staat & Verwaltung, 14/06/2023

Chair zu Session 2 und 6 – E-dem & E-Part

IFIP EGOV Conference, 04/06/2023

Podiumsdiskussion: „Cloud Computing im öffentlichen Sektor“

Digitaler Staat, 26/04/2023

Digitale Identität als Schlüssel für den digitalen Staat? (Panel discussion)

GovTech-Gipfel eID Panel, 18/04/2023

Digitalisierung und Automatisierung des Rechts

NÖ Juristische Gesellschaft, 22/03/2023

Die Registermodernisierung: die Zukunft moderner Daten-Dienste

Sitzung der AG Datendemokratie, 16/03/2023

Der Elefant im Raum: Registermodernisierung (Panel discussion)

Kommunal Virtual Conference 2023, 08/03/2023

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