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The Digital Government Society (DGS) announces the 21st Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research – dg.o 2020, with a theme “Intelligent Government in the Intelligent Information Society”. dg.o 2020 will be hosted by the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea on June 17-19, 2020. 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.
THEMES AND TRACK TOPICS
The 21st Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research will feature the main theme of “Intelligent Government in the Intelligent Information Society”. The advent of the intelligent information society will introduce new technologies that combine artificial intelligence (AI) with Internet of Things, cloud computing, and big data. Along with the development of such intelligent information technologies, governments will increasingly face unprecedented challenges and complex problems in all areas of the society.
This conference will focus on the role and capacity building of government and the new governance that would be required to timely address the challenges and opportunities that are brought by the new technologies and also to construct a trust-based society by achieving sustainable development in the intelligent information society.
Specifically, we will propose capacity building activities in government and discuss the government’s role in addressing the digital divide and social inequality, resulting from the aforementioned technological advancements, and in providing user-friendly public services that are based on big data analysis. Moreover, we intend to discuss the implications of private and public partnerships on new governance in the information society. In this endeavor, the event will embrace discussions on both theoretical frameworks and practical applications that deal with the government and related issues at the local, regional, and global level.