Important Note:

  • Recognizing the challenge associated with the most recent transition in 2019, we accept both the newest ACM format (2019, single-column) and an earlier ACM format (2017, two-column) for review purposes. For accepted papers and proposals, there will be one more step to be camera-ready.
  • The page limits are different for 2019 (single-column) and for 2017 (two- column).
  • Research papers
    • maximum of 15 pages for the 2019 ACM format (single-column)
    • maximum of 10 pages for the 2017 ACM format (two-column)
  • Management, Case Study, or Policy papers
    • maximum of 9 pages for the 2019 ACM format (single-column)
    • maximum of 6 pages for the 2017 ACM format (two-column)
  • Panel descriptions
    • maximum of 6 pages for the 2019 ACM format (single-column)
    • maximum of 4 pages for the 2017 ACM format (two-column)
  • Posters (maximum of 3 pages)
  • System demonstrations (maximum of 3 pages)
  • Pre-Conference tutorial proposals (maximum of 3 pages)
  • Pre-Conference workshop proposals (maximum of 3 pages)
  • Doctoral colloquium application (maximum of 15 pages for the 2019 ACM format)

Submission Site:

Papers can be submitted using the “2019 ACM Master Template (single-column)” (click here to download the 2019 MS Word template) or the “2017 ACM Master Template (two-column)” (click here to download the 2017 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 will be reviewed through a double-blind review process. Therefore, author names and contact information must be omitted from all submissions. Authors must identify the topic(s) being addressed in the paper to assist the program committee in the review process.

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 (11-15 pages for the 2019 single-column format; 8 – 10 pages for the 2017 two-column format) – 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 (6-9 pages for the 2019 single-column format; 4 -6 pages for the 2017 two-column format) – 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 (4-6 pages for the 2019 single-column format; 2 – 4 pages for the 2017 two-column format): 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 (1 – 2 pages): Two-page 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 (1 – 2 pages): System demonstrations are held concurrently with the poster session to the accompaniment of good food and professional fellowship. The 2-page summaries 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 (1 – 2 pages): 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 e-government that would benefit researchers and practitioners.

Pre-conference Workshops (1 – 2 pages): 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 (7 – 10 pages, not including references, tables and figures): 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.