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dg.o 2018: 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research

Theme: Governance in the data age

Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands

30 May – 1 June, 2018 (Wednesday – Friday)


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 will be hosted by Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands from 30 May till 1 June, 2018.

The dg.o conference is 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:



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, but are not limited to this.

In the past we have featured the following tracks, which are running for many years.

  • Social Media and Government
  • Organizational Factors, Adoption Issues and Digital Government Impacts
  • Opening Government: From Open Data Infrastructures to Collaboration
  • Cybersecurity and Government
  • Beyond Bureaucracy, Co-Producing Governance & New Models of Governance
  • Participatory Democracy
  • Open Government Data Policies & Politics

We solicit track proposals with a focused theme. The highly successful track proposals will be selected, based on the reputation of the track chairs in the proposed field, continuation of past tracks, novelty, coherence of the topics covered in alignment with the digital government themes that may be of interest to the research community and practicality.  We also welcome industry track which was not featured in the past.



  1. Track proposals (1 – 2 pages).
  2. Submission of your track proposal should indicate:
  • The title of the track
  • Track chairs (multiple track chairs are encourage to attract more submissions)
  • Summary of track goals and motivation, including some major topics.
  • If applicable, past history of track chair’s effort or research in the proposed area.

Track proposal submissions:

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August 15, 2017        :     Track proposals due

September 1, 2017   :     Acceptance notification for tracks

September 15, 2017 :     First Call for papers for all tracks



  • Attend the online organization meetings, and attend the conference
  • Monitor the submitted track papers and to oversee the review of the submitted papers
  • Propose to accept/reject papers for the track
  • Select and nominate the best paper in the track
  • Communicate with the PC and Organization chairs of the paper submission and selection status
  • Plan track sessions to support PC chairs, and assign the session chairs of the track
  • Write a brief summary for inclusion in the dgs newsletter



Track chairs may be able to edit a special issue based on their track papers. Some possible venues include but not limited to:

  • Government Information Quarterly
  • Transforming Government: People, Process, Policy
  • Information Polity
  • International Journal of E-Planning Research
  • International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age