Paper Categories

The submission categories are Research Papers, Ongoing Research Papers and Short Papers. All papers must comply with the page limit and must be submitted to the appropriate Track.

Paper categories

Research Papers

Papers that document complete research in one or more aspects of Digital Government, addressing topics listed in the Call for Papers (Tracks 1-10), with proven or potential capability to advance the state of research in the field. Research papers should be similar to journal submissions, albeit shorter. They should have completed analyses and documentation of results. Authors of accepted research papers will have up to 20 minutes to present their work at the conference, including any questions and discussion. Research papers cannot exceed 12 pages, and they should, indicatively, include the following sections (more as content than as exact titles):

  • Title and Abstract (up to 300 words)
  • Introduction
  • Background / Literature Review
  • Methodology / Research Framework / Design Approach
  • Results / Findings / Developments / Applications
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions / Further Work
  • References

Max. pages: 12
Tracks: 1-10


Ongoing Research Papers

Papers that describe ongoing research work that is yet to be completed, in one or more aspects of Digital Government, addressing topics listed in the Call for Papers (Tracks 1-10), with proven or potential capability to advance the state of research in the field. Ongoing research papers could take various forms. For example, they can be theoretical (presenting promising frameworks), empirical (with some preliminary results), or present a design of novel and useful concepts, artifacts (no testing required).

Doctoral Colloquium papers related to the topics of the conference are included in this category and will be presented during the Doctoral Colloquium (Track 11), a full day event aimed at providing constructive feedback to the students from academic experts and building the students’ peer-to-peer and professional networks. Authors of accepted ongoing research papers will have up to 20 minutes to present their work at the conference, including any questions and discussion. Ongoing research papers cannot exceed 8 pages, and they should, indicatively, include the following sections (more as content than as exact titles):

  • Title and Abstract (up to 300 words)
  • Introduction
  • Background / Literature Review / Methodology / Research Framework
  • Results / Findings / Developments / Applications
  • Discussion / Conclusions / Further Work
  • References

Max. pages: 8
Tracks: 1-11


Short Papers

Papers that are mostly composed of work in progress reports, recent developments or presentations of new ideas and initiatives with potential to contribute to Digital Government research and practice. Short papers cannot exceed 4 pages, and they should, indicatively, include the following sections (more as content than as exact titles):

  • Title and Abstract (up to 150 words)
  • Introduction / Background / Aims and objectives of the study
  • Approach / Results
  • Conclusions / Further Work
  • References

Short papers can belong to any of the following three sub-types:

→ Industry Track (T12): papers written by industry participants to describe innovative research or practice efforts related to the topic of the conference. Authors of accepted industry track papers will have up to 20 minutes to present their work at the conference, including any questions and discussion.

→ Public Sector Track (T13): papers providing a concise summary of information about a topic of interest that can help readers and most likely make decisions about government policies. Authors of accepted public sector track papers will have up to 20 minutes to present their work at the conference, including any questions and discussion.

→ Poster Exhibition (T14): papers that contain implementation information or work-in-progress and will be open to discussion. Authors of accepted poster exhibition papers are subsequently required to create an actual poster (A1 size), which will be printed and displayed at the conference venue for the Poster Exhibition. Instructions and guidelines for the creation of the poster will be sent separately and only to the authors of accepted poster papers.

Max. pages: 4
Tracks: 12-14