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ICEGOV stands for International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance. Established in 2007, the conference runs annually and is coordinated by the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV).

ICEGOV took place for the first time in 2007, in Macau. It was the beginning of a journey that has led the conference to 11 different cities spread over 10 countries and 4 continents so far. In all its editions, ICEGOV addressed pertinent subjects for academics, practitioners, and decision-makers in the EGOV domain. General statistics about the conference are available here.

ICEGOV has produced, over the years, several publications as a direct result of paper submissions to the conference. ICEGOV publications are indexed by Scopus, Web of Science, and DBLP – Computer Science Bibliography.

  • 11 conference proceedings volumes (ACM Press), comprising more than 1000 papers written by more than 1500 authors (74% from developing countries and 26% from developed countries);
  • Special Collection of e-Government Innovations in India (ACM Press, 2017);
  • Special issues of Government Information Quarterly (Elsevier) with selected best papers.


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ICEGOV has established itself over the years as a major conference in the domain of Electronic Governance (EGOV) due to its unique combination of academics and practitioners. The conference promotes the interaction and cooperation between universities, research centres, governments, industry, and international organizations, all of which are essential to the development of EGOV and its community.


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ICEGOV promotes the sharing of knowledge through the publication and presentation of academic papers, both from developing and developed countries. This is complemented with a rich programme of keynote lectures, plenary sessions, invited sessions, and networking sessions, all organised by leading institutions and experts in the EGOV domain. Thus far, ICEGOV already reached 2025 paper submissions and was attended by more than 6000 participants originating from 109 countries around the world, making ICEGOV a truly global and International Conference dedicated to the Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance.


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ICEGOV creates a unique link between the worlds of research and policy, often kept apart. As both are essential for the proper development and application of EGOV, it is a goal of the conference to bridge these two worlds. ICEGOV has also established itself as a conference attended by all stakeholders of technology-enabled transformation in government. As a research and practice conference, ICEGOV features a healthy balance of researchers and practitioners, therefore reaching all spheres of the EGOV community. ICEGOV focuses as well on international cooperation. With the United Nations University (UNU) as a major force behind all editions of the conference, and with several United Nations organizations actively involved, ICEGOV exhibits a strong UN character and substantially contributes to the fulfilment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around the world.