Call for Expressions of Interest for ICEGOV2017 Organizers

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    UNU-EGOV welcomes expressions of interest for hosting and organizing the 10th edition of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2017) in March or April 2017. Interested organizations should fill the submission form and return it by email to no later than 1 December 2015. The decision will be communicated to all interested parties by 1 January 2016 and the location will be announced during the closing session of ICEGOV2016 on 3 March 2016 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Informal inquiries are welcome via email to or by phone to +351 253 510 850.


    The ICEGOV series was established in 2007 by the Center for Electronic Governance at the United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST-EGOV), located in Macau, China, to bring together practitioners, developers and researchers from government, academia, industry and international organizations to share and advance the theory, policy and practice of Electronic Governance. So far, ICEGOV organized 8 editions in Macau (2007), Cairo (2008), Bogotá (2009), Beijing (2010), Tallinn (2011), Albany (2012), Seoul (2013) and Guimarães (2014), followed by the forthcoming edition in Montevideo (2015-16), becoming one of the most significant EGOV research and policy events in the world. From 2014, ICEGOV is coordinated by the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV), a successor to UNU-IIST-EGOV located in Guimarães, Portugal. For more information about the conference, please visit the ICEGOV website.


    The call requires filling a questionnaire with information about:

    • the patron and organizing and sponsoring institutions;
    • candidates for the conference, programme, organization and communication chair positions;
    • expected number of participants from government, academia, civil society and the private sector;
    • location of the conference including venue, dining, accessibility and security arrangements;
    • preferred timing and expected weather at the location; and
    • expected cost, sources of financial or in-kind support, and the fund-raising strategy.


    Submissions will be analyzed by taking into account:

    • The attractiveness of the proposed location, its originality considering earlier locations in the series, and accessibility to international and national participants;
    • Conference organization experience, and proven or potential capacity for the local organizer to become a national, regional or international center of excellence on EGOV;
    • Proven ability to attract high-level government patronage and secure significant participation from the national civil servants and from other organizations;
    • Commitment of the patron, organizers and industrial sponsors to support the conference financially, and proven ability to attract local, national or international sponsorship; and
    • The appropriateness of the proposed venue, accommodation and hospitality facilities.
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