[Asis-l] Call for Papers - dg.o 2016 - 17th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research

C. Hinnant chinnant at fsu.edu
Tue Dec 1 12:22:46 EST 2015

*Call for Papers*

*dg.o 2016 - 17th Annual International Conference on Digital Government 

TheDigital Government Society (DGS) <http://dgsociety.org/>announces the 
17th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research - 
dg.o 2016, which will be hosted by Fudan University in Shanghai, PR 
China from June 8-10, 2016.(seehttp://dgo2016.dgsociety.org/ )

The dg.o conferences are an established forum for presentation, 
discussion, and demonstration of interdisciplinary research on digital 
government, political participation, civic engagement, technology 
innovation, applications, and practice. Each year the conference brings 
together scholars recognized for the interdisciplinary and innovative 
nature of their work, their contributions to theory (rigor) and practice 
(relevance), their focus on important and timely topics and the quality 
of their writing. The conference program combines:

  * Keynote and track presentations and discussions on new research on
    digital government at the intersections of information technology
    research, social and behavioral science research, and the challenges
    and missions of government.

  * 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 digital government.

  * A showcase of digital government projects, implementations, and
    initiatives that bring together the research and practitioner
    communities, demonstrate the effectiveness and/or challenges of
    digital government, and offer best practices.

Themes & Topics: The 17th Annual International Conference on Digital 
Government Research will feature the main theme of *Internet 
/Plus/ Government: New Opportunities to Solve Public Problems. *The 
theme responds to the need for new knowledge about how the latest wave 
of Internet technologies such as mobile, big data, the Internet of 
Things, cloud computing, wearables, and artificial intelligence, among 
others, are increasingly integrated with and reshaping government, 
industries, businesses and society in general.  From agriculture to 
finance, commerce to transportation, dazzling new solutions to industry 
problems are emerging. At dg.o 2016, researchers and practitioners from 
around world will discuss pressing questions:  Will these latest 
Internet technologies have the same effect on government?  Will they 
create new opportunities for solving public problems in health, crisis 
response, environmental protection and city management? And if so, in 
what way can governments best deliver on the potential of these new and 
emerging Internet technologies? Further, are governments ready to 
leverge the opportunities and manage the risks that the latest 
generations of Internet technologies are creating?  Authors are 
encouraged to address these critical questions within the context of one 
of the six conference tracks.

Submissions could include but are not limited to: big data; open 
government; sustainability; policy informatics; smart technologies for 
governments; issues of equity related to digital government and 
technology use; effective use of social media by governments, citizens 
and organizations; models of collaboration; data integration, 
visualizations, and analytics for government decision making or public 
collective problem solving; financial/economic/social policy making; 
service quality and customer-centric e-government; infrastructure for 
data sharing among government agencies and non-governmental 
organizations and citizens groups; computing infrastructure models, 
cyber-security and project management; e-Government success and 
evaluation; and governance.

The seven tracks will accept full research papers as well as research in 
progress, management case studies and policy papers.  Panel, tutorial, 
workshop, poster and demonstration proposals are also invited. Each 
conference element has co-chairs who are responsible for managing the 
submission and review process for their track. Feel free to contact 
track chairs for guidance as necessary.

The dg.o 2016 will celebrate the 10^th  anniversary of the formation of 
the Digital Government Society.  In recognition of this important 
milestone, this year’s conference will include reflections on the 
development of digital government research and practice worldwide, and 
the role the Society has played and should be playing in this 
development. This year’s conference will include a paper track that 
seeks reflection pieces on the advancement of digital government 
research and practice.

*Track 1. Social Media and Government*

/Track chairs: Andrea Kavanaugh (//kavan at cs.vt.edu/ 
<mailto:kavan at cs.vt.edu>/), Rodrigo Sandoval, and Marie Anne Macadar Moron/

The use of social media has been growing rapidly and globally. 
Governments at all levels have been using these media for public 
administration and for outreach to citizens.  Citizens, businesses and 
voluntary associations have been using them to share information, ask 
questions, and to collaborate on problem solving in neighborhoods, 
states, industries and nations. The growing use of social media has 
created new challenges and opportunities for all users, e.g., changes in 
regulations and policies, marketing, and more diverse perspectives and 
feedback. However the staggering number and diversity of messages and 
topics generated is difficult to process and make sense of, not only on 
a day-to-day basis, but also during crises. Social media have also 
offered broader, more diverse participation in collective problem 
solving and governance. This track welcomes research and practice papers 
addressing a range of similar or related topics on social media analysis 
on content, metrics, case studies or theoretical models to advance this 
area of research.

*Track 2. Organizational Factors, Adoption Issues and Digital Government 

/Track chairs: Chris Hinnant (//chinnant at fsu.edu/ 
<mailto:chinnant at fsu.edu>/), Jing Zhang, and Yu-Che Chen/

Public organizations employ information and communication technologies 
(ICT) to facilitate communication and transactions with many 
stakeholders such as residents, private sector businesses, non-profit 
organizations, and other government agencies. While recent digital 
government research has often focused on understanding the external 
impacts of ICT adoption by government, the adoption and implementation 
of new ICT by public organizations is influenced by organizational 
factors such as the availability of resources (i.e. funding, 
technological knowledge, and personnel), leadership, and the 
organization’s technological culture. This track solicits research that 
examines the organizational factors that influence the adoption and 
implementation of new ICT as well as the impact of new ICT on the 
organizational processes, effectiveness, and innovativeness of public 
organizations. Research in this track may examine the adoption, use, and 
organizational impacts of a variety of innovative technologies and 
practices including but not limited to social media technologies, 
citizen-centric technologies, virtual collaborative work practices, and 
technologies that facilitate the collection and analysis of large data 
sets. Furthermore, the track is also interested in the adoption of 
innovative policies or practices that seek to facilitate the strategic 
use of ICT by public organizations.

*Track 3. Open Government, Open Data, and Collaboration*

/Track chairs: Marijn Janssen (//m.f.w.h.a.janssen at tudelft.nl/ 
<mailto:m.f.w.h.a.janssen at tudelft.nl>/), Rui Lourenço, and Vishanth 

Many governments are working toward a vision of government-wide 
transformation that strives to achieve an open, transparent and 
accountable government while providing responsive services. The opening 
of data, the deployment of tools and instruments to engage the public, 
collaboration amongst public organizations and between governments and 
the public are important drivers for realizing these goals. To 
successfully achieve this vision, fundamental changes in practice and 
new research on governments as open systems are needed. This track 
solicits papers addressing the issue of public sector accountability and 
transformation achieved through open government, collaboration amongst 
actors and knowledge sharing within and between organizations.

*Track 4. Smart Cities, Smart Citizens and Smart Government*

/Track chairs: Soon Ae Chun (//Soon.Chun at csi.cuny.edu/ 
<mailto:Soon.Chun at csi.cuny.edu>/), Sehl Mellouli, and Yigal Arens/

With the slogan "Smart Cities, Smart Citizens, Smart Governments” we 
refer to the promise of using linked and intertwined technologies to 
create innovative and intelligent solutions to life in a city that will 
result not only in operational efficiency, but also in government 
transformation through participatory governance. Topics for this track 
include but are not limited to: Applications and collaborations based on 
the “internet of things,” a ubiquitous network of connected devices; 
Smart sensors;  Big data analytics; The Civic Technology Movement, and 
Intercity and intergovernmental collaborations. Descriptions of research 
and development efforts that demonstrate advances in technology and/or 
policy innovations in the areas of energy, transportation, health, 
education, public safety, structures, natural environment, and business, 
are all welcome, as are related issues of cybersecurity and privacy, 
community-based infrastructure resilience, urban informatics and governance.

*Track 5. Emerging Topics: Big Data, IoT, & Policy Informatics*

/Track chairs: John C. Bertot  (//jbertot at umd.edu/ 
<mailto:jbertot at umd.edu>/) and Scott Robertson/

The continual development of new technologies, big data applications, 
policies, and management practices keep digital government research and 
practice in a state of perpetual evolution. This evolution also provides 
governments with ways in which to cultivate innovative, smart, and 
transformational government services. The Emerging Topics track seeks 
submissions that provide insights into emerging digital government 
research and practice.

*Track 6. Reflections on Digital Government Research and Practice*

/Track chairs: Theresa Pardo (//tpardo at ctg.albany.edu/ 
<mailto:tpardo at ctg.albany.edu>/) and SoonAe Chun/

Ten years ago, after much debate and discussion, a community of scholars 
came together to form the Digital Government Society.  The goal was to 
create a coherent community around a critical set of questions related 
to the use of digital technologies in government. Now, ten years later 
this community has produced groundbreaking research and translated much 
of that research into policy and practice innovations in governments all 
over the world. Our community has launched academic programs, 
conferences, journals, and consortia; we’ve educated multiple 
generations of students and helped retrain the workforce. We’ve informed 
policy and strategy decisions at the highest levels of government and 
worked in ways that have improved the lives of citizens throughout the 
world. The /Reflections on Digital Government Research and 
Practice/ track seeks discussion and opinion pieces that will contribute 
to the ongoing dialogue about the impact and role of the DGS and related 
communities around the world.

*Track 7. Internet Plus Government*

/Track chairs: Nan Zhang (//nanzhang at tsinghua.edu.cn/ 
<mailto:nanzhang at tsinghua.edu.cn>/) and Atreyi Kankanhalli/

*​*The latest wave of Internet technologies are increasingly integrated 
with and reshaping government, industries, businesses and society in 
general. Will these latest Internet technologies have the same effect on 
government?  Will they create new opportunities for solving public 
problems? And if so, in what way can governments best deliver on the 
potential of these new and emerging Internet technologies? Further, are 
governments ready to leverge the opportunities and manage the risks that 
the latest generations of Internet technologies are creating? The 
Internet Plus Government track seeks submissions that provide insights 
into the role of these latest internet technologies in government.


/Panel chairs: Teresa Harrison and Feng Gao/

Panel proposals may address themes or topics related to any of the 
tracks for the conference. Additionally, we welcome panel proposals that 
put a spotlight on practice and application. Proposals from 
practitioners at all levels of government featuring experiences with, 
perspectives on, and evaluations of digital government practice are 
encouraged. Individuals interested in submitting panel proposals are 
invited to consult the panel co-chairs about their ideas prior to 
developing their submissions. Please send expressions of interest for 
panel development to Teresa Harrison (tharrison at albany.edu 
<mailto:tharrison at albany.edu>). This e-mail address is being protected 
from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it).

*Poster and Demonstration*

/Poster and Demo Chair: Kellyton dos Santos Brito/

The poster session, held in conjunction with the system demonstrations, 
allows presenters to discuss research in progress, application projects, 
or government policies and program initiatives in one-to-one 
conversations with other participants at the conference.


*Best Paper Awards*

All accepted management or policy papers, research papers, student 
papers, panels, posters, and system demonstrations will be published in 
the printed proceedings and included in the ACM digital library. 
Selected papers may be invited for a journal special issue.

Outstanding achievement awards will be presented in the categories 
Research papers, Management and Policy papers, Posters, and System 
demonstrations. Papers that reflect the main theme of the conference, 
Internet Plus Government: New Opportunities to Solve Public Problems? 
/,/ will be preferred. Other selection criteria include the 
interdisciplinary and innovative nature of the work, its contribution to 
and balance between theory (rigor) and practice (relevance), the 
importance and reach of the topic, and the quality of the writing for 
communicating to a broad audience.



Paper submissions: _https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dgo2016_

Home page: _http://dgo2016.dgsociety.org/_

General inquiries: dgo2016 at easychair.org <mailto:dgo2016 at easychair.org>

Twitter: @dgsociety #dgo2016

***Submission information can be found at the conference website: 

*Important Dates – 2016*

*Submission Deadlines*

*    January 15, 2016:*Papers, workshops, tutorials, and panel proposals due

*March 1, 2016: *Application deadline for 2015 doctoral colloquium

*March 1, 2016:*Paper, workshop, tutorial, and panel proposal notifications

*March 15, 2016:*   Posters and demo proposals due

*March 15, 2016:*Revise and resubmit due

*           April 1, 2016:*Acceptance notifications

*April 5, 2016: *Camera-ready manuscripts due

*       May 5, 2016: *       Early registration closes!

*June 8-10, 2016 (Wednesday – Friday)**:***Conference

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