The submission of Workshop proposals is now available. Please read the information on this page carefully before submitting your proposal.


ICEGOV 2021 will feature a series of Workshops on 5 October 2021 (pre-conference day). Six slots of three hours each are available in the conference programme (morning and afternoon). The aim of these workshops is to highlight emerging topics not specifically covered in the main conference sessions, but still related to the conference theme: Smart Digital Governance for Global Sustainability.

The workshops should be interactive and provide interesting discussion of novel ideas, insightful practical and theoretical discussions, and networking with international experts, researchers, practitioners, government officials, among others. The Organiser(s) / Chair(s) of a workshop should include activities that foster the participation of the attendees. The final list of workshops accepted for the conference will be added to the conference programme after review and notification of all proponents.

Note that all participants and speakers in the workshops, regardless of the nature of their presentation, including the organiser(s), must pay the conference registration fee. The workshop chair is offered one free conference registration. At this stage, it is expected that the conference will be held in Athens and that all participants are physically present.

How to submit and important dates

The workshop proposal should be submitted by using the form below; no other means of submission will be accepted. A copy of the submission will be sent by email automatically and it can be reviewed before being submitted. The proposals should be as complete as possible, as they will undergo a formal review by the Workshops Chair, in coordination with the Programme Committee Chairs.

Submission deadline: 17 May 2021
Decision notification: 2 June 2021
Workshops: 5 October 2021

Selection criteria

When selecting workshop proposals, priority will be given to workshops that address exciting topics in creative formats that generate lively interactions and that may attract multiple types of participants (e.g. academics, practitioners, policy-makers, etc.). For a successful proposal, make sure that you explain how you meet this criteria and what distinguishes your workshop. Some important questions that you should address in the proposal are:

  • Why is this topic relevant to the theme and tracks of ICEGOV 2021?
  • Why is the topic novel and important?
  • Who is your expected audience? Can the workshop attract a large number of attendees in addition to the organisers?  (e.g. is there a project related to the workshop?)
  • What is the strategy foreseen (if any) to attract participants for the workshop?
  • How is the workshop covering topics that are original and not necessarily covered by other conference sessions?

The specific selection criteria for the evaluation and ranking of workshop proposals received are:

  • Relevance
  • Timeliness
  • Novelty
  • Content

Based on this criteria, the overall recommendation will be sent by email to the person indicated as responsible for the workshop proposal.

  • ICEGOV 2021: workshop proposal


NAME (provide the name of the person responsible for the proposal)

AFFILIATION (provide the affiliation of the person responsible for the proposal)

EMAIL ADDRESS (provide a valid email address of the person responsible for the proposal)


TITLE (provide a short and meaningful title for the workshop)

ABSTRACT (provide an abstract of 150-200 words about the workshop)

OBJECTIVES (list 2-4 objetives of the workshop)

SCOPE AND TOPICS (provide the thematic scope and topics of the workshop)

RELEVANCE AND RATIONALE (provide the relevance and rationale of the workshop, e.g. relevant project or initiative)

FORMAT (indicate the planned format of the workshop, e.g. duration, planned schedule, number of speakers, etc.)

POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS (provide a list of people, and their affiliation, who will organise and deliver the workshop. Also indicate the strategy, if any, to attract participants considering the different profiles)