2012 Digital Government Society Conference

Preparations for the 2012 Digital Government Society Conference (dg.o 2012) are underway, and we would welcome your participation in the conference. This marks the 13th annual conference, demonstrating a strong and vibrant international community of research and practice. Taking place at the University of Maryland College Park June 4-7, 2012, the conference will bring together e-Government researchers and practitioners to explore cutting edge research and best practices regarding e-Government initiatives.  Accepted papers are published in the ACM Proceedings Digital Library. 

Each year the conference combines:

  • Presentations of effective partnerships and collaborations among government professionals and agencies, university researchers, relevant businesses, and NGOs, as well as grassroots citizen groups, to advance the practice of e-Government.
  • Presentations and discussions on new research on e-Government as an interdisciplinary domain that lies at the intersections of information technology research, social and behavioral science research, and the challenges and missions of government.
  • Practice regarding e-Government projects, implementations, and initiatives that bring together the research and practitioner communities, demonstrate the effectiveness and/or challenges of e-Government, and offer best practices.  

Governments today face unprecedented opportunities and challenges. New technologies provide governments with the opportunity to redefine the relationship between government and the public that they serve, create innovative public services, provide customer-focused services, encourage transparency, promote participatory democracy, facilitate the co-design of services, form new partnerships in service delivery, streamline operations and reduce costs, and build trust in government. But harnessing and implementing technologies effectively raise a number of policy, technology, and governance challenges. This year, the conference program will focus on the ways governments and the e-Government research community can work collaboratively to leverage information and communication technologies as part of innovative and dynamic approaches to creating and implementing high quality, efficient, and effective e-Government.

Research, practice, and collaboration submissions addressing this theme could include but are not limited to: social media and public participation in digital government; effective use of social media by governments; crowd sourcing for government decision making; transformative government; open and transparent government; models of collaboration among government, industry, NGOs, and citizens; data  integration, visualizations, and analytics for government decision making; agile and flexible government; financial/economic/social policy making; government productivity and effectiveness; service quality and customer-centric e-Government; social and health infrastructure; global  government collaboration models and practices; infrastructure for data sharing among government agencies; computing infrastructure models,  cyber-security and project management; IT-enabled government management and operations, and interest in program execution; IT and tools to support government security; and methods to measure and evaluate success in e-Government.

In addition, we welcome submissions from the broader domain of e-Government research. We invite completed research papers, papers describing management and practice, policy, and case studies, student research papers, on-going research posters, and live demonstrations that demonstrate the use of technology to promote innovative e-Government services. We particularly encourage submissions on interdisciplinary and crosscutting topics. We also encourage the submission of suggestions for panels, and pre-conference tutorials and workshops.

More specific conference details are below. 

Kind regards,

John Carlo Bertot, President-Elect and Conference Chair
Hans Jochen Scholl, President

13th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2012)
Bridging Research and Practice
University of Maryland, College ParkMD
Monday– Thursday, June 4-7, 2012
Website: http://dgo2012.dgsna.org
General inquiries: dgo2012@easychair.org
Paper submissions: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dgo2012



Important Dates:

Jan 22, 2012               Papers, doctoral colloquium papers, workshop, tutorial, and panel proposals due 
March 7, 2012            Paper, doctoral colloquium, workshop, tutorial, and panel acceptance notifications
Mar 16, 2012             Poster and demo proposals due 
Mar 30, 2012            Camera-ready manuscripts due
April 6, 2012              Poster and demo acceptance notifications

May 4, 2012               Early registration closes
Jun 4-7, 2012             dg.o 2012 conference