Nowadays, a desired goal of governments around the world is to foster an inclusive and equal
society, in which all individuals are empowered and able to participate in the society as a whole and,
at the same time, control their own future. Inclusion and equality are increasingly seen as a
multidimensional concept, encompassing not only an economic perspective, but also civic and
political participation, cultural identity, social interaction, and interpersonal networks. This
understanding is a significant thrust driving the design of a new generation of integrated policies
and programmes developed by governments around the world to implement the United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015.
The 12th edition of the annual International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2019) will explore how existing and emerging digital technologies can be effectively harnessed to foster inclusiveness, equality, and sustainability. It will also address the implications and costs associated with the use of such technologies. Several tracks on diverse themes are available for paper submission, ranging from digital transformation to smart cities, security and privacy, open government, digital citizenship, or government research and policy. The Full Call for Papers is available here.
The conference will take place in Melbourne, Australia, from 20 to 22 February 2019. The Doctoral Colloquium and the Workshops will be held on 19 February 2019 (pre-conference day). This edition is organized by RMIT University and the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV). UNESCO acts as collaborator.
For more information, please access the conference website.