Lasse Berntzen


School of Business
Department of Business, History and Social Sciences
Campus Vestfold (C3-136)
Lasse Berntzen joined Vestfold University College, now the University of South-Eastern Norway, as an associate professor in 2002. He was appointed professor in Information Systems in January 2014. His research has focused on the digital society, e-government, e-participation, and "smart cities". His research examines how cities can make better decisions by using data, analytics, and visualization. He is currently doing research on how Intenet-of-Things and big data can be used in some of the subdomains of smart cities, such as "smart traffic", "smart public transportation", "smart parking", "environmental monitoring", "smart waste management", "smart energy" and, "crime prevention". A complete list of his publications can be found in CRISTIN, the official Norwegian research publication database (see link below).


Research on the digital society, e-government, e-participation, and "smart cities".

Teaching programming (.NET), mobile applications, e-commerce, public sector innovation, open source, e-government and e-democarcy, mining social media, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and information systems security.

International coordinator for the Department of Business, History and Social Sciences.



  • Mining social media
  • Smart cities
  • Public sector innovation
  • Sensor-based applications
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • e-government
  • e-democracy
  • The digital society
  • Mobile services and applications
  • Software development (.NET)
  • Computer communications
  • System development
  • Information systems security



Work History

2018- Professor, University of South-Eastern Norway

2016-2018 Professor, University College of Southeast Norway

2014-2016 Professor, Buskerud and Vestfold University College

2002-2014 Associate Professor, Vestfold University College

1998-2002 Associate Dean, The Polytechnical College (DPH)

Current R&D projects

  • ERA-NET+ Smart MLA (Multi Layer Aggregator)
  • Post-IT Local

Completed R&D projects

  • A Mobile Platform for Environmental Monitoring (EEA-grants) 2016-2017
  • Best Practices Exchanges for Internationalization of Higher Education (EEA-grants) 2016-2017
  • Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: Mapping Options for a Resilient Approach (EEA-grants) 2016-2017
  • URUS - A Human-Centric Method for Urine Sampling from Drug Addicts [Project manager] 2015-2016
  • Public Sector Renewal through ICT (EEA-grants) 2014-2016
  • DIGIFACT - Digital Factory: Concepts, Implementations, Present and Future Challenges (EEA-grants) 2014-2015
  • NET-EUCEN - Citizen Centric Services (2010-2013)
  • eGovMon - Assessing Public Sector Web Sites (2008-2012)
  • Evaluation: Collaboration on ICT in Sogn- og Fjordane County [Fylkesmannen i Sogn og Fjordane] 2011
  • Consultative - Technology Support for Consultations (EEA) 2008-2010
  • eGovMoNet (EU) 2008-2010
  • BIBIKT - VIOS-pre project [with VIB og andre] (NFR) [Project manager] 2006-2008
  • Digital planning dialog [with 12K og andre] (Høykom) 2007-2008
  • Mayor candidates on Internet [with 12K] (KRD)  [Project manager] 2007
  • Electronic Citizen Initiative [with NIBR] (KRD) 2005-2007
  • Webcasting local council meetings [with 12K]  [Project manager] 2005
  • Common information infrastructure for municipal web sites [with 12K] 2005-2006
  • SSR (Spesialsykehuset for Rehabilitering) Health Portal 2003-2005


Professional Memberships

Member of Association of Information Systems (AIS)

Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Appointed Fellow of the International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA)

Conference committees and reviews

For the last five years, Lasse Berntzen has been a member of program committees for 19 different series of international conferences: CeDem, CENTRIC, COLLA, CYBERLAWS, ECDG/ECEG, ECSM, EGOV, EMCIS, EPART, IBIMA, ICDS, ICEGOV, ICIMP, ICTM, IWEMB, SMART, Smart City Conference, SmartGreens, SOTICS), altogether 61 individual conferences. For four of the conferences (CENTRIC, COLLA, ICDS, and SMART) he is a member of the advisory/steering board. He is also co-chair for the ”Big Data” track on EMCIS.

He has contributed with several keynote presentations and tutorials in international conferences.

He also does reviews for several journals (Administrative Sciences, Applied Sciences, Electronic Commerce Research, Information, Information Systems Management; Information Technology & People; Information Technology for Development; International Journal of Electronic Governance; International Journal of Enterprise Systems Integration and Interoperability; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH); International Journal of Geo-Information; International Journal of Information Technology and Management; International Journal of Services Technology and Management; Journal of Mobile Technologies, Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity; Journal of Plant and Animal Ecology, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, Knowledge and Society; Media and Communication; Social Sciences; Sustainability; Symmetry, Urban Planning; Urban Research and Practice; and World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development). He was also a lecturer on a program on "High-Performance Government" arranged by Mile, a  Saudi-Arabian NGO.

Other Experiences

2009-2011 External expert for the European Commission (External reviewer for ECRN – European Civil Registry Network)

2008-2009 External expert for Council of Europe – Ad hoc committee on e-Democracy.