SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

This instruction has three parts

  • formatting for the ACM Proceedings
  • page limits
  • manuscript preparation guidelines

Formatting for the ACM Proceedings

 

Step #1: revise and prepare manuscript by addressing the review comments and by using the 2019 template

For people using MS Word:

  1. Prepare your manuscript by using the 2019 template (cursor over to download).
  2. Download the ACM Master Article Template – Microsoft Word. Please choose the correct template version based on your platform: [MAC 2011 (cursor over to download), MAC 2016 (cursor over to download), or Windows (cursor over to download)] and save the .zip file to your local machine.
  3. Open the zip file and save the template file to your machine and then follow these instructions (cursor over to download) to attach the ACM Article Template to your accepted submission version and prepare your paper (still in single-column format) for validation in using the ACM Publishing System (TAPS).

For people using LaTeX

Please use the latest version of the Master Article Template – LaTeX (cursor over to download) to create your article submission. Please review the documentation (cursor over to download) should you have any questions.

 

Step #2: use the ACM Publishing System (TAPS) to make sure that your manuscript source files are correctly-formatted

The authors will be contacted separately for accessing TAPS and detailed instructions.

 

Step #3: submit the correctly formatted source files via EasyChair

The authors will submit their TAPS-verified file to the EasyChair by following the steps.

  1. Login to Easychair.org and select “My Submissions” from the upper menu.
  2. Select the “information” hyperlink for your earlier submission.
  3. You should now see the page for your submission. Select “Update file.”
  4. On the resulting “Update a File for Submission” page, use the “Browse” button to select your .pdf file.
  5. Once the file is selected, click the “Submit” button.
  6. After a few seconds, you should get a “The File has been uploaded!” message.

 

Page Limits

Note: the 2019 ACM submission format is a single-column one to be more reliable for production purposes. The two-column version is the one that will be generated by the ACM Production System (TAPS) after submitting the single-column version. That distinction explains the different page limits specified here.

  • Research papers
    • maximum of 15 pages for the 2019 ACM submission format (single-column)
    • maximum of 10 pages (8-10 pages) for the ACM Proceedings camera-ready format (two-column) generated by TAPS
  • Management, Case Study, or Policy papers
    • maximum of 9 pages for the 2019 ACM submission format (single-column)
    • maximum of 6 pages (4-6 pages) for the ACM Proceedings camera-ready format (two-column) generated by TAPS
  • Panel descriptions
    • maximum of 6 pages for the 2019 ACM submission format (single-column)
    • maximum of 4 pages (2-4 pages) for the ACM Proceedings camera-ready format (two-column) generated by TAPS
  • Posters
    • maximum of 3 pages for the 2019 ACM submission format
    • 1-2 pages for the ACM Proceedings camera-ready format (two-column) generated by TAPS
  • System demonstrations
    • maximum of 3 pages for the 2019 ACM submission format
    • 1-2 pages for the ACM Proceedings camera-ready format (two-column) generated by TAPS
  • Pre-Conference tutorial proposals
    • maximum of 3 pages for the 2019 ACM submission format
    • 1-2 pages for the ACM Proceedings camera-ready format (two-column) generated by TAPS
  • Pre-Conference workshop proposals
    • maximum of 3 pages for the 2019 ACM submission format
    • 1-2 pages for the ACM Proceedings camera-ready format (two-column) generated by TAPS
  • Doctoral colloquium application (is not included in the ACM proceedings)
    • maximum of 15 pages for the 2019 ACM format
    • maximum of 10 for the two-column format, not including references, tables and figures

 

Manuscript preparation guidelines

Submission Site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dgo2019

Papers/posters/manuscripts can be submitted using the “2019 ACM Master Submission Template (single-column)” (click here to download the 2019 MS Word template).

Submissions should not exceed the maximum number of pages specified for each type of submission in ACM format (see above). Please do not use page numbers. Paper titles should be on the first page of text, rather than on a separate cover page.

Research, Management, Case Study, and Policy papers go through a double-blind review process. When you submit your manuscript for the first time, author names and contact information must be omitted from the submission. After the review, this information should be added.

All other submissions should follow the same ACM proceedings format, but include author names.

All accepted submissions require at least one author to be registered for the conference before the camera-ready copy is due for it to be included in the conference proceedings. The authors of more than two papers can register for and present at most two co-authored papers.  Third paper on, some other coauthor registration and presentation are required.

At least one author is expected to attend the conference to present the work.

Research papers – blind review: These submissions report innovative digital government research results in the form of a formal scholarly paper. Papers on any digital government topic and all research methodologies are welcome. Relevance to digital government problems, goals, or policies must be explicit.

Management, case study, or policy papers – blind review: These submissions describe and evaluate practical digital government projects or initiatives, discuss major policy themes, or present and evaluate management approaches to digital government initiatives and programs.

Panels: Proposals should include information about the theme and goals of the panel, a summary of the digital government issues or questions that the panel will address, statements about the value of the discussion to conference attendees and how well suited the topic is to a panel discussion. In addition, the proposal should include information about the expertise of the moderator and panelists in the selected issues. Please include names, institutional affiliations, addresses, email, and phone contact numbers of the contact person, moderator, and presenter(s).

Posters: Summaries should outline the nature of the research, policy, or project and describe why the work will be of interest to dg.o attendees. Posters prepared for the conference should measure approximately 36″ x 48.” Each poster station is provided with a table and an easel. Selected poster submissions may be asked to give an oral presentation in the conference sessions.

System Demonstrations: System demonstrations are held concurrently with the poster session to the accompaniment of good food and professional fellowship. The summary should outline the nature of the system and describe why the demonstration is likely to be of interest to dg.o attendees. Demonstrations of interest include systems under development or in active use in research or practice domains. Submissions should include authors’ names and contact information according to that format. Each station is provided with a table, an easel, and Internet access. Monitors will be available for rent. Selected demo submissions may be asked to give an oral presentation in the conference sessions.

Pre-conference Tutorials: dg.o tutorials are half- or full-day presentations that offer deeper insight into e-government research, practice, research methodologies, technologies or field experience. In particular, tutorials provide insights into good practices, research strategies, uses of particular technologies such as social media, and other insights into digital government that would benefit researchers and practitioners.

Pre-conference Workshops: We invite workshop proposals on any e-government research or management topic. Workshops are half- or full-day events intended to offer interactive sessions, in which the workshop host and participants discuss and engage in activities designed to facilitate joint learning and further exploration of a particular subject. Individuals proposing workshops will assume the responsibility of identifying and selecting participants for the workshop and for conducting workshop activities.

Doctoral Colloquium: The doctoral colloquium is a highly interactive full-day forum in which Ph.D. students meet and discuss their work with each other and with senior faculty from a variety of disciplines associated with digital government research. Ph.D. students can submit papers describing their planned or in-progress doctoral dissertation covering any research areas relevant to digital government. Ideally, student participants will have completed one or two years of doctoral study or progressed far enough in their research to have a structured proposal idea and preliminary findings, but have not reached the stage of defending their dissertations. We expect students at this stage of study will gain the most value from feedback on their work and the more general discussions of doctoral programs and scholarly careers. See the detailed announcement for complete information on the colloquium and how to submit an application. Material provided in applications to the doctoral colloquium will not be published in the proceedings. However, we encourage students to submit finished research to one of the paper tracks or as a poster or demo.