ICEGOV2019 invites submissions of original papers, not published or considered for publication elsewhere, that contribute to the conference theme: Exploring Digital Government Synergies to Foster Equality, Inclusiveness, and Productivity. To prepare and submit your paper, download the package provided HERE and follow the instructions there carefully. Papers can be submitted to one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Digital Transformation of Public Services and Governments
Digital transformation focuses on the use of digital technologies to improve access to government information previously held in physical formats; to modernise and provide digital access to public services provided to citizens, businesses, and other stakeholders; to automate internal operations of government organizations; and to improve productivity through the benefits of electronic governance. This track is dedicated to the research that study digital transformation for internal processes, structures, and working practices of the government organizations, at every level, to benefit citizens and businesses.
Track 2: Open Government and Digital Citizenship: Participation, Engagement, and Empowerment
Open government and digital citizenship refer to participation in the effective use of digital technologies and the Internet to engage with and empower citizens and businesses. This track explores the data openness paradigm enabled by technological developments and the Open Government Data movement, which argue that, if properly “opened” and reused, government data provides great opportunities to promote civic participation and engagement.
Track 3: Digital Inclusiveness, Equality, and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
The rapidly evolving digital culture is characterized by greater inclusion and participation of the public in social and political processes. This track explores sustainability, inclusion, and equality policies and programs by governments around the world that promote the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Track 4: Smart Governance for Smart Cities, Communities, and Regions
The growth of smart initiatives creates the need for more robust governance frameworks for both horizontal coordination across policy sectors and vertical coordination across governance levels. This track explores the opportunities, challenges, and implications of smart initiatives across cities, communities, and regions.
Track 5: Emerging Technologies, Information Security, Privacy, and Ethics
Emerging technologies provide new and relevant avenues for e-Government delivery and participation. Blockchain, big data, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality are some of the new technologies that provide a platform for innovative solutions that tackle key challenges. This track is meant to explore such technologies and how they deal with information security issues, privacy, and ethics.
Track 6: Bridging Digital Government Research and Policy
This track examines the emerging visions for e-Government in research and practice, the technologies required to implement them, the regulatory frameworks and approaches that can be taken to accelerate innovation, productivity improvements and the transition from pilots to fully operational e-Government solutions.
Track 7: e-Governance in the Asia-Pacific Region
The adoption and proliferation of digital government policies and initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region is diverse. This track explores the unique opportunities and challenges associated with the governments and organizations in this region, including unique opportunities for collaboration, challenges for Pacific nations, standardizing EGOV, and motivation for EGOV initiatives.
Track 8: Doctoral Colloquium
Presentation of students’ work at the Doctoral Colloquium aims at providing feedback from academic experts and building the students’ peer-to-peer and professional networks. Submissions to the Doctoral Colloquium are welcome from doctoral students who would like to present their research work on any topic related to the conference theme. Submissions should explain the research problem, the motivation, the research questions as well as the research methodology. It should also include the scientific and technical challenges and the respective research results. Although supervisors can coauthor the paper, the doctoral student must be the first author.
Track 9: Poster Exhibition
The conference also welcomes submissions of poster papers to describe ongoing work, including new ideas, initial results, open questions, development plans, etc. with potential to contribute to Digital Government research and practice. Accepted posters will be presented during the Poster Exhibition to stimulate discussion, create research-practice and research-policy connections, provide feedback to the authors, and nourish opportunities for international, multi-disciplinary and crosssectoral collaboration.