The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) is a series organized by the United Nations University - IIST, Center for Electronic Governance. The conference annually brings together practitioners, developers, and researchers from government, academia, industry, and non-governmental organizations to share the latest findings in the theory and practice of Electronic Governance.
The Digital Government Society of North America (DGSNA) organizes and hosts an annual international conference, bringing together government managers, researchers, educators, industry leaders and others from around the world interested in furthering the investigation and practice of democratic digital government.
Issues relevant to e-government are explored through keynote speeches, research sessions, panels, birds of a feather discussions, and poster and demo sessions. Conference attendees across disciplines and national boundaries have an opportunity to connect, exchange ideas, and find common ground. The discussions are lively, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the settings are dynamic.
Each year, CTG takes an active part in helping to organize dg.o through its staff who serve in leadership roles and on many program committees, and who submit papers and take part on panels throughout the conference.
The annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) conference is a unique and respected forum in computer and information systems and technology for the exchange of ideas among research and development communities around the world. It is one of the oldest and most influential conferences in the field of system sciences. CTG has played a key leadership role in establishing both the size and stature of the Electronic Government track.
Over the past decade, the emergent study domain of e-Government, also referred to as digital government, has produced a rapidly increasing number of research contributions at HICSS. The success of the e-government track reflects the efforts of an international team led by Jochen Scholl, of the Information School at the University of Washington, whose leadership at HICSS began when he was a graduate assistant at CTG. CTG leaders Theresa Pardo, Sharon Dawes, and Anthony Cresswell have all co-chaired e-Gov mini-tracks.
According to Dr. Scholl, Electronic Government Track Chair, “Over the years, the Electronic Government Track at HICSS has developed into a premier platform for researchers from around the world to present and discuss their best work with colleagues.” The HICSS e-Government track has been a hotbed for groundbreaking studies and new ideas in this particular research domain. Many studies first presented here were developed further and then turned into publications at top journals. Ten minitracks cover the full spectrum of research avenues of electronic government including minitracks dedicated to emerging topics, open government, and social media and social networking, or most recently, insider threats.
The HICSS e-Government Track has assumed an excellent reputation among e-Government scholars. Several times it has been ranked the academically most rigorous research conference on e-Government in the world. The E-Government Track is in the top 2 of HICSS tracks with the lowest acceptance rate and the highest average per-session attendance. Having a paper accepted at the e-Gov Track at HICSS means something. Furthermore, HICSS is in the top 2 percent of all IEEE conferences with regards to proceedings hits and paper downloads.