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Call for Papers
11th International Digital Government Research Conference (dg.o 2010)
Public Administration Online: Opportunities and Challenges
Puebla, Mexico
Monday - Thursday May 17-20, 2010.
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The Digital Government Society of North America (DGSNA), with major  
support
from the US National Science Foundation, presents the 11th International
Digital Government Research Conference (dg.o 2010). The dg.o meetings  
are an
established forum for the presentation, discussion and demonstration of
interdisciplinary digital government research, technology innovation,  
and
applications. 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.

* Research on digital government as an interdisciplinary domain that  
lies at
the intersections of computing research, social and behavioral science
research, and the problems and missions of government.

The dg.o 2010 conference theme "Public Administration Online:  
Opportunities
and Challenges" focuses on open government, information sharing,
interoperability, distributed collaboration, and massive intelligence in
government areas, as well as Web 2.0, and cloud computing. The theme
encompasses issues related to the capabilities to be provided by such
environments; user interactions and experiences with such online Digital
Government resources and environments; and, the technical infrastructure
needed to support such environments. Topics in Web 2.0 technologies,  
online
collaboration environments, user adoption and adaptation, and use of  
cloud
computing to support such environments are all relevant and pose  
interesting
scientific questions. At the same time, governments around the world  
are being
confronted with incredible challenges in privacy and policy issues,  
even as
there are trends and pressures to make these data accessible via more
platforms, e.g. mobile devices. An additional important focus area of  
the
conference is on policy issues related to the above topics.

The goal of this year's conference program is to encourage active  
discussions
between practitioners and academics in order to provide insights into  
Digital
Government issues leading to future innovations. In addition, we also  
welcome
submissions from the broader domain of digital government research. More
specifically, we invite research papers, management, policy and case  
study
papers, student research papers, on-going research posters, and live
demonstrations that address the impact of public administration  
online, use of
cloud computing, and effectiveness of social networks as transformative
technologies for G2G, G2C, C2C, and G2B interactions. We particularly
encourage submissions on interdisciplinary and crosscutting topics  
addressing
social computing in the context of broad government challenges. We also
encourage the submission of panels, 'birds-of-a-feather' discussions,  
and
pre-conference tutorials and workshops.

While the overall conference theme this year is "Public Administration
Online", topics can also include, but are not limited, to the following,

* Digital Government Application Domains: such as courts, crisis  
management,
education, emergency response, government statistics, 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  
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.

IMPORTANT DATES
Jan 05, 2009  	Papers due
                Workshop, Tutorial and Panel proposals due
Feb 05, 2010  	Papers: acceptance notification
                Workshop Tutorial and Panel acceptance notification
Feb 15, 2010  	Posters and demos due
Mar 01, 2010  	Posters and demos: acceptance notification
Mar 15, 2010  	Camera-ready manuscripts due
Apr. 15, 2010  	Early registration due
May 17-20, 2010 dg.o 2010 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)
* Panels (maximum of 4 pages)
* Posters (maximum of 2 pages)
* System Demonstrations (maximum of 2 pages)
* Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (maximum of 2 pages)
* Pre-Conference Tutorials (maximum of 2 pages)
* Pre-Conference Workshops (maximum of 2 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 by 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 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 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.

Student research papers (maximum 10 pages) -- blind review
Digital government research papers authored solely by students should be
submitted to this track. Student papers will also receive a double blind
review organized and administered by the student program committee.

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.

Birds-of-a-Feather Discussion Sessions (maximum 2 pages)
Birds-of-a-Feather discussions provide an opportunity for participants  
to
connect around selected topics. Proposals should identify the  
conveners, the
intended participants, and key discussion questions. These conversations
generally take place during lunch on one of the conference days.

Pre-conference Tutorials (maximum 2 pages)
dg.o tutorials are half- or full-day presentations offering 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 systems  
demonstrations.
Papers that reflect the theme of the conference, a cross-boundary  
partnership
linking government, citizens and data 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 ORGANIZATION

Conference Chairs
Soon Ae Chun, (CSI/City University of New York)
Luis Luna-Reyes (U de las Americas, Puebla)
John Moses (EPA)

Program Chairs
Peggy Agouris (George Mason University)
Chaitan Baru (SDSC / UC San Diego)
Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazan (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México,  
Toluca)

Local chairs:
Fernando Thompson de la Rosa  (Universidad de las Americas)

Panel chairs:
Andrea Kavanaugh (Virginia Tech)
Norm Sondheimer (UMass Amherst)
Teresa Harrison (University of Albany)

Demo & poster chairs:
Andrew Philpot (ISI/USC)
Hye-Chung Kum (UNC Chapel Hill)
Cindy Ruth Pérez D az (Puebla State Government)

Workshop and tutorial chairs:
Jing Zhang (Clark University)
Natalie Helbig (University of Albany)

Student track co-chairs:
Bram Klievink (Delft University of Technology)
Janice Warner (Georgian Court University)

BOF chair:
Sehl Mellouli (Université Laval, Canada)

Publicity chairs:
Sehl Mellouli (Université Laval, Canada)
Basit Shafiq (Rutgers University)

Webmaster:
Andrew Philpot (DGRC and USC/ISI)

Registrar:
Priscilla Rasmussen (ARCS)

Sponsorship chair:
Donna Canestraro (Center for Technology in Government)

Treasurer:
Yigal Arens (DGRC and USC/ISI)

DGSNA liaison:
Eduard Hovy (DGRC and USC/ISI)



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