Publications and Awards

Conference Proceedings

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings on the condition that at least one author attends the conference and presents the paper. The proceedings are published by ACM Press as part of the International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS), in digital format only, under the following reference: Euripidis, Loukis; Macadar, Marie Anne; Meyerhoff Nielsen, Morten (eds.). Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2021). New York: ACM Press, 2021. ISBN: 978-1-4503-9011-8.

As in previous years, it is expected that the published papers are indexed in Scopus, Web of Science, and DBLP – Computer Science Bibliography, among others. Currently, the conference acceptance rate is 36%.


Government Information Quarterly

After the conference, a number of papers will be carefully selected by the Programme Committee Chairs for publication in Government Information Quarterly by Elsevier. GIQ is an international journal that examines the intersection of policy, information technology, government, and the public. In particular, GIQ focuses on how policies affect government information flows and the availability of government information; the use of technology to create and provide innovative government services; the impact of information technology on the relationship between the governed and those governing; and the increasing significance of information policies and information technology in relation to democratic practices.

The authors who accept will be required to greatly expand and improve their articles before publication. As the leading journal in the field, GIQ seeks to publish high quality scholarly research, viewpoint articles and editorials that inform both researchers and practitioners regarding the relationship between policy, information technology, government, and the public.

Metrics (according to the publisher)

  • CiteScore: 10.3
  • Impact Factor: 5.098
  • 5-Year Impact Factor: 6.411
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 3.075
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.915

Best Paper Awards

The goal of the ICEGOV Best Paper Awards is to acknowledge excellent research performed by the authors whose papers have been accepted and presented at the conference. The award consists of a certificate (printed or digital), together with a symbolic gift, usually a cultural object from the conference’s host country. The certificate and the gift are delivered to the first author of the winning paper by the Awards Committee Chair during the conference’s closing ceremony. A total of four best papers categories are awarded at ICEGOV:

  • Best Research Paper
  • Best Ongoing Research Paper
  • Best Short Paper
  • Best Poster

For more information regarding the eligibility criteria, selection process and the awards committee, please download the ICEGOV Best Paper Awards Policy, available below.


Best Papers ICEGOV 2021

Unpacking digital accountability: ensuring efficient and answerable e-Governance service delivery
Authored by Swapnil Sharma, Arpan Kar, and Manmohan Gupta (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India) [best research paper]

A machine learning approach for medical device classification
Authored by Aaron Ceross and Jeroen Bergmann (University of Oxford, United Kingdom) [best ongoing research paper]

Improving Cape Verde’s digital governance strategy formulation process
Authored by Wagner Araujo, Mário Cardoso, and João Cruz (UNU-EGOV, Portugal, and Government of Cabo Verde) [best short paper]

Development of a method for assessing the accessibility of the urban environment for low-mobility groups of the population based on Google Maps reviews
Authored by Boris Nizomutdinov and Vladimir Kazak (ITMO University, Russia) [best poster]

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