Call for Papers
Call for Papers
12th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2011)
Digital Government Innovation in Challenging Times
University of Maryland, College Park MD
Sunday – Wednesday, June 12–15 2011
Home page: http://dgo2011.dgsna.org
Paper submissions: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dgo2011
The Digital Government Society (DGS) is announcing the 12th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2011). The dg.o meetings are an established forum for the presentation, discussion, and demonstration of interdisciplinary digital government research, technology innovation, applications, and practice. Each year the conference combines:
· Presentations of effective partnerships among government professionals, university researchers, relevant businesses, and NGOs, as well as grassroots citizen groups, to advance the practice of digital government.
· Presentations and discussions on new research on digital government as an interdisciplinary domain that lies at the intersections of information technology research, social and behavioral science research, and the problems and missions of government.
· Practice regarding digital government projects, implementations, and initiatives that bring together the research and practitioner communities, demonstrate the effectiveness and/or challenges of digital government [initiatives/processes/applications and processes], and offer best practices.
Today, most countries face a number of challenges and uncertainties. Whether triggered by events related to rapidly shifting economic, social and political conditions, natural or man-made disasters, aging and crumbling infrastructure, or other factors, these phenomena challenge not just a single nation, but in a highly connected digital age, quickly become global challenges. And yet these challenges also bring opportunities as governments, their partners, and the public leverage technology to develop and implement creative solutions to issues, engage the public, and provide citizen services. This year, the conference program will focus on the ways governments and their partners are leveraging information and communication technologies as part of innovative and dynamic responses to the challenges they face.
Research and practice submissions addressing this theme could include but are not limited to: open government, digital government capabilities for stress situation awareness; crowd sourcing for government decision making; models of collaboration among government, industry and citizens; data integration and analytics for government decision making; agile and flexible government; financial/economic/social policy making; government productivity and effectiveness; social and health infrastructure; global government collaboration models and practices; infrastructure for data sharing among government agencies; social media and public participation in digital government; effective use of social media by governments; and methods to measure and evaluate success in government..
In addition, we welcome submissions from the broader domain of digital government research. We invite research papers, papers describing management and practice, policy, and case studies, student research papers, on-going research posters, and live demonstrations that demonstrate the use of technology to assist government and citizens in challenging times. We particularly encourage submissions on interdisciplinary and crosscutting topics. We also encourage the submission of suggestions for panels, and pre-conference tutorials and workshops.
While the overall conference theme this year is “Digital Government Innovation in Challenging Times”, topics can also include, but are not limited, to the following,
· Digital Government Application Domains: such as courts, emergency response management, education, government statistics and data, grants administration, intelligence, international initiatives and cooperation, health and human services, law enforcement and criminal justice, legislative systems, natural resources management, open government (o-government), regulation and rulemaking, security, tax administration, transportation systems, and urban planning.
· IT-enabled Government Management and Operations: such as cross-boundary information sharing and integration, decision-making processes, digital government organization and management strategies, information assurance, information technology adoption and diffusion, IT and service architectures, long-term preservation and archiving of government information, program planning, service integration, as well as technology transition and transfer.
· Information Values and Policies: such as accessibility, digital democracy and governance, digital divide, openness, privacy, public participation in democratic processes, security, transparency, trust, and universal and equity of access to information and services.
· Information Technology and Tools to Support Government: such as cloud computing for digital government domains; collaboration tools; digital libraries and knowledge management; geographic information systems; human-computer interaction; intelligent agents; information integration; interoperable data, networks and architectures; large scale data and information acquisition and management; mobile government; multiple modalities and multimedia; national and international infrastructures for information and communication; service-oriented architectures; semantic web; and social networking, mashups, and software engineering for large-scale government projects.
Jan 10, 2011
Workshop, tutorial, and panel proposals due
Feb 6, 2011
Workshop, tutorial, and panel acceptance notification
Feb 13, 2011
Papers, posters and demo descriptions due
Mar 13, 2011
Paper acceptance notification
Mar 18, 2011
Posters and demos due
Mar 25, 2011
Posters and demos: acceptance notification
Mar 30, 2011
Camera-ready manuscripts due
May 15, 2011
Early registration closes
dg.o 2011 conference
Submissions types and formats
- Research papers (maximum of 10 pages)
- Management, Case Study, or Policy papers (maximum of 6 pages)
- Student research papers (maximum of 10 pages)
- Panel descriptions (maximum of 4 pages)
- Posters (maximum of 2 pages)
- System demonstrations (maximum of 2 pages)
- Birds-of-a-Feather session descriptions (maximum of 2 pages)
- Pre-Conference tutorial proposals (maximum of 2 pages)
- Pre-Conference workshop proposals (maximum of 2 pages)
- Doctoral colloquium papers/presentations (maximum of 10 pages)
Submissions must not exceed the maximum number of pages specified for each type of submission in camera-ready ACM Proceedings format (double column, single spaced pages). Please do not use page numbers. Paper titles should be on the first page of text, rather than on a separate cover page.
- Research and Policy track papers will be reviewed through a double blind review process. Therefore, author names and contact information must be omitted from all submissions. Authors must identify the topic(s) being addressed in the paper to assist the program committee in the review process.
- All other submissions should follow the same ACM proceedings camera-ready format with author names included on the paper.
- All accepted submissions will appear in the proceedings, and authors are expected to present their work. At least one author for each accepted paper must register before the camera ready version is due in order for it to be included in the proceedings.
Research papers (maximum 10 pages) – blind review
These submissions report innovative digital government research results in the form of a formal scholarly paper. Papers on any digital government topic and all research methodologies are welcome. Relevance to digital government problems, goals, or policies must be explicit.
Management, case study, or policy papers (maximum 6 pages) – blind review
These submissions describe and evaluate practical digital government projects or initiatives, discuss major policy themes, or present and evaluate management approaches to digital government initiatives and programs.
Doctoral Colloquium (maximum 10 pages, not including references, tables and figures)
PhD students can submit papers describing their planned or in-progress doctoral dissertation covering any research areas relevant to digital government. Ideally, student participants will have completed one or two years of doctoral study or progressed far enough in their research to have a structured proposal idea and perhaps some preliminary findings, but have not reached the stage of defending their dissertations. We expect students at this stage of study will gain the most value from feedback on their work and from the more general discussions of doctoral programs and scholarly careers. See the detailed announcement for complete information on the colloquium and how to submit an application.
Panels (maximum 4 pages)
Proposals should include the theme and goals of the panel, a summary of the digital government issues or questions that the panel will address, statements about the value of the discussion to conference attendees and how well suited the topic is to a panel discussion. In addition, the proposal should include information about the expertise of the moderator and panelists in the selected issues. Please include names, institutional affiliations, addresses, email, and phone contact numbers of the contact person, moderator, and presenter(s).
Posters (maximum of 2 pages)
The poster session, held in conjunction with the system demonstrations, allows presenters to discuss research in progress, application projects, or government policies and program initiatives in one-to-one conversations with other participants at the conference. The 2-page summaries should outline the nature of the research, policy, or project and describe why the work will be of interest to dg.o attendees. Posters prepared for the conference should measure approximately 36" x 48." Each poster station is provided a table and an easel. Selected poster submissions may be asked to give an oral presentation in the conference sessions.
System Demonstrations (maximum 2 pages)
System demonstrations are held concurrently with the poster session to the accompaniment of good food and professional fellowship. The 2-page summaries should outline the nature of the system and describe why the demonstration is likely to be of interest to dg.o attendees. Demonstrations of interest include systems under development or in active use in research or practice domains. Submissions should include authors' names and contact information according to that format. Each station is provided a table, an easel, and Internet access. Monitors will be available for rent. Selected demo submissions may be asked to give an oral presentation in the conference sessions.
Pre-conference Tutorials (maximum 2 pages)
dg.o tutorials are half- or full-day presentations that offer deeper insight into the scientific and government domains, research topics or methods, technologies or field experience of veteran digital government researchers and practitioners.
Pre-conference Research or Management Workshops (maximum 2 pages)
We invite workshop proposals on any digital government research or management topic. Individuals proposing workshops will assume the responsibility of identifying and selecting participants for the workshop and for conducting workshop activities.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
- All accepted management or policy papers, research papers, student papers, panels, posters, and system demonstrations will be published in the printed proceedings and included in the ACM digital library. Selected papers may be invited for a journal special issue.
- Outstanding achievement awards will be presented in the categories Research papers, Management and policy papers, Posters, and System demonstrations. Papers that reflect the theme of the conference, namely digital government to support response to crises, will be preferred. Other selection criteria include the interdisciplinary and innovative nature of the work, its contribution to and balance between theory (rigor) and practice (relevance), the importance and reach of the topic, and the quality of the writing for communicating to a broad audience.
Conference Chairs John Bertot (University of Maryland, USA – serves also as local chair) Karine Nahon (University of Washington, USA) Program Chairs Soon Ae Chun, (CSI/City University of New York, USA) Vijay Atluri (Rutgers University, USA) Luis Luna-Reyes (U de las Americas Puebla, Mexico) Panel chairs: Theresa Pardo (CTG, U of Albany, USA) Norman Jacknis (Cisco IBSG Public Sector, USA) Demo & poster chairs: Andrew Philpot (ISI/USC) Hye-Chung Kum (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA) Workshop and tutorial chairs: Andrea Kavanaugh (Virginia Tech, USA) Jing Zhang (Clark University, USA) Doctoral colloquium chairs: Sharon Dawes (U Albany, USA) Jochen Scholl (U Washington, USA) Björn Niehaves (U Münster, Germany) Publicity chairs: Christine Williams (Bentley University, USA) Webmaster: Andrew Philpot (DGRC and USC/ISI, USA) Registrar: Priscilla Rasmussen (ARCS) Sponsorship chair: Norm Sondheimer (U Mass Amherst, USA) Teresa Harrison (U of Albany, USA) Treasurer: Yigal Arens (DGRC and USC/ISI, USA) DGSNA liaison: Jochen Scholl (U Washington, USA) Jose Ramon Gil-Garcia (CIDE, Mexico) Steering Committee (under construction) Regional Committee: (under construction) Program Committee (under construction)
John Bertot (University of Maryland, USA – serves also as local chair)
Karine Nahon (University of Washington, USA)
Soon Ae Chun, (CSI/City University of New York, USA)
Vijay Atluri (Rutgers University, USA)
Luis Luna-Reyes (U de las Americas Puebla, Mexico)
Theresa Pardo (CTG, U of Albany, USA)
Norman Jacknis (Cisco IBSG Public Sector, USA)
Demo & poster chairs:
Andrew Philpot (ISI/USC)
Hye-Chung Kum (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)
Workshop and tutorial chairs:
Andrea Kavanaugh (Virginia Tech, USA)
Jing Zhang (Clark University, USA)
Doctoral colloquium chairs:
Sharon Dawes (U Albany, USA)
Jochen Scholl (U Washington, USA)
Björn Niehaves (U Münster, Germany)
Christine Williams (Bentley University, USA)
Andrew Philpot (DGRC and USC/ISI, USA)
Priscilla Rasmussen (ARCS)
Norm Sondheimer (U Mass Amherst, USA)
Teresa Harrison (U of Albany, USA)
Yigal Arens (DGRC and USC/ISI, USA)
Jochen Scholl (U Washington, USA)
Jose Ramon Gil-Garcia (CIDE, Mexico)