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CTG Web News Volume X, Issue 8
Sent: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 10:59 AM

Apply to Attend 2008 iGov Research Institute

The iGov Research Institute is a program of CTG and supported by the US National Science Foundation. It provides doctoral students from around the world an opportunity to assess the impact of information and communication technologies on the public sector and to understand the value of doing research in an international context. The 2008 venue is the University of Salford and the City of Manchester, UK and will take place July 13-20, 2008

Doctoral students who are interested in international digital government research are invited to apply to participate in this week-long, intensive residential program focused on ways to advance, study, and understand digital government research in an international context. The Institute includes both academic activities and practical field visits and is organized around the experiences of a major city using advanced information policies and technologies for economic, cultural, and social benefits. The faculty team comprises internationally known researchers as well as senior government officials.

For more information go to: http://www.ctg.albany.edu/institute

Research Discussion Breakfast on Russian Digital Library

UIS RUSSIA: A multifunctional resource for research, education and public administration
Oleg Karasev, Moscow State Unversity
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
@ CTG, 187 Wolf Road, Albany, NY
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

The University Information System RUSSIA (UIS RUSSIA, http://uisrussia.msu.ru) has been designed and is maintained as a digital library for research and education in economics and social sciences. It is a core of distributed networks of knowledge products. Oleg will discuss the main technological innovations of this system, which include value-added services to assist research such as advanced cross-collection search engine, system of subject headings, Thesaurus, etc. The innovative technology for automatic linguistic text processing was developed and implemented within the framework of the project. This makes it possible to integrate different information resources due to bilingual (Russian-English) technology of intellectual text processing. In addition, he will talk about the latest addition to this project, Statistical Ontology, which is aimed at integrating data and knowledge products to create a unified statistical database based on different sources.

For more information and to register to attend this event, go to: http://www.ctg.albany.edu/about/events?eventID=31

Conference Updates: Dg.o2008 and ICEGOV2007

December 21, 2007 deadline for papers and panel proposals for dg.o2008

Dg.o2008 is the 9th annual International Digital Government Research Conference, sponsored by the Digital Government Society of North America. The conference theme, "Partnerships for Public Innovation," focuses on information-intensive innovations in the public sector that involve linkages among government, universities, NGOs, and businesses in order to reach higher levels of performance in diverse public enterprises. Research papers and panel proposals are due no later than December 21, 2007.

For more information, please see the conference Web site at: http://www.dgo2008.org

Attend ICEGOV2007

CTG is a co-sponsor of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2007), which will take place in Macao December 10-13, 2007. The conference will bring 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.

For more information, please see the conference Web site at: http://www.icegov.org