Paper categories

ICEGOV 2021 allows three different paper categories, the requirements of which are described below in more detail. Note that submitting a paper to the wrong category may lead to its rejection.

TYPE MIN-MAX PAGES TRACKS 1-10 TRACK 11 TRACKS 12-14
RESEARCH PAPER 8 – 12
ONGOING RESEARCH PAPER 5 – 8
 SHORT PAPER 2 – 4

Research papers

These are papers that document complete research in one or more aspects of Digital Government, addressing topics listed in the Call for Papers, 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 analysis and documentation of results. Research papers 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

Presentation time for Research Papers: 20 minutes (including Q&A from the audience).


Ongoing research papers

These are 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, 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). Ongoing research papers 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

Presentation time for Ongoing Research Papers: 20 minutes (including Q&A from the audience). Papers submitted to the Doctoral Colloquium must be of this type.


Short papers

These are papers 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 by addressing topics listed in the Call for Papers. Short papers 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

Presentation time for Short Papers: 15 minutes (including Q&A from the audience).