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APPENDIX C: Conferences of Interest to International Digital Government Researchers

Several conferences have emerged as dedicating themselves to international digital government. While most presumably started by attracting international participants, several have branched out to focus exclusively on scholarship dedicated to international digital government issues.

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The Annual International Digital Government Research Conference (dg.o) is the official annual conference of the Digital Government Society of North America. dg.o is a forum to present and discuss interdisciplinary research on digital government and its applications in diverse domains. There is a strong emphasis on bringing together government professionals, managers, researchers, educators, students, and others interested in the linkages among democratic processes, government management, innovation, information, and technology. The conference features invited speakers, panels, research presentations, system demonstrations, posters, workshops, and discussion groups. All accepted posters and research papers are published in hardcopy in the dg.o proceedings and in electronic form at the Digital Government Society of North America site and in the ACM Digital Library. Selected papers may be invited for journal publication. For more information visit:

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(DEXA – EGOV) is an annual international conference clustered within the International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA). This event, held in Europe, brings together leading researchers and professionals from all over the globe and from many disciplines. The series hosts distinct formats for state of the art contributions: scientific papers; project presentations, and workshops. A PhD student colloquium provides doctoral students with a forum for presenting their work, networking opportunities, and cross-disciplinary inspiration. Original research results reported in proceedings and post proceedings are the core of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. For more information visit:

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(HICSS) The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences has ten tracks dedicated to providing a unique environment in which researchers and practitioners in the information, computer, and system sciences can exchange and discuss their research ideas, techniques, and applications. HICSS introduced an Electronic Government track in 2001 to provide a forum for discussion and analysis of e-government design, infrastructure, and integration. The Electronic Government track now consists of eight mini-tracks for paper submissions, which cover a wide range of policy, research, and implementation themes. In 2007, HICSS 41 introduced the Annual Symposium of the Global Electronic Government Research and Practice Community as a compliment to the papers presented in the E-Government track. All accepted papers are part of the Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences published by the IEEE Computer Society . For more information visit:

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The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) is sponsored by the Center for Electronic Governance at United Nations University - International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST-EGOV). This conference, with a special focus on developing countries, provides a diverse international setting for networking and community-building, fostering a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach to addressing the challenges of Electronic Governance. The annual series focuses on the state-of-the-art in practice, technology and research on various aspects of Electronic Governance. There are five main formats of contributions: tutorials, invited talks, panels and workshops (by invitation), regular papers (by submission), and as social events for networking and community building. For more information visit:

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eChallenges is an annual conference supported by the European Commission, which regularly attracts over 650 delegates from leading commercial, government and research organizations around the world. eChallenges is an international forum to share success stories and lessons learned from applied Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related research at the European level as well as regional, national and commercial initiatives. The conference combines keynote presentations, technical, legal and policy papers, business and government case studies, workshops and tutorials together for an exciting program. For more information visit:

(ICEG) The International Conference on e-Government began in 2005 in Ottawa, Canada. This conference builds on the earlier European conferences on e-Government and invites researchers and practitioners to share research findings and practical experiences in an international university environment. One goal is to bring practitioners and scholars together so that practitioners can find ways to put research into practice, and researchers can gain an additional understanding of real-world problems. Selected papers from the conference are considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of e-Government. For more information visit:

(ECEG) The European Conference on e-Government started in 2001 in Dublin, Ireland. The conference focuses on the latest research in matters of electronic government and electronic governance more generally. Selected papers from the conference are considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of e-Government. For more information visit:

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The Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) is organized by the Association of Information Systems (AIS). With 36 tracks in 2009, AMCIS covers a wide range of topics. The E-Government track at AMCIS hosts several mini-tracks on comparative e-government, trust and information security, implementation, interoperability, and e-government in developing countries. A doctoral consortium and an MIS camp are also held in conjunction with the conference. Selected authors are invited to revise their papers for publication in a special issue of the Journal of AIS. For more information visit:

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The American Political Science Association (APSA) includes panels and papers on such topics as digital governance, voting technology, media and politics, the digital divide, and ICT and development strategies. For more information visit:

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The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) annual conference provides a professional development opportunity for students, practitioners and academics in the field of public administration. E-governance is one of the conference tracks. For more information visit: