dg.o 2018: 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government ResearchTheme: Governance in the Data AgeDates: 30 May- 1 June, 2018 (Wednesday – Friday)

Aula Conference Centre, Delft University of Technology

Email: dgo2018@easychair.org
Twitter handle: #dgo2018

The proceedings of this conference can be found in: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3209281


The D.go 2018 booklet can be downloaded HERE.

The Digital Government Society (DGS) announces the 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research – dg.o 2018, with a theme: “Governance in the data age“. The dg.o 2018 conference will be hosted by Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands from 30 May till 1 June, 2018.

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.


The 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research will feature the main theme of “Governance in the data age“. Today we live in a data driven economy in which many new applications are driven by the availability of an immense amount of a variety of data. This data revolution is transforming government as we know it. Data has become widely available and many innovations are based on the utilization of data having a tremendous impact. The Internet of Things (IoT) enables the availability of large volumes of data, whereas people create data using social media. Data analytics enables the processing of data. Governments, business and academia work together to make sense of the data influencing the organization and governance. Data can be used to increase our security, whereas at the same time the amount of data threatens our privacy.  Big and Open Linked Data (BOLD) is multifaceted and transformative in nature and is changing policy-making, government operations and the relationship with the public. The government and society as we know it today is drastically changing. Authors are encouraged to address this theme within the conference tracks:

  1. Social Media and Government
  2. Organizational Factors, Adoption Issues and Digital Government Impacts
  3. Open government: data infrastructures, strategies, and governance
  4. Engagement in Government: For Better or For Worse?
  5. Maturity and Sustainability of Open Governmental Data
  6. Artificial intelligence in the public sector
  7. Smart Cities: Models and Platforms
  8. Beyond Bureaucracy, Co-Producing Governance & New Models of Governance
  9. Public value creation and innovation in government
  10. Participatory Democracy
  11. Proactive Transparency and Knowledge Discovery from Open Government Data
  12. Data Sharing and Analytics to Address Societal Challenges
  13. Open and Big Data Analytics in Government: Pathways from Insights to Public Value
  14. Public Governance and Policy in the Sharing Era
  15. Data for good – disaster response and resilience
  16. BlockChain and Transformational Government