Track 3 Chair
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Prof. Dr. Robert Krimmer is Full Professor of e-Governance within Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance at the Faculty of Social Science, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. Robert’s research is focused on electronic participation and democracy, as well as e-voting, the transformation of the public sector, and all issues further developing a digital society. Robert is also Associate Editor of the international scientific journal Government Information Quarterly (GIQ), where he is in charge of participation issues. Robert coordinates TOOP, the EU H2020 large-scale pilot on exploring and demonstrating the feasibility of the once-only principle involving 50+ partners from 21 countries inside and outside the European Union. Further, he was member of the group of experts to the Council of Europe Ad-Hoc Committee on Electronic Voting (CAHVE) which will soon release its updated recommendation on legal, technical and operational standards for Electronic Voting Rec(2017)xx. Also, he was one of the lead experts for the Council of Europe Ad-Hoc Committee on Electronic Democracy and drafted Annex 1 of the CoE Recommendation (2009) on e-Democracy. Before returning to academia, Robert was OSCE/ODIHR’s first senior adviser on new voting technologies. In the past he advised CoE, OSCE/ODIHR, UNDP, WHO, ITU, the European Commission and AWEB on various matters.
Teaching duties include lecturing on e-Governance, e-Democracy, e-Participation, e-Voting and End-User Management Information Systems at Tallinn University of Technology, University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg, Danube University Krems, and WU Vienna, University of Economics and Business. Robert has supervised one PhD thesis and twenty-five graduate theses and author and/or been editor of ten books/special issues of scientific journals. Prof. Krimmer has authored over 100 international scientific articles and been cited some 750 times, with an Hirsch index of 14 according to Google Scholar.