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dg.o 2017: 18th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research

Theme: Innovations and Transformations in Government

City University of New York

College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY

June 7-9, 2017 (Wednesday – Friday)


The Digital Government Society (DGS) announces the 18th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research - dg.o 2017, with the theme " Innovations and Transformations in Government."  The dg.o 2017 will be hosted by the City University of New York, College of Staten Island Campus, NY, June 7--9, 2017. 

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), and their focus on important and timely topics.


The 18th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research will feature the main theme of "Innovations and Transformations in Government."  Technological advances and the "open data movement" have been a catalyst for disruptive innovations in government, causing radical re-thinking of the traditional assumptions and expectations regarding how governments should function and how governance can be changed.  The provision of public goods and services that have been considered as core government functions can now be initiated and created by citizens and/or private partners through collaborations.   

The conference theme will highlight challenges and solutions in harnessing innovations and transformations in government.  Innovative designs in all aspects of government, including people, services, data, policy, governance, collaboration, and democracy, require leadership talent, creative ideas and implementation strategies, and clear success criteria for evaluating solutions.  

We welcome research and practice contributions from around the world on the topics including but not limited to innovation strategies, policy innovations, citizen services, engagement innovations, data-driven decision innovations, etc. that address various current societal, environmental and economic challenges.


In the past, we have featured the following tracks, which have been running for many years: 

  • Social Media and Government
  • Organizational Factors, Adoption Issues and Digital Government Impacts
  • Open Government, Open Data, and Collaboration
  • Smart Cities, Smart Citizens and Smart Government
  • Emerging Topics: Big Data, Internet of Things & Policy Informatics

We solicit track proposals with a focused theme.  The highly successful track proposals will be selected in terms of novelty and coherence of the topics covered in alignment with the digital government themes that may be of interest to the research community and practical government.  We also welcome any industry track related to the conference theme.



Track proposals (1-2 pages)

Submission of your track proposal should indicate:

  • The title of the track
  • The names and complete contact information of the proposing track chairs
  • Summary of track goals and motivation, including some major topics (up to 130 words).
  • History of the track chairs’ past efforts or research in the proposed area.

Track proposal submission:  Email to:



    August 26, 2016          :     Track proposals due

    September 2, 2016     :     Acceptance notification for tracks

    September 18, 2016   :     First Call for Papers with all tracks included


PUBLICATIONS: We anticipate that track chairs will be able to edit a special journal issue based on their track papers.  Some possible venues include but not limited to:

  • Government Information Quarterly
  • Information Polity
  • International Journal of E-Planning Research
  • International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age


  • Attend the monthly organizational (online) meetings
  • Attend the conference
  • Monitor the submitted track papers and to oversee the review of the submitted papers
  • Select the accepted papers for the track
  • Select and nominate the best paper in the track
  • Communicate with the pc and organization chairs about the paper submission and selection status 
  • Plan track sessions to support the pc chairs
  • Recruit and assign the session chairs of the track.


Conference Chairs:  Soon Ae Chun, CUNY

Program Chairs:  Chris Hinnant, Florida State University 
                                Adegboyga Ojo, University of Ireland, Galway